Public Health Research

PHFI  Research articles on COVID

Ahmed S, Downs SM, Yang C, Chunlin L, ten Broek N, Ghosh-Jerath S. Rapid tool based on a food environment typology framework for evaluating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on food system resilience. Food Security. 2020;-:1-6.

Devasenapathy N, Ye Z, Loeb M, Fang F, Najafabadi BT, Xiao Y, Couban R, Begin P, Guyatt G. Efficacy and safety of convalescent plasma for severe COVID-19 based on evidence in other severe respiratory viral infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ. 2020;192:E745-E55.

Golechha M. Time to realise the true potential of Ayurveda against COVID-19. Brain Behav Immun. 2020;87:130-1.

Golechha M. COVID-19, India, lockdown and psychosocial challenges: What next? Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2020;-:20764020935922.

Golechha M. India should ramp up its emergency medicine and critical care infrastructure to combat COVID-19. Postgrad Med J. 2020;-:[Epub ahead of print].

ICMR Covid Study Group, Abraham P, Aggarwal N, Babu GR, Barani S, Bhargava B, Bhatnagar T, Dhama AS, Gangakhedkar RR, Giri S, Gupta N, Kurup KK, Manickam P, Murhekar M, Potdar V, Praharaj I, Rade K, Reddy DCS, Saravanakumar V, Shah N, Singh HS, Wesley J, Thangaraj V, Yadav N, COVID Epidemiology & Data Management Team, Anand T, Butollia HK, Chatterjee P, Chauhan H, Deepa R, Gunasekaran A, John DA, Kant S, Kulkarni S, Kumar V, Muliyil UP, Pandey RM, Sarkar S, Singh S, Zodpey SP, COVID Laboratory Team, Colloborators:, Deepa R, Virus Research & Diagnostic Laboratory Network (VRDLN) Team. Laboratory surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in India: Performance of testing & descriptive epidemiology of detected COVID-19, January 22 – April 30, 2020. Indian J Med Res. 2020;151:424-37.

Kumar MS, Bhatnagar T, Manickam P, Kumar VS, Rade K, Shah N, Kant S, Babu GR, Zodpey SP, Girish Kumar CP, Vivian Thangaraj JW, Chatterjee P, Kanungo S, Pandey RM, Murhekar M, Singh SK, Sarkar S, Muliyi JP, Gangakhedkar RR, Reddy DCS. National sero-surveillance to monitor the trend of SARS-CoV-2 infection transmission in India: Protocol for community-based surveillance. Indian J Med Res. 2020;151:419-23.

Prabhakaran D, Perel P, Roy A, Singh K, Raspail L, Faria-Neto JR, Gidding SS, Ojji D, Hakim F, Newby LK, Stępińska J, Lam CSP, Jobe M, Kraus S, Chuquiure-Valenzuela E, Piñeiro D, Khaw KT, Bahiru E, Banerjee A, Narula J, Sliwa K. Management of Cardiovascular Disease Patients With Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 in Limited Resource Settings. Glob Heart. 2020;15:44.

Ram VS, Babu GR, Prabhakaran D. COVID-19 pandemic in India: Is the curve now flat? Eur Heart J. 2020;-:[Epub ahead of print].

Shah K, Awasthi A, Modi B, Kundapur R, Saxena DB. Unfolding trends of COVID-19 transmission in India: Critical review of available Mathematical models. Indian J Community Health. 2020;32:206 – 14.

Thakur M, Boudewijns EA, Babu GR, van Schayck OCP. Biomass use and COVID-19: A novel concern. Environ Res. 2020;186:109586.

Vora KS, Saiyed S, Natesan S. Impact of COVID-19 on family planning services in India. Sex Reprod Health Matters. 2020;-:1-3.

Yasobant S, Patel K, Saxena DB, Falkenberg T. COVID-19 in India: Making a case for the one health surveillance system. Indian J Public Health. 2020;64:S135-S8.

Zodpey SP, Negandhi H, Dua A, Vasudevan A, Raja M. Our fight against the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic: A review of India’s actions and proposed way forward. Indian J Community Med. 2020;45:117-24.;year=2020;volume=45;issue=2;spage=117;epage=124;aulast=Zodpey

Statistical Modelling

PHFI is working on modelling the number of deaths in India and its states using statistical modelling techniques using data from multiple countries. Within this, researchers are looking at the progression of deaths into the future months and how the public health interventions would affect the disease pattern. The modelling results for the country level deaths have already been shared with NITI Aayog and Dr Siddhartha Mandal is currently working on age standardized death rates at the state level.


Research Work in Covid

Covid19 Testing Rates Do Not Match Mortality Rates
K. Srinath Reddy and Surabhi Pandey

How well is India responding to Covid-19?
Preeti Kumar and Shaktivel Selvaraj

Covid-19: Making sense of the sero-survey

Antibody surveys indicating growing herd immunity hide more than they reveal

Covid-19 cases in India and fallacy of the floating numerator, K Srinath Reddy and Surabhi Pandey, Financial Express, May 19th 2020

Comparing countries on Covid-19 deaths, K Srinath Reddy and Surabhi Pandey, Financial Express, May 19th 2020

How India fared in containing Covid deaths — Analysis, K Srinath Reddy and Surabhi Pandey, Financial Express, May 12th 2020

What’s the right measure of the impact of Covid-19? , K Srinath Reddy and Surabhi Pandey, Hindustan Times, May 5th 2020