Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicHerd immunity

Topic: herd immunity

2021’s Covid outbreak in Delhi shows herd immunity against Delta difficult, study says

The study also stated that Delta variant was 30-70% more transmissible than previous SARS-CoV-2 lineages & the 2020 Covid outbreak in Delhi was unrelated to any variant of concern.

Why the world may never reach herd immunity against Covid-19

New variants like Delta, which are more transmissible and have been shown to evade protections in some cases, are moving the bar for herd immunity near impossibly high levels.

Belief in ‘herd immunity’ was biggest illusion, paved way for 2nd Covid wave, experts say

Experts say the biggest mistake was allowing the virus to travel freely into the rural areas, adding that eradication of the virus now is too far-fetched an idea.

How to win over vaccine sceptics & build herd immunity? Listen

While Covid-19 has been a catastrophe, it’s also an unprecedented opportunity, given the visible public health ravages, to change minds and prove the value of vaccines.

Herd immunity ‘very difficult’ to achieve, says AIIMS director

AIIMS director Randeep Guleria said one should not think of herd immunity in 'practical terms' in India, especially in the times of 'variant strains' of Covid-19 and varying immunity.

90% of milk in India comprises A2 protein, says Amul managing director

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Here’s why Brazil’s Manaus is battling a second Covid wave despite natural ‘herd immunity’

Covid-19 in Manaus peaked in April-May 2020 and then developed a supposed 76% herd immunity by October, but the Brazilian city is now besieged by a second wave.

Delhi could be heading towards attaining ‘herd immunity’, latest sero-survey indicates

The survey has found that in one district, 50-60 per cent of the sampled population has developed antibodies to Covid-19, say sources.

Indians must have no confusion about how we reached impressive Covid herd immunity

India’s masses didn’t have the luxury to ‘work from home’ and follow social distancing, but they might have silently built India’s herd immunity.

Herd immunity could be closer than we think, vaccines must end isolation

Evidence is compelling that a robust and rapid vaccination campaign could render Covid less of a threat than seasonal flu through building herd immunity.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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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