Unnikrishnan S

Not just polls, mutants too led to Covid surge: Experts

Dr Aravindan said the vaccination strategy can be changed to vaccinate more people in the fastest possible time to achieve the desired herd immunity against mutant variants.

2 hours ago

Covid wards filling up, non-Covid care in trouble again

 The rising hospitalisation of Covid patients has started affecting non-Covid care, as was the case last year.

13 Apr 2021

COVID-19 vaccine shortage may torpedo Kerala's ‘Crush the Curve’ campaign

At a time when the daily jabs have increased to around 2 lakh doses since election day on April 6, the state is left with just a little above 9 lakh doses. 

12 Apr 2021

‘Peltzman Effect’ ups Covid cases among health workers as they lower guard

People are more likely to engage in risky behaviour when security measures are mandated
 

11 Apr 2021

CM testing positive points to risk of Covid within families: Study

 COVID-19 infection of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who set himself apart from other politicians by wearing a mask in public at all times, has set the social media abuzz. 

10 Apr 2021

Under-40 group vulnerable to second Covid wave, say experts

Trend of younger population getting infected similar to one witnessed in other states; most of them are asymptomatic; clear picture to emerge in a week or two

09 Apr 2021

COVID-19 mutant detected in Kerala, experts demand speedy vaccinations to check spread

The variant was earlier found in 33% of samples from Andhra Pradesh and in 53 of 104 samples from Telangana. This variant has also been reported from 16 other countries.

07 Apr 2021

Lukewarm response to Covid vaccination in private hospitals

Covid-19 vaccination in private hospitals has found less takers as people prefer government facilities.

07 Apr 2021

Test positivity rate shoots up, COVID second wave in Kerala?

The IMA has been urging the government to increase the number of tests as part of the containment strategy.

05 Apr 2021

Trawler deal to reverberate across Kerala’s coastal constituencies

With Church’s hold waning and youngsters looking for alternatives, both LDF and UDF may find the going tough. However, deep sea fishing deal could be a deal-breaker for Left

03 Apr 2021

Health dept braces to fight second Covid wave

Plan involves strengthening Covid care in major hospitals in state; setting up first line treatment centres

03 Apr 2021

Stage set for a tight fight in Attingal to choose a debutante MLA

The one thing that is constant about voters in Attingal is that they like poll experiments. Their past electoral dalliances underscore this fact.

01 Apr 2021

Coastal votes key to turn the tide of Chirayinkeezhu

Traditionally a stronghold of Left parties, especially the CPI, the winds of change have given hope for other fronts to put up a better fight 

01 Apr 2021

Wary of stricter quarantine norms and second wave, Non-Resident Keralites cancel visit to homeland

With fears of a second wave of Covid-19 on the rise, Non-Resident Keralites who had planned a vacation in the state, are reconsidering their decision.

31 Mar 2021

Covid-19 jab: PHCs in Thiruvananthapuram struggle to meet demand

Still they decided to go early because the PHC would provide vaccination only to those with tokens.

29 Mar 2021