World coronavirus dispatch: First human trial of Covid-19 drug underway

Mary P. Humphrey

A Uk woman on Thursday became the first volunteer to take part in the human demo for a coronavirus vaccine, an celebration that marks a new stride in the world’s fight from the pandemic. Elisa Granato was a person of the two volunteers injected with the drug formulated at the Oxford University. A bigger demo, of about 5,000 volunteers, will commence in the coming months. Browse much more here.

Let us search at the world wide data:

Full confirmed situations: two,736,979

Improve above former working day: eighty four,900

Full fatalities: 192,125

Full recovered: 4,692,797

Nations hit

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India coronavirus dispatch: Stark difference in Indian states’ trajectories

Mary P. Humphrey

Here is a collection of most critical coronavirus-relevant articles or blog posts from across Indian publications. From the resilience of farmers, to how India will arise out of the lockdown, and how Covid-19 affects your lungs – read through these and far more in today’s India dispatch.

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How will India arise out of the lockdown? Following a 39-day lockdown, what will be the condition of things to occur? How must one particular strike a equilibrium amongst guaranteeing livelihoods, minimising strife, and retaining social distancing? Go through this discussion of G Ananthakrishnan with Reetika Khera and Giridhar R

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World coronavirus dispatch: Loss of wealth and challenge for stock analysts

Mary P. Humphrey


Boldest investor hit hardest by biggest calamity: Softbank, the firm behind the $100-billion Vision Fund, has said its investment vehicle has suffered a $16.7-billion loss due to the “deteriorating market environment”. This is due to impairment of the value of its investments. Softbank’s misfortunes are not entirely on account of the coronavirus pandemic, which has choked economies globally, but also due to its chief executive Masayoshi Son’s flamboyant investing style. The failure of two of its star companies — office-sharing start-up WeWork, which came back from the brink of a collapse, and OneWeb, the futuristic satellite company that

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India coronavirus dispatch: Temporary troubles or a crumbling world order?

Mary P. Humphrey


Here’s a round-up of insightful articles on the coronavirus crisis from across Indian publications — from the impact of the pandemic on the tourism industry, to the cost-benefit analysis of extending the nationwide lockdown, a crumbling world order, and whether you should add gloves to your daily outfits.


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An ‘avalanche’ awaits us: In an interview, renowned virologist Dr T Jacob John, explains how the central and state governments in India are not testing enough for Covid-19. He also warns that an ‘avalanche’ of cases awaits the country. He explains that when a

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World coronavirus dispatch: Numbers jump, scientists recommend mass testing

Mary P. Humphrey

On Friday, the quantity of coronavirus instances all around the earth crossed a million. A working day later on, day by day new instances, for the initially time had been higher than 100,000 (see stats below). This obviously exhibits that the coronavirus graph is transferring with a steep upward bent. The only silver lining is that the fatalities aren’t growing as aggressively. However, restoration is nevertheless much from sight.

Let’s search at the international studies:

Full Verified Scenarios: one,139,207

Transform Above Yesterday: 108,579

Full Deaths: 60,874

Full Recovered: 233,689

Nations strike with most instances: US (278,458), Spain (124,736), Italy

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