Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicCovid pandemic

Topic: Covid pandemic

Covid endemicity isn’t a promise to safety. Experts tell you why

Endemicity refers to a state in which total number of infections is not dropping or growing — though an endemic disease can have big, predictable seasonal fluctuations.

Covid-hit citizens don’t just blame govt. Buck is passed on to democracy too, survey finds

Researchers from Harvard, Colombia and IE University surveyed 22,500 people from 12 countries to find that bad crisis management can weaken support for democratic norms and institutions.

Amravati, where Delta emerged & wrought havoc, calm in Omicron wave. Authorities remain alert

Amravati’s daily Covid caseload was 9 on 1 January. It jumped to 397 on 19 January. It has recorded 25 confirmed cases of Omicron since December.

Covid: Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters, Israel health DG sees Omicron wave waning this month

ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the Covid-19 pandemic from across the globe

TB now officially a Covid comorbidity, disease compromises lungs that virus also targets

The latest clinical management guidelines, released Monday, include seven categories of people who are at 'high risk' of severe Covid or mortality because of it. These include TB patients.

Covid-19: Chinese cities on alert ahead of Lunar New Year & Cathay Pacific in hot water

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid pandemic: Highest single-day deaths in S Korea, Australia shortens gap for booster dose

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Why Modi govt shouldn’t believe jugaad or Band-Aid solutions can sustain economic revival

Will the new Omicron variant set the clock back and dampen the spirits? Modi govt would be naïve to believe RBI and not plan for recovery of the Indian economy.

Omicron symptoms mild with or without vaccination, says South Africa doctor who flagged variant

Dr Angelique Coetzee of South African Medical Association says Omicron is 'quite transmissible' but it is not known yet if it is more so than Delta.

Covid-19 — Uganda to lift 80-week school shutdown, South Korea deals with record high infections

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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