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A health worker shows a box containing a bottle of Ivermectin in Cali, Colombia | Photographer: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Why Covid drug Ivermectin remains popular despite warnings & lack of evidence on efficacy

University of Oxford has launched a large study to investigate the use of Ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment, amid guidelines across the world, warning against the use of the drug. 
The empty Covid ward at the Majhgawan government hospital | Photo: Nirmal Poddar/ThePrint

MP’s Satna has many Covid hotspots. But its hospitals are empty as no one trusts doctors

Several villages in Satna district are red zones, or hotspots, but despite having oxygen beds & other resources, the region’s hospitals are empty. 

Self-medication for Covid has turned disastrous. Families must not assume doctors’ role

The collective confusion over Covid-19 treatment has led to a compulsive, panic-driven behaviour among Indians. We must return to the idea of 'under doctor’s supervision'.

As I stand in PPE, many patients say drugs don’t work, give Coronil — the damage Ramdev did

If Baba Ramdev spent a few days, or at least a few hours, at Covid-19 ICU frontlines, he would surely learn to respect modern medicine.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa asks Covid patients staying in hospitals ‘unnecessarily’ to go home

The Karnataka chief minister said 503 people were in hospitals despite the advice of doctors for their discharge and were depriving serious patients of getting treatment.
Representational image | A patient being wheeled into Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Doctors spot new trend in Covid 2nd wave: Strokes in recovering or discharged patients

Neurologists say they have noticed a higher incidence of patients in recovery suffering ischemic strokes as opposed to last year when Covid-19 first struck.

Roche India gets nod for emergency use of Casirivimab, Imdevimab for Covid treatment

The antibody cocktail is to be used for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid in adults and pediatric patients with a high risk of severe symptoms, Roche said in a statement.
Representational image of patients at a Covid treatment facility | Praveen Jain | ThePrint file photo

There’s no unique Andhra Covid strain which is 15 times more virulent, says CCMB chief

CCMB director Rakesh Mishra says prevalence of N440K strain in Andhra Pradesh is less than 5% at the moment and is likely to disappear or be replaced soon.
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Delhi HC asks Centre why it shouldn’t face contempt for failing to supply oxygen to Delhi

The two-judge bench rejected the Centre's submission that Delhi was not entitled to 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen in light of existing medical infrastructure.
Representational image | People wait for their turn to get the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine | ANI

With 55,512 cases, nearly 500 deaths in a month, Chhattisgarh is India’s latest Covid red flag

Chhattisgarh has, along with Maharashtra and Punjab, emerged as one of the epicentres of the Covid-19 second wave in India. 

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File photo of Subhash Chandra | Twitter /@SubhashZEE

How media mogul Subhash Chandra managed to beat a US activist fund & hold on to Zee

Sony is merging with Zee. It will control the larger empire & infuse an additional $1.4 bn of cash into it. But the combined entity will be presided over by Punit Goenka, Chandra’s son.
File photo of CCI Chairman Ashok Kumar Gupta | Twitter/@CCI_India

Data hegemony by digital companies may lead to attention economy: CCI chief Ashok Gupta

Gupta noted that in an 'attention economy', big tech players work to capture users’ attention, build profiles of their choices and habits, then sell those profiles to advertisers.

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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat attends the conference of the Chiefs of General Staff of the SCO member states in Russia's Orenburg, on 23 September 2021 | ANI photo

CDS Bipin Rawat attends SCO military exercise in Russia’s Orenburg

The exercise has provided an opportunity to the armed forces of the SCO nations to train in counter-terrorism operations in a multinational and joint environment, officials said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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