Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicSecond wave

Topic: second wave

Modi govt should choose a vaccination policy that benefits India, not just the 45+

If we value not only the lives saved, but also economic benefits from vaccination, policies that focus on working ages or provide access to all do better.

In second wave, Centre must avoid mistakes of the first. Not centralise control

Local authorities are better able to tailor communication strategies specific to demographic groups and ensure higher vaccination rates.

Why my estimates for the second wave of Covid-19 were wrong

In Mumbai, Bengaluru, Covid second wave will exhaust itself in 40 days.

Why India will not see a big second wave of Covid-19

Last August, I estimated that Covid-19 will end its epidemic phase in India by January 2021. It appears that this prediction was not too far off the mark.

There’s an elephant in the room — to lockdown or not to lockdown as Covid cases surge

There are warnings of a second Covid wave and scientists have said it could take years to control the virus, but govts are unwilling to impose a lockdown again.

Record spikes in Hong Kong, Tokyo feed fears of second wave of Covid in Asia

The resurgences in the Asian hubs come after weeks of people returning to work and restaurants re-opening, raising questions for the need of social distancing again.

Concept of a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus is flawed and dangerous

The idea of a second wave stems from the flawed comparison with the seasonality of the flu virus.

What a second wave of Covid-19 could look like

One model of Covid-19’s future transmission dynamics suggests the size of outbreaks will vary drastically depending on seasonality and duration of people’s immunity.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.