Once we have a COVID-19 vaccine, How do we plan to store 1.3 billion doses?
July 18, 2020 |
July 18, 2020
Science The Wire
Vaccines need to be kept cool to remain effective. In some districts, a refrigerator as big as an ice cream cooler is needed to deliver the vaccines, says Mr Karan Mangotra, Associate Director and Fellow, TERI, and one of the authors of a report on the impacts of the cooling sector on global climate targets.
Public transport usage to see decline after Covid-19 outbreak ends: Study
May 19, 2020 |
May 19, 2020
A perception study, based on a survey across 51 cities in the country from April 7 to 26 by TERI, revealed that 35% commuters are likely to change their mode of transport for work after the outbreak ends.
Learning from tragedy
May 5, 2020
| The Pioneer
COVID-19 has opened afresh discussions on the much-needed funds and facilities for the healthcare sector, the inequity in availability of resources across urban and rural India and their adequacy within these communities. It lays bare the need for feedback loops that inform and determine, on an ongoing basis, the adequacy or the lack of healthcare resources. Impending disasters from hazardous levels of pollution, rising temperature, threatened nutrient supply linked to climate change, do not conjure up a healthy future for India.
Planning for a pandemic in cities: Who do we plan for first?
April 29, 2020
| BW Smartcities
Modern-day regulations for the built environment, public utilities and, health systems that define the existing urban settlements emanated from the need to contain the spread of contagious diseases, such as cholera and typhus during the Industrial Revolution. However, reforms are needed to contain the spread of pandemics in the current complex urban systems, and to address the impact across critical sectors.
COVID-19 lockdown: Positive consequences for air quality
April 20, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak led to a 21-day nationwide lockdown, beginning 22 March, that restricted the day-to-day movements of the mass population, greatly reducing daily traffic. Consequently, Delhi saw a fall in average concentrations of fine particulates (PM2.5) by almost 80 percent within the first week. The city's air quality status improved to "satisfactory" (AQI 50-100) or "good" (AQI 0-50) category. This is a dramatic change when compared to the PM2.5 concentrations of March in the last last two years.
Kovid-19 has exposed the reality of health capabilities and mismanagement of information
April 17, 2020
| The Print
The Covid-19 epidemic has changed the global public life. Nations are closing their borders. The world economy is entering a recession. The current crisis is so unprecedented that governments and societies will have to think past the old examples to face this global epidemic. Additional and specific challenges of information management have also emerged during the current epidemic. As soon as the news about the virus and its spread came across the world, there was a flood of information, misinformation and analysis in the media and especially social media. The real challenge has been how to