Big B claims COVID-19 spreads through flies, health ministry disagrees

IANS- Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted a video where he talks of Chinese experts discovering that the common housefly, which sits on excreta, can transmit the coronavirus. However, the health ministry disagrees. The video was retweeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports “Chinese experts have discovered that the coronavirus can survive in human excreta […]

COVID-19: Nature’s “Course Correction”

Prakash Narayan-   At the outset, it should be mentioned that I am a Software Engineer – not a virologist or an epidemiologist or a paleontologist. These are my ruminations. They are not “substantiated” by research. Hopefully, the theories expounded here would result in additional research and corroboration.   There has been an abundance of […]

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Impact of COVID-19 on the economy

B J Arun-TiE Silicon Valley president- The COVID-19 pandemic is an emerging and very rapidly evolving situation.  We saw health advisories regarding not hosting gatherings of more than 1,000 people, being changed to 250 and finally 100, literally on a daily basis this past week.  We saw dozens of conferences either get canceled, postponed, or […]

Life in the times of Corona

Partha Chakraborty-   Jaswinder Singh looks solemn as he scrubs his cab in between his shifts of ferrying passengers in NYC Metro area; Hossain Patwary is avoiding eye contact as his customers strain to understand what he’s saying behind his face mask in his tiny kiosk at Port Authority Bus Terminal. Elsewhere in New York, […]