Playing up his local, middle-class roots, Biden focussed on Trump’s stewardship of the coronavirus, casting the president as a callous leader who cannot empathise with the concerns of most Americans
The age-old concept of deliberately exposing people to a pathogen to generate a protective immune response was first tried against smallpox paved the way for the rise of modern vaccines.
Uncertainty over long-term immune response has implications for efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine, say experts
In an editorial in the ICMR's, Indian Journal of Medical Research, experts also said that continued use of masks and other measures may be advocated if evidence shows a possible role of asymptomatic persons in COVID-19 transmission
The politics of mask making and wearing: From Uighur Muslims' forced labour, to the 'freedom' of anti-maskers
A piece of cloth that is stitched under forced labour, that has witnessed the extremes of human freedom being trampled upon, travels to a country where an anti-mask movement rages on
Masks don't make you breathe in more carbon dioxide: Debunking myths about their efficiency, effects on oral cavity
There are various studies that show how various types of masks, and even face covers, can reduce the spread of contaminated droplets to varying distances
Study shows N95 masks, surgical, handmade cotton masks block COVID-19 droplet-spray that wears produce while speaking
Bandanas and neck fleeces provide little protection said scientists as they observed that more droplets are expelled through these materials.
Scientists design “catch and kill” air filter that kills 99.9 percent of the Coronavirus causing bacteria in public spaces
The researchers are also developing a desk-top model which is capable of purifying the air in an office worker’s immediate surroundings.
Face masks, sanitisers removed from essential commodities list after no ‘adverse complaints’ from states over availability, pricing
Masks and hand sanitisers were listed as essential commodities in March after a sudden spike in the demand and prices of these products owing to the spread of coronavirus
Airborne transmission of the Coronavirus is a possibility claim 239 experts from 32 different countries in a letter to the WHO
They have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people and are calling for the health agency to revise its recommendations.
Saudi Arabia in June decided to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the hajj to 1,000 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
'Protection is must': Experts urge public to strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines as India reports over 5 lakh cases
Medical experts told ANI that the rise in cases in India is still not high as compared to other countries but said that people should follow COVID-19 guidelines such as wearing face masks. Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital said that urban mobility is a likely cause in the spike in cases.
As lockdown lifts, wearing a face mask could be your only defence against COVID-19: How to pick the right one
WHO keeps reminding the public that mask needs to be worn correctly and kept clean to ensure that they are effective in stopping the virus.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Writers and creators weigh in on how the pandemic will shape the stories Bollywood tells
Director and writers talk about how the coronavirus outbreak will affect the way films are shot and stories are written in the Hindi film industry.
In Rasika Dugal, Mukul Chadda's Banana Bread, how a real-life couple became co-creators of a social distancing satire
Rasika Dugal and Mukul Chadda, a real-life couple, play neighbours whose wavelengths do not match until they crave for each other's company during lockdown.
Certain underlying conditions in patients could indicate when a person is more severely affected with COVID-19
South Korean doctors wrote that diabetes, high body temperature, low oxygen saturation and pre-existing cardiac injury were the prognostic factors for severe COVID-19.
PPE's are effective in preventing Coronavirus infection in healthcare workers that are working in hospitals
Healthcare professionals working away from home had limited social interactions after work, which probably contributed to the absence of infection.
WHO calls transmission by asymptomatic persons 'very rare', then walks back remarks; agency stumbles again in coronavirus response
Even as the World Health Organisation leads the worldwide response to the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is failing to take stock of rapidly evolving research findings and to communicate clearly about them, several scientists warned Tuesday
Films in the time of COVID-19: Scarce crews, PPE kits — what will the industry look like post-lockdown?
From the doubling of budgets to account for masks and sanitisers, to more projects being released directly on streaming platforms, the very face of Bollywood is likely to change in a post-lockdown world
Controlling spread of coronavirus: You're getting used to wearing masks, will you wear a face shield?
In Singapore, preschool students and their teachers will receive face shields when they return to school next month. Local health experts recommended that teachers in Philadelphia wear shields when schools reopen, and a teachers union in Palo Alto, California, requested them as well
Delhi Customs officials seize PPE kits, sanitisers and lakhs of masks; consignments were being smuggled to US, UAE and Europe
Large quantities of sanitiser, PPE kits, masks and its raw materials being sent abroad illegally have been seized by customs officials at the cargo terminal in New Delhi, officials said