The Covid-19 vaccine will only help in reducing the severity of the disease. Thus, the aim of the vaccination programme right now is, firstly, to reduce the proportion of symptomatic individuals, and secondly, to reduce the hospitalisation and death rate.
Most of those who have got infection after vaccination have had mild symptoms, not requiring hospitalisation. Also, they got the infection because they lowered their guard after getting the shots.
With post-vaccination infections, won't the vaccination drive get a setback as people question the point of taking the shots?
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THE MILLENNIAL MESSENGER
With his pen spitting fire against issues like caste and politicking, Tamil rapper Arivu wants to influence the lives of people around him
I HAVE JUST STARTED OUT
INTERVIEW Anupam Kher, actor
The resilient city
When faced with a looming oxygen crisis, Mumbai responded by changing its supply-based system to a storage-based one
INDIA'S FERTILITY DROP
The sperm count is down, and egg quality low. Men and women in India are struggling to conceive. While lifestyle issues do contribute to infertility, researchers are more worried about hormone-altering chemicals that surround us. THE WEEK investigates how these are impacting our reproductive health
Loss and profit
With his challengers failing to deliver West Bengal for the BJP, Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s chair appears to be safe for now
While courts have had to step in to fill the vacuum left by the executive, not every order has helped pandemic management
Scripting a flop
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Low sperm count is an indicator of the presence of disease
Dr Shanna Swan, professor of environmental medicine and public health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City
Fungus follows virus
Pandemic has led to an increase in the incidence of mucormycosis, which can be life-threatening
Bedlam in Bengaluru
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Reincarnation And Realpolitik
China, India, and the U.S. are vying to influence the selection of the next Dalai Lama
An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
The Little Red Train
A Room for Dad
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THE DANGAL IN THE JUNGLE, PART 1
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WOUNDS AND THE WOMB
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E8 Caste and the Indian Tech Ivies
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I was happily married, happily employed, just plain happy. Until the accident
IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.
When the Signal Goes Out
Government-ordered internet shutdowns are becoming more frequent