“Assange Is Living in Dickensian Conditions, May Contract Covid-19”

Dr Suelette Dreyfus, Julian Assange’s co-author and friend who has been in touch with the Wikileaks founder until recently, says that the prison he is in, HMP Belmarsh, is a deathtrap because of Covid-19. “Prisoners in the US and Iran are being released for this reason – surely the UK could do this as well?” … Continue reading “Assange Is Living in Dickensian Conditions, May Contract Covid-19”

“I Had a Smooth Recovery Because I Am Young” – India’s First Covid-19 Patient

HER FAMILY LET her go to Wuhan to study medicine because they knew someone else studying in this central Chinese city: a medical student hailing from their Kerala village. Although Yasmin (name changed) was initially homesick, she soon became enamoured of the city, its natural beauty, the sprawling campus of Wuhan University, the lakes, rivers … Continue reading “I Had a Smooth Recovery Because I Am Young” – India’s First Covid-19 Patient

“We Should Evaluate Camostat Mesylate Drug for Treatment of Covid-19”

Noted scientist Markus Hoffmann works at the infection biology unit of German Primate Center in Göttingen-based Leibniz Institute for Primate Research, one of the world’s most reputed institutions in medical research. He is the lead author of a recent paper titled ‘SARS-CoV-2 Cell Entry Depends on ACE2 and TMPRSS2 and is Blocked by a Clinically … Continue reading “We Should Evaluate Camostat Mesylate Drug for Treatment of Covid-19”

Viral Fear: India Joins the World in Fighting Coronvirus (and Hysteria)

IN THE 2011 MOVIE CONTAGION, AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST named Dr Erin Mears, who dies helping fight a pandemic, says with a sense of utmost urgency, ‘The average person touches their face three to five times every waking minute. In between that we’re touching door knobs, water fountains, and each other.’ She is talking about a viral … Continue reading Viral Fear: India Joins the World in Fighting Coronvirus (and Hysteria)