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.