Pandemic

WHO issues new clinical advice on treating COVID-19 patients

Facts       Jan 26, 2021

  GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) issued fresh clinical advice on Tuesday for treating COVID-19 patients, including those displaying persistent symptoms after recovery, and also said it advised using low-dose anti-coagulants to prevent blood clots. “The other things in the guidance that are new are...

India likely to double health spending next fiscal year

Indian News       Jan 26, 2021

  NEW DELHI: India is likely to double health spending in the next fiscal year with the aim of raising expenditure in the sector to 4% of gross domestic output in the coming four years, two officials said, as the country looks to fix its health...

Airlifted COVID vaccines to 9 countries, will gradually supply to WHO's COVAX facility: India at UN

International News       Jan 26, 2021

United Nations: India has informed the UN Security Council that it will gradually supply vaccines to the COVAX facility of the World Health Organisation and undertake contractual supplies to various countries in a phased manner, as more than six million doses have been airlifted to...

India records 9,102 fresh COVID-19 cases, 117 fatalities in a day

Indian News       Jan 26, 2021

New Delhi: India reported 9,102 fresh coronavirus cases in a day, the lowest in around eight months, as the infection tally reached 1,06,76,838, according to Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday. During the same period, 117 fatalities were recorded, also the lowest in over eight...

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Google opening up its spaces in US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites: Sundar Pichai

Facts       Jan 25, 2021

  Washington: Google's Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Monday that the tech giant will open up its spaces in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites and committed more than USD 150 million to promote vaccine education. Google is initially looking at offices'...

Global life insurers impose restrictions, worried about long-term pandemic risks

International News       Jan 25, 2021

Global life insurers are taking steps to curb payouts stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term health consequences that are not fully understood, industry sources told Reuters. Life insurers, including Prudential Financial Inc, and Aviva PLC, are now imposing waiting periods before COVID-19 patients, including...

From factory to faraway village: behind India's mammoth vaccination drive

Articles       Jan 25, 2021

  By Devjyot Ghoshal, Jatindra Dash KORAPUT: Reena Jani rose early, finished her chores in the crisp January cold and walked uphill to the road skirting her remote tribal hamlet of Pendajam in eastern India.Riding pillion on a neighbour’s motorcycle for 40 minutes through hillsides dotted...

Job losses from virus four times as bad as 2009 global financial crisis: UN

International News       Jan 25, 2021

  Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009, a UN report said on Monday. The International Labor Organisation estimated that the restrictions on businesses and public life...

Tata in talks to launch Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in India

Indian News       Jan 25, 2021

Mumbai: Tata Group’s healthcare venture is said to have started initial discussions with Moderna Inc for a partnership to launch its COVID-19 vaccine in India, the Economic Times reported on Monday. Tata Medical & Diagnostics could team up with the India's Council of Scientific and...

Wealth amassed by 100 richest Indians during pandemic can give 13.8 cr poorest Rs 94k each: Oxfam

Facts       Jan 25, 2021

New Delhi, India''s 100 top billionaires have seen their fortunes increase by Rs 12,97,822 crore since March last year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country and this amount is enough to give 13.8 crore poorest Indians a cheque for Rs 94,045 each. The latest...

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