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Amitabh Sinha

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Amitabh Sinha is Resident Editor, Pune. He writes on Environment, Climate Change, Water, Science and Technology, Space and Nuclear affairs, and related stuff. He has worked with PTI, Reuters, and BBC before joining The Indian Express in 2007. Amitabh has a PG Diploma in Journalism from IIMC, New Delhi, and a Masters in Public Administration from National University of Singapore.

Explained: Why are so many vaccines being developed all at the same time?
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Vaccine development is a complex, time-consuming, resource-intensive process, and the chances of success are extremely low.

India Covid-19 numbers explained: Daily growth rate is down again
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: What is satisfying is that the growth rate in almost every state, including fast-growing ones like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala, has been dropping off in the last few days.

India coronavirus numbers explained: In Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, early signs of stabilisation of active cases
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: No major state, apart from Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, is showing any signs of reduction in active Covid-19 cases right now.

India coronavirus numbers explained: R-value has fallen below 1 in Delhi, but there is a caveat
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: It is only in case of Delhi that this trend (of reproduction number R remaining below 1) has held on for some time, and therefore only in case of Delhi can it be used to make some reliable estimates about a future scenario.

Hope, fingers crossed: Sharp dip in Delhi cases and spread of infection
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

Almost 90 per cent of over 1.35 lakh who have been infected in Delhi have already recovered, the maximum in the country. Only active patients can transmit the disease to others.

India Coronavirus Numbers Explained: Easing of restrictions, increased testing led to phenomenal rise of Covid cases in July
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: On an average, more than 35,000 people were added every day in the month of July to the confirmed number of infections in the country.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Scare in Andhra, second day with over 10,000 cases
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: Andhra Pradesh looks set to overtake Delhi on Friday, and become the state with the third highest caseload in the country.

India coronavirus numbers explained: 50,000-figure breached; recoveries cross one million
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: The number of new cases in the country crossed the 50,000-mark for the first time on Wednesday. On the same day, the number of people who have already recovered from the disease crossed the one million mark.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Many states are yet to ramp up tests
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: Nationally, almost five lakh samples are being tested every day. The increase in testing is one of the key reasons for the rise in the number of people detected to be infected with the disease.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Uttar Pradesh now tests more than other states
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: The enhanced testing in Uttar Pradesh has been made possible by the widespread deployment of the rapid antigen testing in the last one month. These antigen testing, which provide results within half an hour, account for almost half the daily tests in Uttar Pradesh now.

India coronavirus numbers explained: A unique hotspot in Andhra’s East Godavari
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: Andhra Pradesh has been an exception to the trend in most of the other parts of the country in which a bulk of the infections have been found to be concentrated in and around the biggest urban centre.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Why states can’t deny community transmission anymore
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: In the last one week, at least three states have hinted that community transmission was going on. For scientists, this is a reality that had arrived in India much earlier.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Did Andhra squander early advantages?
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: The explosion of infections in Andhra Pradesh is rather curious. Here's why

Explained: Are we approaching the stage of herd immunity?
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Herd immunity is a stage of an epidemic in which some members of a population group remain protected from infection because a majority of those around them have already developed immunity, either through vaccination or because they have been infected earlier.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Andhra Pradesh leads as India inches towards 50,000 daily cases
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

India coronavirus cases: The infection numbers in Andhra Pradesh are currently growing at 9.7 per cent per day (7-day compounded daily growth rate), while Karnataka’s growth rate has come down to 6.68 per cent.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Virus is now widespread in smaller states
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: Goa, Tripura, Manipur, Puducherry, Ladakh, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Daman and Diu, all have significantly large number of Coronavirus cases, and in some of these, the numbers are rising at rapid pace.

India coronavirus numbers explained: How to read the serological survey results from Mumbai, Delhi
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: Serological tests, that look for disease-specific antibodies in an individual, are carried out to estimate the spread of the disease in a population group.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Why Karnataka seems to be slowing down
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: Till three days ago, Karnataka was still the country’s fastest-growing state. That position has now been ceded to Andhra Pradesh, whose growth rate is still on the ascendant.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Andhra surges in case load, so does India
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

India coronavirus numbers Explained: Over 20,000 of Andhra Pradesh’s total of 50,000 cases, about 40 per cent, have come in the last one week. This is higher than any other state, barring Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Explained: Here’s why community transmission no longer matters at this stage
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Several scientists and health experts told The Indian Express this was not true, that the government position was entirely “untenable”, that community transmission was no doubt taking place, but that it did not matter in any case.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Southern states drive India’s Covid-19 growth
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases: The southern states are not without competition, though. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam are also contributing significant numbers for the last few days

Glimmer in Delhi as recoveries trend up, next weeks key
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

If the trend holds for at least two consecutive weeks, which is the normal recovery time for an infected person, it could be an indication that the disease is reaching its peak in the National Capital and that a decline is around the corner, according to top experts and doctors.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Covid-19 situation in Delhi improving steadily, but too early to talk about ‘peak’
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

India coronavirus cases: The number of people coming out of the hospitals every day in Delhi is more than the number of people going in.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Day of records as India crosses one-million infection mark
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: Thursday was a day of records in India. Several states, as many as six in the top ten, reported their highest single-day numbers on Thursday, and, in the process, achieved their own little milestones.

A million cases: India goes past grim milestone, but fewer deaths than US, Brazil
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

India's journey from half a million to 1 million cases has taken just 20 days. Only two countries, the United States and Brazil, have a larger caseload than India

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