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Best of BS Opinion: The monkeypox challenge, trial by media & more


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With the fourth confirmed case of the monkeypox virus in the national capital, and the World Health Organisation declaring it a global emergency, it is critical for the government to respond quickly. The Covid-19 experience has offered salutary lessons on what needs to be done and if the public health system swings into action early, there is no reason to fear the virus. Though monkeypox is not Covid-19, and particularly not Omicron – which is, by any standards, an unusually contagious virus — the Indian response should be measured but swift and resolute, the top edit says. Read it here

In other views:

Akash Prakash explains why the tectonic shift underway in the energy sector presents the chance of a lifetime for investors. Read it here


The second edit says Chief Justice N V Ramana makes a valid point when he complains of the media acting as a ‘kangaroo court’. Read it here


Indrajit Gupta profiles R K Swamy, which recently ended its 37-year relationship with BBDO, ‘the last man standing when almost all its homegrown peers have thrown in the towel’. Read it here



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