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 Spike in COVID cases: Delhi govt rules out another lockdown; says economy can’t be ‘shut for eternity’
Too soon to say goodbye
A. Considering the swiftness with which we enabled our people to work from home, much before the lockdown without any disruption whatsoever, leads me to believe that we can continue to work from home for as long as the situation requires us to. We have realised that even clients are comfortable operating virtually and in fact, appreciate this kind of responsible and mature approach which ensures safety for all employees and their families, while maintaining a concentrated focus on delivering high-quality work. Working from home is here to stay in some form or the other even for the future. Each organisation will evolve a system that works for them. … [Read more...] about Virtual Leaders | COVID-19 lockdown underscores role of technology as game changer, says SAM & Co Managing Partner Pallavi Shroff
Vardhan said the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) is one of the most ambitious programmes of the government and is set to catapult the country to the position of a global leader in the field of digital health, according to a statement issued by the Union health ministry. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by March 2021, says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
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 Coronavirus vaccine update: AstraZeneca-Oxford trials not paused in India, says Serum Institute
At stake is New York’s financial health and its status as the world’s corporate headquarters. There is more square feet of workspace in the city than in London and San Francisco combined, according to Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate brokerage firm. Office work makes up the cornerstone of New York’s economy and property taxes from office buildings account for nearly 10% of the city’s total annual tax revenue. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?