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Thursday, November 26, 2020

An Expert Explains

From The Indian Express panel of specialists, exclusive insight


Where are we in the Covid-19 vaccine hunt? Dr Gagandeep Kang Explains

November 25, 2020 5:40 pm

Covid-19 Vaccine: The last two weeks have seen a string of encouraging results from coronavirus vaccine trials. What do these findings mean, what questions remain, and what does India need for a mass vaccination exercise?

An Expert Explains: How to read Covid-19 serosurveys

November 19, 2020 11:27 am

Seroprevalence studies, which test for antibodies, tend to throw up higher numbers than PCR tests, and these numbers sometimes vary in different rounds in the same population. What explains such variations? From the high numbers from serosurveys in India so far, what can we infer about immunity levels reached?

Milind Soman booked for 'obscenity': History of obscenity under Section 294, and how it is defined

November 15, 2020 12:12 pm

Advocate Faisal Sherwani explains the law under which Milind Soman was recently booked.

An Expert Explains: A second wave of the novel coronavirus, and is lockdown the answer?

November 19, 2020 11:34 am

Large parts of Europe are in a second lockdown as a new wave of infection sweeps through the continent. But overall numbers in India are falling — for reasons not yet fully clear. What is the way forward, given the cost of lockdowns?

An Expert Explains: Looking back and ahead in the US elections — polls, courts, transition

November 12, 2020 9:47 am

US Election Results 2020: As counting proceeds slowly in key battlegrounds, the Election is on razor’s edge. What happens if the race ends up being adjudicated by the US Supreme Court? And how might the transition unfold if Joe Biden ultimately wins?

An Expert Explains: How Bangladesh has reduced gap — and is now projected to overtake India

November 03, 2020 2:22 pm

Taking a long view, it is evident that the economic growth of Bangladesh has been steady over the past four decades. Following some turbulence in the years after independence due to famine and natural disasters, overall progress since the 1990s has been good.

An Expert Explains: Why US Election 2020 matters to India

October 31, 2020 12:12 pm

US Election 2020: A look at how US-India relationship has evolved, and its highs and lows irrespective of whether the President has been a Democrat or a Republican.

An Expert Explains: How to recognise depression, and what you can do about it

October 19, 2020 12:43 pm

In an interview with The Indian Express, psychiatrist Dr Shamsah Sonawalla explained several misconceptions and myths about depression, and why it could lead to suicide.

An Expert Explains: What is at stake in the US presidential election on November 3?

October 19, 2020 12:27 pm

Just over three weeks from today, the United States will vote in one of the most consequential and bitterly contested presidential elections in its recent history. What is at stake for Americans as they choose between giving Donald Trump four more years in the White House and replacing him with the Democratic candidate Joe Biden? This is Part 1 of a three-part weekly series explaining the US Presidential Election, 2020, and why it matters to India.

An Expert Explains: Why you must mask up right now

October 10, 2020 2:10 pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19) mask: Until an effective coronavirus vaccine arrives, masking is one of our last defences. Yet a recent observational survey across India found most people not effectively masked. What can be done to ensure compliance?