Since the time this episode was recorded, the number of cases in India has gone up to 75, of which 16 are the Italian tourists. There has been one recorded death in Kalaburgi, Karnataka.
In this weeks Samacharam Sameeksha, Ayesha Minhaz speaks to Dr K Subhakar, a pulmonologist and a professor from Hyderabad. Dr Subhakar is currently a consultant pulmonologist at Care Hospital.
In the episode, Dr Subhakar talks about coronaviruses, the novel coronavirus (COVID19), how it is transmitted, and what precautions are to be taken. From his experience of diagnosing the first case of Swine flu in India in 2009, Dr Subakar speaks about our preparedness.
The first recorded case of swine flu was during peak summer, Dr Subhakar said explaining how temperature might not be a deterrent.
Dr Subhakar also stresses on needs to disbelieve rumours in order to tackle the pandemic. He spoke at length about the myths around turmeric or ginger acting as a preventive home remedy, and said, even Lord Indraâ€™s Amrutham (nectar) wonâ€™t help. The precautions that help, such as regular handwashing are what need to be observed, he added.
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