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Editorial Director Vaihayasi Pande Daniel has reported on news, business, travel and lifestyle for 30 years.
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'If we want to escape future waves, we need more and more vaccination

'If we want to escape future waves, we need more and more vaccination

Rediff.com4 days ago

'Wherever the Delta variant is spreading, and the population is not vaccinated, there is death and devastation.'

COVID: 'Treatment gets very challenging'

COVID: 'Treatment gets very challenging'

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

'When you are on these drugs, there is a possibility that you come to the hospital late, just by virtue of the fact that you believe that things are going to turn around, because you are on all these medicines.'

Received Both Doses? Be Careful Please

Received Both Doses? Be Careful Please

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

'You will still want to take all the necessary precautions, which is the right thing to do.'

Vaccination, good behaviour may reduce/delay 3rd wave

Vaccination, good behaviour may reduce/delay 3rd wave

Rediff.com20 Jul 2021

'If we vaccinate quickly, it could be pushed to January, February, and the longer it can be pushed, the smaller the wave is likely to be, because by that time vaccination will scale up.'

Covishield: 'Single dose gives 71% effectiveness'

Covishield: 'Single dose gives 71% effectiveness'

Rediff.com20 Jul 2021

'You have sufficient protection if you take the second dose of the Covishield vaccine at 12 weeks, because this vaccine works in a way where it provides protection in the first dose.'

'You don't need any of these 10 drugs'

'You don't need any of these 10 drugs'

Rediff.com19 Jul 2021

'The vast majority of people are going to get better.' 'And the small fraction, who are not going to get better, unfortunately, there's no drug that we have that can that can alter the trajectory.'

'Vaccinations are not a 100% guarantee'

'Vaccinations are not a 100% guarantee'

Rediff.com14 Jul 2021

'The reality of this virus is that as long as it is circulating, it can mutate into new variants and by the time you realise that this is a new virus, which is more dangerous, and more transmissible, it is too late.'

How to STAY SAFE after Vaccination

How to STAY SAFE after Vaccination

Rediff.com6 Jul 2021

'Chances of getting the disease are not reduced, either after one dose or both doses of the vaccine.' 'And the probability of getting the infection -- you need to differentiate infection from disease -- by getting vaccinated is almost unaltered, be it single dose or two doses.' 'But your chances of developing moderate to severe disease, after getting infected, gets reduced with every dose you receive.'

'Only 4 drugs reduce COVID-19 mortality. Everything else is stupidity'

'Only 4 drugs reduce COVID-19 mortality. Everything else is stupidity'

Rediff.com18 Jun 2021

'Unfortunately, during this pandemic, everybody started saying that well, these are desperate times and desperate times need desperate solutions.' 'Purely out of fear, anxiety, panic, this knowledge that people started acquiring from WhatsApp University and social media, it pushed science completely to the backseat.'

'It was extremely challenging to snatch lives from the tightening jaws of death'

'It was extremely challenging to snatch lives from the tightening jaws of death'

Rediff.com18 Jun 2021

'The second wave was more virulent, more aggressive, more transmissible.'

'Where was black fungus hiding before April?'

'Where was black fungus hiding before April?'

Rediff.com18 Jun 2021

'Where did this fungus suddenly come from and get all over the country?'

'He called me by his daughter's name'

'He called me by his daughter's name'

Rediff.com3 Jun 2021

'I try to say to myself, 'Don't cry in front of people'. But sometimes I can't help it.'

Sputnik vaccine shows 92% efficacy

Sputnik vaccine shows 92% efficacy

Rediff.com2 Jun 2021

'A good 30 per cent of people will still get infected after getting the Covishield vaccine.'

Why the Very Young are Dying

Why the Very Young are Dying

Rediff.com2 Jun 2021

'We can't rule out the fact that the virus might have changed in such a way that it's actually causing more harm to young people.'

'Mucor is very scary'

'Mucor is very scary'

Rediff.com2 Jun 2021

'Mucor is an environmental fungus, and it's much more prevalent in hot and humid areas.' 'The amount of fungus in the air is much higher in India than some other parts of the world.'

COVID-19: How to Prevent Third Wave

COVID-19: How to Prevent Third Wave

Rediff.com24 May 2021

'It is important for all of us to understand to have 1. COVID-19-appropriate behaviour, even after vaccination and 2. to try to increase the vaccination drive.'

'I would advise vaccination all the way'

'I would advise vaccination all the way'

Rediff.com24 May 2021

'The problem is delaying (or missing) the second dose would probably keep you at a 20 per cent risk of still getting COVID-19, till you are fully immunised.'

'We have tided over the crisis in this part of the country, hopefully'

'We have tided over the crisis in this part of the country, hopefully'

Rediff.com15 May 2021

'In the second wave, probably due to the mutants, probably due to COVID-19-inappropriate behaviour, we are seeing it coming in the younger population, say from ages 30 to 50.' 'Also, we've seen that sometimes they deteriorate pretty rapidly and therefore we may need to keep a closer watch on the symptoms and on the oxygen levels at home.'

'Not enough beds, not enough ventilators'

'Not enough beds, not enough ventilators'

Rediff.com24 Apr 2021

'The only way to contain this is to see that a lesser number of people are affected.'

'So many deaths are happening all around you'

'So many deaths are happening all around you'

Rediff.com24 Apr 2021

'Your family, your kith and kin are also under stress, some of your relatives will die, without getting appropriate treatment.'

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