Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicCovid third wave

Topic: Covid third wave

62% Maharashtra parents don’t want to send kids to school from 24 Jan, says LocalCircles survey

Amid Covid third wave, parents highlight state's high positivity rate of over 20%, and say they would only want to send children back for offline classes once it dips below 5%.

Omicron could replace other Covid variants, survive as common cold: Harvard immunologist Pillai

Harvard Medical School professor Dr Shiv Pillai says India’s third wave likely to subside by March, and suggests that the country’s response to the pandemic was a mixed bag.

Once a Covid ‘wonder drug’, Remdesivir’s sales hit low in Nov, didn’t soar again with 3rd wave

Rs 6.4 cr worth of Remdesivir was sold in November, and Rs 12 cr in December, compared to Rs 287 cr in April 2021. Doctors say milder cases and better understanding is reason why.

‘Seems peak of third Covid wave has gone past in Delhi’, says Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Delhi health minister, however, warned that the national capital is still not out of danger zone and stressed on the need to watch the trend before easing of restrictions.

Covid centres, constant watch, doctors on duty — how crammed Delhi prisons are tackling 3rd wave 

Compulsory tests, quarantine for all new inmates, new oxygen plant installed in Tihar. A total of 99 prison inmates & 88 staffers have tested positive for Covid-19 in the third wave.

How desi Dolo 650 outsold MNC GSK’s Crocin, became India’s ‘favourite snack’ in Covid waves

Dolo 650 is now India’s favoured paracetamol brand, with sales of Rs 567 crore since March 2020. It’s even trending on social media and is the subject of memes.

Masks & distancing don’t matter at Ganga Sagar mela, but ‘1 Covid case’ found in 3 lakh pilgrims

As lakhs took dips in Ganga during India’s second-largest pilgrimage, West Bengal officials claimed all Covid protocols were being followed amid a spurt in cases in the state.

India’s daily growth rate of Covid cases has plateaued at 34.9%, claims Cambridge tracker

Daily growth rates in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand & Bengal are now declining. But this doesn’t mean cases have peaked — that’s expected to happen later this month.

AIIMS puts routine admissions, non-essential surgeries on hold as it braces for 3rd Covid wave

OPD services in AIIMS and all its centres will continue to function with restricted registrations limited to patients with prior appointments.

PM’s principal secy, 2 CMs, Union & state ministers, officials — key govt figures hit by Covid

3 Union ministers infected include MoS Home Nityanand Rai. Rajasthan CM Gehlot & Delhi CM Kejriwal also ill with Covid, as are many state ministers and MLAs.

On Camera

YourTurn

Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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