coronavirus

Bollywood urges citizens to cooperate during ‘lockdown 2’

Post Date: April 15, 2020

On April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and informed citizens that the nationwide lockdown is being extended till May 3 in an attempt to battle the deadly COVID 19 pandemic. Bollywood celebs welcomed this decision and took to social media to urge people to cooperate with the government’s decision. Veteran actress-politician Hema...

Smoke, Flame and Herbs until tests for immunity become available


By Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine), PhD (Ayurveda-BHU) While the West is clamoring for PPE and ventilators, and chanting for tests to arrive, they worship epidemiologists and discard the retrospective wisdom of conquered epidemics of the ancient past preserved in oldest clinical wisdom.  On Testing Critics of ancient “nonsense” are focused on the only solutions...

Tips from Wall St Journal on boosting your immune system


It’s crucial to stay healthy as the threat of coronavirus spreads. Here are the best strategies, suggests Sumathi Reddy, writing for ‘Your Health’ column in WSJ’s Personal Journal. As the world scrambles to find a cure for Covid-19, health experts, particularly in India and specifically practitioners of systems like ayurveda, have suggested boosting the body’s...

Indian Ministry of AYUSH’s immunity boosting tips


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday has advised following the guidelines from the Ministry of AYUSH to help everyone build their immunity and fight against the pandemic. Those guidelines find their roots in Ayurveda. It has been advised to incorporate these everyday practices to your daily routine for the...

Managing Covid symptoms at home


By Dr Sabu Varghese, M.D. All Covid-19 patients need a very systematic approach to their symptoms, that will make a lot of difference particularly preventing the responses of cytokines (a category of signaling molecules that mediate and regulate immunity).            Rest and relax, do not panic. Take a calm and collective approach.  Even in isolation,...

New priorities while staying at home


By Suchitra Srinivas Resources that were taken for granted are gone out of our reach, questioning the very rationale of prosperity. The pandemic has given a new lease of life to the words ‘re-use, ration, share’. Even as the pandemic situation gets out of proportion in the US, the death toll multiplies and restraints to get...

Corona crisis has upped anger among the poor against the system in India: Prashant Kishor


In an analysis by the man widely considered India’s foremost electoral strategist, Prashant Kishor has said the crisis has increased the already existing levels of frustration and anger felt by India’s vulnerable and poor people for the system. Kishor defined the system as not just the government, but the ruling establishment. Up until now the...

Dr. Fauci says White House mulling corona immunity certificates


Washington: Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of President Trump’s coronavirus task force, said Friday that certificates of immunity for Americans have been discussed during White House meetings, reported New York Post. Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN that the idea that people carry such certificates to...

Mourning a dear colleague lost to Covid-19


By SATimes Team Hicksville, NY: The South Asian Times family is sorry to report that we lost a colleague to Covid-19 earlier this week. Brahm Kanchibhotla, a veteran Indian American journalist who contributed to the weekly paper since its inception 12 years ago, will be sorely missed and all our condolences to his family.   On Saturday,...