Girisha B V had ensured that his family was taking adequate precautions to stay safe from COVID but a visit to hometown changed everything. He and his wife both tested positive and he had to be hospitalised due to his symptoms. Here's his COVID experience We were cautious about COVID while we were in Bengaluru from the last 6 months, strictly following all precautions to save ourselves. Recently, my whole family visited my home town in Karnataka. There nobody was wearing a mask and did not care much about COVID. My family including kids didn't follow any protocols and happily spent 3 days after a long time. We were back to Bengaluru on Sunday, 4th October 2020. I got fever and body pain on Monday, 5th October (Sunday). I started self quarantine from Monday evening and started taking Dolo 650 for fever. On 6th October, I consulted a doctor online in Practo; they suggested medication and asked me to go for COVID test after 2 - 3 days. My body pain got relieved and fever came ... » Learn More about My COVID Story: “I developed chronic cough due to COVID”
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Email Digital Story Innovation Team By Mark Doman Updated March 05, 2021 09:30:45 Map: Antarctica Since the early 70s, satellites have surveyed the ebb and flow of vast ice masses at the edge of Antarctica. The data being collected from space has allowed scientists to monitor huge areas of the icy continent, even through the darkness and hostility of an Antarctic winter. One of the more spectacular sights captured by the satellites is the calving of city-sized icebergs from ice shelves — the giant glaciers transporting ice from the middle of the continent out to sea. Just last week, a huge 1,200-square-kilometre iceberg broke away from the Brunt Ice Shelf near the Weddell Sea. It's the first large iceberg to break off from this shelf in 50 years. "A lot of these big ice shelves, we'll normally get, like, one iceberg produced from the shelf during our careers," said Dr Sue Cook, a glaciologist with the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership. "So ... » Learn More about Satellites capture formation of enormous iceberg A74 on Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf
A growing number of youngsters aspire to be social media influencers for fame and fortune. But experts warn about a narcissitic trend that can be devastating for youths. Wang Yuke reports from Hong Kong. If Hong Kong's big-time fortune tellers can strike gold by amassing a huge following over time, there's a group of young go-getters trying to take a leaf out of their book — social media influencers. But the luck and instinct that may guarantee one's success in any field of endeavor simply don't fall from the sky. It could be a make-it-or-break-it move. Kenson, 10, is nothing short of a toy influencer in Hong Kong despite his tender age. "I often come across strangers recognizing me on the street. They would leap at me, excitedly shout out my name and ask for selfies," says Kenson shyly. "I was happy about it but it, somehow, set me on edge." While many young YouTubers wallow in stardom and the glee of being lionized, being a household name is not on Kenson's priority list. ... » Learn More about Wallowing in stardom or a minefield?