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As India's COVID crisis worsens, leaders play the blame game while the poor suffer once again

For now, the Indian government has just asked the states to focus on “stringent containment and public health measures”, including testing, tracing and inoculations.

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Feminist struggles in times of pandemic: lessons from rural India

Civil society has championed solidarity during this historic episode, and as often, women’s initiatives have appeared to be at the forefront. Not because of “natural” female altruism or solidarity, but because their assignment to social reproduction functions simply leaves them with little choice.

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India’s huge economic setbacks in 2020: why millions have fallen into poverty

India’s losses in 2020 accounts for 60% of the global increase in poverty.

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Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here's how

Keeping vaccines seamlessly refrigerated is an especially daunting challenge where electricity is unavailable or unreliable

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Coronavirus one year on: two countries that got it right, and three that got it wrong

One year on, we have now seen 115 million confirmed cases globally and more than 2.5 million deaths from COVID-19.

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India today is only “partly free”: the 2020 Freedom House report

The world’s largest democracy is in danger of losing its title.

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Vaccinated and ready to party? Not so fast, says the CDC, but you can gather with other vaccinated people

Vaccination with the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines offers very high levels of protection against the coronavirus.

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Immune interference – why even 'updated' vaccines could struggle to keep up with emerging coronavirus strains

Vaccination gives your body the time to safely carry out that process – generating antibodies against the pathogen that pose no risk to your own cells.

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Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus?

You can still get infected after you’ve been vaccinated. But your chances of getting seriously ill are almost zero.

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The coronavirus vaccine: A doctor answers 5 questions

Many people who are vaccinated to be followed long term to ensure no safety complications arise and to ensure that the vaccine remains as effective as originally thought.

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Intellectual property and COVID-19 medicines: why a WTO waiver may not be enough

The race to make vaccines and other useful technologies more accessible to people around the world, has once again highlighted the tension between intellectual property rights and the promotion of public health.

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Coronavirus vaccine: what's getting in the way of the global rollout? – The Conversation Weekly podcast

While some of the world’s richest countries are racing ahead with large-scale programmes to vaccinate their populations, for much of the developing world, the first doses of the vaccines remain a long way off.

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