The ferocious second wave of Covid-19, which began in mid-February and exploded into the worst crisis of the pandemic by mid-April, saw a very large number of hospitalisations, a crippling shortage of oxygen, and many more deaths than in the first wave last year.
It also gave rise to many more questions.
What role do steroids play in the treatment of Covid? Do they cause more harm than good, including making the body vulnerable to mucormycosis?
Now that the mutants are dominant, are children and younger people at higher risk?
What should we be doing in the breathing space that we seem to have got now, in order to prepare for a possible third wave of infections?
Listen to Dr Mathew Varghese, veteran medical practitioner, answer all these questions and more at the next session of Explained.Live.