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Moneycontrol daily home isolation planner: April 28

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

April 28, 2020 / 07:00 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
May the Force of 10 be with you
- 10 reverse lunges
- 10 side-to-side lunges
- 10 side leg raises
- 10 reverse lunges
- 10 calf-raises

- 10 push-ups

Get motivated with this quote

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

Show off on your WhatsApp group
- An automatic transcription tool for videos.
- A math class kids (and you) will love.
- Convert playlists between Apple Music and Spotify.
Let’s get you in the work mood

An apt song here.

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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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Take a break, but make good the time
- Be in the know: How aviation will reset after the virus.
- Be up to date: Tools to discover new, good content.

- Be curious: How well do you know Indian food?

Cook up a storm
Recipes that freeze well.
Time to wind down
- Listen: Classics For Kids, a podcast about music composers.
- Read: Nell Stevens’s Bleaker House.

- Watch: Broadchurch, on Netflix.

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Moneycontrol News
first published: Apr 28, 2020 07:00 am

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