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


India is witnessing a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases after months of declining numbers had given the country hope it had made it through the worst of the pandemic relatively unscathed. On March 1, India recorded just 12,286 new cases, but since early April this figure has skyrocketed

Prince Philip dies: his marriage to the Queen and their part in 1,000 years of European royal dynastic history


Jonathan Spangler, Manchester Metropolitan University In November 1947, a dynastic union was forged between the royal houses of Greece and Great Britain. It would be one of the last of this kind of royal marriages in history – a type of union that had knitted

Deadly heat waves will become more common in South Asia, say scientists


PTI , New Delhi —  Potentially deadly heat waves will likely become more commonplace in South Asian countries, including India, in the coming decades even if global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a new study. Scientists, including those from Oak Ridge

COVID-19: how to tackle vaccine hesitancy among BAME groups


By Samantha Vanderslott University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford Andrew Pollard Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, University of Oxford Seilesh Kadambari Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford Disclosure statement: Samantha Vanderslott receives funding from the NIHR. Andrew Pollard chairs the Department



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