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Opinion  /  Published 30.01.22

Who started the fire?

Footnote At a time when top politicians are caught lying about their educational qualifications, the Karnataka home minister, Araga Jnanendra, has admitted that he was a poor student. He confessed th...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 10.01.22

Why the mask is a must in omicron battle

According to Kaushik Basu, a clinical immunologist and associate professor at Calcutta Medical College, the best antidote for the time being is the oldest one — masks. “It is known from st...
By Sanjeet Bagcchi

Health  /  Published 20.10.21

Keep the mask up

Masks work best when everyone in the room is wearing one. That’s because when an infected person wears a mask, a large percentage of their exhaled infectious particles are trapped, stopping vira...
By Tara Parker-Pope

Health  /  Published 30.05.21

Red flags for black fungus

Dr Kamlesh Kothari is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with over two decades of experience and is a visiting consultant to various corporate hospitals in Calcutta. He is the clinical director of Aest...
By Dr Kamlesh Kothari

Health  /  Published 02.12.20

Fitness, masked

Exercising during the pandemic has been challenging for many of us. Gyms have closed or limited occupancy, as have parks, pools, pathways and other recreational facilities. If trails are open, they of...
By Gretchen Reynolds

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India  /  Published 04.09.20

Masks not mandatory for solo drivers

A person driving a car alone need not wear a face mask, the Union health secretary said on Thursday, but emphasised the need for continued personal protective measures, including the use of masks, in ...
By G.S. Mudur

Opinion  /  Published 30.08.20

Zooming in on Covidiots

Now is different than before. How long will now last? Is now here to stay? Till Puja? Or Diwali? Or Christmas and beyond? Did we think now would be like this? A world in which we would have to learn a...
By Derek O’Brien

Health  /  Published 26.08.20

Relief to Rigour

We have been using the mask for five months now. During this time the item has lost some of its strangeness, acquired some fashion quotient, bred much indignation and, while still breeding more, moved...
By Upala Sen

India  /  Published 04.04.20

Face masks good for all: Govt

The Union health ministry appeared to have shifted its stand on the use of masks on Saturday, asking those without a medical condition to consider using a “homemade protective cover for face & m...
By Furquan Ameen

Delhi  /  Published 02.06.20

Doctor served notices over PPE concerns

 A 33-year-old resident doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was served show cause notices after he exposed the substandard protective gears given to healthcare workers a...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi


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