Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about Explained | What is the 12-minute ad cap that TRAI is asking TV channels to follow?
David Klein, who sold his stake in Jelly Belly in 1980 and now runs a company called Spectrum Confections, announced last week that he will give away a candy factory to one lucky winner who is able to locate the “ultimate treasure.” Additionally, one treasure hunter in all 50 states will receive $5,000. The contest has sparked enormous interest, with the “Gold Ticket” Facebook group gaining tens of thousands of members in just a few days and the website TheGoldTicket.com crashing from an apparent influx of visitors. … [Read more...] about What to know before you enter that golden ticket ‘treasure hunt’ from Jelly Belly’s founder
Eventually, however, the pendulum of justice swung back the other way in 1965 with Johnson’s Voting Rights Act. All In nicely recaps the passage of the federal legislation that prohibited racial discrimination in voting—a series of events DuVernay depicted in the film, Selma—along with Stacey Abrams’s personal connection to it. (Her grandmother was only able to vote for the first time because of it, in 1968, and spoke with Abrams about her pride and shame around the experience.) … [Read more...] about ‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’ is the only documentary you need to see before this election
The demand for Sollis Health’s services reveals how America’s wealthy are staying safe amid a pandemic: by bringing healthcare to themselves. While most Americans are able to access doctors over telehealth platforms, they still have to contend with a broken medical system, including hospitals that at times have no space for new patients and an inability to get test results in a timely fashion. Contrary to what some thought at the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 has not been some great class equalizer. Data show that Black, Latino, and Native Americans have suffered greater hospitalization and death from the disease compared with their white counterparts, because of an array of systemic barriers including poverty. It should not be surprising then that for the right price, a person can avoid overwhelmed hospitals, testing shortages, and even a week-long delay in receiving test results. … [Read more...] about The hottest new amenity for the rich? On-demand doctors and COVID-19 tests
Neha Dewan, National Director, South Asians for BidenDewan, who will now be mobilising South Asian votes for Biden, has been involved in politics for a while. A litigation associate, she was part of Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.Back then, Dewan chaired the New York Chapter of South Asians for Obama for his re-election campaign. She has also served on the Steering Committee for Lawyers for Obama in New York. … [Read more...] about Meet the 7 Indians playing a key role in the 2020 US Presidential campaign