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Do We Really Know Why COVID-19 Spikes In Some Places? -Rukmini S

-IndiaSpend.com Chennai: About 10 months, nine million cases and over 130,000 deaths later, India does not yet know enough about why the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 affected whom it did, and how it did that. There is wide variation in the spread of COVID-19 between states. Areas with higher population density are expected to have more cases, but varying testing rates could be affecting case detection. While the elderly and those...

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SARS-CoV-2 has infected less than 1% of sample population: ICMR survey -Maitri Porecha

-The Hindu Business Line Less than one per cent of the population surveyed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 83 districts, is believed to be exposed to SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19. As very few persons have been exposed to the virus, the Centre warned on Thursday that a large proportion of the population is still vulnerable to get infected. As a result, the Centre has also stated...

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Re-imagining food systems crucial for climate, economic resilience: Nutrition report -Chinmayi Shalya

-Down to Earth Novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic pushes government to act on reforms of food systems with urgency Food systems must be inclusive, local and diverse to address food security and malnutrition and build economic and climate resilience, according to the latest 2020 Global Nutrition Report. The report — released by the Stakeholder group — placed equity as the cornerstone of all efforts to overcome global malnutrition and insisted on policy...

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Suggested resources to understand the COVID-19 crisis better

These days a lot many articles, reports, documents, etc. are appearing in the public domain on Coronavirus infection and related issues. An attempt has been made in the present news alert to put together in one place some of the best articles, reports, blogs, webinars, podcasts, etc., which can be useful for our readers. We have divided the resources under various themes for the convenience of our readers and social media...

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Invasive, alien, most fearsome -TV Sajeev

-The Hindu With so little known about its origin and pathogen emission rate, SARS-CoV-2 is the greatest challenge to mankind Given the little knowledge we have about its origin, and given its rapid spread and massive impact on our lives, novel coronavirus is the most fearsome invasive alien species mankind has ever had to confront. Invasive alien species are species of plants, animals and microbes which move out of their native location...

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