A tsunami of variants?

From a premature victory declaration over COVID-19, now India is under the ruthless grip of the enemy in new disguise. After curtailing to less than 10,000 daily cases towards the end of the first wave, now a staggering over 350,000 daily cases and nearly 3200 daily deaths! Neglect on mitigation measures, worse policies and inadequateContinue reading “A tsunami of variants?”

Updates on COVID-19 and a solution to control spreading

Corona wave and its resurgence In spite of the predictions that, this viral fever may subside in later months from its start, COVID-19 is surging worldwide even after 7 months. Earlier it was more prominent in the Northern hemisphere now it is escalating in the South. While Europe is starting to breath after the destructiveContinue reading “Updates on COVID-19 and a solution to control spreading”

Saviours of our life from deadly pathogens

Vaccines are powerful weapons in our arsenal against many fatal viral diseases. Eventually they became vital for our survival against several deadly pathogens. Vaccines saved millions of lives from deadly diseases like polio, measles, mumps, rubella, rabies and we globally eradicated disease like smallpox (almost eradicated polio by last year). Once a virus enters ourContinue reading “Saviours of our life from deadly pathogens”

COVID-19 origin conundrum

Along with a viral outbreak, many conspiracy theories emerge-it is unavoidable. Conspiracy theories flourish and spread even more virally than the viral disease. More interestingly, such conspiracy thinking may not disappear even after the outbreak subsides. If you look at the history of AIDS, vaccines, or any novel therapeutic interventions in the past, you mayContinue reading “COVID-19 origin conundrum”

Briefings on the hidden enemy

Previous blog ´War against a virus´ was on the general features of the virus. Here I try to feed the information regarding the virus (SARS CoV-2) and the disease it causes (COVID-19), which may help you to understand better this hidden enemy. Science is on the learning curve for this novel virus. For that reason,Continue reading “Briefings on the hidden enemy”

War against a virus!

When you hear the word ´virus´, unpleasant memories rush to your mind. It could be the painful memories of childhood chicken pox or about exhaustive viral-fever days or about scenes from Hollywood movies like Outbreak and Contagion. Not all viruses are bad though, some are beneficial to us (will discuss that topic later). These daysContinue reading “War against a virus!”

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