All stories by VAIHAYASI PANDE DANIEL
'Vaccine isn't a replacement for preventive measures'Rediff.com4 days ago
'Prevention plus vaccination is what is going to take us into better territory by September or October.'
COVID-19: Why everyone needs to be vaccinatedRediff.com23 Feb 2021
'At the stage where we are in today in the country, by the time mass vaccination becomes available, it would be around the middle of next year.' 'Most of those people, who got infected this year, will be next year back to level zero -- once again susceptible.'
COVID-19: 'There will be some spikes'Rediff.com19 Feb 2021
'It is absolutely important for us to continue to message to people that they must wear masks, keep physical distancing, as much as is practically possible, at work or at home.'
'The epidemic is receding in India'Rediff.com9 Feb 2021
'But we still have to be very careful.'
'Both vaccines will be similar in immunity'Rediff.com11 Jan 2021
'Whenever you roll out: effectiveness is important, operational logistics are important, side effects are important and vaccine hesitancy is important.'
The Incomparable Ved MehtaRediff.com11 Jan 2021
On a visit to India in 2013, writer Ved Mehta -- who passed into the ages on Sunday January 10, 2021 - gave Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel a rare glimpse into his state of mind and what he thinks of the changes he encounters in his motherland.
The healthy and young may not even ever receive The VaccineRediff.com4 Jan 2021
'What proportion of the people require the vaccine for us to manage this entire COVID-19 situation?'
India can deliver COVID-19 vaccine swiftly and efficientlyRediff.com4 Jan 2021
'Rolling out the vaccine is not a major challenge in India.'
What we LEARNT about COVID-19Rediff.com24 Dec 2020
'If you delay the diagnosis even by 24 hours, in that 24 hours individuals would have affected more people.' 'So, contact tracing, testing, isolation, quarantine needs to continue.'
'We were lucky we got the disease late'Rediff.com20 Dec 2020
'We were lucky, in many ways, that we got the disease late.'
Please note: Life after vaccine won't be normalRediff.com20 Dec 2020
'Essentially there are three things the government should be doing: Identify who you are going to get your vaccine from, figure out how you are going to pay for it, and figure out how you're going to deliver it and to whom.'
'Ahmed Bhai's political intellect was very high'Rediff.com7 Dec 2020
'There were any number of Congress leaders who disliked Sonia Gandhi, but they were very close to Ahmed Bhai and he would listen, and give a shoulder to cry upon.'
Is COVID-19 lethal for your heart?Rediff.com7 Dec 2020
'The larger number of patients, who are being affected by COVID-19, are essentially people who have a history of heart disease to begin with, and then experience a more severe form of the infection with COVID-19, because of the existing risk factor.'
How COVID-19 affects the heartRediff.com7 Dec 2020
'The more seriously ill you are from heart disease, the more seriously ill you could get from infection with COVID-19.'
'Ahmed Bhai was less of a Muslim and more of a Gujarati'Rediff.com4 Dec 2020
'He always avoided eating non-vegetarian food in presence of his deputies if they were fasting for the month of Shravan.' 'There were no Hindu, Jain, Parsi and Swaminarayan festivals he would forget.' 'He was a conservative Muslim and therefore could get along well with conservative Hindus.'
'COVID-19 can quietly enter your body, without causing pain'Rediff.com3 Dec 2020
'The COVID-19 virus has the power to quietly enter your body, without causing pain via symptoms, because it craftily manipulates your pain response.'
How we can DEFEAT COVID-19Rediff.com3 Dec 2020
'If our body is able to mount a very successful immune response, we can negate the virus.'
COVID-19: 'We will be dealing with it for 2 years at least'Rediff.com29 Oct 2020
'The most intriguing thing (about COVID-19) is the range of the illness -- from asymptomatic or less symptoms to death and quite severe manifestations.' 'The vaccine will be at least another year away from having any effect.'
'COVID-19 is deadly in 0.1 per cent people'Rediff.com20 Oct 2020
'Some of the longer-term implications of COVID-19 are not related to the virus itself.' 'They are actually related to immune responses from the virus.'
COVID-19: The 21 Day Immunity PlanRediff.com14 Oct 2020
'I challenge people just do it for a month to see how you feel, okay?'