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Why India can’t figure out what a third wave of Covid will look like

The stuttering vaccination program and a lack of clarity on how & where the second wave was virulent are making it difficult to figure out what a third will look like.
A person recieves a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Stratford, London | Representational image | Hollie Adams | Bloomberg

Covid-19 pandemic — UK may stock up 210 mn surplus doses & Tunisia vaccinates 500K in a day 

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Indian economy needs to fire on 4 engines to grow. But Modi govt is betting on just 2

Steep jump in medium-term growth rates, of the kind projected, needs strong private & govt investment, domestic demand & exports. Govt has bet on growth in own investment, while exports are doing well.
A doctor shows the victory sign as he is vaccinated against Covid-19 in Kolkata | Representational image | ANI

Covaxin effective against Delta, other variants despite reduced antibody activity: ICMR study

Delta is believed to be one of the factors that catalysed India's second Covid wave. Further mutations in Delta have led to other variants, leading to concerns about vaccine efficacy.

Shuttler P V Sindhu bags bronze, India’s second medal at Tokyo Olympics

Sindhu defeated China's He Bing Jiao in straight sets in the women's singles third-place play-off to add a bronze medal to her silver that she had secured at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Over 13 crore doses of Covid vaccines administered in July: Health minister to Rahul Gandhi

India's vaccination drive will get a major boost this month, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. He was responding to Gandhi's tweet questioning the availability of vaccines.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is also known as the 'Indian winter cherry' and 'Indian ginseng' | Wikimedia commons

India, UK school to conduct study on Ashwagandha to investigate efficacy on Covid patients

All India Institute of Ayurveda, and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will conduct clinical trials of Ashwagandha on 2,000 people in Leicester, Birmingham and London.
A Covid-19 testing centre in Kerala. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Why ‘model state’ Kerala is accounting for more than half of India’s daily Covid cases

Centre has rushed a team to Kerala, the second one this month, to take stock of the situation and work with the state health department.
A man drives past the New National Stadium, the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics, on 3 June 2021 in Tokyo | Photographer: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images via Bloomberg

3 athletes among 24 new Covid cases reported at Tokyo Olympics, total rises to 193

Tokyo recorded an all-time high of 3,865 positive cases prompting the organisers to defend the Olympics stating they were not responsible for the city's Covid surge.

June slowdown, slow recovery seen pushing RBI to hold interest rates next week

There was a contraction in both manufacturing and services sectors as curbs to control the virus spread hurt consumer demand and business activity.
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