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?
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.
Sci-Hub is taken to court over alleged copyright infringement. While academic publishers say the free library promotes piracy, the legal wrangle has made ‘open access’ fodder for public debate once again.
With the final push from the Covid-19 crisis, the Indian economy that was already on a downward spiral has further nosedived. But the markets seem to be blissfully ignoring it. What could be behind the outlandish phenomenon? Number13 tries to find out.