Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicCovid third wave

Topic: Covid third wave

Masks & distancing don’t matter at Ganga Sagar mela, but ‘1 Covid case’ found in 3 lakh pilgrims

As lakhs took dips in Ganga during India’s second-largest pilgrimage, West Bengal officials claimed all Covid protocols were being followed amid a spurt in cases in the state.

India’s daily growth rate of Covid cases has plateaued at 34.9%, claims Cambridge tracker

Daily growth rates in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand & Bengal are now declining. But this doesn’t mean cases have peaked — that’s expected to happen later this month.

AIIMS puts routine admissions, non-essential surgeries on hold as it braces for 3rd Covid wave

OPD services in AIIMS and all its centres will continue to function with restricted registrations limited to patients with prior appointments.

PM’s principal secy, 2 CMs, Union & state ministers, officials — key govt figures hit by Covid

3 Union ministers infected include MoS Home Nityanand Rai. Rajasthan CM Gehlot & Delhi CM Kejriwal also ill with Covid, as are many state ministers and MLAs.

Antibody cocktails, oral pills: These are the Covid treatments available as Omicron surges

In the absence of a vaccine, the previous two waves saw a host of treatments to deal with the virus. Some of those fell out of favour. Here’s a list of ones currently available.

Celebrate festivals in ‘simple manner’ — What experts said at DDMA meet over 3rd wave fear

According to the minutes of the meeting held last month, ICMR director Balram Bhargava said mass gatherings must be discouraged and if permitted, prior vaccination should be ensured.

3rd Covid wave fears should make Indians cut down on sugar, salt and alcohol

A single food or supplement won't boost your immunity overnight. A whole foods-based nutritious diet is crucial to maintaining optimal function of immune system.

Modi-Shah BJP didn’t learn any lesson from Covid 2nd wave. Jan Ashirwad Yatras are proof

Thirty-nine Modi ministers are taking part in the 'Jan Ashirwad Yatras' across 22 states. This is nothing but an arrogant invitation to the third wave of Covid pandemic.

Warning about slow vaccination pace causing third Covid wave is a timely wake-up call

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

3rd wave could be worse than 2nd if vaccinations don’t pick up, bring 6L cases/day, govt warned

National Institute of Disaster Management under MHA says vaccination for children, especially those with comorbidities, should be an immediate priority.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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