+911921 just called. India's Health Ministry on a recorded line. Asked about social distancing at COVID vaccination centre. Well, it was great. After all I used Telegram alerts, played lottery & got a slot. There were only 5 takers at the facility as vaccines are in short supply
India was among the first to get its own vaccine. Opposition mocked it, promoted vaccine hesitancy. Now after the second surge, everyone wants the jab. But there is only so much production capacity. Vaccine isn’t jam that anyone can produce. So we have to schedule and prioritise.
WeWork's CEO tells WSJ there is an easy way for companies to spot their most engaged employees: They’re the ones who want to come back to the office. “Those who are least engaged are very comfortable working from home,” he said. https://t.co/ICfrax6FR6
What can India do to control the ongoing COVID surge?
Lockdown all districts with 10%+ positivity for another 6-8 weeks, ICMR chief Balram Bhargava told us in an interview.
That is 530+ of India’s 718 districts, as per current data.
Our story: https://t.co/rLk1ksMru8
Dr. Balram Bhargava, head of the Indian Council of Medical Research, told @Reuters lockdown restrictions should remain for 6-8 weeks in all districts where COVID positivity rate is above 10%. "If Delhi is opened tomorrow, it will be a disaster” https://t.co/ki0t7paeQe
Reuters Flash: All Indian districts with COVID-19 positivity rate above 10% should remain locked down for another 6-8 weeks to control the rampaging disease, Dr. Balram Bhargava of the Indian Council of Medical Research says. "If Delhi is opened tomorrow, it will be a disaster."
A trivia for Aam Aadmi Party to mull upon.
Money spent by AAP on publicity in 3 months since Jan 2021: ₹150cr
At this rate the expenditure on self publicity of their leader will be equal to (if not more) than the cost of completed New Parliament Building & Central Vista Avenue! https://t.co/KcRhTtU9NN
Delhi government and PM Modi’s central govt have for weeks been literally fighting in courts over oxygen supplies. Now Delhi is pleading via a press release for more vaccines from centre. Can’t Delhi buy on its own?? Read the story. https://t.co/VsZOVrMs06