If there’s one phrase we’ve heard more than any other this year it’s probably “social distance.” The phrase refers to the primary method people can adopt in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Most governments around the world recommend social distancing six feet (two meters) from the next closest person to stop the spread. … [Read more...] about Google releases free AR tool to help you social distance in the COVID-19 age
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Our monetary policy response has been very active since the onset of COVID-19. Along with rate cuts, the RBI has done a lot of things to ease pain such as moratorium on term loans, easing access to working capital, increasing WMA limit for government etc. However, the fiscal response has been relatively modest. Although the government announced Rs 21 lakh crore stimulus package, the actual fiscal cost of the package is around 1 percent of GDP. … [Read more...] about ‘Need more stimulus with focus on GST cut, wage support, higher MNREGA spend’
The third issue is relapse of the infection. There have been reports of the coronavirus infecting an individual after he/she has already recovered from COVID-19 once. Hence, it is yet not certain if the antibodies developed against coronavirus for the first time are effective in fighting it off the next time. The notion has been emphasized by the World Health Organisation as well. With individual immunity not proven yet, Herd Immunity is shrouded with doubts. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
PR: I’m thinking of a place that you go to every day that you kind of knew would always be there. A place that has become part of your routine, like the local coffee shop and the local diner. Those are actually the things I crave the most right now because [going back there] will mean a return to normalcy. I miss sitting with friends at a table and hugging them. I miss my dad, who is in a retirement village, and I can’t go visit him. I’m never taking that for granted again. … [Read more...] about Phil Rosenthal dishes on his Netflix series, camels, saving restaurants, and the genius fix for to-go fries
There’s little doubt that Cosmopolis comes across as odd. In a New Yorker review, John Updike commented on its lack of empathy, adding that “the trouble with a tale where anything can happen is that somehow nothing happens”. More savagely, Michiko Kakutani wrote in the New York Times that it was hokey and contrived, “a major dud, as lugubrious and heavy-handed as a bad Wim Wenders film, as dated as an old issue of Interview magazine”. (The 2011 film version by David Cronenberg was somewhat better received.) … [Read more...] about Reading Don Delillo’s ‘Cosmopolis’ during social and financial uncertainty