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R Sukumar

R Sukumar

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Sukumar Ranganathan is the Editor-in-Chief of Hindustan Times. He is also a comic-book freak and an amateur birder.

articles by R Sukumar (26 results)
Oct 22, 2020 01:32
The two papers are already beginning to make waves in epidemiological circles, and have also been reported by some specialised websites. read more
Oct 21, 2020 01:46
In effect, the declaration , named after Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where it was drafted on October 4 at the American Institute of Economic Research — a libertarian think-tank that doesn’t really believe in the climate crisis — advocates herd immunity as the way out of the pandemic. read more
Oct 20, 2020 00:57
The last time India had fewer than 40,000 infected cases was in the first fortnight of May, when it was seeing between 3,000 and 4,000 cases a day. read more
Oct 19, 2020 00:55
India has just under 9% of active cases around the world. France has 8.1%, an indication of just how badly that country has been hit by the second wave. read more
Oct 17, 2020 01:10
Only the US (around 122 million) and China (160 million) have done more tests than India. Even in terms of tests per million, at 100 million tests, India has conducted around 77,000 tests per million of the population. read more
Oct 16, 2020 00:43
In Germany, Reuters reported on October 9 that testing laboratories in cities including Berlin were functioning close to capacity, and that hospital administrators feared significant staff shortages, something that could affect the response of a country which was relatively unscathed in the first wave of the pandemic partly because it had sufficient intensive care beds and ventilators. read more
Oct 15, 2020 00:55
India’s positivity rate for the week ended October 13 was 6.2%, according to the health ministry. This is consistent with an infection rate of 12%. read more
Oct 13, 2020 01:49
Explained: India should carry out widespread antibody tests at regular intervals to assess the spread of the disease. read more
Oct 12, 2020 02:55
Amid a lot of spin about what has worked for India and what hasn’t, and whether or not the government has done a good job in tackling the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), two things stand out. read more
Oct 10, 2020 03:57
If there is a silver lining, it’s in RBI’s expectation that the fourth quarter of this financial year, January-March 2021, will see positive growth. Then, especially in these times, Q4 is a lifetime away. read more
Oct 09, 2020 02:55
According to worldometers.info, the world saw 343,386 new cases on Wednesday; according to the New York Times database, the number was marginally higher, 351,107. read more
Oct 08, 2020 04:15
Genome editing can prevent and treat many diseases — once we figure out how to use it safely in humans, and address the ethical concerns surrounding technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9. Last year, CRISPR moved out of the labs, and into human trials. read more
Oct 07, 2020 01:29
October is festive season in India, but there’s one more reason to celebrate this year — the end of the first wave of the coronavirus disease. read more
Oct 05, 2020 03:11
There’s a theory doing the rounds that because rapid antigen tests recognise only moderate to high viral loads, they identify the truly infectious patients — a completely misguided and dangerous theory. read more
Oct 03, 2020 03:32
All lives, even ordinary ones, are extraordinary in their own way – and not just to the family and friends of the deceased. Each of the 100,000 is a life lost – and each (it’s important to acknowledge this because of our fatalism) could have been saved. read more