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April 25, 2020

Covid cases from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka new worry for Kerala

CPPR Senior Fellow, Dr Rijo M John, comments in a news article published in The New Indian Express on the sudden increase of infected people from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka crossing borders and entering Kerala. He said unlike Kerala, most […]
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 15, 2020

Kerala’s COVID resilience: Thanks to more than a century of institutional memory | #PoliciesonCOVID

In this episode of #PoliciesonCOVID, Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR and Nissy Solomon deliberates on Kerala model of fight against COVID. They highlight that this model is not an overnight success story and hence may not be easy to emulate […]
April 11, 2020

COVID-19: Implications to Global Politics, Oil Consumption and World Order | CPPR Global High Tea

There has certainly not been a global event resembling this scale in our lifetime. Senior Research Associate Gazi Hassan discusses why COVID-19 is bound to disrupt the landscape of geopolitics, global economy, & the liberal international order.
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 7, 2020

Will the salary challenge push kerala economy to a demand slump? | #PoliciesonCOVID

When Kerala emerges from the Lock-down, will the salary challenge push the service-sector driven Kerala economy to a demand slump? In the context of the COVID 19, Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR discusses some key facts regarding Kerala Economy.
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 6, 2020

Kerala moves past overseas threat, but fight is not over yet

CPPR Senior Fellow Rijo John comments in a article published in The New Indaian Express on the COVID 19 Is the worst over for Kerala? While that maybe too early to say, though the number of fresh Covid-19 cases  daily […]
April 3, 2020

India’s Lockdown: Partial Success is Total Failure

Democracy is government by discussion. The India Government, in announcing the nationwide lockdown in response to the global coronavirus blitzkrieg, appeared to have rewritten this definition. It now reads: democracy is government by action. This invariably leads to two questions: […]
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 […]
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