COVID-19 revealed how sick the US health care delivery system really is

If you got the COVID-19 shot, you likely received a little paper card that shows you’ve been vaccinated. Make sure you keep that card in a safe place. There is no coordinated way to share information about who has been vaccinated and who has not. That is just one of the glaring flaws that COVID-19 has revealed about the U.S. health care system: It does not share health information well. Coordination between public health agencies and medical providers is lacking. Technical and regulatory restrictions impede use of digital technologies. To put it bluntly, our health…

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Mental Health Tips: Five ways to practise self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Self-care, often ignored, is essential for your physical and mental health. What it means is to pay attention to your body and mind, understand what they need and making time to give them that. In times like these, this becomes even more important – the COVID-19 pandemic has lead to a massive increase in stress and anxiety levels. And while it may seem like you can’t possibly find the time for it — given you’re managing your home as well as work — it’ll be better for you in the…

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As markets take Covid-19 hit, is it time to invest?

The fear of Covid-19, more commonly referred to as novel coronavirus, spreading outside China at an alarming pace has spooked global equity markets, including the Indian equity market. The benchmark S&P 500 index which measures the stock performance of the top 500 US companies, corrected around 13% between 19 and 28 February. Taking cues from global peers, S&P BSE Sensex lost 1,448 points on 28 February alone, wiping out close to ₹5.5 trillion of investors’ wealth. Till 28 February, it had corrected 9% from its peak on 14 January 2020. On…

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