A health literate society is one with a population that will be aware of the severity of the situation and is able to understand how to protect themselves, and others, through basic actions.
Typical gender roles can “influence where men and women spend their time, and the infectious agents they come into contact with, as well as the nature of exposure, its frequency and its intensity
At the risk of sounding cynical, I’m not sure the rosy picture of one big family rallying together to face these critical times, is realistic, however appealing it may be.
This is not a drill, outside world is cancelled, and yet our parents and grandparents are tossing all our instructions of safety out of their balcony because clearly they know better
India has witnessed a significant jump in the cases of infections due to the coronavirus. For now, over 250 cases…
Now that we have reconciled ourselves to being in relative isolation for as long as it takes for order to restore itself in the world, for the pandemic to slowly die down, here’s what I miss the most and what I will never, ever take for granted anymore.
“Only Sindhu, Lakshya (Sen) and Sikki (Reddy) and Ashwini (Ponnappa) were there in second round. We decided to stay back and play, Vimal also said let’s play. The reason was when we are already here so one more day won’t make any difference,”
“But having said that, IOC is our parent body, (so) we will have to abide by what the IOC decides. If the IOC says the Olympics will go on, we will have to participate irrespective of any threat.”
In India as well, where more than 200 positive cases of coronavirus have been reported, the shops are getting wiped clean because people are buying goods in bulk.
“The situation is bad. I am not going out other than for training, not doing any other non-essential things as you can get the virus.”
Scary as the COVID-19 pandemic is, given the fatalities across the world, and its rapid spread, it is a wake-up call if anything.
Viruses rely on the cells of other organisms to survive and reproduce, because they can’t capture or store energy themselves.