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Long term need in mind, Pfizer starts working on a seasonal shot for Covid-19

A one-time vaccine regimen may not be enough to ward off Covid-19 forever, since early trials haven’t yet shown that a shot can't prevent infection for an extended period.
Donald Trump wears a mask while visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on July 11. Chris Kleponis | Bloomberg

Experts warned against using HCQ for Covid because I recommended it, Trump says

Trump has repeatedly promoted HCQ even though a number of studies have shown that it is not an effective treatment for Covid-19, and can have serious side effects.

Millions in Pakistan face new Covid risk as they travel home for Eid

Experts warn of high chances of virus resurgence as starting Friday, Eid could attract millions into crowded fairs and religious and family gatherings.
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What Spain is telling us about second wave of Coronavirus

People in their 20s and 30s in Spain are a key source of new infections, as the warm weather, vacation season, reopening of bars, restaurants make the crisis seem less urgent.
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New wave of Covid in Asia Pacific is threatening sputtering recovery of world economy

China reported most domestic infections in 4 months & Tokyo, Hong Kong and Melbourne have seen record infections and even Vietnam is fighting an outbreak.
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US Republicans’ $1 trillion stimulus, Emirates offers Covid insurance & other global news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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Pfizer, BioNTech start later-stage trial of Covid vaccine with eye on October deadline

The move puts the companies closer to bringing the vaccine to the market. They clinched a $2 billion deal to supply an initial order of 100 million doses of a vaccine to the US.
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Closed bars, mandatory use of mask slow down virus spread in US, but victory still far away

Americans are still falling ill in much greater numbers than people in other developed nations and relative stability doesn’t mean a return to life as usual.
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Trump’s National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tests positive for Covid

Robert O’Brien tested positive after a family event and has been isolating at home while still running the National Security Council.

These elite contact tracers show the world how to beat Covid-19

The work of Immediate Response Teams offers a look at how South Korea has succeeded in largely quelling its spread without the lockdowns that have derailed lives worldwide.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple. | PTI

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.
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These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

Defence

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This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.