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WebGyan | Pandemic complexity: mitigating the third wave and training for the future

Pandemic complexity: mitigating the third wave and training for the future

Predicting and mitigating the possible third wave of COVID at macro and micro levels is critical as we re-invent public health training and structures for the future. Dr. Varsha Sridhar, a Bangalore-based molecular virologist will discuss ongoing and emerging COVID surveillance strategies and challenges. Prof. Vikram Patel, a psychiatrist and global health expert will discuss institutional structures and potential rewiring of public health progr...

WebGyan | Vaccine Hesitancy

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the world into a global crisis. Though it's been a year since the authorisation of the first vaccine, the challenges and responsibilities are not at an end. How do we grapple with this devastating crisis that is far from over?

Join us, as we discuss a major issue — vaccine hesitancy, a term to refer to the refusal or intentional delay in getting vaccinated. Prof. Gagandeep Kang will discuss her experiences with vaccination, vaccine hesitancy studies, and the current situation. Prof. Sandhya Koushika will speak about the need to discuss vaccine hesita...

Sundowner Session | Grief in the Workplace

Grief has taken a seat at the table and become an unavoidable part of our lives. But what does living with grief spell for our professional lives? How has it impacted our ability to perform, and what can organisations do to help employees tide over this trying time?

At this Sundowner Session, we meet professionals who have worked with wellness as part of their careers. Join us for a frank, empathetic discussion on Grief in the Workplace and share your experiences.
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Origins and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2

A panel discussion on the Origins and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in TIFR's ASET Forum. Co-organised with CovidGyan on 25 June. Panel: Prof. Shahid Jameel (Director, Trivedi School of Biosciences Ashoka University), Prof. Deepa Agashe (NCBS-TIFR, Bengaluru), Prof. Rahul Siddharthan (IMSc, Chennai), Dr. Robin Mukhopadhay (Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai), Prof. Varadharajan Sundaramurthy (NCBS-TIFR, Bengaluru), Prof. Uma Ramakrishnan (NCBS-TIFR, Bengaluru), Prof. Ullas Kolthur (DBS, TIFR, Mumbai)...

Made in India diagnostics in the context of COVID-19

Tune in for a WebGyan discussion on "Made in India diagnostics in the context of COVID-19".

Crushing the curve requires adequate testing, contact tracing and isolation. A problem that has plagued us from the beginning is the availability and affordability of tests in India. Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed, CEO of C-CAMP, has been leading an effort to indigenise diagnostics. Join us for a conversation between him and Prof. S Ramaswamy, Purdue University....

Vaccines against COVID-19

Several vaccines to protect against COVID-19 have now been approved in various countries and large scale immunization programmes have just started. There are so many types of vaccines: What is the difference? How do they protect us? For how long? How do we know if they are safe and if they work? Do we still need to follow all precautions after taking the vaccine? Come join us as we discuss everything about the COVID-19 vaccines....

WebGyan | Evidence-based implementation of COVID-19 public health measures

Prof. Giridhara R Babu (Public Health Foundation of India) speaks about the evidence-based implementation policies based on his association with the BBMP Taskforce on COVID-19 Public Health Response, the Karnataka Technical Analysis Committee for COVID-19 and ICMR ESWG on surveillance and research. He also provides insights into the Karnataka Statewide Seroprevalence study. The study captures the indicators of the transmission dynamics in different parts of the state and provides key recommendations for context-specific and evidence-based public health actions. The survey is a collaborative ef...

WebGyan : An Ask Me Anything on Tapestry Pooling

Tapestry Pooling is a smart pooling method for qPCR testing that has been jointly developed at IIT Bombay, NCBS Bangalore, and inStem Bangalore. It allows 10X increase in testing throughput and gives individual results in a single round. The team has released a pooling guidance system at app.tapestry-pooling.com/sign-up that allows labs around the world to immediately adopt Tapestry Pooling. The method has been validated on over 3000 COVID-19 patient samples, and is a promising technology for enabling the security of office spaces and campuses at affordable costs as the...

WebGyan with Prof.V Kamakoti | Contact Tracing and Aarogya Setu

In this WebGyan session, Prof. V. Kamakoti of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, spoke about 'Contact Tracing and Aarogya Setu'. COVID-19 arrived suddenly in India, and there was an urgent need for contact tracing and data on positive cases. This kick-started the effort to build the Aarogya Setu application, and the digital contact tracing it allows. Prof. Kamakoti outlined the functioning of the app, the challenges of developing it, and the insights it offers as a case study for the future of data-driven interventions for healthcare an...

WebGyan- Dr. Shahid Jameel : Immunology of COVID-19

On July 23rd, Dr. Shahid Jameel, a leading Indian virologist and the CEO of the DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance, spoke about the Immunology of COVID-19.

Dr. Jameel began by sharing a very pertinent video, called ‘COVID-19 Immunology 101 for Non-immunologists’ by Dr. Akiko Iwasaki. He then delved into ...