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Apparatus to administer the BCG vaccine in Japan (representational image) | Photo: Commons/ThePrint Team

Countries with compulsory TB vaccine BCG like India are showing fewer Covid-19 deaths

US study finds a correlation between countries that require citizens to get BCG vaccine & those showing fewer confirmed cases & deaths from Covid-19.
Boris Johnson

British love for health service could make or break Boris Johnson

The cult of the National Health Service has been key to so many political fortunes over the decades, but no leader has weaponised it more than Boris Johnson.
Representational image of a ventilator | Photo: Bloomberg

Ventilator demand makes Singapore’s richest man richer by $3.5 billion

Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics shares have climbed 40%, fuelled by a surge in demand for the life-saving devices after Covid-19.
lab technician or doctor handles a test tube

Why epidemiologists and economists keep arguing over health vs economy

When epidemiologists say there’s no trade-off between health & economy, lots of economists just shake their heads in disagreement.
The Fitbit logo at a Target store on 30 January, 2017 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Justin Sullivan | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Demand for health and fitness gadgets goes through the roof, likely to stay there

Users, insurers and healthcare providers are all seeing the benefit of health gadgets, in a shift expected to persist long after the outbreak subsides.
Representational image | Photo: allaboutvision.com

Screen time limits for kids have gone for a toss as they’re stuck at home

As lockdowns to contain the spread of coronavirus globally keep 1.5 billion school children home, restricted screen time is becoming a thing of the past.
People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

One worker’s grueling journey home shows China isn’t normal yet

Bunny Fan’s ordeal shows how Beijing’s efforts to get the economy moving after China’s coronavirus outbreak is clashing with the reality on the ground.
The Zoom app home screen and logo | Image: ThePrint Team

Zoom struggles with security flaw as trolls disrupt meetings with abuse and porn

Cybersecurity researchers fear Zoom disruptions could be precursor to more harmful attacks allowing hackers to access secure files or other corporate software.
Electricity transmission towers in Maharashtra

India’s power market is booming. But it’s bad for business

The booming power market hasn’t translated into good times for the industry. Of 45 Indian electricity companies, just two are covering their cost of capital.
A manufacturing technician assembles kits for COVID-19 virus testing at a Mesa Biotech Inc. facility in San Diego, California,USA. Photo: Bing Guan | Bloomberg

5-minute coronavirus tests may give inaccurate results, Chinese firm warns

Abbott Laboratories unveiled a coronavirus test on 28 March that can confirm if someone is infected in as little as five minutes.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump | File Photo | ANI

India and US must join hands during Covid-19 crisis, not increase nativist impulses

Katherine B. Hadda, former US consul general, Hyderabad, writes on the need for the US and India to unite during the Covid-19 crisis.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.