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Demography India, Vol. 49, Special Issue: COVID-19 and Demographic Impact, July 2020

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From the Chief Editor’s Desk

The COVID-19 caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was declared a pandemic by World Health Organization on March 12, 2020. This issue of Demography India, is specially devoted to the demographic impact of COVID-19. The volume contains twelve articles covering core issues of demography like fertility, mortality and migration affected by COVID-19, impact on health and mental health, health infrastructure and issues related to governance and gender. It also focuses on epidemiological concerns of reproduction rate, case fatality rate, and forecasting of COVID-19. Impact of lockdown has also been assessed in some of the papers. It is hoped that the papers appeared in this volume focusing pandemic will be helpful in policy corrections and pave the way for further research. I take this opportunity to thank Dr U.V. Somayajulu, President, IASP, Dr V.K. Tiwari, General Secretary for their support in bringing out this special issue. My colleague Dr Harihar Sahoo - Managing Editor deserves special thanks for his sincere and meticulous work in finalizing this volume. We sincerely welcome any suggestions and comments to improve the Journal.


Prof. R.B. Bhagat
Chief Editor, Demography India

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1 Implications of COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdown on the Components of Population Change: A Parsimonious Framework for Research
Padmavathi Srinivasan
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2 COVID-19 Trend and Forecast in India: A Joinpoint Regression Analysis
Aalok Ranjan Chaurasia and Brijesh P. Singh
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3 On the Origin, Transmission and Consequences of the COVID-19 Virus to Human Lives in India: With Special Reference to Kerala State
P. Mohanachandran Nair, S. Chidambram and S. Anil Chandran
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4 Assessing the Impact of Complete Lockdown on COVID-19 Infections in India and its Burden on Public Health Facilities
Laxmi Kant Dwivedi, Balram Rai, Anandi Shukla, Radhika Sharma, Tapas Dey, Usha Ram, Chander Shekhar, Preeti Dhillon, Suryakant Yadav and Sayeed Unisa
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5 Dynamics of COVID-19 Cases in India: A Statistical Model
Jang Bahadur Prasad, Naresh K. Tyagi and Anushri P. Patil
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6 Modelling and Forecasting of COVID-19 Cases in Odisha and India
Prafulla Kumar Swain, Manas Ranjan Tripathy, Diptismita Jena, Haile Mekonnen Fenta and Dereje Tesfaye Zike
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7 Basic Reproduction Rate and Case Fatality Rate of COVID-19: Application of Meta-analysis
Suryakant Yadav, Pawan Kumar Yadav, M. Kishore, Sayeed Unisa, Chander Shekhar, Usha Ram, Laxmi Kant Dwivedi, Preeti Dhillon, Neha Yadav and Sourav Dey
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8 Burden of COVID-19 Pandemic in India: Perspectives from Health Infrastructure
Harihar Sahoo, Chaitali Mandal, Suyash Mishra and Snigdha Banerjee
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9 Is Social Distancing a Good Strategy to contain COVID-19 for Slums in India?
Suresh Sharma and Johny KD
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10 Trace, Quarantine, Test, Isolate and Treat: A Kerala Model of COVID-19 Response
Sulaiman K.M., Muhammad T., Muhammad Rishad A.P. and Afsal K.
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11 Women at the Center of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from Rural Contexts in India
Vasudha Chakravarthy
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12 A Study of Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia During COVID-19 Lockdown in India
Kirti Gaur, Kunal Keshri, Avinash Sharma and Hariom Pachori
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