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Vaihayasi Pande Daniel

Editorial Director Vaihayasi Pande Daniel has reported on news, business, travel and lifestyle for 30 years.
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DON'T be SCARED to take a COVID-19 test!

DON'T be SCARED to take a COVID-19 test!

Rediff.com15 Jul 2020

'People are sick at home and think that they might have COVID-19, but will not want to go and get themselves tested'.

If COVID-19 is airborne, this is what you MUST do!

If COVID-19 is airborne, this is what you MUST do!

Rediff.com8 Jul 2020

'If it is airborne -- and we don't know till what distance it can be airborne -- then the mask becomes a definite.' 'Just social distance is not enough.' 'You need a mask in addition to social distance.'

COVID-19: Why are so many young people dying?

COVID-19: Why are so many young people dying?

Rediff.com8 Jul 2020

'We started analysing young patients and realised that they had causes like undetected diabetes, which suddenly flares up during COVID-19.' 'Secondly, hypothyroidism was one of the factors.' 'And obesity.'

How to protect yourself from COVID-19

How to protect yourself from COVID-19

Rediff.com6 Jul 2020

'The most important pillars of disease prevention remain masking, hand/cough etiquette and physical distancing.'

COVID-19: 'Mumbai's numbers are an under-estimate of the real numbers'

COVID-19: 'Mumbai's numbers are an under-estimate of the real numbers'

Rediff.com1 Jul 2020

'We have to be really careful about the unlocking of the city.'

COVID-19: 'We are lucky it came later to India'

COVID-19: 'We are lucky it came later to India'

Rediff.com29 Jun 2020

'People are getting admitted to hospital two to three days before their death in a very serious respiratory compromise state and they are passing away within 48 hours.' 'Those who are coming early in the disease, the minute they are suspicious that they have COVID-19, the recovery rate has been much, much, higher.' 'The moral of the story is: We must destigmatise COVID-19.' 'People should be told: 'Look, if you have anything like this, please come immediately'.'

'Maximum number of cases per day around mid-July'

'Maximum number of cases per day around mid-July'

Rediff.com25 Jun 2020

'It will only get worse, definitely, for the next month and one-and-a-half months.'

'The virus can't survive infinitely'

'The virus can't survive infinitely'

Rediff.com19 Jun 2020

'When the virus, in a way, tires itself out, because it is not finding any more people to attack or keep itself viable, that is when the peak actually has been reached and you are on the downward limb (of the curve).'

India's COVID-19 Crisis May Get Worse

India's COVID-19 Crisis May Get Worse

Rediff.com15 Jun 2020

'As people have moved from cities to small towns and villages, they have carried the infection into new territories.' 'Poor healthcare infrastructure in these places should be a big worry in the days to come.'

Worried about the virus coming home?

Worried about the virus coming home?

Rediff.com15 Jun 2020

Wonder how you sanitise your groceries and deliveries and keep yourself and your family safe from the coronavirus?

'COVID-19 vaccine will be made in India'

'COVID-19 vaccine will be made in India'

Rediff.com12 Jun 2020

'I can say with confidence that any future SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, developed anywhere in the world, would have to be manufactured in India, if it is to be affordable and of high quality.'

'My biggest worry is electricity'

'My biggest worry is electricity'

Rediff.com6 Jun 2020

'The worst affected is the electricity supply. A huge number of poles, some 6,000 to 8,000 poles have been damaged completely. That will take a lot of time for restoration.'

Mumbai's Tireless COVID-19 Warrior

Mumbai's Tireless COVID-19 Warrior

Rediff.com3 Jun 2020

'These are challenging times and we get energised by that.' 'I don't feel that 'I am tired now and I should relax', because even if someone calls us at 12 o'clock I have to answer his call.'

'Sab bhagwan ke haath mein hai'

'Sab bhagwan ke haath mein hai'

Rediff.com2 Jun 2020

'Our Lockdown Life has a sort of schizophrenic, Dr-Jekyll-and-Mr-Hyde personality about it,' says Vaihayasi Pande Daniel.

Smoking increases your coronavirus risk

Smoking increases your coronavirus risk

Rediff.com30 May 2020

'Smokers are a highly susceptible population during this pandemic.' 'Health benefits from quitting smoking can start as early as within an hour.'

Revealed: What Uddhav told Mumbai doctors

Revealed: What Uddhav told Mumbai doctors

Rediff.com26 May 2020

'Cases are increasing, day by day, because testing has increased.'

'We are very close to the peak in Mumbai'

'We are very close to the peak in Mumbai'

Rediff.com25 May 2020

'There is just one silver lining: The fatality rate has gone down.'

'Don't get worried if you have tested positive'

'Don't get worried if you have tested positive'

Rediff.com25 May 2020

'It is not the test, but the symptomatic phase in this disease that really matters.'

Miss England Dr Bhasha Mukherjee is a COVID-19 warrior

Miss England Dr Bhasha Mukherjee is a COVID-19 warrior

Rediff.com23 May 2020

'All of our lives are going to be changed in a permanent way...' 'We just have to ride out the tide right now and we will see a rainbow at the end of this.'

'COVID-19 will be a year-long struggle'

'COVID-19 will be a year-long struggle'

Rediff.com18 May 2020

'Predictions are that numbers will continue to rise till May end and maybe in the first half of June will be our peak.'

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