Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicHerd immunity

Topic: herd immunity

Why you should not get depressed over studies that say Covid antibodies fade fast

Researchers say none of these findings is any reason to stop or slow down vaccine work and if anything, it should redouble the efforts if natural immunity fades quickly.

Covid antibodies fade rapidly in mild cases, raise risk of lost immunity, report says

Research on blood taken from 34 patients found the loss of antibodies occurred more quickly than with SARS, an earlier type of coronavirus infection.

Sweden proves ‘surprisingly slow’ in achieving herd immunity

Sweden's Covid-19 mortality is among the worst in the world and its contagion rates are much higher than anywhere else in the Nordic region.

Why migrant workers are starting to return to cities & how this can revive economy faster

Resumption of economic activity can lead to a larger number of people falling ill than during the lockdown, and govt needs to make policy based on Indian data.

Zoya Hasan says fiscal stimulus ‘too little’, Sangh & Modi united on economy says RSS

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Rajiv Tuli, Mekhala Krishnamurthy, S Murlidharan & Ashok Jha.

Singapore rejects herd immunity as strategy to tackle coronavirus, prefers containment

With new cases continuing to climb by hundreds each day, Singapore is opting for a more aggressive testing strategy.

Can India risk a controlled epidemic after lockdown ends? It will depend on these factors

India can’t settle for small wins in the battle against coronavirus. Strategy must be long term and keeping in mind the future of the young population

Should young people be encouraged to go back to work faster to build herd immunity?

Experts say that herd immunity, a controversial strategy discarded by the UK, is the solution for developing & young countries like India to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Let the young out, and India build herd immunity to beat the virus: Top epidemiologist

Epidemiologist Dr Jayaprakash Muliyil, in an exclusive interview to ThePrint, talks of how herd immunity can help until a Covid-19 vaccine is developed, and what it entails.

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Here’s what you should eat after a heart attack. Recovery can take months

Heart attack among under 40 have risen 2% every year from 2006 to 2016. Overall nutrition is vital to returning to normal health after a heart attack.
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.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.