Sweden has largely remained open while most of the countries observed an overall shutdown of business. Opting for the rather controversial approach of keeping restaurants, schools and parks open for public (while banning gatherings of more than 50 people and shutting museums), Sweden’s Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that the country is focusing on long-term sustainability over drastic short-term tactics. In fact, Sweden’s ambassador to the United States said last month that the capital of the Nordic country, Stockholm, could reach Herd Immunity in May. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
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While the vaccines research has been taking place in labs across the world, experts say that there is a good chance that the novel coronavirus will never go away. This is even in the case that a vaccine becomes available. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Essential podcast | India’s GDP slows sharply, is the virus here to stay despite vaccines?
COVID-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the second consecutive day on May 23 with 6,654 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to over 1.25 lakh, while the toll rose to 3,720 after 137 more deaths, the Union Health Ministry said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus wrap May 23: COVID-19 vaccine development at an early stage in India
In separate polls conducted in America and the UK over the past few years, significant numbers have expressed scepticism over subjects such as the moon landing, climate change, and the efficacy of vaccines. Journalist Anna Merlan, who’s written about the American fixation with conspiracy theories of all political stripes, feels that a lot of such thinking nowadays arises from a social structure that leaves many locked into their circumstances, and desperate to find someone to blame. In her view, such theories thrive in times of rapid social change, “when we’re re-evaluating ourselves and perhaps facing uncomfortable questions in the process”. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic: Dealing with an infection of conspiracy theories
As far as relief measures announced to bail them out of the crisis are concerned, the study reveals only 30 percent households claimed to have received any assistance from the government. Majority of the migrant workers lived off the food and ration provided by private donors. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus impact | 77% households have consumed less food since the lockdown: Study