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Around the world, countries are struggling to rein in the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak. In India, nearly 1.3 billion people are currently under a nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till 17 May.
The principal objective of the study is to examine the trends of morbidity, inter-state variation in treatment seeking behaviour and associated health care expenditure incurred by households in larger states of India across three rounds of NSS surveys.
It is an unfortunate reality for many poor households in India that the cost of treating their children has to borne by them. In the absence of access to free treatment, many end up paying out of their own pockets to meet healthcare expenses.
The novel coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the world, affecting the global economy, killing over 3.2 million people and infecting millions. It is unlikely that a vaccine will be found soon, and we will have to adapt ourselves to living with the virus.
The Global Terrorism Index (GTI), issued annually by the Australia based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) aims to comprehensively analyse the impact of terrorism on 163 countries, covering 99.7% of the world population.
The impact of corona virus has been uneven across several countries. Contrary to the common notion that developing and less developed countries that are geographically closer to china will see more rise in cases, the emerging evidence indicates a high rise in cases particularly from the developed world which are geographically far off from China.