WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Global coronavirus cases surpass 6 million, death toll tops 370,000
In Brazil -- the epicenter of South America's outbreak with nearly 500,000 confirmed cases -- disagreement among its leaders over lockdown measures has hampered efforts to slow a virus that has cost nearly 30,000 lives.
Herd immunity as COVID-19 strategy risky, countries must make timely interventions: CSIR DG
Herd immunity is achieved when the majority of po...
In days of discord, President Trump fans the flames
Over the last week, America reeled from 100,000 pandemic deaths, 40 million people out of...
Donald Trump says US terminating relationship with WHO; takes steps against China
Donald Trump also announced that the US will end special treatment of Hong Kong.
World No Tobacco Day: How cigarettes, bidis & hookahs affect the body
Tobacco contains many chemical substances such as nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar and potential carcinogen.
Donald Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas
President Donald Trump announced on Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students.
Scientists question validity of major hydroxychloroquine study
In an open letter to The Lancet’s editor, Richard Horton, and the paper’s authors, the scientists asked the journal to provide details about the provenance of the data and called for the study to be independently validated by the World Health Organization or another institution.
Thirty countries launch alliance to share COVID-19 tools
While the developing nations' push, called the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool, was welcomed by groups including Doctors Without Borders, a drug industry alliance questioned if it would really boost collaboration or broaden access to COVID-19 medicines.
Trump cuts WHO funding as US economy clouds speedy recovery
The U.S. is the largest source of financial support for the WHO, and its exit is expected to significantly weaken the organization. Trump said the U.S. would be "redirecting" the money to "other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs," without providing specifics.
Wall Street ends mostly higher as US-China spat simmers
The Dow ended the session slightly lower, but all three indexes rose for the week and registered a second straight month of gains.
Early signs of recovery are encouraging: Manish Sharma, Panasonic
We anticipate a change in buying behaviour as consumers will be extra cautious and, will shift to online purchase from either e-commerce platforms or short visits to the offline retailers post online research to pick up the product of choice, says Manish Sharma.
Two anti-inflammatory drugs found that may inhibit COVID-19 virus reproduction
Two anti-inflammatory drugs, one prescribed for humans and another for animals, may inhibit a key enzyme in the replication or reproduction of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a study.
Home delivery of essential medicines can be organised in containment zones: Health ministry
In its 'Guidance note on Provision of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services during and post COVID-19 pandemic' released on Wednesday, the ministry stressed that critical services for women, children and adolescent should be provided irrespective of their COVID-19 status.
Pandemic opens door to ideas new and old for a better economy
Governments have cast aside dogmas to protect firms and jobs in the deepest peacetime recession in a century.
Serum Institute owner sells Czech unit to US co
The Cyrus Poonawalla Group, owner of world’s largest vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India, has sold its Czech Republic-based Praha Vaccines to Novavax for $167 million, helping the US biotech firm significantly expand its vaccine capacity.
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