Covid-19

Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

 Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

Highlights  Unlike advanced economies, developing countries would not be able to achieve pre-pandemic economic levels by 2023. As per the WHO, 85% of people in Africa have not received a single COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 36 countries hav...

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Third shot of COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer to seek US authorization

Third shot of COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer to seek US authorization

Summary Researchers are investigating the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to provide better protection against the emerging variants of the coronavirus. Pfizer disclosed that the Company would seek US authorization for a third dose of its CO...

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Resignations galore as India’s Modi rejigs Cabinet

Resignations galore as India’s Modi rejigs Cabinet

As many as 13 ministers of the current Indian government resigned on Wednesday, as the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi went for a reshuffle of his cabinet – a move which many see as a bid to set the house in order with an eye on up...

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Crackdown on fake medicines trade: Thousands of counterfeit online pharmacies shut worldwide

Crackdown on fake medicines trade: Thousands of counterfeit online pharmacies shut worldwide

Summary A record number of web links, including websites and online pharmacies, have been closed under an Interpol-led Operation. Fake COVID-19 tests, face masks and sanitizers made a significant proportion of the counterfeit products. The cou...

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COVID-19: Are Intranasal vaccines better than the traditional vaccine shots?

COVID-19: Are Intranasal vaccines better than the traditional vaccine shots?

Summary The intranasal route of vaccine administration has enormous potential because of the organized immune system of the nasal mucosa, high compliance, and low cost. Scientists believe that intranasal vaccines will reduce the virus load in t...

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COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: do we really need them?

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: do we really need them?

Summary There’s been a lot of discussion around COVID-19 booster shots, considering the emergence of new variants in recent months. Experts highlight that people will likely need a third dose, or a booster shot, of the COVID-19 vaccine af...

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US revises travel ratings for 110 nations; eases restrictions

US revises travel ratings for 110 nations; eases restrictions

In a major sigh of relief for the sports lovers across the world, the US has eased travel restrictions on over 110 countries including Japan, just before the start of the Olympics. The new ratings by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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India offers free COVID-19 vaccines to all as daily cases hit 68-day low

India offers free COVID-19 vaccines to all as daily cases hit 68-day low

Summary India has declared to offer free vaccines to all adults. The move comes a week after the top court lashed out at the central government for botched-up vaccine rollout. The daily cases in the country have slipped to a 68-day low. I...

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Wellness During Times of COVID-19

Wellness During Times of COVID-19

A global pandemic is any form is an uninvited guest. And COVID-19 has, by far, overstayed its visit. But since this disease does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, people are coming up with different ways to live with it. Fortunately, this...

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The new economy: 6 ways how the coronavirus has changed the global economy

The new economy: 6 ways how the coronavirus has changed the global economy

Summary The lockdown period has brought about many necessary innovations and realizations pertaining to better and more efficient ways to conduct business. The COVID-19-led lockdowns have accelerated this trend as companies have been forced to ...

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Zoom posts blockbuster earnings but cautious of slowdown

Zoom posts blockbuster earnings but cautious of slowdown

Summary Revenue almost triples; earnings up 9x The company expects slowdown going forth. Shares zoom in the aftermarket. The revenues of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZM) multiplied about three-times in the first quarter of curr...

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