Vaccinologist Barbie | The Indian Express

Vaccinologist Barbie | The Indian Express

What a year for Professor Sarah Gilbert. Not only was the vaccinologist, who designed the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid jab, honoured with a damehood this June, she’s now got a Barbie in her likeness. US toy maker Mattel has just released a Dame Gilbert doll, complete with red hair, glasses and a pantsuit, as one of six … Read more

Rise in infection rates in pockets of country calls for increased vigilance, quickening pace of vaccination

Rise in infection rates in pockets of country calls for increased vigilance, quickening pace of vaccination

In the past four days, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released a set of sobering figures on the Covid-19 pandemic. The decline in the country’s caseload, after the second wave peaked on May 9, slowed down considerably in early July because the infection had not abated in Kerala and other pockets … Read more

It may be a mistake to take the apparent calm for normalcy. Kashmir has seen such calm before, only to have it rudely shattered.

It may be a mistake to take the apparent calm for normalcy. Kashmir has seen such calm before, only to have it rudely shattered.

It’s two years since the Modi government announced its decision to do away with the special status of Jammu & Kashmir and the reorganisation of the state into two Union Territories. On the ground, the implementation of these momentous decisions was done through an unprecedented use of the hard instruments of state power. Thousands of … Read more

15 out of 65 mandals in Chittoor have positivity rate above 5%

Chittoor district on Wednesday recorded 433 COVID-19 cases, highest in the last one month. According to officials, as many as 15 out of 65 mandals in the district have above 5% positivity rate, and many more have touched the 4%-mark. In view of the rising cases, District Collector M. Hari Narayanan instructed the district medical … Read more

CPI(M) observes 1-day hunger strike against property tax hike

Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) leader and Ward 78 corporator B. Ganga Rao took up a 24-hour hunger strike protesting the implementation of the new property tax plan, based on capital value of property, at Gandhi Statue near the GVMC building in the city on Wednesday. During the protest, Mr. Ganga Rao demanded cancellation … Read more

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