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World

Trump Slams Government Covid Expert Fauci “And All These Idiots”

People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots, the president said, according to media outletsWashington, United States: US President Donald Trump went after top government scientist Anthony Fauci in a call with campaign staffers on Monday, suggesting the hugely respected and popular doctor was an "idiot."Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, has increasingly become a focus for the president's frustration as he bids to shape the messaging on the much-criticized federal response to the pandemic."People are tired of Covid," Trump told his campaign team in a call on which several members of the press were present."People are saying, 'Whatever -- just leave us alone.' They're tired of it. People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots," the president...
India

Probe Ordered After Audio Clip Of Kerala Nurse On “Medical Negligence” Goes Viral

In audio, the staff told fellow nurses about the need to be more vigilant (Representational)Kochi: A purported audio clip of a senior nursing staff narrating alleged negligence in connecting the ventilator "leading" to the death of a COVID-19 patient at a state-run hospital here triggered an outrage, prompting the Kerala government to order a probe on Monday.In the WhatsApp audio clip, allegedly sent to her fellow staff members at the Government Medical College Hospital in Kalamassery, the staff is heard saying that "misplacement" of the ventilator tubes led to the death of the man on July 20 in the intensive care unit.The family of the patient petitioned Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking action while the hospital authorities dismissed as baseless the remarks in the audio clip whi...
India

India To Be At Centre Of Global Anti-Covid Efforts With Its Research Talent: PM

India was one of the first countries to adopt a flexible lockdown, PM Modi said (File)New Delhi: Asserting that future will be shaped by societies that invest in science and innovation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cited India's handling of COVID-19 to state that the country's scientific institutions are its "greatest assets" and have done "wonders" in tackling the disease.In his virtual keynote address at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, PM Modi said India is now at the forefront of vaccine development for COVID-19 and that some of the vaccine candidates are in advanced stages of the trial.With India's experience and research talent, the country will be at "the centre of global healthcare effort" and will want to help other nations, he said, noting that more than 60 per c...
Corona

दिल्ली: स्वास्थ्य मंत्री सत्येंद्र जैन ने कहा- केंद्र को कम्यूनिटी ट्रांसमिशन की बात मानने में समस्या क्या है

नई दिल्ली: दिल्ली के स्वास्थ्य मंत्री सत्येंद्र जैन ने सोमवार को कहा कि राष्ट्रीय राजधानी में लाखों मामले आने के बाद भी केंद्र सरकार को कोरोना वायरस के कम्यूनिटी ट्रांसमिशन की बात मानने में क्या समस्या है. एक प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस में उन्होंने ये बात कही.इससे एक दिन पहले केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्री हर्षवर्धन ने कहा था कि देश में सामुदायिक संचरण (कम्यूनिटी ट्रांसमिशन) कुछ राज्यों के कुछ जिलों में ही हुआ और साफ किया था कि यह पूरे देश में नहीं हो रहा है.दिल्ली में सोमवार को कोरोना वायरस के 2154 नए मामले आए हैं और 31 मरीजों की मौत हुई है. इसके बाद पुष्ट मामलों की संख्या 3.33 लाख से ज्यादा हो गई है, जबकि मृतक संख्या 6040 पहुंच गई है.जैन ने कहा, "मैं यह महीनों से कह रहा हूं. इतनी बड़ी संख्या में मामले आने के बावजूद, मुझे नहीं पता कि उनका मामला क्या है, वे (केंद्र) इसे स्पष्ट रूप ...
Health and Lifestyle

Study suggests CBD helps reduce lung damage from COVID – Times of India

Researchers have found that one way Cannabidiol (CBD) appears to reduce the "cytokine storm" that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin, which is known to reduce inflammation and whose levels are dramatically reduced in the face of this storm. The study was conducted by researchers at Dental College of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia (MCG). They reported CBD's ability to improve oxygen levels and reduce inflammation as well as physical lung damage in their laboratory model of deadly adult respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS. They showed that the apelin levels go way down with the viral infection, which has killed 1 million people worldwide, and that CBD quickly helps normalize those ...
Corona

ठाणे शहर में खुला देश का पहला मुफ्त पोस्ट COVID 19 सेंटर, जानिए- कैसा होगा इलाज?

मुंबई: कोरोना से जंग जितने वालो के लिए ठाणे महापालिका द्वारा बनाया गया देश का पहला Post-COVID सेंटर जहां कोरोना से लड़ने और पूरी तरह स्वस्थ होने के लिये लोगो का किया जाएगा मुफ़्त इलाज. महामारी से लड़ने के लिए पालिका द्वारा मरीजो के लिए किए गए है कई इंतजाम.इसकी पहल महापालिका के आयुक्त विपिन शर्मा और उनकी टीम द्वारा की गई है. जहां लोग कोरोना के बाद शरीर में पैदा होने वाले अन्य कई तरह की समस्या से निजाद पाकर पूरी स्वस्थ हो पाएंगे. महापालिका द्वारा इस पोस्ट कोविड 19 सेंटर में कई तरह के इंतजाम किए गए है जिसका जाएजा एबीपी न्यूज़ की संवाददाता रेणु चौधरी ने लिया है.इलाज कराने आ रहे मरीजों के लिए सबसे पहले एक हेल्पलाइन फ़ोन नंबर जारी किया जाएगा. नंबर पर फ़ोन कर उन्हें ख़ुद को रजिस्टर करा कर अपनी पूरी जानकारी देने होगी या तो वो खुद सीधा सेंटर पर आ सकते हैं. सेंटर पर कई डॉक्टर्स की ट...
India

50% Indians Likely To Have Had Covid By Next February: Government Panel

COVID-19 infections are decreasing after a peak in mid-September (File)At least half of the country's 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease, a member of a central government committee tasked with providing projections said on Monday.India has so far reported 7.55 million cases of the coronavirus and is second only to the United States in terms of total infections.But COVID-19 infections are decreasing after a peak in mid-September, with 61,390 new cases reported on average each day, according to a Reuters tally."Our mathematical model estimates that around 30% of the population is currently infected and it could go up to 50% by February," Manindra Agrawal, a professor at the Indian Institute ...
Business

Airlines Face Tough Winter As Hoped-For Pickup Fails To Materialise

Airline revenues plunged 80% in the first six months of the year, according to industry body IATAParis: Airlines face a long, hard winter after a much hoped-for rebound from the coronavirus crisis failed to materialise, prompting savage cost cutting programmes and fresh calls for government support."We are in a race against time. The key thing is to have the cash... we need to move quickly, very quickly," said Stephane Albernhe, managing partner at Archery Strategy Consulting.Airline revenues plunged 80 per cent in the first six months of the year, according to industry body IATA, but they still had fixed costs to cover -- crew, maintenance, fuel, airport levies and now aircraft storage.After a slight recovery in July as coronavirus restrictions were eased, traffic fell again in Septemb...
Corona

भारतीय मूल की युवती ने कोविड-19 का संभावित उपचार प्रदान करने वाली खोज के लिए जीते अवॉर्ड

भारतीय मूल की अमेरिकी किशोरी शीर्ष युवा वैज्ञानिकों की सूची में शामिल हो गई है. उन्होंने एक अनोखी खोज के लिए 25,000 अमेरिकी डॉलर का इनाम जीता है. Source link
Health and Lifestyle

COVID-19: How to determine which activity is safe and which is worth skipping | The Times of India

The three main factors to consider before going out for an activity or an event are the space, time and people.Time: When visiting outdoors to a public place, it is important to consider the amount of time you are going to spend there. Higher your time limit, greater is your risk of infection. Space: The second factor is the space where the activity or the event will take place. In a closed and poorly ventilated space, the risk transmission of the virus from one person to the other is higher as compared to outdoors. If it is a close enclosed space then it is better to let go. People: The last one is to consider the kind of people you will be sharing the space with and how many people you will be interacting with. If there will be only family members then there is a low possibility of in...