Ep. 647: Creating An Epidemic Intelligence Agency

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need to develop the ability to assess biological threats. India has mechanisms in place to monitor some health-related trends and biological events, but there exist several lacunae. A Takshashila Institution discussion document proposes the creation of an Indian National Epidemic Intelligence Service. Ruturaj Gowaikar and Shambhavi Naik discuss the role of such an organisation and how it would work.

Readings:

ಕರೋನ ಮತ್ತು ನಮ್ಮ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆ. Karnataka & Bengaluru’s Response to COVID-19.

State Technical Advisory Group member Dr. Pradeep Banandur talks about how the state and the city of Bengaluru are managing the COVID-19 pandemic, on Episode 71 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IR7rk6C6cotZno4h’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ನಗರದ ಆಡಳಿತಗಳು ಕೋವಿಡ್-19 ಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯಿಸಿವೆ? ಕೋವಿಡ್-19 ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ಸಲಹಾ ಮಂಡಳಿಯ ಸದಸ್ಯರಾದ ಡಾ. ಪ್ರದೀಪ್ …

Modeling the Spread of Epidemics

Srini Venkatramanan of the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute explains how the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 can be modeled, and how insightful models can inform public action, on Episode 133 of The Pragati Podcast.  [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IZsCZDwXzioB4jJZ’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] How are infectious diseases and pandemics modeled? How can we model and …

ಕೊರೋನ – ವೈದ್ಯ. A Private Practitioner & COVID-19.

What is it like to be a practicing doctor and family physician in Bengaluru during COVID-19? Pavan Srinath talks to Dr Srinand Srinivas on Episode 61 of Thale-Harate.    [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IPNbBJcscZxbSAZ5′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಕೊರೋನ ವೈರಸ್ ಪ್ರಪಂಚದ ಕೋಣೆ ಕೋಣೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಹರಡುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಔಷಧಿಗಳು ಪರಿಹಾರಗಳು ಇನ್ನೂ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯಲ್ಲೇ ಇದೆ. ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಜನಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರಿಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಮೊದಲನೆಯ ವೈದ್ಯರು ಯಾವಾಗಲೂ …