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May 5, 2020

Tackling COVID: A Comparison of Healthcare Systems

The article explores the healthcare systems of various countries and their approach in tackling the pandemic. It also attempts to gain some ideas on the best practices being followed by different countries. Tracing the proportion of public and private expenditure […]
May 3, 2020

The WHO’s Failures Are a Red Herring. A 2005 Pact Is the Real Problem

This article was originally published on The Wire Science on May 2, 2020. Click here to read Nithin Ramakrishnan The WHO has come under widespread scrutiny for a few valid and many invalid reasons. The major criticisms that have been […]
May 2, 2020

Inward remittances and the upcoming crisis

Pessimism and uncertainty looms as India is going to face a reverse migration as a result of the global economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the article looks at the history, trends in migration and inward […]
April 28, 2020

India Far from Making Online Learning the New Normal

With the unprecedented disruption to the academic activities due to the lockdown followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector has been thrown into an inadvertent experiment in online learning. As the second-largest market in the world, India’s online education […]
April 24, 2020

Combating COVID-19 by Contracting out Health Data of Keralites: Some Legal Questions

Harisankar K Sathyapalan & Sreeparvathy Gopalakrishna Pillai The State of Kerala has been in the forefront of fighting COVID-19 ever since the coronavirus hit India. From successfully treating the first three infected patients to halting a much disastrous community spread, […]
April 23, 2020

US–China Trade amid COVID-19

Devassy Auseph   It is a fact that the US has the greatest trade deficit with China, with over 22 per cent[i] of annual US imports from China. In 2019, the US imported Chinese goods worth around US$ 452.2 billion, […]
April 22, 2020

Will COVID-19 Shift the Power Balance in the Middle East?

The coronavirus, relentlessly spreading and rampaging across the globe, will have an enormous impact on the region of the Middle East which is already embroiled in multiple problems including a series of conflicts, sectarian violence, economic crises, refugee problem and […]
April 21, 2020

COVID-19 and US Presidential Polls: A Catatonic Phase

Abhirami B  The coronavirus outbreak has pushed some of the important events of this year including the Olympics and the UN’s Cop26 Climate Conference. Keeping in mind how the events have turned out in the past couple of months amidst […]
April 20, 2020

COVID-19: Cruise Industry and its Future

In the wake of COVID-19, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended its March 14 No Sail Order (NSO) for cruise ships operating in waters under the jurisdiction of the United States. The NSO makes note […]
April 17, 2020

COVID-19: Why is it Still Unwise to Bet against America?

Rakesh Neelakandan The coronavirus pandemic is raging globally and the US is heaving for breath. It is fighting a fractured and fragmented battle with individual states vying for essential medical supplies even as fatalities and new positive cases continue to […]
April 10, 2020

How Geographical Mapping Is Helping India In Its Fight Against COVID-19

From contact tracing to creating buffer zones around #COVID19 clusters, India is using mapping and location-tracking technology to fight the pandemic. Maps have been used to assess and tackle diseases at least since the 1850 cholera outbreak in London. IndiaSpend looks at […]
April 6, 2020

COVID 19: A Time to Rethink Kerala’s Liquor Policy

Liquor dependence is not just a problem of the consumers in Kerala, but a problem of the State government too. Each time, during a crisis, and many times even without a crisis, any policy on liquor has often led to […]
April 3, 2020

India’s Healthcare System and Response to COVID-19

Swapna Jambhekar The situation has never been so fluid. The number of COVID-19 cases is constantly changing and as new data is collected, responses to the pandemic are evolving. It is still too early to comment on or analyse either […]
April 2, 2020

Fate of Global Oil Sector amid COVID-19

In order to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, many countries are under lockdown and this has resulted in a reduced demand for fuel to a considerable level with prices falling to their lowest in 18 years, dropping below […]
March 31, 2020

Will COVID-19 Reshape the Global Health System?

The article tries to look at the need for large-scale investments in the health sector, funding the research and management of pandemics; role and use of artificial intelligence to create a more efficient health system to manage and control pandemics; […]
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