coronavirus

India issues new guidelines: Waives quarantine for foreign travellers


India is opening its frontiers for international travellers and Covid -19 cases drop recovery rate spikes and the vaccination program gets aggressive without the hassle of compulsory quarantine. Fully vaccinated travellers from nations that India has a reciprocal arrangement with for acceptance of World Health Organisation (WHO) approved vaccines will be let in the country without...

Vaccinated Graham’s infection jolts Senate


Washington: The coronavirus officially returned to the US Senate on Monday. News that Sen. Lindsey Graham tested positive quickly jolted through the Capitol and sparked an hours-long scramble to figure out who else might have been exposed, after sources confirmed that the South Carolina Republican attended an outdoor event on Sen. Joe Manchin’s houseboat over the weekend with...

GOP report claims coronavirus Leaked from Chinese lab


Washington:  A preponderance of evidence proves the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic leaked from a Chinese research facility, said a report by  Republicans released on Monday, a conclusion that U.S. intelligence agencies have not reached, reports Reuters. The report also cited "ample evidence" that Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) scientists - aided by U.S. experts...

Half-way to vaccination – Is that the best we can do?


OpEd by Neera Kuckreja Sohoni On July 4 this year, Associated Press heralded the end of a bleak Covid era with the excited heading 'A Summer of Freedom: Vaccine gives new meaning to July 4th’, and went on to say, “President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging...

How to protect your family from the Delta Variant


Despite significant gains in vaccinations and fighting COVID-19, the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant poses a significant risk for unvaccinated people. “We are at a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic. We have the vaccines and public health measures necessary to protect people and stop the spread of the virus, but the onus...

India vaccinates over 8 million in a day


New Delhi: In a landmark achievement, nearly 80,95,314 doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered on Monday (May 21), the first day of the new phase of the vaccination drive. Out of the total, the BJP-ruled states accounted for the maximum number of vaccine doses administered across the country. Madhya Pradesh topped the numbers with a total of...

“Third wave could hit India in 6-8 weeks if rules not followed”


New Delhi: The third wave of Covid-19 can strike India in the next six to eight weeks if crowds are not prevented and if rules are broken, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria warned on Saturday. "If Covid-appropriate behavior is not followed, the third wave can happen in six to eight weeks. We need to work aggressively to prevent another...

Covid-19 and the invisibilization of rural India


By Barkha Dutt As the government declares the worst of the second wave of the pandemic over in our cities and gets ready to unlock, in our villages, our citizens have been dying. And they have been dying uncounted, and mostly at home, from illnesses that match the exact symptoms of Covid-19, including plummeting oxygen...

Investigating the roots of the coronavirus

Post Date: June 9, 2021

By Shashi Shekhar Since early last year, many experts have voiced apprehensions that the coronavirus, which has wreaked such devastation on us, could have originated in a laboratory. But we took little notice of what many dismissed as conspiracy theories. Last week, United States (US) President Joe Biden ordered intelligence officials to submit an investigation...