About

 

Dr Rajeev Jayadevan completed his MBBS and MD General Medicine with top honors from Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore in 1995. He received training in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.He has extensive international experience of performing over 19,000 endoscopies.
He was awarded MRCP (UK) from England in 1996. He obtained Board Certification in Medicine and Gastroenterology (Fellowship) from New York Medical College, and spent 3 years in the UK and 10 years in the US before returning to his hometown of Kochi. He established the department of Gastroenterology at Sunrise Hospital Cochin.

1. Second rank, SSLC examination State of Kerala 1984
2. First rank, Medical entrance examination, State of Kerala 1986
3. Fourth rank, Engineering entrance examination, State of Kerala 1986
4. Second rank in First MBBS from Christian Medical College, Vellore
5. First rank in Final MBBS from Christian Medical College, Vellore
6. First rank in M.D. University of Madras, India
7. Ruth Myer Prize in Microbiology 1990
8. P. Kutumbiah Medal in clinical Medicine 1991. Awarded once a year, this medal is the highest honor in Medicine that can be given to a medical student. Requires passing a three-part bedside clinical examination.
9. Mary Israel Prize in Medicine 1992. Awarded yearly to the medical student who scores the highest aggregate marks in the subject of Internal Medicine.
10. John.S.Carman Medal in clinical Surgery 1992. Awarded to the medical student who scores the highest aggregate marks in the subject of General Surgery.
11. N.D Jayasekaran Prize 1992 for the best clinical student: Awarded for securing the highest aggregate marks in clinical subjects including Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, General surgery, Ophthalmology, E.N.T and Social and Preventive Medicine.
12. Certificates of honor: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Medicine & Surgery
13. Pfizer medallion and postgraduate medical award 1992. Awarded by Pfizer Inc, to the person who scores the first rank in the final MBBS university examinations in each medical school in India.
14. Jacob Memorial Prize, M.D Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore 1995 (For the Best outgoing M.D Candidate)
15. Dr R.V.Rajam’s 81st birthday commemoration gold medal 1995 (First rank in M.D. University of Madras, India)
16. E.A.Jiavodeen Gold Medal 1995 (First rank in M.D. University of Madras, India)
17. Prof.G.B.West Endowment Prize 1995
18. Dr Harsha Prize in Anatomy 1987
19. 95th percentile in the ACP (American College of Physicians) Annual Internal Medicine examination for PGY-2 residents held all over the US in 1998
20. 96th percentile in the ACP (American College of Physicians) Annual Internal Medicine examination for PGY-3 residents held all over the US in 1999
21. Best teaching by a Medical Resident Award for the year 2000,Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, New York Medical College
22. IMA Kerala State Branch Award for contributing articles of outstanding quality to Nammude Arogyam Health Magazine.
23. Best IMA Branch secretary award for the state of Kerala 2014
24. National award for Best IMA branch secretary in India 2014

1. Poulose M, Jayadevan R, Peter JV, Cherian AM. Study on the effectiveness of enalapril as a monotherapy in mild to moderate hypertension. Indian J Med Sci. 1996 Jan; 50(1):1-3

2. Cherian A.M., Jayadevan R, Mathew A, Jeyaseelan L, Abrams H:
A randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy of Sequential drug monotherapy versus conventional step care therapy in the management of mild to moderate hypertension. International clinical epidemiology network- Abstracts of the INCLEN XIV Global meeting Penang, Malayasia February 18-24, 1997. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Vol.50, suppl. 1, Jan 1997

3. Cherian AM, Jayadevan R, Samuel J. Pralidoxime in the Treatment of Organophosphorous poisoning-A Randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. Monograph No: 7, December 1997.INCLEN (International clinical epidemiology network) Monograph series on Critical International Health Issues

4. Jayadevan R, Cherian AM, Jayaseelan L, Peter JV. A randomized control trial on sequential drug monotherapy versus conventional step care therapy in the treatment of mild to moderate hypertension. J Assoc Physicians India. 1999 Feb;47(2):173-6

5. Diener HC, Cortens M, Ford GA, Grotta J, Hacke W, Kaste M, Koudstaal P, Wessel T. Lubeluzole in acute ischaemic stroke treatment: a double-blind study with an 8 hour inclusion window comparing a 10mg daily dose of lubeluzole with placebo Stroke 2000; 31:2543-2551 (Multinational trial)

6. Jayadevan R, Pitchumoni C.S, Dharmarajan T: Dysphagia in the Elderly (Review Article) Practical Gastroenterology 2001 Sept; 25(9): 75-88

7. N.Kiyici, T.Nayak, R.Jayadevan, M.Ricci, H.Hertan, E.Norkus, C.S.Pitchumoni. Effect of Lactobacillus GG in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: A randomised double blind controlled study. Abstract published in: Digestive Disease Week, San Francisco May 19-22, 2002

8. R.Jayadevan, M.Ricci, P.Aggarwal, N.Kiyici, H.Hertan, E.Norkus, C.S.Pitchumoni. Is normal TIBC a good predictor of normal colonoscopy in patients with anemia? Results of a prospective study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2002 Sep;97(9 suppl) Abstracts of the 67th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 20-23, 2002. Seattle, Washington

9. R.Jayadevan, N.Kiyici, M.Ricci, H.Hertan, S.Oiseth, C.S.Pitchumoni. Pseudopapillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas presenting with Acute Pancreatitis.
Am J Gastroenterol. 2002 Sep;97(9 suppl) Abstracts of the 67th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 20-23, 2002. Seattle, Washington

10. R.Jayadevan, N.Kiyici, M.Ricci, H.Hertan, S.Oiseth, C.S.Pitchumoni.
Spontaneous cure, followed by fatal complication in a patient with pancreatic pseudocyst: Am J Gastroenterol. 2002 Sep;97(9 suppl) Abstracts of the 67th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 20-23, 2002. Seattle, Washington

11. N.Kiyici, R.Jayadevan, M.Ricci, T.Nayak, H.Hertan, C.S.Pitchumoni.
A randomized blinded trial comparing three preparations for colonoscopy: Am J Gastroenterol. 2002 Sep;97(9 suppl) Abstracts of the 67th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 20-23, 2002. Seattle, Washington

12. S.Swaminathan, P.Joseph, M.Ricci, R. Jayadevan, A.Kokkat, N.Kiyici, E.Norkus, H.Hertan, C.S. Pitchumoni. Diagnostic Dilemma: How to Differentiate Sigmoid Volvulus from Pseudoobstruction in patients with Acute Colonic Distention. Abstract presented at American Gastroenterological Association Digestive Disease Week, Orlando, FL May 2003

13. R.Jayadevan, P.Joseph, P.Aggarwal, A.Kokkat, M.Ricci, N.Kiyici, E.Norkus, H.Hertan, C.S. Pitchumoni. Elevated TIBC Predicts Advanced Neoplasia on Colonoscopy in Patients with Anemia. Abstract presented at American Gastroenterological Association Digestive Disease Week, Orlando, FL May 2003

14. R.Jayadevan, P.Joseph, T.Nayak, A.Kokkat, M.Ricci, N.Kiyici, E.Norkus, H.Hertan, C.S. Pitchumoni. Does alcohol consumption protect against colon polyps? Abstract presented at American Gastroenterological Association Digestive Disease Week, Orlando, FL May 2003, also selected as one of 18 posters for presentation at the 8th Annual Young Investigators Meeting by American Gastroentrological Association, Phoenix, AZ in April 2003

15. D Moraitis, R Jayadevan, P Singh, RK Annamaneni, M Ricci, N Kiyici, CG Cayten. Clinical correlation of bowel wall thickening on CT scan. Abstract presented at The Second Louis RM Delguercio Lectureship and Research Day, May 17, 2003 at Valhalla, New York

16. R.Jayadevan, P.Joseph, P.Aggarwal, A .Kokkat, M.Ricci, N.Kiyici, E.Norkus, H.Hertan, C.S. Pitchumoni. Diagnostic Yield of Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy in Asymptomatic Anemia. Abstract presented at American Gastroenterological Association Digestive Disease Week, Orlando, FL May 2003

17. R.Jayadevan, P.Joseph, P.Aggarwal, A.Kokkat, M.Ricci, N.Kiyici, E.Norkus, H.Hertan, C.S. Pitchumoni. Rise in White Cell count predicts Common Bile Duct Stones in patients undergoing ERCP. Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 10-15, 2003. Baltimore, Maryland.

18. P.Joseph, R.Jayadevan, A.Kokkat, M.Ricci, N.Kiyici, E.Norkus, H.Hertan. Cigarette smoking as a risk factor for colon polyps. Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 10-15, 2003. Baltimore, Maryland.

19. P.Joseph, C.Seda, R.Jayadevan, A.Kokkat, M.Ricci, N.Kiyici, H.Hertan. Extensive retroperitoneal abscess from Klebsiella in a patient on steroids. Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 10-15, 2003. Baltimore, Maryland.

20. A.Kokkat, P.Joseph, M.Ricci, R.Jayadevan, N.Kiyici, E.Norkus, H.Hertan. Lack of awareness about Gastrostomy Tube (GT) Replacement among medical professionals. Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 10-15, 2003. Baltimore, Maryland.

21. A.Muhammed, P.Joseph, A.Kokkat, M.Ricci, R.Jayadevan, N.Kiyici, E.Norkus, H.Hertan. The effect of aspirin on hospital length of stay and complications after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 10-15, 2003. Baltimore, Maryland.

22. R.Jayadevan, P.Joseph, R.Rafiq, K.Prasad, E.Norkus, N.Kiyici, H.Hertan. Presence of hiatal hernia does not adversely affect treatment response in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 10-15, 2003. Baltimore, Maryland.
This abstract was also selected for poster presentation at the 7th OESO (World Organization for Specialized studies on diseases of the esophagus) World Congress in Paris from 31 August till 4 September 2003. This was subsequently published in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Vol 38, No.2, February 2004.

23. R.Jayadevan, D.Weston. Typical IBS symptoms caused by colon polyps. Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 Oct; 99 (10 suppl) Abstracts of the 67th Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. October 29 – November 3, 2004, Orlando, Florida.

24. Dimitrios Moraitis, Paramjeet Singh, Rajeev Jayadevan, C Gene Cayten: Colonic wall thickening on computed tomography scan and clinical correlation.
Does it suggest the presence of an underlying neoplasia?
Am Surg. 2006 Mar ;72 (3):269-71

25. Padmakumar R, Pai M, Farish S, Rajeev J, Sanjeev T, Sreevalsan TV, Sheetal B, Sooraj YS, Rowther SS.Successful bowel surgery at hemoglobin 2 g/dL without blood transfusion. World J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Aug 27;5(8):252-5.

25. Colorectal Cancer – Is it time to change our diagnostic approach? Update Article, Rajeev Jayadevan: Kerala Medical Journal, Issue 5, September 2011 pp 205-208

26. Successful bowel surgery at hemoglobin 2 g/dL without blood transfusion. Padmakumar R1, Pai M, Farish S, Rajeev J, Sanjeev T, Sreevalsan TV, Sheetal B, Sooraj YS, Rowther SS.World J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Aug 27;5(8):252-5.

27. Rajeev Jayadevan. The gastroenterology-psychiatry interface: a comparison of medical practice in India with the West. Commentary. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry Vol 27 No.2: 20 September 2014

28. PadmaKumar Ramakrishna Pillai, Madhukara Pai, Farish Shams, Rajeev Jayadevan, Praveen Kumar, Shaji P.G, Anithadevi T. Efficacy of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Type 2 Diabetes Even With BMI Less than 35: A Retrospective Study. (2014) J Diabetes Obes 2(2): 1-5.

29. Aphthous Ulcers: Chapter by Rajeev Jayadevan: Practical Gastroenterology Second edition (2016), Editors V Balakrishnan, G Rajesh.

30. Jayadevan R, Anithadevi TS, Sabu S. Venugopalan RP Prevalence of Colorectal Polyps: A retrospective study to determine the cut-off age for screening. Gastroenterol Pancreatol Liver Disord 3(2): 1-5; 2016 May 17.

31. Jayadevan R. Diet and lifestyle in Diabetes, A Kerala Perspective. Kerala Medical Journal. 2016 Sep 29;9(3):120–4.

Faculty Lectures for Scientific society meetings:

1. What is new in Gastroenterology: Rajeev Jayadevan: State of the art lecture at Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala Chapter State Conference, 2010

2. Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to Fatty liver: Rajeev Jayadevan: State of the art lecture at Diabetes Summit State Conference October 2010, Cochin

3. Statins and Liver disease: Rajeev Jayadevan: State of the art lecture at Diabetes Summit State Conference October 2011, Cochin

4. Approach to refractory variceal bleeding. Rajeev Jayadevan: State of the art lecture at Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala Chapter State Conference, 2011

5. Diabetic Gastroparesis: Rajeev Jayadevan :State of the art lecture at Diabetes Summit State Conference August 2012, Cochin

6. Ascites in the chronic renal failure patient with cirrhosis. Rajeev Jayadevan: State of the art lecture at Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala Chapter State Conference 2013

7. Can Liver Fibrosis be reversed? Rajeev Jayadevan: State of the art lecture at Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala Chapter State Conference 2014

8. Aphthous Ulcers: Practice update. Rajeev Jayadevan: State of the art lecture at Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala Chapter State Conference, 2014

9. What is new in Hepatology: Rajeev Jayadevan: State of the art lecture at Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala Chapter State Conference, 2015

10. Communication skills for doctors: Rajeev Jayadevan: State of the art lecture at Indian Society of Gastroenterology Kerala Chapter State Conference, 2016

11. Gastrointestinal complications of diabetes: Rajeev Jayadevan: Indian Diabetes Education Conference Trivandrum 22 May 2016

12. Communication skills for doctors: Rajeev Jayadevan at Christian Medical College, Vellore, 13 August 2016

  1. Was the first to publish about aerosol transmission of the virus, on April 10, in an article titled: “How does the SARS-CoV-2 virus really spread?” (At that time, the belief was that it was through coughing and sneezing)
  2. Reverse Quarantine: Elsevier Clinical Research
  3. The 20 risk factors for mortality in Covid-19: The Anaesthesiologist, Vol 1, 14, June 2020
  4. A hundred lives lost: Deaths during the times of COVID-19
  5. Age-virulence theory: a new hypothesis: Elsevier Clinical Research
  6. Healthcare worker deaths in India: What can we learn? International Journal of Indian Psychology (IJIA)
  7. COVID-19’s known unknowns: BMJ 23 October BMJ2020;371:m3979
  8. The Humidity Hypothesis of COVID-19 spread
  9. Health care workers’ deaths from COVID-19 in India: What can we learn? The International Journal of Indian Psychology ISSN 2348-5396 (Online) | ISSN: 2349-3429 (Print) Volume 8, Issue 2, April- June, 2020
  10. Survey of symptoms following COVID-19 vaccination in India

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.08.21251366v1.abstract

  1. V. Raveendran, Rajeev Jayadevan, S. Sashidharan,

Long COVID: An overview, Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, Volume 15, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 869-875, ISSN 1871-4021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsx.2021.04.007.

(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1871402121001193)

  1. Medical students escape war torn Ukraine but face limbo BMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o908(Published 21 April 2022)Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o908
  2. Covid-19: How India’s doctors found their voice in the country’s devastating second wave BMJ 2021; 373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1253(Published 19 May 2021)
  3. CME India No one is safe until everyone is safe February 26, 2021
  4. CME India A new booster dose with each wave? April 13, 2022
  5. CME India Pulse Oximetry at Home did not improve patient outcomes in a Randomised Controlled Trial April 10, 2022
  6. CME India Has Israel’s 4th dose study been exaggerated? April 1, 2022
  7. CME India Why is COVID-19 a cyclical disease? March 23, 2022
  8. CME India ChAdOx1 works well as a booster May 9, 2022
  9. CME India Why Delta was a smarter thief than Omicron. January 2022
  10. COVID-19 third wave experience in India, a survey of 5971 adults Rajeev Jayadevan, Ramesh Shenoy, TS Anithadevi, MedRxiv 2022.04.26.22274273; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.04.26.22274273

Update articles for doctors and for the general public

  1. Evidence-based COVID-19 for doctors: 26 March
  2. COVID-19 is not a trivial disease
  3. How to use PPE during COVID-19 30 March
  4. 20 COVID-19 Precautions for the general public
  5. Safety of healthcare workers 4 April
  6. Easy checklist for doctors
  7. Easy checklist for hospitals
  8. Chess board, rice grains and the King: the story of exponential spread
  9. Scientific facts about COVID-19: IMA live
  10. CFR, why it is futile to compare between different states and countries
  11. The family history of the corona virus (genetics)
  12. What to do if you are exposed to SARS-CoV2 virus?
  13. How did doctors and nurses get COVID-19?
  14. Why excessive immunity causes damage
  15. Why immune response and immunity are different entities
  16. The importance of scientific temperament
  17. How to identify fake news about COVID-19
  18. The need to do more testing: IMA live
  19. 25 tips for nurses to remain safe during the pandemic: IMA live
  20. Safety tips for Nurses (English)
  21. How to approach returning NRI’s during a pandemic
  22. Precautions while returning home from outside
  23. How COVID-19 affects gastroenterology practice
  24. 20 risk factors for mortality in COVID-19
  25. 108 deaths, why the study was done (Malayalam)
  26. Doctor’s health initiative launched by IMA Cochin
  27. COVID tests: published in India Med News
  28. Quest for truth: about evidence-based medicine in AKMG US Magazine
  29. What does immunity mean? How is it difference from reinfection?
  30. The importance of team work and leadership in the pandemic
  31. Why are doctors in India dying from COVID-19?
  32. Closed spaces, more people, loud talking, mask down: the dangerous four
  33. Importance of adequate staffing in healthcare establishments
  34. Lessons from the success and failure of Nations
  35. What to do if you are exposed to COVID-19: Guide for doctors
  36. Sputnik V vaccine updates and why it is important for India: Mathrubhumi News
  37. Numerous Twitter updates with summaries of publications sent to doctors

International

  1. The Guardian, UK. Why Kerala is still in the grip of India’s second wave of COVID. 15 September 2021
  2. Bloomberg News, US. Coronavirus has killed more than 100 doctors in India. 13 August 2020
  3. The New York Times India approves booster shots between ages 18 and 60. 9 April 2022
  4. The Malaysia Sun Health expert advises following COVID-protocols. 13 May 2022
  5. BBC News Hindi तीसरी लहर: “केरल के कोच्चि स्थित आईएमए में कोरोना टास्क फ़ोर्स के सलाहकार डॉक्टर राजीव जयदेवन ने कहा कि हर लहर में इसी तरह की प्रवृत्ति देखने को मिली है” 24 January 2022
  6. BBC News Tamil கோவிட் 19 பூஸ்டர் தடுப்பூசி பலன் தருகிறதா? ஆய்வு சொல்லும் 7 விஷயங்கள் என்ன? 3 May 2022
  7. Italy 24com 16,051 new cases in India, lowest figure for the year. February 21, 2022
  8. Italy Fanpage.It India, 16,051 new cases: lowest figure for the year. February 21, 2022
  9. China Yahoo News Mucormycosis in India. 28-May-2021
  10. China XinhuaNet (official news agency) 155 healthcare workers die across India due to COVID-19: Government. 15 September 2020
  11. China News Media On pediatric vaccination. October 19, 2021
  12. China Press: On boosters
  13. Asia Xiaoxi News on Wastewater surveillance. 9 April 2022
  14. Vietnam Quang Ninh Newspaper 28 July 2021
  15. Vietnam ZingNews February 28, 2022
  16. Ecuador Metro Why have scientists warned about NeoCoV, a type of coronavirus detected in bats? February 08, 2022
  17. Taiwan The Taipei Times The Liberty Times Mucor mold outbreak in India
  18. Nigeria The New Telegraph Faulty Method Of Injecting Vaccine Could Cause Clotting – Study. July 8, 2021
  19. Germanic News October 13, 2021 Experts suggest vaccinating people with comorbidities
  20. France Nouvelles du Monde covid 19: Virus se déplaçant avec l’Inde en mouvement, ne vous inquiétez pas. April 16 2022
  21. France Les Actualites
  22. France nouvelles–du–monde COVID-19 | Healthy people may not need a booster dose of vaccination, doctors say. October 31, 2021
  23. Taiwan New Talk about Mucormycosis. 28 May 2021
  24. Indonesia Pikiran Rakyat News: Omicron variant.
  25. Indonesia 31 January 2022
  26. Arabic News sitecom دراسة: 66٪ من العاملين بالصحة عانوا من آثار جانبية بعد التطعيم ضد كورونا  16 February 2021
  27. Yahoo News Mucormycosis in India: What Makes People Prone to Black Fungus? June 3, 2021
  28. DWIT News Nepal “Killer fungal infection”. 31 may 2021
  29. Mexico 4 July 2021 Covid-19: Esta sería la impactante razón de los coágulos de sangre vinculados
  30. Noticio Ulti (Spain) Experts warn people about role of excess zinc and antibiotics during coronavirus treatment behind black fungus outbreak. 27 May 2021
  31. Noticio Ulti (Spain) Children’s vaccine should be given as a priority, doctors say: October 13, 2021
  32. Pakistan Times Looking into the future of the pandemic. July 11, 2021
  33. Pakistan Times A few good things during the pandemic. June 16, 2021
  34. Spanish ¿Qué es realmente el NeoCov? 31 January 2022
  35. Es (Spanish News Site) about medical students choosing to study abroad
  36. Malaysia News on Dr Rajeev Jayadevan Boosters. Sept 25, 2021
  37. Turkey Zaman Belcica About booster doses. April 8, 2022
  38. Turkey Rumico.com Omicron wave
  39. Sri Lanka Daily News

 India (English)

  1. The NewsMinute 12 February 2020: Myths about CoronaVirus
  2. The New Indian Express 17 March, 2020. “65 lakh people could become infected in Kerala” (Total confirmed COVID cases in Kerala on 13.5.2022 is 65,46,235 at dashboard.kerala.gov.in)
  3. The Hindu Busting myths on COVID-19. March 24, 2020
  4. The Hindu Experts divided over efficacy of tests. 4 April 2020
  5. BusinessToday Over 90 doctors on COVID-19 duty lost their lives so far. 14 July 2020
  6. The Hindu Coronavirus ‘COVID-19 claims the lives of 104 doctors across the country’ All India edition New Delhi. 20 July 2020
  7. The Times of India “The tourism sector can be allowed to rerun but under stern restrictions so as to avoid public conventions”, August 20, 2020
  8. Hindustan Times Tourism sector must restart with precautions. August 22, 2020
  9. News18 “Vaccine trials need not be repeated in each country”. December 7, 2020
  10. The NewsMinute Why Ernakulam’s COVID-19 cases rose exponentially over last few months. January 27, 2021
  11. Observer Research Foundation: The SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads in more ways than one: A challenge and an opportunity Rajeev Jayadevan Health Express Jan 14 2021
  12. Financial Times India jab drive falters amid fears of 2nd wave “Multiple waves are the rule for this virus: Rajeev Jayadevan” March 15, 2021
  13. India Today. Covid-19 vaccination FAQs: Your questions about coronavirus vaccine safety answered. March 28, 2021
  14. The Sunday Guardian. “Viruses undergo natural change and there is substantial evidence that the virus is spreading faster” April 17, 2021
  15. India Today Second wave of infections leads to surge in Covid deaths, experts say casualties preventable May 5, 2021
  16. India Today. Dangerous cocktail of antibiotics, steroids, excessive steam leading to surge in black fungus cases? May 23, 2021
  17. India Today1.617.2 becoming dominant variant in India, finds genome sequencing. May 24, 2021
  18. The Print. “Antibiotics, zinc, steam: Kerala doctor wants black fungus cause hunt to go beyond steroids”. 24 May, 2021
  19. India Today India’s Covid-19 management has a prescription problem. May 25, 2021
  20. The Times of India: “New Study has shown that this very rare complication of the adenovirus vaccine could be happening due to vaccine being injected directly into the bloodstream” July 3, 2021
  21. Press Information Bureau 3 June 2021 Dr Rajeev Jayadevan “Unnecessary medicines are a strict no-no”
  22. Times of India “Antibody measurement is not a reliable means to decide on vaccine effectiveness” Jun 8, 2021
  23. News18 “It is easy to under-count COVID deaths, and also over-count” June 10, 2021
  24. News18 Understanding the Ways in Which SARS-CoV-2 Spreads Could Hold the Key to Future Treatment. June 17, 2021
  25. The New Indian Express “The most remarkable part of the Covaxin study was division of the participants in three groups, one of whom was followed for asymptomatic cases” 3rd July 2021
  26. The Hindu BusinessLine UK’s ‘Freedom Day’ unlock strategy not for India to follow, warn experts. July 19 2021
  27. The Hindu “Old COVID death definitions will need to be updated to avoid excluding those who died due to COVID after an initial recovery, July 04, 2021
  28. The Hindu Business Line Only reasonable to expect surge in Kerala Covid cases after Onam’ August 12  2021
  29. IndiaSpend What Kerala’s Rising Case Numbers Mean. 5 Aug, 2021
  30. The Outlook Magazine: Kerala did not allow the pandemic to spread like wildfire. 28 Aug 2021
  31. The Times of India “Unlike small nations, waves do not occur uniformly in a large counry, due to (multiple) factors” Aug 3, 2021
  32. CNBC Interview COVID cases surge: Vaccination is to protect people from falling severely ill and dying, says Dr Rajeev Jayadevan. August 10, 2021
    Hindustan Times “Post Onam surge can be expected in the state. Therefore it is best to keep the social bubble minimum this season” Aug 14, 2021
  33. The Hindu BusinessLine IMA Kerala dismisses scare over post-vaccination deaths. August 25 2021
  34. The Wire. Science. ‘Kerala Doing Everything Right, Except Contact Tracing’: IMA’s Rajeev Jayadevan. 03 September2021
  35. The Hindu Health experts against opening schools in Kerala in haste. September 03, 2021
  36. India Today “It appears that this constellation of mutations occurred in a single immunosuppressed individual” September 1, 2021
  37. The Times of India Centre rules out change in Covishield doses interval. Sep 26, 2021
  38. Times of India Covid numbers dipping in Kerala but caution is key, say experts. Sep 30, 2021
  39. The Hindu Rapid switch to RT-PCR may not be practical, say experts. September 29, 2021
  40. The Times of India Covid-19: Kerala in plateau phase for third time in second wave. Sep 19, 2021
  41. The Hindu BusinessLine Compensation in the time of Covid-19. October 3 2021
  42. The Hindu BusinessLine Book Review: A candid account of the pandemic’s journey. Oct 03, 2021
  43. The Hindu Give COVID-19 vaccine to children who need it most, say experts. October 13, 2021
  44. The Wire. Science. ‘Government Shouldn’t Give COVID Vaccines To Healthy Children Under 15’ October 2021
  45. Times Now ‘The Government should not mandate vaccination for healthy children below the age of 15’ October 16, 2021
  46. The Hindu Business Line Booster dose not necessary for healthy people, says medical expert. October 25 2021
  47. Times of India: Focus on 2nd dose than third shot, say experts. Oct 28, 2021
  48. The Hindu COVID-19 possible despite earlier infection: doctors. October 17, 2021
  49. The Tribune “The pandemic comes in waves; there will be high tide and low tide” Nov 07, 2021
  50. Times of India Covid cases decline in Kerala, but reality is different. Nov 30, 2021
  51. In Podcast: Do you really need a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot? Dec 17, 2021
  52. The Hindustan Times Priority on two doses for entire population in India. Dec 23, 2021
  53. The Hindu Businessline Book Review A handy assistant for doctors, students, science students. Dec 23, 2021
  54. The Economic Times “Lancet study stating that protection offered by Covishield declines after 3 months has been misquoted”, say experts. December 24, 2021
  55. The Tribune. Third wave raises oxygen bed requirement overnight in Chandigarh “The percentage of patients requiring oxygen will definitely be lower than the Delta wave: Dr Rajeev Jayadevan” Jan 07, 2022
  56. The New Indian Express If anyone believes Covid is going away after Omicron, they’re wrong: Dr Rajeev Jayadevan 08th January 2022
  57. Observer Research Foundation: Separating the facts from the Hype Rajeev Jayadevan Health Express January 11 2022
  58. The Wire Mistakes in COVID Response Being Repeated’: Experts Write to Centre, States. 14 January 2022
  59. The Hindustan Times “Test positivity rate cannot be relied upon as the sole parameter” January 14, 2022
  60. The New Indian Express Experts link recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Kerala to Omicron variant. 17 January 2022
  61. ORF Observer Research Foundation: ओमिक्रॉन से जुड़े तथ्यों को अटकलों से अलग करने की गंभीर कोशिश January 18, 2022
  62. India Today What is Ct value, a vital Covid testing parameter in RT-PCR reports? January 18, 2022
  63. The New Indian Express “People should avoid self-medication,” said Dr Rajeev Jayadevan, of the IMA. 20 January 2022
  64. The Hindu Number of COVID-19 infected beyond what was ever seen before: health expert. January 20, 2022
  65. India Today Covid negative despite symptoms, being close to infected person? Here’s why. January 21, 2022
  66. The New Indian Express Despite being ineffective against Omicron, demand rises for antibody cocktail jabs. 22nd January 2022
  67. The Economic Times COVID-19: Omicron driven wave will turn to villages after metros, says expert. Jan 23, 2022
  68. TV9 Hindi BharatVarsh विशेषज्ञों का दावा- कोरोना की तीसरी लहर में ओमिक्रॉन बरपा रहा है कहर, पर डेल्टा की तरह खतरनाक नहीं 23 Jan 2022
  69. ABPLive Corona Omicron: महानगरों के बाद अब छोटे शहरों और गांव में ओमिक्रोन मामले बढ़ने की संभावना, विशेषज्ञों ने किया आगाह 24 Jan 2022
  70. The Hindu January 25, 2022 Doctors flag unwarranted medication in COVID-19 fight
  71. Amar Ujala Newspaper: Corona can cause repeated infections. 25 January 2022
  72. The New Indian Express Omicron remains dangerous, particularly for those who are unvaccinated. 28 January 2022
  73. The Hindu Good vaccination coverage must for breaking transmission, say experts. January 28, 2022
  74. The Hindu NeoCov coronavirus found in bats may pose threat to humans in future, scientists caution. January 29, 2022
  75. Times of India Hospitalization not (necessarily) a marker of severity’ Feb 1, 2022
  76. Press Information Bureau, India “Don’t give the virus a chance to infect you” Dr Rajeev Jayadevan. 3 February 2022
  77. Hindustan Times Omicron a much more mutated variant. Feb 04, 2022
  78. Hindustan Times Doctors advise caution against excess use of steam as a home remedy. February 06, 2022
  79. com ‘Omicron का सब-वेरिएंट है BA.2, नहीं है कोई बड़ा खतरा’, COVID टास्क फोर्स के सह-अध्यक्ष राजीव जयदेवन का दावा 21 Feb 2022
  80. News18 Omicron BA.2 से आएगी कोरोना की अगली लहर? कोविड टास्क फोर्स ने दिया ये जवाब FEBRUARY 21, 2022
  81. The Hindustan Times Omicron BA.2 will not cause another Covid-19 surge, says expert. February 21, 2022
  82. The Economic Times Experts warn of another Covid strain. Here’s everything you need to know about the BA.2 subvariant. February 21, 2022
  83. News18 ‘Another Wave Likely in 6-8 Months If…’ As India Takes a Breath With Dip in Covid Graph, A Word of Caution. February 22, 2022
  84. Deccan Herald Can Omicron BA.2 cause another Covid surge in India? Here’s what experts say. 23 February 2022
  85. OnManorama Post Covid complications, and how to treat them. February 25, 2022.
  86. Amara Ujala Newspaper AmarUjala विशेषज्ञ से जानिए: कोरोना के कम होते मामलों के बीच क्यों हो रही है चौथी लहर की चर्चा, क्या आ रहा है कोई नया वैरिएंट? 1 March 2022

 

  1. The Free Press Journal China pursued ‘Zero Covid strategy’ from beginning of pandemic, which has been considered unfeasible: Experts. March 14, 2022
  2. Money Control. comAnalysis: Co-morbidity clause removed for 60-plus to get COVID-19 booster shots. Will it draw more people to vax centres? March 15, 2022
  3. BusinessToday2 variant surges across Western Europe, US, China; what about India? March 16, 2022
  4. India Today2 variant has world on tenterhooks, but no need for India to press panic button yet. March 15, 2022
  5. The Hindu COVID-19 vaccination | Debate on over efficacy of booster doses. March 27, 2022
  6. Times of India Senior citizens in Kerala more keen on ‘precaution’ dose. TNN Mar 28, 2022
  7. Mid Day NewsPaper: Making masks voluntary is like making income tax optional. April 3, 2022
  8. News18 Big Cities Lift Covid Curbs, But Doctors Divided Over Mask Mandate, And Can It Prevent Next Wave? April 7, 2022
  9. ZeeNews ‘XE variant slightly tuned up version of Omicron’: Covid task force co-chairman. April 7, 2022
  10. ANI News Precaution dose not a substitute for other precautionary measures: Health expert advises following COVID protocols
  11. India Today Surveillance of sewage water started for early detection of Covid-19 virus across 15 states in India April 8, 2022
  12. The Pioneer  09 April 2022  ‘Paid’ Covid booster for all in private clinics from April 10
  13. Times of India Is it time to restore Covid vigil? Apr 20, 2022
  14. Amar Ujala News कोरोना अलर्ट: बूस्टर खुराक लेने वाले 70 फीसदी लोग तीसरी लहर के दौरान संक्रमण से बचे रहे, कर्नाटक के मंत्री ने चौथी लहर के लिए किया आगाह 26 Apr 2022
  15. India Today Delhi govt asks schools to shut down if Covid case found, experts, parents say move ‘knee jerk’: April 15, 2022
  16. The Economic Times Virus moving with India on the move, worry not: Apr 16, 2022
  17. NDTV SwachhIndia Experts Urge To Mask Up, Maintain Hand Hygiene And Social Distance As Daily COVID-19 Cases See A Jump; April 18, 2022
  18. Money Control As COVID-19 infections inch up, experts blame dropping of masks. April 18, 2022
  19. Times of India Explained: Are reinfections behind rise in cases? TIMESOFINDIA.COM / April 19, 2022
  20. The Economic Times 70% people who took booster dose didn’t get Covid during 3rd wave in India: Study. April 26, 2022
  21. Amar Ujala News Hindi
  22. Mint “Gap between 2nd Covid jab and booster dose should be longer: What a top health expert said”. 29 April 2022
  23. Financial Express Health expert believes 6 months gap between COVID vaccine and precautionary dose better for immunity April 29, 2022
  24. Times of India One-third got Covid-19 even after taking booster dose, finds study. TNN / April 30, 2022
  25. The Tribune, Chandigarh Covid: Surge in Delhi, but Chandigarh bucks trend.
  26. Mint The longer the gap between the primary vaccination and the third dose against Covid-19 infection, the better the immunity. 1 May 2022
  27. The Tribune The difference between natural infections and vaccination is that all natural infections do not induce the same level of systemic immune response. May 2, 2022
  28. Times Now Onset of fresh COVID-19 wave in Delhi? Here’s what experts have to say amid surge in cases. May 3, 2022
  29. The Daily Pioneer Rise in Covid cases doesn’t mean a new wave: Experts. Wednesday, 04 May 2022 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI
  30. The New Indian Express 40% ‘undercounting’ of daily COVID cases in Delhi NCR in April: Survey. 4 May 2022
  31. The New Indian Express Too early for a large wave to happen, but we must keep basic mitigation measures in place without compromising economic activity. 4 May 2022
  32. The Hindu BusinessLine WHO report on Covid deaths: Experts divided on the veracity of report. May 6, 2022
  33. The Hindu Omicron: severe in virus-naive, unvaccinated people Rajeev Jayadevan May 7, 2022

India (Malayalam)

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  2. Mathrubhumi About COVID tests and Vaccines. 8 September 2020

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dr rajeev jayadevan

Dr Rajeev Jayadevan completed his MBBS and MD General Medicine with top honors from Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore in 1995. He received training in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
He has extensive international experience of performing over 19,000 endoscopies. He was awarded MRCP (UK) from England in 1996. He obtained Board Certification in Medicine and Gastroenterology (Fellowship) from New York Medical College, and spent 3 years in the UK and 10 years in the US before returning to his hometown of Kochi. He established the department of Gastroenterology at Sunrise Hospital Cochin.

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