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?
The mental health issues arising out of the Covid-19 crisis are not receiving the deserving attention. Enabling survivors and healthcare workers to fight the stress and trauma is a tall order. One way to solve the puzzle is to create dedicated spaces for ‘healing’.
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.
The International Monetary Fund says governments must plug the wide gap in the incomes of the rich and the poor by taxing the wealthy more and spending in favour of the have-nots. How feasible is the idea?
China’s lockdowns are an important example. They have succeeded in controlling transmission because they have followed a clear logic, underpinned by the nature and characteristics of their political system.
An alarming rise in joblessness of late in India, worsened by Covid-19, prompted a section of the people to observe Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 70th birthday as National Unemployment Day. Will it serve the government a heads-up?
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.