Stock futures tumbled 555 points as the markets digested the news. The president had been in contact with many senior White House staff, who—in turn—had met with congressional leaders and Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. At the same time, there were concerns over the health of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who shared a stage for more than 90 minutes with the president, at a time when he may have been infectious. … [Read more...] about President Trump says he and the First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19
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There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Remembering Soumitra Chatterjee, the Aparajito star of Bengali cinema
As a nation forged by immigration, not beholden to the economic or cultural rigidity of the Old World, the American brand has always been about opportunity and possibility. This is an image constantly reinforced by pop culture, whether through Horatio Alger’s rags-to-riches stories of the Gilded Age, to John Hughes a century later, or the rise of brands like Nike and Apple, and the imagination of John Wayne’s Wild West and Sinatra’s New York. “America the Beautiful” and “America, F**K Yeah” all at the same time. … [Read more...] about The United States of America: Can this brand be saved?
I stared at the spartan floor bed and pillow, the collection of spinning wheels, the old-fashioned phone and low wooden writing desk, trying to imagine Gandhi present in the room, a slight, brown-skinned man in a plain cotton dhoti, his legs folded under him, composing a letter to the British viceroy or charting the next phase of the Salt March, he said. … [Read more...] about Mahatma Gandhi’s writings gave voice to some of my deepest instincts: Barack Obama
"In the last two days, decision of urgent actions taken by the government included an increase in overall beds, including ICU beds, doubling testing to 1-1.2 lakh per day, right mix of RT-PCR and antigen tests, strengthening and augmenting home care support, mobilising doctors and nurses, enforcing quarantine of contacts, containment zone SOPs and COVID appropriate behaviour," he said. … [Read more...] about Doubling testing capacity, raising ICU beds among steps to tackle COVID cases spike in Delhi: Centre