covid-19 vaccines facing tough variants

Covid-19 endgame: Vaccines take on coronavirus variants

India's Covid-19 vaccination drive needs to cover a third of the country's population to have some control over the second wave of the pandemic. Read more »
Covid-19 vaccines and Indian diplomacy

Blow to naysayers: Covid-19 vaccines just got a CDC booster shot

Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines score well in real-world trials; high hopes ride on India’s Covishield and Covaxin. Read more »
Covid-19 vaccine drive in India needs to be stepped up

Step up Covid-19 vaccination drive to stop the second wave

The second wave may peak in mid-April if Covid-19 vaccine is not administered to most of the active population between 18 and 45 years of age as soon as possible. Read more »
Kerala model of fighting Covid-19

Back to basics: Kerala’s Covid-19 curve springs another surprise

The latest Covid-19 figures show that there was nothing wrong with the Kerala model -- the hospitals were never crowded, the cases were getting proper treatment, mortality rate was quite low. Read more »
Covid-19 vaccines and Indian diplomacy

Truth serum: Govt must speed up Covid-19 vaccination drive

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive is not going great guns as we are made to think, and there are reasons why the political leadership should worry. Read more »
covid-19 vaccines facing tough variants

Covid-19: Busting the myth of herd immunity

Is India in the brink of achieving herd immunity against Covid-19? Here we have a seasoned epidemiologist busting the myth that has sparked high levels of vaccine hesitancy. Read more »
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Covid-19 vaccine: Fast action, caution can save lives

A successful plan to counter Covid-19 is just adopting the level of caution of the initial months. Read more »
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Explainer: Should you be worried about UK’s super spreader Covid-19 variant

The new rapid spreader variant B 1.1.7 has undergone 23 mutations and may be too much to handle for the available vaccines. Read more »
Kerala model of fighting Covid-19

Will Covid vaccines save the day for US, India, Brazil and Russia

The US, India, Brazil and Russia are examples of what can go wrong when assumptions drive policies -- not science or data. Read more »
covid-19 vaccines facing tough variants

Should survivors get a Covid-19 vaccine shot?

A natural infection may not be enough to protect one for the rest of his/her life -- one needs to take a vaccine to be sure. Read more »