‘The pandemic brought remarkable progress in drug development and delivery’: 15 quotes from India

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Post-pandemic, organizations are grappling with a distributed workforce, the adoption of mobile technologies, and a shift in employee demographics. – Vikas Kakkar, Amara.ai

A wave that started during the pandemic, digital inclusion shows no signs of abating. Digital transformation is now a way of life for all companies. – Ratish Pandey, Ethics Advisor

COVID-19 has accelerated the data-driven world, regardless of region or industry. – Jordan Morrow, ‘Be Data Driven’

The pandemic forced chefs to look inward. The renewed focus on regional and indigenous cuisines and ingredients is on the rise. – Prahlad Sukthankar, SAF

During this challenging post-COVID environment, your efforts [of responsible financial institutions for education loans] They are more important than ever. – Joshua Moraczewski, MicroVest

Global growth is projected to slow from 6% in 2021 to 3.2% in 2022 and 2.7% in 2023. This is the weakest growth profile since 2001, except for the global financial crisis and the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. – IMF


We had plans to expand to other parts of India but that was delayed due to COVID. – Arundeep Singla, Alcostar Group

During the pandemic I prepared more than 50 paintings. – Rajeshwar Nannuta, Chitra Santhe

The apparent failure of the hybrid work model to improve the participation of women in the labor force is due to the fact that it overlooked important social constraints and biases. – Akshay Raje, InterviewBit

We need the full economic participation of women to truly lead an inclusive recovery from the COVID pandemic. – Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State.

Caregiving has been identified as the main cause of the mass exodus of women from the workforce, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. – Bhavna Toor, Shenomics and Shravani Prakash, elleNomics

COVID-19 has colonized the human species and has shown us the stresses and weaknesses of human-made systems. – Alok Nandi, Architempo


India needs to invest more in public health and build national capacity to deal with future pandemics like COVID-19. Only one or two districts out of 700 in India have dedicated epidemiologists who can discern viruses. – Swati Piramal, Piramal Group

[COVID-19 vaccination] It was all made possible by the leadership of our central government, our state governments, healthcare workers, manufacturers, all of whom worked together with a common goal. – Adar Poonawalla, IBS

The pandemic brought remarkable progress in drug development and delivery. Now we must focus on long-term system change to stop the deterioration of health services in the face of economic crises. – Shyam Bishen, WEF

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