COVID-19 Pandemic

Listen To Our Episodes On COVID-19 Pandemic

With India entering a critical phase in the fight against this pandemic, we are amplifying our coverage of this outbreak. Here is a list of episodes we have produced so far which looks at what COVID-19 is, what we know so far about it and India’s preparedness; how health inequities and access to health matter in times of pandemic; what social distancing potentially means for the poor of India.

Aug 26, 2020

CCMB’s role in COVID19 pandemic management
The confirmed COVID19 cases in India have touched 2.98 million as on date. We at Suno India have been looking at the various efforts being deployed for pandemic management in the country and presenting critical...

36 mins

Aug 25, 2020

By, for and of the community- How Community Radios are helping communities during COVID-19
A community radio is where people from the local community produce and broadcast their own programs and have their own radio station. In India, there are 289 community radios who through their unique programmin...

30 mins

Jul 24, 2020

Who will you save with the limited resources you have during the Pandemic?
Patients with severe covid-19 disease need hospital care, intensive care. Some of them will need to be put on a ventilator. According to an April 2020 report of the Centre for Disease Dynamics Economics and Pol...

46 mins

Jul 23, 2020

Why are most of the medicines being approved for COVID-19 so expensive?
There is an urgent need to find a cure for COVID-19. Old drugs that have been developed and approved for one disease are now being evaluated to see if they can be used to reduce the severity and to bring down m...

30 mins

Jul 22, 2020

Are controlled human infection studies for a COVID 19 vaccine ethical? A bioethicist explains why not.
It’s been over four months since the WHO declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic; millions of people worldwide have been infected, and more than half a million have died of this disease. While today the best respons...

40 mins

Jul 21, 2020

What goes into the fast tracking development of a vaccine- A virologist explains
With confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassing 13 million with no sign of it slowing down, scientists are pushing forward with efforts to find and develop vaccines and treatments to slow down the pandemic a...

43 mins

Jul 20, 2020

The need for evidence-based medicine in treating COVID-19
A number of old drugs approved for other diseases are being “repurposed” and tested for their safety and efficacy in COVID-19, in systematic clinical trials. They have emergency approval for use in COVID-19, bu...

49 mins

Jul 18, 2020

How scientists and public health experts are tackling misinformation amidst a pandemic
Since the COVID pandemic began in Wuhan, China, one common feature over the last seven months has been the incessant misinformation or fake news as we call it that has spread across the world. For fact-checking...

36 mins

Jul 16, 2020

COVID19: Impact on pregnant women and children
With the increasing spread of COVID19, there have been disruptions in access to maternal healthcare and childcare facilities. Developing countries like India, are struggling with a rush of patients at hospitals...

26 mins

Jul 10, 2020

Why Parliament should convene & debate in times of COVID-19?
This year, the Parliament is likely to meet in September due to COVID and not in July as they always do. The constitutional requirement makes it obligatory for legislatures to meet at least every six months. Mo...

28 mins