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Moneycontrol daily home isolation planner: April 29

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

April 29, 2020 / 07:10 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

Try this 14-minute home workout recommended by an Aussie personal trainer.

Get motivated with this quote

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power” - William James

Show off on your WhatsApp group
- An online writing assistant.
- Gmail plug-in to help write better mails.
- Virtual tours of 12 famous museums.

- Transcript live your Zoom meeting.


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

This song do the trick.

Take a break, but make good the time
- Be in the know: Should you be travelling by air?
- Be up to date: Lockdown data on e-commerce.
- Be curious: Learn coding.
- Be good: Donate to help children.
Cook up a storm

Go for chicken green bean stir fry.

Time to wind down
- Listen: Sticky Notes, another podcast on classical music.
- Read: World War Z, by Max Brooks.
- Watch: The Plagues of Breslau, on Netflix.

- Do: Nothing. Take in the fresh air.

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first published: Apr 29, 2020 07:10 am
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