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A roost of the Indian Flying Fox, the largest bats around us | Photo: Kadambari Deshpande

Live with bats or kill them? There is a third option even during coronavirus crisis

Bats are revered in many parts of India and help in agriculture, but the demand to get rid of them after the coronavirus pandemic is rising.
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China’s ‘bat woman’ warns coronavirus is just the tip of the iceberg

Shi Zhengli, a virologist renowned for her work on coronavirus in bats, emphasized on the need for studying viruses among wild animals in advance to prevent another pandemic.
Medics examine patients for coronavirus in Hyderabad | PTI

Scientists identify new bat coronavirus that sheds light on how SARS-CoV-2 evolved

Children, teens at higher risk of complications to bowel abnormalities in patients, ThePrint brings you the latest research on Covid-19.
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Coronavirus came from bats, can infect cats and ferrets too, WHO says

Recent studies showed that cats can transmit the virus to other cats and the WHO is aware of instances of pets of Covid-19 patients being infected

Don’t demonise bats, we need them: Researchers explain why ‘mass hysteria’ is uncalled for

Chiropterologists from 6 Asian nations have released a seven-point statement to combat ill-informed opinions on bats as the source of Covid-19.
A doctor wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) holds a saliva swab in a test tube during coronavirus symptom tests | Representational Image | Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg

US begins clinical trial of an artificial antibody for Covid-19 treatment

From a robot that can disinfect large surfaces to a diaphragm pacing device, ThePrint brings some of the latest developments on the Covid-19 front.
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Bat coronavirus found in two Indian species of bats for the first time: ICMR study

Twenty nine bats of 2 species from Kerala, Himachal, Puducherry and TN tested positive for bat coronavirus, but there is no evidence to suggest it can be transmitted to humans.
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Why bats are huge reservoirs of viruses and how humans remain at high risk of infection

Loss of habitats has forced bats to live in close contact with humans, increasing chances of people getting infected with novel viruses.
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Ebola, Nipah and now COVID-19 — why bats transmit so many deadly viruses

According to some studies, bats were the original hosts of the novel coronavirus strain that has claimed over 4,000 lives worldwide.
A thermal screeening device checks passengers arriving in India from China including Hong Kong in view of outbreak of Novel coronavirus (CoV) in China | PTI

Where did coronavirus come from? Scientists suspect bats are to blame

Bats contain highest proportion of mammalian viruses that are likely to infect people in so-called zoonotic infections.

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

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A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

LAC row began April, 5,000 Chinese troops sent to Pangong in May, claims state broadcaster

Published by CGTN, the report is first Chinese acknowledgment about the number of troops mobilised in the Pangong Lake area amid tensions with India.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.