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Low Savings, Rising Debt

The Reserve Bank of India’s latest statistics of household savings and debt  paint a dismal picture How badly has Covid 19 hit Indian household finances? The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) household savings and...

Don’t Let Their Deaths Go in Vain

Every death is a tragedy. But lessons learnt from each death can help protect others. More than one thousand doctors have died in India due of Covid, according to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) – over 244 in the...

Monitor Those Vaccine Side Effects

Our system of tracking long term side effects and breakthrough infections leaves a lot to be desired The government has finally got around to admitting that some “potential thromboembolic events” – or formation of blood...

The Real Cost of Vaccinating Everyone

The union government’s role and the prices announced by the vaccine makers raises far too many disquieting questions. What is the total cost to the government of vaccinating everyone in India? The calculation is...

The Mystery of Covishield Pricing

The announcement of Serum Institute’s prices for state governments and private hospitals raise quite a few questions Serum Institute of India’s (SII) announcement of the Covishield prices it will charge the union...