He revealed he had spoken to some state and territory leaders about borders but reiterated he would wait until at least July before making any decision on when and if Tasmania would reopen. … [Read more...] about Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein calls for end to border ‘one-upmanship’
Mumbai | New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) clarified that patients of its now-suspended trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a treatment for Covid-19 should continue to take the drug until they finish their course of treatment. It also said usage of HCQ has been found safe in patients of autoimmune disease. The WHO clarification on Tuesday came a day after saying it halted studies of HCQ under its Solidarity Trial following observational data published in The Lancet that said a higher mortality rate was estimated for critically ill patients who received the drug when used alone or with an antibiotic drug. India is part of the trial along with 13 other countries and there are currently 1,500 patients enrolled across 15 centres across the country. There was no immediate comment from the Indian Council of Medical Research on the matter. WHO’s statement came as UK researchers working on the largest randomised HCQ trial called the Recovery Trial decided to go ahead … [Read more...] about Patients taking HCQ should complete the course: WHO
PARIS: Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels are set to drop by up to seven percent in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but even this dramatic decline -- the sharpest since WWII -- would barely dent longterm global warming, researchers reported Tuesday. In early April, coronavirus lockdowns led to a 17 percent reduction worldwide in carbon pollution compared to the same period last year, according to the first peer-reviewed assessment of the pandemic's impact on CO2 emissions, published in Nature Climate Change. Four countries or blocs -- China, the United States, the European Union and India -- accounted for two-thirds of the downturn across the first four months of 2020, equivalent to more than one billion tonnes of CO2. Total emissions from industry and energy last year came to a record 37 billion tonnes. "Population confinement has led to drastic changes in energy use and CO2 emissions," said lead author Corinne Le Quere, a professor at the Tyndall Centre for Climate … [Read more...] about Global CO2 emissions to drop 4-7% in 2020, but will it matter?
Tokarczuk was awarded the prize for her "narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life", while Handke was rewarded for his "influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience", according to the Nobel's official website. … [Read more...] about Double Feature
While on duty he developed cold and fever following which swab samples were taken for COVID-19 test on May 20. On May 22, the test reports came positive following which he was admitted for treatment at the Marol Police Training School dispensary. However, when his condition did not improve, he was shifted to the COVID care facility at the NSCI Club at Worli on May 23. When his condition deteriorated further and he developed breathing problems, he was shifted to Ward No 18 at the Nair Hospital on May 24. On May 26, he developed severe breathing problems and following the receipt of the information, senior officers alerted the BMC officials and Mohite was shifted to the ICU. He was pronounced dead in the evening. Untitled Carousel 75 more Maharashtra policemen test positive for COVID-19 in 24 hoursOut of the total cases, 849 police personnel have recovered from the infection and 1,095 cases are still active. … [Read more...] about Constable from Dadar police station succumbs to COVID-19, death toll mounts to 13 in Mumbai police