By Andy MukherjeeAll upheavals leave their marks. Some fade away, some linger. Following the Black Death, the plague that’s believed to have killed 60% of Europe’s population in the second half of the 14th century, the realization that life is short, played a big role in shaping interest rates in late medieval Europe, stretching all the way to the Enlightenment. Could we witness very long-term effects from the present contagion? The coronavirus pathogen isn’t as deadly as bubonic plague, and our toolkit for dealing with pandemics is far better stacked than when the pestilence reached the harbor of Messina on the northeastern coast of Sicily in late 1347. But while the dislocation caused by the respiratory disease has had a catastrophic impact on commodity and asset prices, a recovery may not close the chapter. The coronavirus, too, could leave a durable imprint.Economic historians quibble over the exact consequences of the Black Death, though they agree that the … [Read more...] about Economic life after Covid-19: Lessons from the Black Death
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"On the recommendation of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and upon consultation with the Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, I have asked the @CDCgov to issue a strong Travel Advisory, to be administered by the Governors, in consultation with the Federal Government," Trump said on Twitter on Saturday night. … [Read more...] about Roundup: Trump gives up quarantine on New York amid rapid spread of COVID-19
Even as sustainable practices make their way into our daily lives, it all goes for a toss when we are eating out or ordering in food. Sustainable eating can ensure that our food habits do not interfere with our efforts of leading a greener life. What, how and where you eat your food can dictate whether your carbon footprint is reducing or not. Here are some tips for sustainable eating: Eat local It's essential to focus on where you are getting your household produce from. Sustainable eating promotes local farmers and locally grown vegetables and fruits. "If a food item is shipped across the country, it no longer remains sustainable. Buying local and also cooking local further promotes sustainability. I always buy my kitchen produce from a local thelawala who gets his stock from local farmers instead of shopping for groceries online or to the supermarket," says Bhawna Bohra, a chocolatier from Gurgaon. Reuse food delivery packages Though sustainable eating encourages you to cook your … [Read more...] about #SustainableEating: Choose local, seasonal and fresh produce
This article has been written by, Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan, Consultant Anaesthesiologist & Critical Care Intensivist. How would you react? More importantly, how should you react? I know it's scary to consider but the reality is in the coming days, COVID positive cases will reach far graver numbers as more and more tests are performed in India. And while I understand how scary it is to find out you may have contracted this life threatening disease, I want you to understand that it is okay. Even when isolated, you are not going to be alone in this phase. Millions of healthcare workers and Indians from various sectors are working round the clock to be prepared, just to heal you. We are here for you. In this easy to understand Q & A format below, I walk you through every step of the process (including the likely fears in your mind) to help you understand what to do and most importantly, what not to do should you find out you are positive for the corona virus. It is as simple … [Read more...] about What if I told you that you were COVID-19 positive?
The world has become a difficult place to live in right now. Everyone is locked up at home and the animals are roaming around free. Yes, the tables have turned because of the Coronavirus scare and if you too are bored to wits, thinking of ways to kill boredom and maintain yourself, you need to read further. A lockdown is not an easy thing to go through, but there are two ways of looking at it - acceptance or resistance, and most of you would agree that accepting it is the best way to save everyone around. And, if you want to uplift your mood quite instantly, guess the simplest thing you can do is look after yourself. Let's start with good skin and hair first. We got in touch with beauty expert Aashmeen Munjaal, Director Star Salon & Academy to get you some super tips to flow through this lockdown and you can't miss them! Everyone knows skin and hair also take a beating due to decreased physical activity. The body is energised by getting out of the house and indulging in physical … [Read more...] about Perfect way to take care of your skin and hair during Coronavirus lockdown