Israel, on the other hand, is gearing up for large scale serology tests in order to gauge the proportion of population which has developed antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Israel, whose aggressive response to the coronavirus has held its fatality rate to a fraction of those of the United States and other hard-hit nations, is readying a nationwide serological test of 100,000 citizens. Moshe Bar-Siman-Tov, director-general of Israel’s Health Ministry, said that if antibody tests show a sizable portion of the population has developed antibodies, that could mean Israel is on its way to “herd immunity” and would be well equipped to withstand further outbreaks. Meanwhile, studies have estimated the percentage of Israelis with antibodies range widely, from less than 1% to upward of 10%. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
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And then there’s the China factor. Speculation is rife that Indian companies will gain from the current aversion to China. Will the gainers be chemical and agrochemical companies? Will they be in the pharma sector, in aquaculture, or in consumer durables? The beneficiaries could also be auto components companies and capital goods makers. China could also be a source of hope to our steel companies. … [Read more...] about Moneycontrol Pro Weekender | Mr Market puts on his rose-tinted glasses
After the incident, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a tweet, said he was "shocked and saddened" by the PIA plane crash. He said rescue and relief is the priority and that an inquiry will be instituted into the incident.Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now. Immediate inquiry will be instituted. Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased. … [Read more...] about Pakistan plane crash | Here is a timeline of the major plane crashes in the country
Now Beautify wants to help ease the economic effect of the crisis on artists and on city streets. It is taking its community-minded approach nationwide with a new campaign enlisting corporate brands to sponsor public artworks at $10,000 apiece. Called “Back to the Streets,” the effort goes “live” Friday on Beautify’s website, where artists, wall owners and sponsors can sign up directly. Its creators are aiming for 1,000 murals by 1,000 artists in 100 cities to be painted as neighborhoods begin to open up in the coming weeks and months. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Murals send a message of hope in grim times
— Haqeeqat TV English (@HaqeeqatTVEng) May 22, 2020Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi today when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, just a minute before its landing, PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said. "The captain informed the air traffic tower that he was having problems with the landing gear before disappearing from the radar," the spokesperson told news agency PTI. … [Read more...] about Pakistan plane crash: Reports emerge of a few survivors from the accident site