The company's subsidiary Biocon Biologics has received the Drugs Controller General of India’s (DCGI) approval for an extracorporeal blood purification (EBP) device CytoSorb to reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines levels in confirmed COVID-19 patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with confirmed or imminent respiratory failure, as per company release. … [Read more...] about Biocon gains on DCGI approval for use of CytoSorb to treat critical COVID-19 patients
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An alternative is for communities to think regionally. There may be opportunities for new companies to fill in gaps in the supply chain that were filled previously by companies in other countries. To make that happen, regions might better succeed if neighboring communities collaborate to develop compatible industries as well as warehousing and logistics to engage with an industry looking for a more resilient set of suppliers. … [Read more...] about How COVID-19 teaches us that succeeding and winning are different
In the U.S., state governments have largely carried the burden of responsibility for finding and allocating medical resources and determining mitigation policies. This has led to a patchwork response to COVID-19, with governors taking varying approaches to the outbreak. Alabama governor Kay Ivey, for example, didn’t call for residents to shelter-in-place until April 4 and allowed businesses to begin reopening on April 30 with some social distancing rules. New York, by contrast, established its stay-at-home order on March 22. It has begun reopening business in phases but has extended its stay-at-home order until June 13. Donovan says the success of these diverging tactics—New York’s more cautious rules versus Alabama’s aggressive push to reopen— will be judged along political party lines. … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
Consider for a moment all of the other designs Twitter could have chosen. It could have used a strike-through, crossing out Trump’s message to nullify it, but leaving it legible for people to read. It could have blurred the words, so you couldn’t read them at all, but you’d know a tweet was there. Twitter could have blacked them out, in a redaction that’s been used for decades by our own government when it wants to obfuscate the content of documents for all sorts of reasons. Heck, Twitter could choose to put dunce caps on all factually inaccurate tweets! (Actually . . . maybe that’s a good idea?) … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
Lee says it’s this personal approach that makes the Respond2Racism bot feel different and more effective than your average bot. “There’s something powerful about these selfie-style videos, because they feel intimate,” says Lee. “They force you to meet eye to eye with the person who may be impacted by your words.” … [Read more...] about This new Twitter bot has Asian front-line workers responding directly to COVID-19 racism