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Oxford journal turns to Gita for Covid lessons, says healthcare workers are today’s Arjunas

An article in the peer-reviewed European Heart Journal said Krishna's teaching to Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita held lessons for the world tackling Covid today.
(Representational image) Medics attend to a suspected Covid-19 patient at a government hospital during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi | Kamal Kishore | PTI

Kejriwal wants to reserve Delhi hospitals for residents but here’s what doctors have to say

Delhi has sealed borders until 8 June over caseload and infrastructure concerns. Some doctors say the move will reduce burden, others call it denial of justice.
Workers lay flooring panels during the construction of a 1000 bed hospital for Covid-19 treatment at the Bandra Kurla Complex at night in Mumbai | Bloomberg

Mumbai works to ramp up its health infra as it slowly surfaces from Covid lockdown

Mumbai is planning to add over 8,000 beds in ‘jumbo’ field hospitals, and boost public infrastructure to ensure almost 6,500 Covid beds for critical care.
Medics collect a swab sample for COVID-19 (Representational image) | PTI

Stanford University develops gene-editing tool that can destroy Covid-19 inside human cells

From an AI app that can help predict disease severity in patients to how fear of the pandemic is keeping heart patients away from hospitals, ThePrint brings you the latest on Covid-19.
The Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. logo | Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Sun Pharma gets approval to test plant-based dengue drug for Covid treatment

Sun Pharma said human safety study of AQCH already completed, clinical trials will be conducted across 12 centres on 210 patients. The treatment duration will be 10 days.
Bill Gates, billionaire and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks during a panel sessionon the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. | Bloomberg

Bill Gates invests in mass production of Covid vaccine so poor countries will get a shot

Gates is focusing on the most promising vaccine candidates, committing funds to help ensure production capacity is ready even before any have proven to work.
Vishnu Chavan and his mother Gayatriben both died at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital within seven days of each other | Photos: Soniya Agrawal | ThePrint

2 members of Ahmedabad family ‘die of breathlessness’, but hospital doesn’t give Covid reports

Vishnu Chavan died within 7 days of his mother at the same hospital, with both exhibiting Covid-like symptoms. But their family was never screened or tested.
Representational Image | Source : John Phillps | Getty | Bloomberg

Lancet withdraws controversial study linking HCQ to higher Covid death risk over data issues

Three of the four authors of the study apologised to The Lancet's editors and readership for any embarrassment or inconvenience their published findings may have caused.
Salon workers don face shields to serve a customer in the 'Unlock 1' phase of the Covid-19 lockdown | Photo: ANI

India can build the boat as it sails rough Covid crisis waters, but should know where to go

The govt needs to prepare in detail for all eventualities, and not seek refuge in ‘uncertainty’. It should trust and seek active public support.
Gilead

US’ Gilead Sciences enters India to boost supply of potential Covid drug remdesivir

Gilead Sciences says it will ‘work closely with the health authorities in India to provide guidance on anticipated drug supply based on local incidence and severity of disease’.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.