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A health worker checks the temperature of a woman, during distribution of food among the needy, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Sec-33 in Noida. | PTI

India could afford to overlook economic inequality until now. Covid has changed that

For two decades, I had maintained that unlike the developed West, India should not be overly concerned about inequalities because our economy was in the growth phase.
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New strain of swine flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China

G4, the strain found by researchers in China, is a descendant of the H1N1 influenza A virus, hasn’t shown evidence of human-to-human transmission so far.

Natural history museums preserve clues to predict future pandemics

A largely untapped resource for predicting future pandemics, natural history collections in museums can help us analyse zoonotic diseases.

Public lockdown discipline fast eroding, India risks becoming lax in Covid fight

Premature celebration and ‘success stories’ can be treacherous and must be avoided. Covid pandemic isn’t over till it’s over.
A Vijayawada resident is tested at one of the mobile testing facilities |Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Free tests, result in 48 hours: Inside Vijayawada’s mobile testing facility for Covid-19

In May, the Andhra Pradesh government launched mobile testing for Covid in Vijayawada, using four buses. Now, they are looking to step it up across the state.
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Pandemic could erase more global wealth than financial crisis

Volatile markets and the economic fallout from the virus could wipe out as much as $16 trillion of global wealth this year and hinder growth for the next five years.
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Pakistan has 1 lakh cases post lockdown, Sweden’s failed pandemic model & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A group of people pose for pictures at Marine drive during Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai on 3 June 2020 | Shashank Parade | PTI

What pandemic? For some Indians, Unlock 1.0 means Covid crisis is over

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, some in India are less worried than two months ago. The masks have come off.
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Scientists are already fighting the next pandemic — superbugs

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 shows just how fast infectious agents can move with human travel. The impact of increasing antibiotic resistance is no different.

Covid-19 pandemic shows equal opportunity remains a distant dream, says Bombay High Court

The bench passed a verdict Friday over a bunch of PILs filed by individuals and institutions seeking various reliefs for Covid & non-COVID patients, and frontline workers.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.