The mental health issues arising out of the Covid-19 crisis are not receiving the deserving attention. Enabling survivors and healthcare workers to fight the stress and trauma is a tall order. One way to solve the puzzle is to create dedicated spaces for ‘healing’.
Even as a debate rages around whether Covid-19 vaccines and drugs should be patent-free, here’s a dossier on the whys and hows of the burning issue, which has the potential to transform the post-pandemic world in myriad ways.
Absent oxygen cylinders, apathetic administrations, amorphous governance — India’s Covid-19 strategy seems to have gone kaput with the second wave of the pandemic claiming thousands of lives, making the country the world’s Covid hub.