Oxford English Dictionary names ‘words of the year’

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced on Monday for the first time that it has chosen not to name one single word of the year, but many words for the unprecedented year 2020. Continue Reading

Editorial: Virus, viral

While coronavirus is threatening the whole world today, the one which sent shock waves in the 80s and 90s was HIV that caused AIDS. However, effective measures taken to check Human Immunodeficiency Virus have yielded good results, especially in a populated country like India. Continue Reading

Editorial: Time to fight

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has acknowledged that coronavirus can be defeated with science and comprehensive, evidence-based approach, and warned that the world must prepare for the next pandemic. Continue Reading

Is your face mask safe for you and your family?

It is safe to say that the global pandemic has turned our world upside down and changed the notion of what was considered normal. Not only health, its impact can also be seen on various businesses tools. Continue Reading

TN medical expert panel member under home quarantine

Dr Prabhdeep Kaur, ‎National Institute of Epidemiology Deputy Director and one of the members of the expert medical panel of the Tamilnadu government, has gone under home quarantine because of high risk exposure to Covid-19. Continue Reading

Coronavirus outbreak may lead to rise in paranoia

Coronavirus is at the global centre-stage and today is one of the most commonly used words worldwide. The volumes of information and misinformation on it have caused doubts and fears among the public. Continue Reading

Editorial: Feel at home

At a time when domestic industry is facing unprecedented crisis in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat hasfavoured imposing a border adjustment tax (BAT) on imports to provide a level-playing field to domestic industries. Continue Reading

Can coronavirus be contracted through eyes or ears?

It’s possible through the eyes, but not likely through the ears. As with the nose and mouth, doctors say the eyes may be a route of infection if someone with the virus coughs or sneezes nearby. Infection is also possible when rubbing your eyes with hands that have been exposed to the virus. Continue Reading