In the third situation (as well as the fifth) -- where it comes in and it is actively replicating and our immune response is able to overcome it -- maybe at this point, antivirals might help. Unfortunately, we don't have any specific antivirals against COVID-19. There is nothing specific against it. All the other antivirals (like remdesivir) are there, but they are not specific (to COVID-19). … [Read more...] about Is COVID-19 like a thief in the night?
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Age is not the only stumbling block. There may be coaches under 60 who have health issues mentioned in the SOP. “How will you find out who has which ailment? One can self regulate, but we would like to know from BCCI if this is an advisory or guideline,” said a state association official. The SOP has asked states to appoint a Chief Medical Officer to oversee implementation of guidelines. Many state bodies haven’t appointed coaching staff for the new season, which is unlikely to start before December. But decisions could be dictated by SOPs. “Our country is so large and our domestic cricket is so robust that everyone has to travel and play. Till the time it is not safe, it will not happen,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said recently. … [Read more...] about BCCI’s ‘no 60-plus staff’ advisory set to affect domestic cricket restart
NEW DELHI: Unlike mass segment cars and two-wheelers, the luxury cars segment has been able to shrug off the impact of demonetization and GST implementation. Luxury vehicle manufacturers like Mercedes Benz, BMW and Volvo cars have posted a double-digit growth in the first nine months of the calendar year 2017 and are on track to maintain the momentum.The first nine months have been a roller coaster ride for the overall automobile industry, especially the first three months (January, February and March) were impacted by demonetization.Later the implementation of GST disturbed the demand cycle for the months of July, August and September. With all these, still the luxury car buyers are queuing up at the dealerships.This will be the first year, when the luxury carmakers would be seeing a double-digit growth, after two years of little or no growth because of the 2000cc diesel engine ban.German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes Benz India posted a strong 19.6 per cent growth in the first … [Read more...] about Luxury carmakers shrug off GST impact and note ban, post double-digit growth
A few COVID-19 sufferers spoken to recounted that their family members or neighbours were not contacted by the civic body’s much touted rapid response teams, let alone tested Even the modest claims of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) are turning out too tall for their ground reality. While as per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines, the administration should ideally track down 15 contacts of any person who tests positive for COVID-19, the civic body has declared that it reaches 12 of them. However, in contrast to this claim, first-hand accounts of patients show that very little effort is being taken to check on their contacts, unless they voluntarily submit themselves for testing and in some cases, they are left to their own resources and end up at private laboratories. Yet the civic body officials harp that they’ve got a system in place and are deploying quick response teams to do the contact tracing. They admit that earlier paucity of staff had them … [Read more...] about Patients’ accounts show PMC’s contact tracing to be a sham