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Covid-19: What you need to know today

India, Oct. 27 -- I skipped four instalments of this column because I decided to take a short break - part birding trip, part R&R, but all safe, masked, and socially distanced. It involved driving thr... Read More


Covid-19: What you need to know today

India, Oct. 22 -- As some of the regular readers of this column know, my reading has expanded since March to include dense academic papers published in serious journals that make me wish I had paid mo... Read More


Covid-19: What you need to know today

India, Oct. 21 -- What does the handle of a water pump have to do with a counter to the Great Barrington Declaration, which has struck a chord with the Trump White House? Dispatch 183 on October 15 r... Read More


Covid-19: What you need to know today

India, Oct. 20 -- Could India indeed have fewer than 40,000 active cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) by February as a government-appointed panel believes? Sure, the number, reported in an ar... Read More


Covid-19: What you need to know

India, Oct. 19 -- The second wave of the coronavirus disease in Europe, and the third in the US, comes as the number of cases nears 40 million (it was 39.1 million on October 17, according to the Worl... Read More


Covid-19: What you need to know today

India, Oct. 15 -- Antibody tests administered to a huge swathe of the population (or sero surveys as they are called) have shown that a significant proportion of the Indian population has been exposed... Read More


Covid-19: What you need to know today

India, Oct. 14 -- Johnson & Johnson has paused the trial of its vaccine candidate for the coronavirus after an unexplained illness in one of the participants, although it wasn't immediately clear whet... Read More


Covid-19: What you need to know today

India, Oct. 13 -- What explains the coronavirus disease's trajectory in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru? All five cities, among India's largest and most important, have been badly hit... Read More


Covid-19: What you need to know today

India, Oct. 12 -- So, after eight months of the pandemic's run in India, it is now down to good sense. Amid a lot of spin about what has worked for India and what hasn't, and whether or not the gover... Read More


Covid-19: What you need to know today

India, Oct. 10 -- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday revised its GDP growth estimate for 2020-21 to -9.5%, down from the August estimate of -4.5% given in its annual report, indicating the pain... Read More