A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Cube Highways signs Rs 3,500 crore loan agreement with SBI to buy NHAI toll roads: Report
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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?
We are not naïve. We know people have contradictions and mistakes happen. But the thing is, Djokovic’s costly swipe at the ball wasn’t his first demonstration of anger in the match. Moments earlier, he had slammed one hard in the sideboards. At that moment, he could have warned himself. “Calm down, if someone gets hit, you could be kicked out of the tournament.” Curse, scream, break your racquet. But don’t do anything where the racquet or ball hit another person. The rules are clear about that. … [Read more...] about Djokovic has a Federer moment at the US Open
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
At first, shoppers were loading their freezers in what some in the grocery business politely refer to as “the initial pantry filling.” For some consumers, frozen fruit and vegetables became a less expensive and more reliable alternative to fresh. And then there was a simple reality: Some days it is just easier to pull a meal from the freezer. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Impact | Seven ways the pandemic has changed how we shop for food