Immunity is all set to become a coveted commodity in the post-Covid world. Sociologists fear the immunity-haves will enjoy hegemony over the immunity-have-nots. What is really at stake here? How immunity inequality can make or break economies across the world?
Even as a debate rages around whether Covid-19 vaccines and drugs should be patent-free, here’s a dossier on the whys and hows of the burning issue, which has the potential to transform the post-pandemic world in myriad ways.
Absent oxygen cylinders, apathetic administrations, amorphous governance — India’s Covid-19 strategy seems to have gone kaput with the second wave of the pandemic claiming thousands of lives, making the country the world’s Covid hub.
Evolutionary biology looks into curious and complex processes such as natural selection that power diversity of life on Earth. Hence, it is a study into how we have become what we have. Here’re five evolutionary biologists of our times, helping us understand our evolutionary journey.
Producing scores of products and services that claim to help people grab a good night’s rest, the sleep economy is powering startups, innovative products and conducive policies, signalling that humanity is lacking good sleep pretty seriously.
With some success, Budget 2021 tries to incorporate the learnings from the Covid-19, as its focus on healthcare spends clearly reflects. But it is a big ask whether this focus on health is going to sustain or not.
The identification of Hepatitis C Virus, known as the Cinderella story in modern medicine, got not only the Nobel prize for Medicine for three American scientists but also led to safer blood transfusions.