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?
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The Colaba observatory in South Mumbai recorded 129.6 mm rain in the 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on July 5. The Santacruz weather station in western suburbs recorded 200.8 mm rain during the same period, according to the IMD. … [Read more...] about Heavy rainfall continues in Mumbai; low-lying areas waterlogged
Paying for these new cameras and new street designs would be easy if the city reallocated NYPD funding to the Department of Transportation. TransAlt is also asking for NYPD to roll back its 2019 expansion of transit police to instead create a multiagency unit that would include the Department of Homeless Services to support the unhoused in New York’s transit system, create more data transparency around traffic enforcement, and pilot sliding-scale fines for low-income drivers. … [Read more...] about Instead of police randomly enforcing traffic laws, cameras and smart design could make safer streets
— Haqeeqat TV English (@HaqeeqatTVEng) May 22, 2020Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi today when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, just a minute before its landing, PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said. "The captain informed the air traffic tower that he was having problems with the landing gear before disappearing from the radar," the spokesperson told news agency PTI. … [Read more...] about Pakistan plane crash: Reports emerge of a few survivors from the accident site
There are still a lot of unknowns about what public transit needs to do, or even can do, in the post-COVID-19 world. One thing activists like Fried are sure of, though, is that everyone can’t switch to their own personal vehicles out of a concern for their health. “This applies to most big American cities but especially New York—the city just stops functioning if any significant share of subway riders decided to drive,” he says. Though people may have an aversion to closed, underground systems, they may still feel comfortable on buses, and in that case, Fried adds, dedicated bus lanes would help keep service moving, even through more traffic. … [Read more...] about Post-pandemic public transit may not end up looking all that different—but its goals may have to change