U.S. Shatters Its Record of New Coronavirus Infections as India’s Caseload Hits a Million

The U.S. shatters its single-day record for new cases, with more than 75,600. As clashes over face-covering mandates and school reopening plans intensified throughout the United States, the country shattered its single-day record for new cases on Thursday — […]

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Identification of unique mutations in SARS-CoV-2 strains isolated from India suggests its attenuated pathotype

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was first reported in Wuhan, China in November 2019 has developed into a pandemic since March 2020, causing substantial human casualties and economic losses. Studies on SARS-CoV-2 are being carried out at […]

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India coronavirus: The ‘mystery’ of low Covid-19 death rates

More than 800 people have died of Covid-19 in India The global media reports are a mixture of relief and bafflement. They talk about the “mystery behind India’s lower death rates” from the Covid-19 infection, and say that India […]

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India Extends ‘Total’ Lockdown By Nearly 3 Weeks

People in Hyderabad, India, watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation Tuesday. Modi has extended the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown hoping to head off the epidemic’s peak. The world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown has been extended for 19 more days. India’s 1.3 billion residents have been under lockdown for […]

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The Coronavirus Threat for the Billion People Living in Slums

Although the coronavirus was spread around the world by people who could afford to travel by airplanes and cruise ships, the virus now threatens the socially invisible and forgotten communities of urban slums. About a billion people live in slums — defined by the United Nations as human settlements […]

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