The maximum credit goes to the pharma companies for discovering vaccines in about nine to ten months.
Across Britain, some people who have been counting down the days to their first COVID-19 jab are suddenly suffering doubts – among them my wife, Rachel, who was due to have it on Tuesday. The suspension of the roll out of the Oxford/AstraZeneca
At a time when the world is struggling to make all-out efforts to curb or wipe out the virus from the face of the earth, a revelatory statement from WHO is startling. A senior official of the global health body said it was “premature” and “unrealistic”
The deadly coronavirus has been wreaking havoc globally, challenging lives and livelihoods, and the latest huge threat also comes in the form of the pandemic halting vaccination for nearly 80 million children.
It did not need much guess work to know that a country holding a major sports event like the summer/winter Olympics or the football Word Cup would leave any impact on the minds of the people for a long time if the internal conditions are not friendly enough and if the country has not developed an image of being a friendly country.
Today’s immigration figures show the highest levels of net migration since records began, at about half a million over the year to June. Overwhelmingly, this reflects rising inflows from outside the EU. Unsurprisingly, this has already generated some hysterical reactions from the usual suspects. However, given trends in visas over the period
India’s Purnima Devi Barman, an Assam-based wildlife biologist, is one of the five ‘Champions of the Earth’ for this year, as announced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The other honourees include Arcenciel (Lebanon); Constantino (Tino) Aucca Chutas (Peru); Sir Partha Dasgupta of the United Kingdom and Cecile
The world has faced the deadliest coronavirus, the virus that hits the world once in a hundred years, and is still posing a threat globally. It’s so important to deal with COVID-19 carefully till the World Health Organisation officially announces the end pandemic (“China COVID cases hit fresh record high,” Nov.27, Gulf Today website).