Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: covid

Can taking vitamins and supplements help you recover from Covid?

Deficiencies in essential nutrients have been shown to increase susceptibility to infection, including Covid. But there's a catch.

CCMB’s mRna Covid vaccine effective in mice, agency doesn’t have ‘capacity’ for human trials

Based on technology used by American pharmaceutical company Moderna, the CCMB vaccine is India's 2nd indigenous mRNA Covid vaccine, & the agency is open to private partnership for human trials.

Govts can only cut petrol, diesel tax to ease high inflation pain. Don’t hold your breath yet

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Decade without data – Why India is delaying Census when US, UK, China went ahead during Covid

Government policies, schemes and studies need data. For the first time, India has none to offer for the decade gone by.

Check if older women have become prostitutes due to Covid, Supreme Court directs Bengal

Amicus Curiae tells top court the Bengal government was aware of this practice but had not taken any precautionary measures.

Modern Love: Mumbai is all about ‘ishq, mohabbat, pyaar’. But it’s not that ‘modern’

Modern Love: Mumbai's attempt to create a desi version of the US series is worth it. But choosing to not show how Covid changed love is too big a miss.

55% severe Covid patients still have at least one symptom two years later, finds Lancet study

Study by researchers at Chinese institutions followed up with 1,192 participants at 6 months, 12 months & 2 years after recovery from Covid. Longest follow-up study on Covid till date.

Govt set to allow Covid booster dose before 9-month waiting period for those flying abroad

The decision about the precaution dose for overseas travellers was based on recommendations by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.

Soon, a national public health observatory for integration & monitoring of schemes

Digital health ID will be used to integrate govt schemes, with plans to include even non-health programmes. Observatory will also act as control room during public health emergencies.

Covid taught us that love transcends even pandemics. The stories cannot be re-created

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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.