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Voices from the Lockdown – alone in the time of Covid

Voices from the Lockdown – alone in the time of Covid

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This is a follow-up to the author's previous article published on this website and here she looks at what people are going through being alone at home.

 

Facemasks manual from the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Gov. of India

Facemasks manual from the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Gov. of India

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Face Covers for Curbing the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus

 

Latent TB and COVID-19: Friends or foes?

Latent TB and COVID-19: Friends or foes?

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The author explores whether latent tuberculosis infection has a role in immunity against COVID-19.

 

Facemasks: A Primer

Facemasks: A Primer

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What we need to know about facemasks

 

Not the ‘Usual Suspects’: Silent carriers of the SARS-CoV-2

Not the ‘Usual Suspects’: Silent carriers of the SARS-CoV-2

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Have you noticed that in some thriller movies or novels the least suspected protagonist ends up being the criminal mastermind? Well, the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to present a similar situation wherein some infected individuals show no symptoms of disease, but are unwittingly transmitting the virus to others. Scientists and epidemiologists suspect that this infected but symptom-free population (asymptomatic) may be fuelling the pandemic. A deeper understanding and tracking of these asymptomatic individuals could shape future testing strategies and containment plans.

 

The quest for a COVID-19 vaccine

The quest for a COVID-19 vaccine

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Ranjini Raghunath gives details on the current research efforts to make vaccine against novel coronavirus

 

What can we learn from the genomes of the novel coronavirus?

What can we learn from the genomes of the novel coronavirus?

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The author, in this article, explains that sequencing of the genome has helped scientists answer questions such as, the origins of this new virus, and whether vaccines can be made against it.

 

Living Alone in the Time of Covid19

Living Alone in the Time of Covid19

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Rukmini Chawla Kumar discusses ways of dealing with the stresses associated with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

 

Going the distance to slow the COVID-19 outbreak

Going the distance to slow the COVID-19 outbreak

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A 3-week long nationwide lockdown is an unprecedented experience for most Indians. Recent scientific studies, including one where researchers carried out large-scale mathematical modeling of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, provide insight into why such extreme measures are imperative in current times.

 

COVID-19: Vaccine development and therapeutic strategies

COVID-19: Vaccine development and therapeutic strategies

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While over a million people worldwide are now confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, we do not yet have an empirical cure or a vaccine for this potentially fatal disease. In this article, Deepak Kumar Sinha, Professor at Institute of Biological Sciences, SAGE University, Indore, discusses some of the approaches being taken by researchers around the world to come up with treatment strategies and vaccines for COVID-19.