CORONA VACCINE: Who gets it first? Who pays?


CORONA VACCINE: Who gets it first? Who pays? Most countries are involved in research into developing a vaccine against corona virus infection (causing COVID-19). The vaccine is likely to be available soon (in a few months from now). However, there are many logistical challenges that need to be considered and planning done well in advanceContinue reading “CORONA VACCINE: Who gets it first? Who pays?”

Focal Status Epilepticus as a Presenting Symptom of SARS CoV2 Infection


Focal Status Epilepticus as a Presenting Symptom of SARS CoV2 Infection COVID 19, caused by SARS CoV2 virus is a global pandemic and has affected more than 3 million people worldwide. Most patients with COVID 19 present with respiratory symptoms, however, neurological involvement is not uncommon. Previously, stroke, Guillain Barre Syndrome, meningitis and encephalitis haveContinue reading “Focal Status Epilepticus as a Presenting Symptom of SARS CoV2 Infection”

COVID-19 IN INDIA: WHAT AFTER LOCKDOWN


Covid-19 in India: What after Lockdown Covid-19 pandemic, which started from China in December 2019, rapidly spread to about 200 countries, affecting about 3 million people, resulting in more than 2,00,000 deaths. In India, the first case was reported on January 30th, 2020. Three months later, as on 26th April 2020, there have been aContinue reading “COVID-19 IN INDIA: WHAT AFTER LOCKDOWN”

WOMEN FIGHT COVID 19 BETTER THAN MEN


WOMEN FIGHT COVID 19 BETTER THAN MEN It is no secret that males are the weaker gender in many aspects. On an average, men die younger than women and the prevalence of life threatening diseases such as heart attacks; stroke and cancer are more in men than in women. The same holds true with respectContinue reading “WOMEN FIGHT COVID 19 BETTER THAN MEN”

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND CORONA VIRUS DISEASE


ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND CORONA VIRUS DISEASE Alcohol use is a global health concern, ranking seventh among the leading causes of death and disability.  Alcohol consumption is associated with many serious illnesses including liver cirrhosis, dementia, cerebellar ataxia, nutritional deficiency, etc and it is also a major risk factor for road traffic accidents. Despite these healthContinue reading “ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND CORONA VIRUS DISEASE”

ANOSMIA, HYPOSMIA AND DYSGEUSIA can be the First Symptoms of Covid 19


Loss of Smell and Taste Could be Early Symptoms of Covid 19 The typical symptoms of Covid 19 are fever, cough and breathing difficulty. However, several cases have been reported, where patients presented with lack of smell and taste, who were later diagnosed to be having Covid 19. Many of these patients had no respiratoryContinue reading “ANOSMIA, HYPOSMIA AND DYSGEUSIA can be the First Symptoms of Covid 19”

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for Covid 19 Prevention


Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine: Should you take them for Covid 19 Prevention? Chloroquine is routinely used in the treatment of malaria. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is used for treating malaria and rheumatological disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, etc. Recently they have been in news with regards to their proposed role in preventing Covid 19 infectionContinue reading “Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for Covid 19 Prevention”

Useful Information on COVID 19 Infection


Useful Information on Covid 19 Infection Caused by SARS-CoV2 Covid 19 infection caused by the SARS-CoV 2 virus has become a global pandemic. It started in China in late December 2019 and has rapidly spread to many countries across the world. As of now, the overall trends show an increase in the total number ofContinue reading “Useful Information on COVID 19 Infection”