New Vaccines in India’s Universal Immunization Program

Four new vaccines are being added to the arsenal of vaccines in India’s Universal Immunization Program. These include: Rubella, Rotavirus, Injectable Polio and Japanese Encephalitis for adults. This declaration was made on the Press Information Bureau website on the 3rd of July. Rubella: Although this was being administered as a part of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine, it shall now be separately introduced in the UIP. Rubella … Continue reading New Vaccines in India’s Universal Immunization Program

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Who Will Guard the Guardians?

In a grove of trees in the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, is a statue in memory of Albert Einstein. On it are engraved three of his sayings. One reads: “The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognised to be true.” Thus starts the scathing editorial in … Continue reading Who Will Guard the Guardians?

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The Word for 2011: Wakefieldian!

Ok, so Sarah Palin shot to fame and glory when she refudiated someone’s claim to something or whatever, and ended up contributing to the posterity by adding a word to the lexicon. And it seems there is a new candidate this year already (and the first fortnight hasn’t even sailed by!): WAKEFIELDIAN. So what would it look like in a dic? wake-fiel-dian * adj. The … Continue reading The Word for 2011: Wakefieldian!

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