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Storm After The Calm

Storm After The Calm - Tackling the second Covid-19 wave. An Express Series


State after state shut down special Covid centres just before second wave

April 26, 2021 1:16 pm

When the second wave hit India with even greater ferocity, the states were as ill-prepared as they were in the initial months of the pandemic last year.

April, November last year: Officials, House panel flagged oxygen need, shortage

April 23, 2021 7:23 am

Empowered Group said shortage likely, House panel said need oxygen inventory

Before ramp-up, vaccine planning on the fly with only 2 options in basket

April 22, 2021 12:21 pm

India has largely been reliant on a real-time supply of vaccines from essentially a duopoly of suppliers.

Key virus strain found in October but its gene study stalled; a new variety appears

April 22, 2021 12:21 pm

Now, a third mutation in the B.1.167 has been identified and experts are hoping that this time, given the alarm bells ringing all around, the pace of intervention and follow-up picks up.

2nd wave coming: Serosurveys had raised red flags — but little else

April 22, 2021 12:20 pm

In January, when almost every state was reporting a decline in case numbers, Kerala was witnessing a surge -- contributing almost half of all cases in the country. By mid- February, the confirmed cases in the state had crossed 10 lakh, second only to Maharashtra.