COVID-19

COVID-19 DRUG DESIGN IN INDIA

COVID19 Drug Design

There is another side to the government response to the SAR-CoV2 as the Covid19 virus is also known. These are from the molecular biologists and pharmacologists, who are finding an antivirus to it. An invitation in the mail to participate […]

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COVID-19 TESTING IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES – PART III

COVID-19 Testing in Various Countries

The word Timocracy appeared in a cryptic crossword last week. I google it to find out that the Greek philosopher Plato had described various forms of state and governance, including this one. If I have understood ancient Greek correctly, in […]

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COVID-19 TESTING IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES – PART II

COVID-19 Testing in Various Countries

I compared the emphasis on testing between various countries, over the seven month period from December 31st 2019 to July 30th 2020. Many countries did not report cases in the early months, but the mean comparison over the extended period […]

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COVID-19 TESTING IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES

COVID-19 Testing in Various Countries

In my last blog, I looked at the stringency index of 30 countries. This is an index devised by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford and is an aggregate of 9 measures of government enforcement on […]

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STRINGENCY INDEX

COVID-19 Testing in Various Countries

Government Response Stringency Index: a composite measure based upon 9 response indicators including school closures, workplace closures, and travel bans, rescaled to a value from 0 to 100 (100 = strictest response). This Government Response Tracker is from the Blavatnik […]

COVID-19 Democracy Crisis

American Egg – Democracy in Crisis

American Democracy in Crisis

“To have egg on one’s face” is an American saying, that means that one has done something to make oneself look foolish. On the other hand, the British call a good person or someone to be trusted, “a good egg”. […]

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COVID-19 IMPACT ON PRODUCTION CAPACITY

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Alongside the alarming trend in the infection rate, the daily newspapers, are full of images of migrant labourers returning to their home states. The sheer scale of this movement is staggering, and it has overwhelmed the infrastructure. They are travelling […]

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COLD VACCINE

Cold Vaccine

Trials for an effective cure and vaccine are on in a Seattle laboratory to determine what is the best dosage required to stop the deadly Coronavirus in its tracks. Let us all hope that it arrives just in time to […]

Business Market Industry Technology

Paper Industry

Paper Industry

The other evening, I met Prabhakaran Sivathaanu, a batchmate from St. Stephen’s College. The college, which is based in Delhi, belies its age and looks new whenever you visit. However, some of us former students had clearly grown older and […]

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AMERICAN BASKET

Kobe Bryant

Reading about the accidental demise of the legendary NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, was quite shocking. I was reminded of the famous quote that you may have seen posted on a poster somewhere: “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes […]