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88-year-old artist Robert Seaman finishes year of pandemic ‘daily doodles’
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88-year-old artist Robert Seaman finishes year of pandemic ‘daily doodles’

Seaman, who has been fully vaccinated since January, says he’ll “probably kick the bucket” before he runs out of ideas.

WHO could have sounded COVID-19 alarm 'sooner', says independent global panel report
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WHO could have sounded COVID-19 alarm 'sooner', says independent global panel report

The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response in its report said early responses to the outbreak detected in Wuhan in December 2019 "lacked urgency", with February 2020 being a costly "lost month" as countries failed to heed the alarm

History tells us this won't be last pandemic, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on coronavirus
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History tells us this won't be last pandemic, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on coronavirus

The WHO director-general also condemned the 'dangerously short-sighted' cycle of throwing cash at outbreaks but doing nothing to prepare for the next one

Pandemics tied to fragmented forests, biodiversity loss? What science says, and India's response
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Pandemics tied to fragmented forests, biodiversity loss? What science says, and India's response

Experts warn loss of ecology will lead to more pandemics, India uses lockdown to dilute environmental laws.

Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel
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Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel

Seventy percent of emerging diseases — such as Ebola, Zika and HIV/AIDS — are zoonotic in origin, meaning they circulate in animals before jumping to humans.

Diseases like COVID-19 that jump from animals to people driven by habitat loss: UN report
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Diseases like COVID-19 that jump from animals to people driven by habitat loss: UN report

Unsustainable agriculture practices, expansion of infrastructure and resource mining at the expense of wild spaces has severely limited our ability to prevent these diseases.

Pandemics are prompted by destruction of nature, says new WWF report after UN, WHO
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Pandemics are prompted by destruction of nature, says new WWF report after UN, WHO

The report lays out suggested (read: ambitious) goals for the various stakeholders in the process of recovering from COVID-19, and thereafter.

Category Error: In dealing with a pandemic, people find that 'new normal' manifests in myriad ways
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Category Error: In dealing with a pandemic, people find that 'new normal' manifests in myriad ways

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

World Ocean Day: Alternative seafood offers twin solution to address food security, planet's health
India

World Ocean Day: Alternative seafood offers twin solution to address food security, planet's health

Are we raking up the intensity of climate change, antimicrobial resistance and future pandemics with the way we're tackling food insecurity, malnutrition, and economic growth?

Category Error: Of a community's small pleasures, Biblical plagues, and lives lived on a fault line
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Category Error: Of a community's small pleasures, Biblical plagues, and lives lived on a fault line

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Category Error: Three stories of love, longing and loneliness against the backdrop of a lockdown
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Category Error: Three stories of love, longing and loneliness against the backdrop of a lockdown

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Category Error: Shut in against a pandemic, residents of a high rise complex mull over grief, life, and irony
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Category Error: Shut in against a pandemic, residents of a high rise complex mull over grief, life, and irony

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Category Error: In a lockdown, life moves online, as do learning, news reading and friendships
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Category Error: In a lockdown, life moves online, as do learning, news reading and friendships

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

COVID-19 may last for 18-24 months and require repeated lockdown measures, says new study
Health

COVID-19 may last for 18-24 months and require repeated lockdown measures, says new study

Researchers studied the epidemiology of COVID-19 and the history of past influenza pandemics to model 3 potential scenarios that the pandemic might take.

Category Error: In the midst of a pandemic, life goes on in an Indian high rise complex
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Category Error: In the midst of a pandemic, life goes on in an Indian high rise complex

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Category Error: Three snapshots of life during a pandemic, from an Indian high rise complex
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Category Error: Three snapshots of life during a pandemic, from an Indian high rise complex

In 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Bubonic plagues, Spanish Flu and now coronavirus outbreak, humans have always found it easy to blame others for pandemics
India

Bubonic plagues, Spanish Flu and now coronavirus outbreak, humans have always found it easy to blame others for pandemics

Mankind has always found it easy to blame someone or something for an epidemic like coronavirus, sometimes the scapegoat is an animal, a king, a community, a country, a race, or followers of a religion

Category Error: In an Indian high rise complex, residents respond to a world they no longer know
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Category Error: In an Indian high rise complex, residents respond to a world they no longer know

In a new column, 'Category Error', writer-painter Amruta Patil marries news-triggered observation with fiction, history, philosophy, against the backdrop of an Indian high rise.

Edelweiss General Insurance to cover quarantined patients under policy cover of COVID-19; offers up to 100% of claim amount
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Edelweiss General Insurance to cover quarantined patients under policy cover of COVID-19; offers up to 100% of claim amount

This approval will be applicable, both for Edelweiss health insurance and Edelweiss group health insurance policies, till such time that the virus is declared as abated by the Government and/ or WHO, it said further.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to step down on 1 February, ahead of end of term in 2022
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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to step down on 1 February, ahead of end of term in 2022

Kim announced that, immediately after his departure, he will join a firm and focus on increasing infrastructure investments in developing countries.