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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The government on Friday released January-March GDP figure. The Indian economy grew at 3.1 percent in the January-March quarter (Q4) of 2020, its slowest pace in at least two years. The GDP growth was recorded at 5.8% in the corresponding quarter of 2019-20. … [Read more...] about India GDP data highlights: Growth falls to 3.1%; agriculture sector grows at 5.9%
Neither can we expect that the corporates would take good responsibility, safety and job assurance of labourers & family. Unorganised sector is hugely impacted which accounts for 85 percent of India's labour force of 50 crore (unorganised are basically small business including MSMEs and SMEs). … [Read more...] about Market still expects more reforms for corporate and sectors that are highly impacted by COVID-19