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The problem of fake vaccine certificates

‘Even as central and state governments push for vaccination, many continue to resist vaccinating themselves. Some ask why they are being compelled and say that the choice should be left to the individual. Governments say one should get the vaccine to prevent infecting others, and exercising...

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Why lockdowns fail to deliver

At the end of nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasises a simple safety protocol against the virus: avoid close contact with people at a conversational distance, keep off poorly ventilated, crowded indoor spaces, and do not touch your face after...

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Why TN tops in healthcare yet many here doubt vaccines

Vaccine denial or hesitancy, which is quite prevalent among the population especially among youngsters, has been affecting vaccine coverage in Tamil Nadu. Affluence, doubts over government transparency and lack of community outreach creating awareness about vaccines are causing vaccine denial...

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Mathi memes: Time to laugh at Omicron

Corona was all over the news late 2019 and early 2020 but India didn’t seem to be affected by it at that time. It seemed like a Chinese problem but was being talked about everywhere. Then Europe was in the news. Horror stories were coming out of Italy. In India, infections were still not very...

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A1, A2, fresh, sachet: Which milk is best?

The 2017 jallikattu protests marked a watershed moment in recent history of Tamil Nadu. It brought forth young Tamils’ rootedness and also their anxiety about losing their traditions. Boycott of colas was mooted, for instance. Campaigners for jallikattu alleged that the ban on the bull sport...

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