EXPLAINED: Efficiency of Different Types of Face Masks in Preventing COVID-19

There would be hardly any household in the world that would be oblivious to the use of facemasks since the past few years. Governments across the world have urged their citizens to use facemasks in public. Some countries have also enforced strict laws and have mandated the use of facemasks. With different varieties of facemasks […]

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EXPLAINER: How accurate are Rapid Antigen Tests or Self-Tests in detecting Covid-19?

Anyone who has been following the latest developments in managing Covid-19, has surely come across the term self-testing kits or Rapid at-home Antigen testing kits recently. If someone has been experiencing symptoms or has just been to a Covid-19 hotspot, rapid at-home antigen testing kits are very good way to check if they should be […]

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EXPLAINER: Has Live Coronavirus Been Found in Sabarmati River of Gujarat?

Findings of research conducted by IIT Gandhinagar made headlines recently and caused huge panic everywhere.  Citing this research, news media websites reported that scientists found “traces of Coronavirus” in the Sabarmati River in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat.  This led to viral messages and posts claiming “coronavirus was found in drinking water” on social […]

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