Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s latest 'Act of God' remark concerning the ongoing economic downturn has provided enough fodder for netizens to have a good laugh and create new memes.
After the 41st GST Council meeting, the Finance Minister told the media that the GST Act did not foresee an 'Act of God', meaning the economic stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic.What is an Act of God?
An Act of God provision is essentially like a force majeure clause for events such as floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters that cannot be controlled or foreseen by humans. Generally, such a clause is invoked to wash off or limit liability.Now let us look at how the netizens reacted to FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s comment:
Frequently Asked QuestionsView moreShowView moreHow 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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