An excerpt from the introduction to the book 'Lives of Data: Essays on Computational Cultures from India'.
According to a report, simple interventions, including exercise and getting a good night's sleep in the 24 hours before vaccination, may maximise the vaccine's initial effectiveness.
Indian health advocacy groups and watchdogs have questioned Covaxin's approval, which came just a day after the authorities asked Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech for more evidence it would work.
The policy document pitches for so many new agencies, funds and mechanisms that it looks like a new nation is being built from scratch.
If our material consumption continues at its present rate, Earth's anthropogenic mass will balloon to thrice the biomass in another two decades.
"We are aiming for 1 billion doses in 2021. If it is a single dose, that means 1 billion people. But it will be in a ramp-up throughout the year," the company's chief scientific officer said.