Omicron threat: Covid vaccine will not save you, still go for it

Most Covid vaccines offer no protection against infection from Omicron except for two mRNA shots from Pfizer and Moderna, but they can protect from serious illness. Read more »
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Kerala’s Covid-19 response will prove critics wrong

The success of Kerala's Covid-19 response should be gauged by what happens to people when they get infected, and not by how many are getting the infection. Read more »
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Strict lockdown, faster vaccination drive can contain Covid-19 second wave

India administered 17 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses, but the number of fully vaccinated people is just 3.5 crore, or around 2.5% of the country’s population. Read more »
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10 survival tips to weather the second wave of Covid-19

India is under the spell of a devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Here are 10 survival tips for you. Read more »
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Covid-19: Kerala will need to take tough decisions

Covid-19 testing rates in India are quite low, test positivity rate is more than double the prescribed 5%, warranting some tough measures. Read more »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »