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Moneycontrol daily home isolation planner: April 30

Below is a daily planner to help you with the quarantine period.

April 30, 2020 / 07:02 AM IST

It is becoming increasingly clear that Indians are going to be confined to their homes for a while because of the spread of the coronavirus. So, why not make good use of the time?

Below is a daily planner to help you with the quarantine period. We have added some home workouts, activities, good reads, music to relax or get you pumped up, guide to online events, activities and more.

Quick workout to start the day
Push your limits today
- 10 pike push-ups
- 10 narrow push-ups
- 10 Incline push-ups
- 5 chair dips

- 5 tricep push-ups

Get motivated with this quote

“Make the most of yourself…for that is all there is of you.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Show off on your WhatsApp group
- Make your video calls more engaging.
- A beginner’s guide to modern classical music.
- Not your everyday clarinet player.

- An analysis of everything Lego.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions

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How does a vaccine work?

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.

How many types of vaccines are there?

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.

What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?

Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.

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Let’s get you in the work mood

Dip into this song.

Take a break, but make good the time
- Be in the know: World Press Photo winners.
- Be up to date: Google Meet is free for everyone.

- Be productive: Track your work-at-home time.

Cook up a storm

Some easy-peasy recipes.

Time to wind down
- Listen: Between the Covers, a podcast containing long-form interviews with writers.
- Read: A Little History of the World by EH Gombrich.
- Watch: End Times Fun, on Netflix.

- Play: Pictionary.

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first published: Apr 30, 2020 07:02 am

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