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Remdesivir, HCQ, lopinavir & interferon have no effect on Covid patients — Solidarity trial

In a paper on the interim findings on the four drugs, WHO's Solidarity trial researchers in 30 countries return a clear negative.
Congress national general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP P.L. Punia. | Photo: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

Covid-positive Congress MP Punia violated Epidemic Act, we’ll move court — Chhattisgarh BJP

Chhattisgarh BJP says Congress leader P.L. Punia violated Epidemic Diseases Act & Disaster Management Act as he held public meetings in Raipur despite being Covid-positive.
A woman undergoes a Covid-19 test in Delhi | Photo: ANI

India’s Covid R value falls to lowest so far at 0.92, West Bengal & Rajasthan concern areas

India's R value continues to remain below 1 because most of the 12 worst-affected states have R values below 1.
A medical worker withdraws a vaccine from a vial, Moscow | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Coronavirus without borders — you can’t fight a virus with vaccine nationalism

The US, the UK, France, Canada and Russia have already entered into multi-million dollar agreements with producers to get vaccines on priority.
Vehicles on Delhi roads | Commons

More and more Indians are buying used cars & bikes to avoid public transport, shared cabs

Apart from Covid fear, job losses and pay cuts across industries has increased risk aversion among customers leading to a sharp fall in discretionary spending.
Passengers at the KSRTC bus terminal complex in Thiruvananthapuram. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Laxity, low seroprevalence & reliance on antigen tests — how Kerala’s Covid battle came undone

The Covid numbers in Kerala have risen after unlocking. The IMA accuses the government of not listening to experts, but officials highlight pressure.
Hindu Rao Hospital doctors and nurses, who are on Covid duty, protesting outside the hospital Wednesday against NDMC over non-payment of dues. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Delhi’s Hindu Rao Hospital doctors threaten to withdraw from Covid duty over salary non-payment

Hindu Rao Hospital doctors haven’t received salaries for the months of July-September, the vice president of the Resident Doctors Association says.

Govt begins exercise to map out cold chain storage facilities for Covid-19 vaccine delivery

According to a national expert group, a draft scheme for the vaccine distribution is likely to be released around the middle of next week.
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Off The Cuff with Faheem Younus

Dr Faheem Younus, the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland, was the guest at ThePrint's Off the Cuff. Younus talked about his first Covid-19 patient, what we can expect from the vaccine, and what he feels about Pakistan's response to Covid-19. He also stressed how every crisis is an opportunity that can trigger change.
Representational image of a vaccine | Pixabay

Govt panel rejects Dr Reddy’s proposal to test Russian vaccine Sputnik V in Phase III trial

Dr Reddy’s had proposed to test Sputnik V in a Phase III clinical trial that generally needs to enroll over 1,000 participants. Govt panel has recommended a smaller trial instead.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

These are the measures China has proposed to ease tensions at LAC in Ladakh

Over a series of meetings, China has made several suggestions to de-escalate tensions at the border, but India has rejected them since they boost Beijing's strategic position.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.