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Sunday, March 8th, 2020


Keshav Chander, M.D. on Coronavirus

Why we panic? The worldwide spread of Coronavirus brings back the memories of past pandemics. The Black Death killed 30-60% of Europe’s population in the 14th century. The Flu pandemic in 1918 is estimated to have killed 50 million people. Some recent pandemics include HIV and Swine Flu. Common factor impacting previous pandemics? IGNORANCE. In certain cases, it was not known what caused the disease or how it was spread. Other cases, it was social ignorance/bias as in HIV pandemic. In case of coronavirus we have a pretty good idea aboutRead More

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HOLI “Nahi” Hai – Friends of India Postpones Holi Picnic

With Coronavirus, COVID-19, spreading like a wildfire in a dry forest, the executive committee of Friends of India has voted to postpone the Holi Picnic scheduled on Saturday, March 21st. No decision has been made on when, where and whether if the Holi will be celebrated this year. In an official communique, Mahendra Mehta, President of the Friends of India has informed the membership and this publication of the postponement. Below is the detail message from the Executive Committee, Friends of India. The friends of India annual Holi festival isRead More