WHO
COVID-19 ails the Beijing Model

The United Nations Security Council, the premium forum to discuss threats to global peace and security, is yet to discuss COVID-19. An attempt to address the Virus was blocked by China last month while it served as the Chair of the Security Council. ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 7, 2020

Economic
“Sectors, People and Regions… and second lockdowns” Europe sets up taskforces to ease coronavirus lockdowns
France, Spain, Belgium and Finland are among many countries that have set up expert committees to exam....

Coronavirus Pandemic and Countries in Internal Conflict WHO has to step in

While the world is grappling with the pandemic caused by novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, some countries like Myanmar, Syria and South Yemen seemed to have practically fallen off the map for nearly the past two months. The attention is relatively less ....

THE WUHAN VIRUS | A POEM

At Wuhan at the market wet Where bats and pangolins are sold The stage for the virus was set To bring the world into its fold In November came an alert There was a new pneumonic strain The researcher who saw it first Rang bells but....

West Asia Roundup - March 2020

Abstract:
COVID-19 Pandemic continued to cause havoc globally as well as in the Middle East where most of the returning or evacuated nationals as well as travellers from the infected countries carried the virus. Iran was the most infecte....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 1, 2020

Medical
Smart Thermometers Track the Spread of Coronavirus in US
The company, Kinsa Health, which produces internet-connected thermometers, created a US national map of fever levels on March 22. Kinsa thermometers connect to ....

Coronavirus: The Curious Case of Taiwan

With a population of 23 million, Taiwan has systematically managed the pandemic COVID-19. Despite strain relations, there is a lot of interaction between China and Taiwan. Around 850,000 Taiwanese stays in China, 400,000 Taiwanese work there and 2.7 ....

Discussion on ‘Remedial Measures to counter possible spread of Coronavirus'

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a discussion with a delegation led by Lt Gen RS Grewal, Director General Medical Services (DGMS), Army, on ‘Remedial Measures to counter possible spread of Coronavirus' on 06 March 2020. Air Commod....

BIMSTEC Should Address the Common COVID19 Crises: Preparatory Mechanisms need to be put in Place

As the numbers of confirmed cases affected by Corona virus keeps rising in India and elsewhere, the fears and apprehensions surrounding it have multiplied over the past few weeks. While the dissemination of information through health and medical sect....

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