With reports suggesting that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to be around for 18 months, clinical trials of a vaccine against the deadly disease are being expedited. But how far or near is the vaccine and what does it take to ensure that it reaches all those who are in need of it? The Federal discusses it with Dr N Kumarasamy, chief and director, Voluntary Health Services - Infectious Diseases Medical Centre, in a live interview.
Dr R Sathianathan, former director, Institute of Mental Health, state-run tertiary mental health facility, government of Tamil Nadu, shares his thoughts on the need to integrate psychological intervention in coronavirus treatment protocol.
Scientist and communicator with Vigyan Prasar, TV Venkateswaran, who has been quarantined in Delhi, explains the nuances of coronavirus and government’s efforts to contain the pandemic spread, besides his experiences at the quarantine facility.
The Federal gets hands-on information on how medical professionals are handling the emerging coronavirus situation. The Federal talks to two medical professional on the ground - R.S. Arun Pulmonologist, and Poovanan Ganapathy, duty doctor at the Chennai International Airport.
Between exponential rise and flattening the curve, mathematicians are helping fight COVID-19 spread. Prof Gautam Menon of the Ashoka University breaks down the math in a live discussion with The Federal.