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Opinion  /  Published 01.05.21

Critical situation: India's second wave

How is India’s Covid nightmare — the images from the cremation grounds will haunt us for a long time — being reported in the UK? Journalists have relied on Indian consultants in the ...
By Amit Roy

World  /  Published 19.03.21

Boris Johnson to get AstraZeneca jab

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to protect against COVID-19 on Friday, even as many European countries who had paused its use amid some blood clot fears beg...
By Aditi Khanna in London

Opinion  /  Published 06.03.21

Covid-19 may exacerbate inequalities

A middle-ranking American diplomat who was posted in Calcutta in the early 1980s after serving in Dhaka had a disarming way of avoiding the risk of infection in the subcontinent. Declining ice or wate...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.21

Vaccine conspiracy, a new strain, has gone global

A health official telephoned within hours of my first anti-Covid-19 jab and asked if everything was alright. One reason could have been the controversy over the German and French insistence — wh...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

World  /  Published 28.01.21

UK minorities urged to take vaccine

On a day when Britain marked a grim milestone with the Covid death toll crossing the 100,000 barrier, Asian and black celebrities put out a video urging members of the ethnic minorities not to listen ...
By Amit Roy in London


India  /  Published 20.01.21

South Asians wary of Covid Vaccine: UK

My 80-year-old mother received the first dose of her Covid vaccine last week despite advice from her predominantly South Asian friends and peers not to go as the vaccine is “dodgy”. She be...
By Sajeda Momin

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.21

Bleak age: India's senior citizens

Is a long life necessarily a fulfilling one? This is a key question arising out of the findings of India’s maiden longitudinal ageing study, the world’s largest-ever detailed survey conduc...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 30.12.20

UK nod to Oxford vaccine

An independent regulator in the United Kingdom on Wednesday approved the coronavirus vaccine designed by scientists at the University of Oxford and produced by AstraZeneca for human use. The approval...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in London

World  /  Published 03.12.20

UK approves Pfizer vaccine

The vaccine against Covid-19 will be given first to those at greatest risk of dying from the virus, the UK government has said. In the NHS, that would apply to frontline Indian doctors and nurses, ma...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 12.10.20

UK set for 3-tier lockdown

A set of makeshift hospitals built within a record time earlier this year to help deal with an influx of Covid-19 cases are being asked to mobilise in parts of northern England on Monday as coronaviru...
By Aditi Khanna in London


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