In its biggest jump yet, coronavirus cases in India have climbed to 226,770 as the country reported 9,851 fresh Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours. Death toll in India due to coronavirus has mounted to 6,348.
When 22-year-old Anjali Hmangte was brought to Manipur’s Kangpokpi from a quarantine centre in Imphal, she had just three minutes to bid a final goodbye to her father who died after a prolonged illness on Tuesday night.
Amazon.com Inc has been sued for allegedly fostering the spread of the coronavirus by mandating unsafe working conditions, causing at least one employee to contract COVID-19, bring it home, and see her cousin die.
Study that halted hydroxychloroquine trials retracted
The Lancet Medical Journal said that after the study was published “several concerns were made with respect to the veracity of the data” involved. The study claimed patients taking hydroxychloroquine faced higher mortality rates, causing trials of the drug as a treatment for COVID-19 to be halted. A third-party peer review of the paper was unable to gain access to all the data required and its author requested it be retracted. WHO has since resumed trials of the drug. from twitter
Today, three of the authors have retracted "Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis" Read the Retraction notice and statement from The Lancet https://t.co/pPNCJ3nO8nhttps://t.co/pB0FBj6EXr
The statement has come after more than 100 scientists from across the globe wrote an open letter to the editor of The Lancet, Richard Horton, questioning the validity of the study which assessed the safety and effectiveness of HCQ.
As companies race to develop and test COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of America’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has shared an optimistic timeline for their availability.
The United States should have 100 million doses of one candidate coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said Tuesday.