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With COVID-19 cases surging, Nepal asks global community for urgent vaccine help

Nepal’s Ministry of Health said: “Since coronavirus cases have spiked beyond the capacity of the health system and hospitals have run out of beds, the situation is unmanageable.” The ministry also said it had no more vaccines.

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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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Millions are rejecting one of humanity’s best weapons for saving lives: Vaccines

Vaccines show the immune system what the virus looks like so our bodies can manufacture specific antibodies to that virus. These antibodies then bind to and inactivate or destroy invading viruses.

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Chandrababu Naidu: AP’s political reformer and flawed visionary

One person has been particularly influential on the development of Andhra Pradesh over the last thirty years: Nara Chandrababu Naidu, sometimes known simply as CBN.

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Fecal microbe transplants help cancer patients respond to immunotherapy and shrink tumors

Following this fecal microbe transplant treatment, tumors of six out of 15 patients in the study had tumors that shrank or remained the same.

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Why the next major hurdle to ending the pandemic will be about persuading people to get vaccinated

Maria Saravia, a worker at the University of Southern California’s Keck Hospital, adjusts her mother’s mask before her COVID-19 vaccination.

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India’s pandemic exodus was a biological disaster and stranded migrant workers should be classified as internally displaced

Shortly after the announcement of a lockdown, it was reasonably anticipated that the closure of business would detrimentally affect the social and economic conditions of millions of daily wage workers in the country.

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1 in 4 unvaccinated people may not comply with CDC guidelines to wear masks indoors, survey suggests

The CDC’s updated guidelines also ask that unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people continue to wear a mask – even in establishments like bars and restaurants, where doing so may no longer be required.

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Does reopening schools cause COVID-19 to spread? It's complicated

We are not able to assess how much these steps might help because we do not have information on safety protocols in individual schools or whether schools are following those protocols.

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Television: addiction to a dangerous drug?

Digital TV subscriptions have skyrocketed since the lockdown. But we need to think carefully before switching on the screen.

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I'm fully vaccinated – should I keep wearing a mask for my unvaccinated child?

Fully vaccinated adults are celebrating their new freedom and removing their face masks. Yet for parents of children under age 12, the rejoicing might be short-lived.

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What is a neural network? A computer scientist explains

Neural networks can teach themselves how to perform a task after being given basic instructions.

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