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Our institutions have failed us

by An_Indian

The justice system, education, the military, the electoral commission, the media: institutions are the building blocks of a democratic society, the essence of civilisation.

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Raghu Rama Krishna Raju arrested and tortured in custody as a result of “revenge politics”

by An_Indian

India’s institutions are broken. There is no clearer example than the case of Raghu Rama Krishna Raju, an Andhra Pradesh MP for the YSR Congress Party.

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COVID-19 messages make emergency alerts just another text in the crowd on your home screen

by Sanjana_18

COVID-19-related messages are a new use of this alert system. They indicate changing ideas about what constitutes an emergency and underscore the challenges of public messaging in a personalized media environment.

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COVID: did a delayed second dose give the delta variant an evolutionary helping hand?

by Sanjana_18

Viewed from the perspective of evolutionary selection, it seems that the UK government’s decision to lengthen the period between first and second vaccine doses provided delta with an extra window to infect people.

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There are 209 Australian kids stranded in India — they have special legal rights we must not ignore

by Sanjana_18

Given parents are not allowed to travel to get them back, the situation is almost impossible. Some have reportedly resorted to hiring strangers to help get their kids home. As desperate parents seek alternative solutions, young people may become prey to strangers while in transit.

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I'm fully vaccinated – should I keep wearing a mask for my unvaccinated child?

by Sanjana_18

Fully vaccinated adults are celebrating their new freedom and removing their face masks. Yet for parents of children under age 12, the rejoicing might be short-lived.

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Study shows AI-generated fake reports fool experts

by Sanjana_18

If you use such social media websites as Facebook and Twitter, you may have come across posts flagged with warnings about misinformation.

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How virus detectives trace the origins of an outbreak – and why it's so tricky

by Sanjana_18

Plant, animal or human, the methods are largely the same. Tracking down the origins of a virus involves a combination of extensive fieldwork, thorough lab testing and quite a bit of luck.

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I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19?

by Sanjana_18

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested for COVID-19 even if you are fully vaccinated.

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Driver's license suspensions for failure to pay fines inflict particular harm on Black drivers

by Sanjana_18

These are some of the situations facing millions of Americans who were unable to pay fines – and whose lives were turned into a nightmare by overly punitive policies in response.