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A mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines could provide logistical and immunological benefits

Researchers hope that a mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines will help alleviate these issues and create more flexibility in the immunization regimens available to people.

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COVID-19 Delta variant in Canada: FAQ on origins, hotspots and vaccine protection

The acceleration of the Delta variant around the world is raising questions about its origin, transmissibility, hotspots and potential for vaccine resistance.

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How a Scottish graveyard in Kolkata revealed the untold stories of colonial women in India

These were selective narratives from a particularly male perspective and presented colonisers as transforming social benefactors installed to provide a civilising influence.

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Has Media Failed India?

We can only form opinions based on the information available to us. But what if that information is biased and inaccurate?

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Doctors in the pay of politicians

Of all public services, health care should be the least susceptible to corruption. Yet there is ample evidence that our medical institutions have been so weakened that they are ready to crumble.

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The police should be protectors – not abusers

The police and the justice system are there to safeguard us. Instead, they have become abusers in the pay of corrupt and wealthy politicians.

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From 13 unis to 1: why Australia needs to reverse the loss of South Asian studies

Only five of the 40 Australian universities offer semester-length subjects on India or South Asia. Six universities offered an Indian language in 1996. Now only two do so.

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Our institutions have failed us

The justice system, education, the military, the electoral commission, the media: institutions are the building blocks of a democratic society, the essence of civilisation.

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Raghu Rama Krishna Raju arrested and tortured in custody as a result of “revenge politics”

India’s institutions are broken. There is no clearer example than the case of Raghu Rama Krishna Raju, an Andhra Pradesh MP for the YSR Congress Party.

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COVID-19 messages make emergency alerts just another text in the crowd on your home screen

COVID-19-related messages are a new use of this alert system. They indicate changing ideas about what constitutes an emergency and underscore the challenges of public messaging in a personalized media environment.

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COVID: did a delayed second dose give the delta variant an evolutionary helping hand?

Viewed from the perspective of evolutionary selection, it seems that the UK government’s decision to lengthen the period between first and second vaccine doses provided delta with an extra window to infect people.

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There are 209 Australian kids stranded in India — they have special legal rights we must not ignore

Given parents are not allowed to travel to get them back, the situation is almost impossible. Some have reportedly resorted to hiring strangers to help get their kids home. As desperate parents seek alternative solutions, young people may become prey to strangers while in transit.

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