News  /  Published 19.07.22

Kolkata police resume mask campaign on streets

The city police have resumed the campaign to spread awareness on Covid and started distributing masks in crowded places, highlighting the need to keep faces covered at a time the state is witnessing a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

India  /  Published 11.05.22

Funds for jab to beat variants

A global vaccine development coalition has decided to fund an India-Australia-Switzerland  research consortium to create a novel so-called “variant-proof” coronavirus vaccine for broa...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.02.22

New Omicron sibling dominant in India

A sibling of the omicron variant named BA.2 has explosively usurped India’s coronavirus landscape over the past month without altering the course of the country’s shrinking Covid-19 epidem...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.02.22

Funds push for India's efforts to develop a broad-acting vaccine

A global vaccine development coalition has agreed to fund an Indian academic-industry research effort to develop a broad-acting vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and other cl...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.01.22

Covid-19 tests and cases dip

India recorded a sharp 16 per cent fall in daily new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday in synchrony with an even steeper overnight drop in the number of tests, but signs of large epidemics persist in at ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 25.01.22

Covid: Diligent audit raises Kerala death toll

A paradoxical rise in Kerala’s Covid-19 mortality rate despite a shrinking epidemic ahead of omicron’s emergence reflects diligent death auditing under political pressure, public demand an...
By G.S. Mudur, K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore, New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.01.22

Jamiat urges SC to hear hate speech plea early

The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has urged the Supreme Court to list for early hearing its petition seeking directions to curb hate speech and alleged communalisation of incidents in the context of the ensuing...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.21

Omicron: reminder of our common humanity

I have regular conversations with a doctor friend who tells me what to think about the virus. I consult him about surges, travel plans, going out and meeting friends. This is not normal. Treating the ...
By Mukul Kesavan

India  /  Published 17.11.21

Epidemic shrinks in spite of some blips

India’s near-steady decline in active Covid-19 patients is in line with expectations of a continually shrinking epidemic despite some state and city-specific blips, including a doubling of new c...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.21

The Age of Agony: Public health

“A thoroughly unpleasant period to exist,” Guy R. Williams wrote in the context of health and living in the 18th century in The Age of Agony, an age of puerile States and embryonic pu...
By Arunabha Sengupta


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