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Covid-19 vaccine: Compulsory licensing key to equal access

The unprecedented damage to human lives and the economy is justification enough for compulsory licensing of coronavirus vaccines. Read more »
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Covid-19 vaccine: India readies extensive rollout plan

The government’s plans for Covid-19 immunisation should not come at the expense of other life-saving vaccinations. Read more »
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New Year 2021: Covid-19 vaccines, Biden presidency offer hope

A third wave of Covid-19 in the US and the discovery of a new virulent strain of coronavirus in the UK could threaten the economic recovery. 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 »
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Covid-19: Fighting the pandemic and infodemic

Vaccines may or may work; one needs to observe physical distancing, cough/sneeze etiquettes, face mask, and lead a low social activity life. Read more »
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Decriminalisation of corporate offences may be counterproductive

Relaxing penal provisions under the Companies Act may encourage scams and misuse of the loopholes that are not so apparent now. Read more »
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Covid-19 and recovery: How India can achieve 10% GDP growth

Here are the positive movements that will drive growth after a dismal year that saw Covid-19 denting economic prospects. Read more »
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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 »
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Bankrolling global climate action in the time of Covid-19

Given the fragmented nature of climate finance architecture, more guidance will be needed by poor countries to navigate this landscape. Read more »
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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 »