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Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?
Lifestyle

Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?

To broach the topic about the veil meaning something more than a mere clothing choice seems somewhat an exhausting exercise now, one marred by debates that insist upon centralising the hijab as the server of patriarchal functions.

Uber India introduces mask verification selfie for riders as a new safety policy
News & Analysis

Uber India introduces mask verification selfie for riders as a new safety policy

The feature will ensure that the feedback received from drivers is also incorporated in making the platform safer for the next user.

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump's adviser downplaying role of masks in controlling COVID-19
World

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump's adviser downplaying role of masks in controlling COVID-19

Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, had tweeted “Masks work? NO,” and said widespread use of masks is not supported

New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland
World

New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is facing re-election next week, called the reopening a validation of the country’s “go hard, go early” response. However, experts warned that an elimination strategy may not be viable in the absence of a vaccine

Donald Trump fears coronavirus: Urgency US president showed in seeking treatment puts paid to lies about pandemic
World

Donald Trump fears coronavirus: Urgency US president showed in seeking treatment puts paid to lies about pandemic

The facts of Trump’s experience with coronavirus, including how how quickly it sickened him to the point of requiring intensive medical care, are the best tools to fight the misinformation campaign against COVID-19

Donald Trump is no Superman; he's Superspreader and needs to be shown the door
World

Donald Trump is no Superman; he's Superspreader and needs to be shown the door

When it came to Mother Nature, Trump was not humble, he did not seek national coordination in response to the virus and he did not ground what strategy he had in chemistry, biology and physics, but rather in ideology, politics, markets and an election calendar

No winners in the first Trump-Biden presidential debate but there was a loser: The American voter
World

No winners in the first Trump-Biden presidential debate but there was a loser: The American voter

A chaotic and ill-mannered food-fight that lasted 98 minutes left no one with any idea as to whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump was more deserving of being the next president

As US polls draw near, Joe Biden, in a rarity, attacks Donald Trump from battleground Pennsylvania
World

As US polls draw near, Joe Biden, in a rarity, attacks Donald Trump from battleground Pennsylvania

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

A new theory asks whether wearing a mask can be a crude COVID-19 ‘vaccine’
science

A new theory asks whether wearing a mask can be a crude COVID-19 ‘vaccine’

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
India

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
World

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
Health

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
science

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
science

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
India

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
science

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.

Mandatory masks and social distancing: Saudi Arabia's hajj health measures for domestic pilgrims
World

Mandatory masks and social distancing: Saudi Arabia's hajj health measures for domestic pilgrims

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
India

'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
science

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
Entertainment

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.