With global numbers reaching a staggering 145+ million cases and 3+ million deaths from Covid-19, April 24 marks the start of United Nation’s tenth observance of World Immunization week. The theme this year is “vaccines bring us closer”

Immunizing people against a number of diseases is a well-established protocol recognized…


Even as we get a third vaccine authorized by the FDA, fair access to vaccines continues to be an issue.

In all societies, we learn to queue up for all kinds of things from a very young age. If you need to leave the queue for a moment, you can…


Current vaccines appear to be less effective against newly emerging more transmissible SARS-CoV-2 variants — this is not a time to slip back to pre-Covid times.

To say that the last year has been filled with dark clouds and been extremely difficult for the world, would be an understatement. Although…


The most recent half-truth is that 2-Deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) will arrest the spread of Covid-19. Show me the data!

The government, aided by media persons, is falling all over itself to get out stories on how Indian scientists have made the astounding finding that 2-Deoxy-D-glucose will mitigate the spread of Covid-19…


Scientific research and clinical findings often encounter the Godzilla of anecdata that has the potential to wreak havoc. Consequently, responsible and complete communication of research data becomes paramount — particularly in a pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing unabated, with global case numbers conservatively at 83.5 cases per million people…


The United Nations has marked 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

Across the world, almost 110,000 people die every day from a noncommunicable disease. This number has been increasing in the last ten years. In fact, deaths from noncommunicable diseases exceed deaths from all communicable diseases combined.


Companies developing a COVID-19 vaccine rely on a phalanx of smart and dedicated scientists conducting pathbreaking research to put an end to this pandemic

Back on July 22 this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense announced an agreement with Pfizer Inc. for…


The results from this election have made it impossible to ignore the expanding chasm in the country — it isn’t too late to bridge it

The Ausable chasm is located in the Adirondacks, in Upstate New York. It dates back some 500 million years, when animals were just beginning to…


After being poked, prodded, and battered for four years, it might just find its foundation again.

No matter which side of the political divide you’ve inhabited, November 7, 2020, 11.27 a.m. EST will be etched in the history of the US. …

Deepti Pradhan

Deepti is a scientist & now, a research analyst at Yale University. She runs Tilde Cafe, a forum to demystify science & make it accessible (www.tildecafe.org)

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