Recovering from COVID and then getting vaccinated, known as hybrid immunity, is more potent than being infected or vaccinated alone.
India’s poor and vulnerable should be vaccinated first, but their needs have been ignored.
India is expected to overtake China this decade as the world’s most populous nation. That puts it at the heart of the global challenge to beat climate change.
Delta plus might reduce the efficacy of the vaccines currently in use. But we can’t be sure because we’re yet to see good data on this variant.
Years of underfunding and commercialisation have led India’s health system to its current state of collapse.
COVID treatment guidelines in India specify higher doses of steroids than other countries, which could be to blame for the rise in mucormycosis or “black fungus”.
For 6 months farmers in India have been protesting new laws which could destroy their livelihoods, but still the government is refusing to back down.
This is a transcript of episode 15 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, which includes a story on the discovery of microscopic fungi at the world’s largest seed bank.
As the peak of India’s COVID crisis approaches, the country desperately needs more help from the international community.
The Indian government has been keeping an eye out for India’s vaccine producers by not approving any other vaccines, and by letting them charge what they want. It’s the people who are suffering.
The emergence of an Indian “double mutant” strain of the coronavirus may explain the country’s tragically soaring infection rates. Genomic testing and monitoring will be crucial in the weeks ahead.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi prioritised vaccine exports over the domestic roll-out and encouraged large crowds at political rallies. Now, India is paying the consequences.
A new coronavirus double mutation found in India is better shaped to invade our cells.