Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicHerd immunity

Topic: herd immunity

Aiming for herd immunity without Covid vaccine is a disastrous response

Without a widely available vaccine, most of the must become infected to reach herd immunity, and the coronavirus’s mortality rate means millions would die.

Children are getting Covid sitting at home, reopening schools can help them & the community

Keeping 250-plus million children away from school is impacting learning severely, and their mingling in school can hasten population or herd immunity.

Why Covid-19 herd immunity may be closer than we believed so far

Experts say Covid-19 antibodies last at least 6 months, and they are not the only weapons our body has against coronavirus.

Why the spread of coronavirus is forcing scientists to rethink herd immunity

Scientists have started to investigate the possibility of heterogeneity in the way humans interact, and in our inherent, biological susceptibility to this disease.

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.

When will the coronavirus pandemic come to an ‘end’? February 2021

Scientists are wise not to offer predictions on when the coronavirus pandemic will end, for there are too many factors at play.

India far from herd immunity, can only come at very high human cost, says top govt official

OSD in the health ministry Rajesh Bhushan says India is in talks with various stakeholders on vaccines, but has not yet signed any agreement with a vaccine manufacturer.

Mumbai serological survey results show its slums could be reaching herd immunity for Covid

Findings of serological survey suggest that despite efforts to contain spread, Mumbai’s poorest places may have unwittingly pursued strategy of herd immunity.

57% of Mumbai slum dwellers were exposed to Covid, developed antibodies, finds sero survey

With just 16% of the non-slums developing antibodies, focus is moving to these areas to contain spread of Covid. A second phase will follow up with everyone tested in a month.

Why Xi Jinping tunes into Indian TV news, and how to make ‘immunity-boosting’ papad

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On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.