Former Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav has been shifted to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) director's bungalow on Wednesday (Aug 05) in view of his clinical safety arising from the spurt in Covid-19 infection. RIMS had written to Birsa Munda Jail authority seeking his shifting as ward where he was receiving treatment was converted into COVID ward.The total number of 8,648 active cases has been recorded so far in Jharkhand till Wednesday evening. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, is serving a jail term after being convicted in the fodder scam cases and was admitted to the RIMS with kidney problem.
Top U.S. infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told Reuters in an exclusive interview Wednesday that with a good vaccine and attention to public heath measures, "We can get this (virus) behind us."
From China allowing Indians to return to another Uttar Pradesh minister reportedly testing positive - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 150 Indians including diplomats' kin, bank staff, etc will return to China on August 6. Beijing hadn't allowed Indians into China on a June 29 flight following which hectic talks took place. China will allow those who get tested within five days of journey and get health form endorsed. Bill Gates said that the US must have global approach on vaccine and not just 'take care of ourselves'. Meanwhile, China, which claims Taiwan as a part of its territory, has said that US must end Taiwan ties to avoid damage to Washington-Beijing ties. As per Reuters calculations, one person is dying every 15 seconds due to Covid. As per the past two weeks' data, nearly 5,900 Covid-related deaths happening every 24 hours. In UP, minister Brajesh Pathak has reportedly found infected on August 5, while another state minister Kamal Rani Varun had recently died due to Covid infection.
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The common cold might help produce immunity against COVID-19, reports UPI. This may even be true in people who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. A study published Tuesday by the journal Science details the findings. This immune response is likely a function of a phenomenon called "T cell memory." T cell memory could help explain why some people don't get as sick as others from COVID-19.
A new study reveals a high body mass index raises the risk for severe COVID-19 and admission to intensive care units among African Americans. According to UPI, BMI is a calculation based on a person's height and weight and identifies whether they are overweight or obese. Novel coronavirus COVID-19 intensive care unit patients had a higher average body mass index than those who weren't admitted to the ICU.
ICU beds and ventilator supplies are already thin on the ground in many parts of the US due to a spike in new coronavirus infections. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict demand will increase in 2020, due to a predictable outbreak of a different disease. UPI reports AFM, or acute flaccid myelitis, is a rare nervous system condition affecting the grey matter of the spinal cord. It causes muscles and reflexes to become weak.
Colleges across the United States are planning to reopen in the fall. This plan persists even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports UPI. Many universities plan to test students every two days using a rapid, inexpensive kit. Unfortunately, these tests are 70% accurate, an analysis published Friday found. Other strict measures include mask-wearing, social distancing, and isolation of confirmed cases. Schools hope to lower the potential spread of the coronavirus through these measures.
90% or more of people undergoing total knee or hip replacement in 2017 received a prescription. The prescription was for opioid pain relievers within 60 days of surgery, reports UPI. This is up from 82% three years earlier, an 8% difference. This increase occurred despite efforts to discourage opioid use because of the risk of addiction. The dramatic increase persists in the face of myriad government and health system policies.
Charles Michel who chairs the summit is expected to reveal new proposals ahead of Sunday's meeting to bridge the gap between the 'frugal four' countries (Austria, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden) and other countries who don't want to see big cuts and conditions added to the recovery fund.View on euronews
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European Union leaders may not reach a deal on a coronavirus stimulus plan on Sunday (July 19), German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as marathon negotiations ran into a third day. Francis Maguire reports.
At a grand ceremony in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did the 'bhumi pujan', and laid the foundation stone of the new Ram temple. After offering prayers at Hanumangarhi and the..
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US leaders have struggled to enforce social gathering rules and mask mandates. This is difficult as residents push for a return to normal life amid a rampant spread of coronavirus. But while people may..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Ayodhya on August 5 morning ahead of the mega Ram Temple fest. He was received at the airport by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Both the leaders wore..
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