There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about European Central Bank’s stimulus train to keep on rolling
Perhaps the most interesting section is the one in which he dwells on the meaning and associations of the word “copycat”. It’s not just counterfeiting and infringement, but also deviations from the standard, mischief, and caricature. It has, Hua feels, an anarchist spirit that has penetrated deep into the country’s culture. Thus, there aren’t merely copycat mobile phones and other product knock-offs but also “copycat stars, TV programs, advertisements, pop songs, Spring Festival galas, Shenzhou 7 space capsules, and Bird’s Nest national stadiums.” … [Read more...] about Ten words to understand China
The outcome of these efforts has been that a country with 1.3 billion people and limited resources has one of the lowest death rates per million in the world. The recovery rate is also steadily rising. I am happy that our business community, in particular small business been pro-active. Starting from almost nothing, they made us the second largest PPE kits manufacturer in the world. … [Read more...] about Full text of PM Modi’s speech at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum
Given the negative correlation between gold and equities, retail investors should maintain gold exposure of at least 5-10 per cent in their investment portfolio. Hence, those without adequate gold exposure should consider starting investments in gold, preferably through gold funds, in a staggered manner. If gold prices witness a steep correction in the future, investors can implement their asset allocation strategy to make lump-sum investments in gold. This will average their investment cost and also set their asset-mix right. … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to invest in gold now?
In the journal Nature Climate Change , the economists Francisco Estrada, W.J. Wouter Botzen, and Richard S.J. Tol write that this “local” form of climate change will deeply depress the urban economy– and dramatically “amplify” global climate change overall. “Any hard-won victories over climate change on a global scale could be wiped out by the effects of uncontrolled urban heat islands,” Tol said in a University of Sussex statement. The impact is so dramatic, the economic losses from climate change are almost three times worse when the urban heat island effect is included in the model, as opposed to conventional models that don’t consider the effect. … [Read more...] about The Big, Hot, Expensive Problem Facing Cities Now