Young, Indian, unvaccinated: the world’s largest inoculation drive falters

Healthcare, frontline workers and the elderly were the first eligible, followed by people aged over 45 in April and then adults aged 18-45 in May. That last extension, covering around 43% of the population, proved to be a crunch point. Following a surge in COVID-19 infections across the country in April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi… Read More »

When it comes to data modernization, ‘tech is only one part of the puzzle’

According to Dr. Daniel B. Jernigan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s acting deputy director for public health science and surveillance, the COVID-19 crisis exposed the gaps in disease monitoring “in very real ways.”   Early in the pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which included $ 500 million in… Read More »

Essential Reads: Stress, Anxiety and Depression in Couples Undergoing Infertility Treatment

In the United States, about 9% of men and 11% of women of reproductive age have experienced fertility problems. In a recent review (FULL TEXT available), Paraskevi and colleagues discuss how stress, anxiety and depression impact the outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and explore whether supportive interventions may help couples to minimize fertility-related stress,… Read More »

Chattogram closes road for landslide risk posed by dangerously cut hills

After blocking the lane towards Fouzdarhat on Monday following rain-triggered landslide on parts of the road, the CDA on Wednesday closed the road completely for three months. The authorities cut 18 hills along the road to develop it even after being fined for damaging environment. As they were cut at a 90-degree angle, the hills… Read More »

How Asian Women Are Finding Confidence Through Self-Defense

The author traps her partner in a two-handed wrist lock.Credit…Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index What I Gained From Self-Defense Class in the Wake of Anti-Asian Attacks Some Asian women are learning new skills to protect themselves, bolstering their sense of agency, confidence and competence on the street.… Read More »