Even after nearly 18 months of the pandemic, we still don't have a 'silver bullet'-a specific drug or cure for COVID-19. So, we must per force manage this deadly with 'bronze bullets' or whatever arsenal we've at our disposal.
Though the precise origin of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes this deadly pandemic called COVID-19 is not yet established, the virus spilled over into humans, from a wild animal, most likely from a bat, through an intermediate host, most probably a pangolin or another animal.
RANDOM MUSING: In today's column I wish to dwell upon sniffer dogs that detect COVID-19, possible risk of mink mutations, top vaccine candidates so far and the possible vaccine scenario in India, writes Debananda S Ningthoujam
Deliberately exposing the young and healthy adults to the virus while protecting the vulnerable population is a morally repugnant as well as a costly (in terms of human lives) option, writes Debananda S Ningthoujam
Random Musing: The column reviews the status of Covid-19 infections globally, the possible surge of cases in winter, the reported cases of Covid-19 re-infections, the possible delays in vaccine development and the Covid fatigue worldwide especially India (including Manipur).
The story of viral hepatitis, hepatitis viruses, especially hepatitis virus C (HCV), and the intrepid scientific pioneers who discovered HVC, who have been recognized with the crowning glory of scientific achievement, the Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2020.