The latest updates from Nature India on the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic.
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As the pandemic restricts imports of reagents and kits, India’s biotechnologists are making their own, writes Somdatta Karak in this guest post.
Indigenus | 30 May 2020
As India’s eastern state of West Bengal reels under the effects of a devastating cyclone, choosing between life and physical distancing has become tricky.
News | 29 May 2020
Webinar | 20 May 2020
Rural communities grappling with livelihood issues and looking for support for farming activities are increasingly embracing technology for survival. Jayashree Balasubramanian, who heads communication at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in Chennai, talks of her experience with farmers attending virtual ‘plant clinics’.
Indigenus | 21 May 2020
Religious leaders have distinctive networks that can help disseminate important messages in the COVID-19 crisis, write Sima Barmania and Michael J. Reiss.
Features | 20 May 2020
Research Highlights | 18 May 2020
Indigenus | 15 May 2020
Research Highlights | 13 May 2020
As the coronavirus crisis triggers a large scale exodus of migrant agricultural workers from India’s food basket, it's time the country diversified beyond labour and water intensive crops, write Arabinda K Padhee and Prabhu Pingali.
Features | 12 May 2020
When a bunch of database experts peered through archival information on coronaviruses, they saw substantial data that could aid the world’s fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Indigenus | 6 May 2020
Webinar | 5 May 2020
Webinar | 2 May 2020
More than 115 vaccines are under development to bring the novel coronavirus pandemic to a halt. It is time to spruce up a global supply mechanism to ensure everyone gets the vaccine, say Arun Kumar and Tung Thanh Le.
Features | 1 May 2020
The family, the community and the hospital will be the three most important deciders of where the infection curve goes post-lockdown, say George M Varghese and Suman Rijal.
Features | 30 April 2020
When Viny Kantroo, a respiratory diseases specialist, started seeing COVID-19 patients in a Delhi hospital, a whole new world unfolded in front of her – both personally and professionally. “It has never been so tough before, taking care of your own breathlessness and that of your patients’, simultaneously”, she says in this guest post.
Indigenus | 30 April 2020
Unless each sequence of the virus in the global open repositories comes with additional patient information, the practical benefits of such record sequencing are lost.
News | 29 April 2020
Webinar | 27 April 2020
Alternate weeks of strict restrictions and milder physical distancing may be a good way for parts of India to exit the lockdown after 3 May 2020, predicts a new model that also bears at heart the socio-economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Features | 27 April 2020
Research Highlights | 27 April 2020
Features | 20 April 2020
Computer simulations suggest preventing a second wave of infection in India will need continued aggressive tracking of COVID-19 cases even after restrictions ease.
News | 20 April 2020
Polar scientist Vishnu Nandan has just returned home in Canada from a four-month darkness-engulfed lockdown in the Arctic. In an interview to Nature India, he talks about coming back into a world fighting a pandemic.
Features | 19 April 2020
Webinar | 17 April 2020
Features | 16 April 2020
Research Highlights | 15 April 2020
India will provide free food grains to more than 800 million poor people during the COVID-19 lockdown. However, nutrition security is more important than food security in the coronavirus crisis, experts say.
News | 15 April 2020
When India announced a national lockdown on 24 March 2020 to fight the novel coronavirus, Vinu Valayil, a techie at Springer Nature Technology and Publishing Services, was on a holiday attending a family wedding in a picturesque Kerala village.
Indigenus | 13 April 2020
Just about to start her own dream laboratory, Poonam Thakur found herself in the middle of a pandemic. She shares her feeling of helplessness as a scientist not trained in any aspect of fighting the coronavirus crisis.
Indigenus | 12 April 2020
Without enough test kits, the 1.3-billion-person country is using a gigantic surveillance network to trace and quarantine infected people.
News | 12 April 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to soar around the world, the physical and psycho-social health of our senior citizens warrants urgent attention, now more than ever before, says geriatric psychiatrist Debanjan Banerjee.
Features | 10 April 2020
News | 8 April 2020
Workshop | 7 April 2020
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News | 5 April 2020
Webinar | 5 April 2020
News | 4 April 2020
News | 3 April 2020
Sharper communication and community engagement will help tackle ethical issues, says bioethicist Anant Bhan.
News | 2 April 2020
Finding rapid solutions to protect a dense population will be crucial.
Features | 1 April 2020
India hasn't gathered enough data to gauge the scale of community transmission, say clinical scientist Gagandeep Kang and virologist Shahid Jameel.
News | 30 March 2020
Webinar | 29 March 2020
Research Highlights | 28 March 2020
While some high end science is rapidly emerging out of India’s laboratories, the missing will to come together may hinder breakthroughs around COVID-19, says Shahid Jameel.
Features | 24 March 2020
Webinar | 24 March 2020
The world's second most populous country changes its public health strategy in a bid to minimise harm from the pandemic.
News | 24 March 2020
Poor internet speed and abysmal healthcare facilities are the real threats, people say.
News | 23 March 2020
The spotlight over the death toll or infection rate of a pandemic unfortunately eclipses its massive psycho-social impact.
Features | 18 March 2020
As an overcrowded country wages its early battle with COVID-19, two things will matter the most – sprucing up testing facilities and drilling in the social distancing message.
News | 15 March 2020
Emergency response mounted as country suspends visas.
News | 12 March 2020
Fact-checkers from across Asia are crawling the deep crevices of the internet and closed social media groups to debunk unscientific claims.
News | 23 February 2020
News | 30 January 2020