Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: anti-vaccination

Nobel laureate who found HIV now backs homoeopathy, anti-vaxxers & calls Covid a lab accident

French virologist Luc Montagnier went viral on WhatsApp for apparently saying ‘people who take any Covid vaccine won’t survive’. That’s fake, but he has made many such claims.

Vaccine hesitancy growing in parts of world as people doubt effectiveness, Lancet study says

Study in 'The Lancet' finds more people hesitant about trusting vaccines in countries like Pakistan, Indonesia, South Korea. France, India, Mexico show more confidence.

Djokovic right to be anti-vaxxer. Federer or Kohli didn’t just wake up one day as champions

An athlete's career isn't just all performance. One wrong move can end a career. Novak Djokovic is well within his right to oppose mandatory Covid-19 vaccine intake.

How Russian trolls and bots are fuelling the US anti-vaccination movement

The anti-vaccination movement, whose proponents are known as 'anti-vaxxers', has emerged as a surprise threat in middle- and high-income countries.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.