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Testing for COVID-19: Here’s What You Need to Know

Testing for COVID-19: Here’s What You Need to Know

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An FAQ on the types of tests available for COVID-19 and the main differences between them.

 

Excerpts of the speech by Dr. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser on Arogya Setu

Excerpts of the speech by Dr. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser on Arogya Setu

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K. VijayRaghavan is the principal scientific adviser to the Government of India. He is also professor emeritus and the former director of the National Centre of Biological Sciences, Bangalore. He has been part of the ICTS-TIFR Management Board since its inception. Here are excerpts from his speech about Aarogya Setu, an integrated data and decision support platform to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, on the digital platform Digital India Learning.

 

Interview with Prof. Gautam Menon

Interview with Prof. Gautam Menon

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Gautam I. Menon is a professor of physics and computational biology at Ashoka University, Sonepat, and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai. In the interview with Ananya Dasgupta he answers our questions about the global pandemic COVID-19, especially in the Indian context. This interview first appeared in Vol. VI, Issue 1 of ICTS News: https://www.icts.res.in/sites/default/files/newsletter-2020-vol-6-issue-1_0.pdf. Please be aware that some information given in this interview may be dated.

 

Interview with Prof. Vineeta Bal

Interview with Prof. Vineeta Bal

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Vineeta Bal, after doing an MD in microbiology, switched to a career in research. She was at the National Institute of Immunology (NII) for several years before moving to IISER Pune. In this interview with Chandrakant Redican she talks about the human body’s immune response and whether it can be improved, a question that is on the minds of many of us as we battle COVID-19.

 

Facemasks manual from the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Gov. of India

Facemasks manual from the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Gov. of India

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Face Covers for Curbing the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus

 

Facemasks: A Primer

Facemasks: A Primer

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What we need to know about facemasks

 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions

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In the wake of the present global pandemic, there has been a rapid proliferation of misinformation and rumours related to coronavirus infection and disease, particularly via social media. We requested Gautam Menon, Professor of Physics and Biology at Ashoka University, Sonipat and Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, to answer some of the most common questions being asked about the virus and clear up some misconceptions.