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Life after lupus

Teens is supposedly a fun phase of life. Enjoying a greater degree of freedom, finally beginning to fathom the essence of education, partnered with an added sense of responsibility and often times, a rebellious attitude are the definitive characteristics of a teenager.

Why you should take the Covid-19 vaccine

There is a lot of discussion right now about the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine and confusion surrounding the taking of the vaccine.

Expediting convalescent plasma availability in Bangladesh

Due to rising Covid-19 infections, the demand for convalescent plasma is rising as well, since many countries permit plasma treatment for Covid-19. Convalescent plasma collected from a recovered donor may neutralise the Covid-19 virus on an infected patient,

Latest developments from a frontline healthcare worker in the UK

I have received a phone call from one of my friends, a retired ENT professor in Bangladesh. He informed me that alarmingly a high number of doctors and healthcare workers are getting infected with Covid despite using PPEs.

Wastewater transmission of Covid 19 is another worry

Researchers started looking into sewage and traces of SARS-CoV-2 were found in the Netherlands and Paris wastewater samples.

Notes from a frontline healthcare worker in the UK

I continue to battle with Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Do we need political bodies at private universities?

One of the primary reasons why some students prefer to study at private universities in Bangladesh is because these institutions have been free from student politics.

May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021

Life after lupus

Teens is supposedly a fun phase of life. Enjoying a greater degree of freedom, finally beginning to fathom the essence of education, partnered with an added sense of responsibility and often times, a rebellious attitude are the definitive characteristics of a teenager.

April 20, 2021
April 20, 2021

Why you should take the Covid-19 vaccine

There is a lot of discussion right now about the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine and confusion surrounding the taking of the vaccine.

April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021

Expediting convalescent plasma availability in Bangladesh

Due to rising Covid-19 infections, the demand for convalescent plasma is rising as well, since many countries permit plasma treatment for Covid-19. Convalescent plasma collected from a recovered donor may neutralise the Covid-19 virus on an infected patient,

March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021

Bangabandhu’s writerly skills

Soon after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Oshomapto Atmojiboni (Unfinished Memoirs)came out in an English translation as well in the original Bangla in 2012, I heard at least a few people express their skepticism about the book’s authorship to me.

March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021

Strengthening women’s rights and choices in a post-Covid world

We must urgently regain the momentum and progress Covid-19 has robbed from women and girls in our societies.

July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020

Learning to include

What I’ve learned through this experience is that inclusion is hard. It requires more time and energy, more empathy and patience, more attention to detail and extra effort considering experiences that don’t come naturally to us.

July 18, 2020
July 18, 2020

Covid-19 testing and health sector resource mobilisation

The number of daily tests has dropped by 4,613 between July 8-12, amidst concerns of the rapid spread of the deadly virus and this lower testing has contributed to the rise in positive rate, which is 24.95 percent as of July 13.

May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020

Updates from a frontline healthcare worker in the UK

Coronavirus infection is a global public health disaster. The virus has exposed the ugly face and serious weakness of public health service in Bangladesh. It is now important to admit that the public health service is poorly funded and not fit for purpose. We can’t rule out the possibility of another new virus outbreak and pandemic in a few years’ time.

May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020

The rat race: But at what cost?

The purpose of this write-up is not to discourage and undermine speed. It’s about choosing something as long as it is healthy and sustainable.