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Fact Check: Why the Russian Covid-19 vaccine is still far from ready

July 31, 2020 8:22 am

A report by the TASS news agency of Russia on July 10 said the phase I clinical trials would end on July 15, while the second phase would begin on July 13.

Fact Check: Revisiting the coronavirus curve in India, to read lockdown effect

May 02, 2020 10:22 am

On April 9, The Indian Express analysed the national and state-wise COVID-19 growth curves. How have these shaped since? In updated curves, trends during last 3 weeks of lockdown.

Fact Check: How coronavirus cases doubled in India, elsewhere

April 19, 2020 4:55 pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How long did COVID-19 cases take to double from 750 to 1,500, then to 3,000, 6,000 and 12,000? A comparison of doubling rates in India and the 19 countries with a higher case count (until Thursday).

Explained: Can a person have coronavirus even if their respiratory samples test negative?

April 01, 2020 10:43 pm

The key question is: Is a nasal or throat swab sufficient to rule out the virus? That is, can a person have the virus in their body even if their respiratory samples test negative?

Fact Check: Does ibuprofen make COVID-19 worse? Some warnings, some uncertainty

March 19, 2020 7:58 pm

WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva that investigations into the possible adverse impact of ibuprofen were ongoing.

Fact Check: Why do women live longer than men? sex chromosomes hold key

March 05, 2020 1:14 pm

In general, men live shorter lives than women worldwide, and scientists have proposed various theories as to why that is so — men take bigger risks, they drink and smoke more.

Fact Check: How will in-flight WiFi work?

March 03, 2020 8:41 am

The Telecom Commission had given its green signal to in-flight connectivity of Internet and mobile communications on aircraft in Indian airspace in 2018.

Fact Check: The cause and concerns over red snow in Antarctica

March 01, 2020 2:01 pm

“Red snow” or “watermelon” is a phenomenon that has been known since ancient times. Now, it raises concerns about climate change.

US anti-lynching bill: why it was needed, how previous efforts failed

February 28, 2020 8:49 am

Emmett Till Anti lynching Act: The Bill notes that between 1882 and 1968, at least 4,700 people, predominantly African-Americans were reported lynched in the US and that 99 per cent of the perpetrators of these lynchings were not punished.

Fact Check: What did the Harappan people really eat?

February 21, 2020 1:14 pm

The menu at 'Historical Gastronomica' suggests that the food of the Indus Valley people would be familiar to many Indians today, even as it challenges the idea of an essentially “Indian” culinary culture.