Long COVID | Lasting Illness After Recovery

Most people who catch COVID-19 won’t become severely ill and get better relatively quickly. But significant numbers have had long-term problems after recovering from the original infection — even if they weren’t very ill in the first place. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Continue reading Long COVID | Lasting Illness After Recovery

Berlin Covid Care | My Experience

I am an MBBS doctor and was preparing for the NEET-PG examination to get into post-graduation course, scheduled in April 2021. It was deferred due to increased cases of COVID-19 and some political issues. I was incredibly angry with this deferment decision since I was preparing for the exams seriously for a few months. We were even given the admit cards a week before the scheduled … Continue reading Berlin Covid Care | My Experience

What’s important while eating: the taste or the stone in the bite?

In a restaurant, one well-known chef cooked very tasty pulao using high-quality rice. As soon as the pulao was ready, its aroma spread all over. Everyone’s mouth started watering. They were all eager to taste the pulao. About a hundred people were served the pulao. Just when everyone was about to take the first bite and put it in their mouth, the chef came and … Continue reading What’s important while eating: the taste or the stone in the bite?

First COVID-19 Vaccination | My Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, with devastating health, social and economic impacts. COVID-19 can cause severe disease and death. Safe and effective vaccines are needed because they protect individuals from becoming ill. It’s not a guarantee but it will definitely boost your immunity for whatever is to come next. A COVID‑19 vaccine is a vaccine intended to provide acquired immunity against COVID‑19. Continue reading First COVID-19 Vaccination | My Experience

Travel After Lockdown | My Experience

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a public health concern, I was wondering how safe it was to travel. Being away from home for 10 months was enough motivation to travel as soon as the travel bubble between India and Iraq was established. RT-PCR test report is a MUST document along with the passport and the airline ticket. Face mask is a compulsory accessory during the journey. Continue reading Travel After Lockdown | My Experience

A Case of Knightian Uncertainty | COVID-19

Frank Knight, an economist, formalised a distinction between risk and uncertainty in his 1921 book, Risk, Uncertainty, and Profit. In his classic book, Knight introduced a distinction between measurable uncertainty, which he called “risk,” and “true uncertainty,” which cannot “by any method be reduced to an objective, quantitatively determined probability.” Continue reading A Case of Knightian Uncertainty | COVID-19

Social Bubble: Welcome Development or Social Nightmare?

Drastically limiting people’s contact with others seems to be helping the countries stem the spread of the Coronavirus. But as economies slump, curve flattens, and people become fatigued with restrictions, governments around the world are now facing the challenge of how to ease their citizens out of lockdown without risking a second wave of infections, and there is no definitive rule book they can follow. New … Continue reading Social Bubble: Welcome Development or Social Nightmare?

Newborns are named after the pandemic | COVID-19

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Parents have taken to naming newborns after the coronavirus, apparently unperturbed by the prospect of their children being forever associated with a deadly pandemic. Some new parents giving birth during this global pandemic want to make sure their kid never forgets … Continue reading Newborns are named after the pandemic | COVID-19

Coronavirus | New Blueprint for Bio-terrorism?

The conventional view of the COVID-19 outbreak is that it originated in Wuhan, China, near the most sophisticated Chinese bio-weapons lab and then proceeded into the world from there, leaving people to guess whether it originated in the lab and leaked, came from wild bats or snakes, or came from an exotic meat market. Regardless of the source of the coronavirus, it may now be … Continue reading Coronavirus | New Blueprint for Bio-terrorism?

The Faith of a Sparrow

The battlefield of Kurukshetra was being prepared to facilitate the movement of mammoth armies with large cavalries. They used elephants to uproot trees and clear the ground. On one such tree lived a sparrow, a mother of four young ones. As the tree was being knocked down, her nest landed on the ground along with her offspring – too young to fly – miraculously unharmed. … Continue reading The Faith of a Sparrow