'Blood on your hands' if world steps back on tackling COVID now, WHO official says

If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that point too, a senior world health organization official told Reuters. In an interview, WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward warned richer nations must not step back from tackling COVID-19 as a global problem now, ahead of potential waves of infection.
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Yesterday

The big challenge right now is…: WHO on what could hinder COVID endgame

The world health organisation (WHO) has asserted that 'we are not done yet' there are several challenges that still lie in front of us. The big challenge right now is our endurance. We still have a long way to go when we can end this emergency.
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1 weeks ago

Sensex Plunges 800 Pts Dragged By Financial And It Shares After Gdp Data

The Sensex dropped 898.6 points to 58,638.5 at the weakest level of the day so far. The Nifty50 slid to as low as 17,485.6, down 273.8 points from its previous close. Investors remained on the back foot amid concerns about steep hikes in COVID-era interest rates.
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3 weeks ago

Pfizer seeks approval of updated COVID vaccine booster against new variants

Pfizer asked U.S. Regulators Monday to authorize its combination COVID-19 vaccine that adds protection against the newest omicron relatives. The FDA ordered vaccine makers to tweak their shots to target BA.4 and BA.5 that are better than ever at dodging immunity from earlier vaccination.
#Pfizer #COVID #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Saudi says OPEC+ can confront market challenges, including by cutting output

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister said OPEC+ has the means and flexibility to deal with challenges, including cutting oil output. Oil prices pared losses sharply on the news and were trading down 55 cents at $96.17 by 1637 GMT. OPEC+ agreed to increase output by 648,000 bpd in each of July and August as they fully unwind nearly 10 million bpd of cuts implemented in May 2020 to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.
#OPEC+ #COVID #Saudi #SaudiArabia #News #Business #Economy


1 months ago

Pfizer CEO tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms - The Washington Post

Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla tested positive for the virus and says he is experiencing mild symptoms. Bourla has received four shots of Comirnaty, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the New York drugmaker along with BioNTech. He said in a brief statement issued by the company that he is confident of a quick recovery.
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1 months ago

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla tests positive for Covid, with mild symptoms

Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla tested positive for the virus and says he is experiencing mild symptoms. Bourla has received four shots of Comirnaty, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the New York drugmaker along with BioNTech. He said in a brief statement issued by the company that he is confident of a quick recovery.
#AlbertBourla #Pfizer #Covid #COVID #NewYork #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

Pfizer CEO Bourla shows mild symptoms after testing positive for COVID

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says he tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Bourla, 60, said he had started a course of the company's oral COV-19 antiviral treatment, Paxlovid. U.S. President Joe Biden and his chief medical adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci, have tested positive.
#Bourla #Pfizer #COV #Pax #News #Health #Healthcare


1 months ago

CBF rejects Brazil World Cup qualifier against Argentina

The qualifier nearly one year ago in Sao Paulo was stopped by local health officials after six minutes due to COVID-19 protocols regarding four Argentinian players. FIFA fined the football bodies of both countries and demanded the match be played. Brazil's confederation and Argentina's federation took the case to the court for arbitration of sport.
#FIFA #Argentinian #SaoPaulo #Sports #TeamSports #Soccer


1 months ago

Zuckerberg: What Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks has been his recent big 'mistake'

Chief executivetold staffers had planned for growth too optimistically, mistakenly expecting a bump in usage and revenue growth during COVID-19 lockdowns. The employee had asked about mistakes Zuckerberg had made, the person said.dEclined to comment.
#MarkZuckerberg #Facebook #BusinessIndustrial #News


1 months ago

IPhone 14 launch could be delayed as China places new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

Apple's iPhone factory in Shenzhen is under lockdown for 7 days to curb COVID-19 infections. Apple's contract manufacturers are facing new difficulties in China ahead of launch of iPhone 14. Apple is expected to launch globally in September 2022. The iPhone 14 series is going to oversee a big change compared to the outgoing iPhone 13.
#Apple #iPhone #COVID #Shenzhen #ComputersElectronics #ConsumerElectronics #InternetTelecom


2 months ago

CWG 2022: Rejuvenated Jeremy wants gold at biggest competition since Youth Olympics

Jeremy Lalrinnunga is the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. The 19-year-old has had a torrid year that saw him suffer two injuries and contract the dreaded COVID-19 virus. The Mizoram lifter is aiming to clinch the coveted gold at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
#JeremyLalrinnunga #Indian #YouthOlympics #BuenosAires #Sports #InternationalSportsCompetitions


2 months ago

WHO's methodology for estimating Covid-19 deaths unscientific: Govt

The mathematical modeling approach adopted by the WHO to project excess mortality estimates related to COVID-19 suffers from erroneous assumptions and is unscientific. India had registered its strong objection to this methodology, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday. The WHO, based on a mathematical modeling exercise, has, however, projected an estimate of about 47 lakh excess deaths in India associated directly or indirectly.
#WHO #COVID #Covid #India #Science #Mathematics #Statistics


2 months ago

WHO's process of estimating Covid-19 deaths unscientific, says Govt

The government had earlier rubbished WHO's Covid death estimation process. The mathematical modelling approach adopted by the WHO to project excess mortality estimates related to COVID-19 suffers from erroneous assumptions and is unscientific. India had registered its strong objection to this methodology, the government informed Parliament.
#WHO #COVID #Covid #India #LawGovernment #Government


2 months ago

Anurag Thakur lauds PM Modi for 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses; 'It's a big achievement'

India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination drive has surpassed the 200-crore mark. 98% of adult population in the country have received at least one dose while 90% are fully vaccinated. The top five states registering the highest number of doses are Uttar Pradesh (34,41,93,641), Maharashtra (17,05,59,447), West Bengal.
#AnuragThakur #India #LawGovernment #PublicSafety #News


2 months ago

India crosses 200 crore COVID vaccinations milestone, PM Modi lauds achievement

India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 200-crore mark on Sunday. According to the health ministry data, 98 per cent of the adult population has received at least one dose while 90 per cent have been fully vaccinated.
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2 months ago

'Greater efforts needed to get routine immunisation rates back to pre-COVID-19 times': WHO

The world health organisation (WHO) said greater efforts are needed in the region to revive routine immunisation. The region has administered three billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to date. Six countries in south-east Asia maintained high vaccination rates.
#WHO #Asia #LawGovernment #PublicSafety #Health


2 months ago

UK warned of ‘dangerous complacency’ as millions skip booster doses even as COVID peaks

British scientists have been warning that the new highly contagious Omicron BA.5 substrain of COVID-19 that is now peaking, driving majority of cases across England. An estimated 16% of the population over the age of 50 has not yet received a first or second booster dose. The majority of this vulnerable population has been eligible to get their booster dose in September 2021. Health experts have raised an alarm that the emerging mutations of the coronavirus and spread of the sub-variants may be hard to detect.
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2 months ago

Filming for Taxi Driver 2 starring Lee Je Hoon, Pyo Ye Jin & more halted after staff tests COVID-19 positive

Halt comes in response to a COVID-19 outbreak among the people involved. A source from the K-drama confirmed the positive test results of the staff on board with the filming.
#LeeJeHoon #PINKVILLA #COVID #TaxiDriver2 #ArtsEntertainment #Movies #TVVideo


2 months ago

Will Djokovic play US Open? Serb drops major hint as Kyrgios sends Wimbledon bet reminder

Novak Djokovic beat Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon Championships 2022 to win his seventh Wimbledon title and his first Grand Slam title of 2022. However, the Serbian is now doubtful to play in the US Open, due to his unvaccinated status from the COVID-19 vaccine. US President Joe Biden has been asked by an American politician to allow the Serbian's participation despite his vaccination status.
#NovakDjokovic #WimbledonChampionships #Wimbledon #Sports #IndividualSports #RacquetSports


2 months ago