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Friday, April 03, 2020

Kerala’s vulnerability test: age, morbidity covid-19

April 3, 2020 4:20:17 am

While the share of the elderly in India’s population is 8.6% as per Census 2011, their share in Kerala is 12.7%.

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Option gaining ground: After 21 days, easing of curbs, in select areas

April 3, 2020 4:05:05 am

Giving a glimpse of one possible option, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Chief Ministers during a video-conference Thursday that it is “important to formulate a common exit strategy to ensure staggered re-emergence of the population once the lockdown ends”.

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Explained: To do rapid tests, or not to

April 3, 2020 4:00:04 am

States have been pushing for rapid tests on plasma; ICMR has resisted, yielded and qualified its stance. How are such tests different from PCR tests on swab, and what are the arguments for and against each?

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Explained: Can you fight or prevent coronavirus infection by drinking alcohol?

April 3, 2020 5:11:01 am

“No, drinking alcohol does not protect you from coronavirus infection,” the World Health Organization make sit clear.

Explained: Who is Omar Sheikh, whose death sentence Pakistani court overturned in Daniel Pearl murder case

April 2, 2020 10:09:12 pm

Daniel Pearl, aged 38, was an American journalist who worked as the South Asia bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal. He was abducted in Pakistan’s Karachi in January 2002, while he was working on a story about Pakistani terror groups linked to Al Qaeda.

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Explained: What factors countries should consider when lifting coronavirus lockdowns

April 2, 2020 7:21:00 pm

Restrictions in China's Wuhan are to be lifted on April 8. How COVID-19 spreads in the province after that will have lessons for the whole world.

Explained: Why some coronavirus patients show signs of brain ailments

Explained: Why some coronavirus patients show signs of brain ailments

April 2, 2020 4:20:12 pm

Coronavirus symptoms: The patients who come in with encephalopathy are confused and lethargic and may appear dazed, exhibiting strange behavior or staring off into space.

Coronavirus: Clusters lead to surge in spread but could help contain it too

An Expert Explains: ‘A silver lining of the lockdown will be highlighting the essential role migrants play in functioning of Indian cities’

April 2, 2020 11:10:50 pm

Tariq Thachil's surveys found most migrant workers live in cramped rented rooms or sleep on the footpath, lack documents to access benefits such as rations in the city, do not have family members in the city, and have few savings to draw upon.

Explained: Why Hungary’s new Emergency law for dealing with COVID-19 is raising eyebrows

April 2, 2020 12:28:34 pm

Critics have said that the law could be used to silence independent media organisations, who are already struggling, and that public money would be spent on media that would follow the government line.

Coronavirus: What govt says on handling bodies of victims and their last rites

April 2, 2020 2:30:28 pm

As per the guidelines, both cremation and burial are allowed as per the faith of the deceased. However, there are certain measures that have to be followed. Also, ‘minimum touch’ with the body has to be ensured.

Explained: How Mumbai's BMC is mapping coronavirus hotspots

Explained: How Mumbai’s BMC is mapping coronavirus hotspots

April 2, 2020 2:28:52 pm

Coronavirus hotspots in Mumbai: A total of 191 areas have been earmarked till Wednesday, up from 150 on Tuesday and 146 the previous day.

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An Expert Explains: ‘We are lucky cases have not skyrocketed, but I don’t think we should sit back,’ says AIIMS Director

April 2, 2020 12:04:40 pm

Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director and India’s top pulmonologist, is a member of the high-level technical committee to guide strategies for COVID-19 prevention and control. He speaks to The Indian Express.

Explained: Are children less vulnerable to novel coronavirus?

Explained: Are children less vulnerable to novel coronavirus?

April 2, 2020 9:37:21 am

In research about the novel coronavirus so far, the evidence has been that the elderly and those with underlying conditions are more vulnerable. Does that mean children are immune?

Explained: How do physical distancing measures contain coronavirus?

Explained: How do physical distancing measures contain coronavirus?

April 2, 2020 2:32:18 pm

Studies in the UK and on China provide some insights on the extent to which social distancing can be effective in controlling COVID-19.

Coronavirus: How to address mental health issues faced by medical workers

Coronavirus: How to address mental health issues faced by medical workers

April 2, 2020 2:45:45 pm

Here is a look at the kind of mental health issues medical workers may have to deal with, and what can be done to address them.

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Modi to Trump, what explains growing popularity of global leaders during coronavirus crisis?

April 2, 2020 2:49:42 pm

According to a report in Financial Times, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to enjoy the highest popularity among all democratic leaders for his response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in India.

Explained: How bats carry viruses but don't fall ill themselves

Coronavirus: Why bats carry viruses but don’t fall ill themselves

April 2, 2020 2:50:17 pm

Diseases caused by coronaviruses, such as COVID-19, are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.

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Explained: The rate of COVID-19 spread in India, world

April 2, 2020 2:52:18 pm

Although COVID-19 cases have grown faster over the last one week, the transmission rate in India is lower than elsewhere, experts note. A comparison of growth in cases, deaths between India and other countries.

Tablighi Jamaat: its purpose, how it runs

Tablighi Jamaat: Its purpose, how it runs

April 2, 2020 2:52:24 pm

Tablighi Jamaat: The proselytising movement aims to reach out to ordinary Muslims and revive their faith, particularly in matters of ritual, dress, and personal behaviour.

Explained: How does alcohol in hand sanitisers (and soap) kill the coronavirus?

April 2, 2020 2:52:31 pm

Handwashing for 20 seconds at least kills the virus. When using a sanitiser, it should ideally have an alcohol content of 60% or more.

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