Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Topic: Deaths

US study on drug resistance says it led to 1.27 million deaths in 2019, more than HIV/AIDS

Study involving University of Washington researchers analysed data from 204 countries and territories. It was published in 'The Lancet'.

India records 624 Covid deaths in 24 hours as Goa, Kerala, Chandigarh update data

Kerala, Chandigarh, Goa add 225, 256 and 94 deaths, respectively. India’s 7-day average of daily fatalities has mostly remained below 400 over the last month.

What shocking data on Covid second wave deaths really reveals: Yogendra Yadav

Will the Modi government come clean with the entire data on what is clearly the biggest public health scandal of this century?

Heart disease is leading cause of death in women. All-female-led Lancet group is stepping in

High blood pressure is the single-largest risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in women, followed by high body mass index and high LDL cholesterol.

There’s a gap between govt data & reality of India’s Covid deaths. Local media is bridging it

While UP data says about 300 are dying daily, Dainik Bhaskar documented about 2,000 bodies. In Gujarat, over 65,000 more death certificates were issued than the official Covid count.

Indian cremation rituals are changing because of Covid raging through cities and villages

Young women may be the only ones available to light the funerary pyre. And families in quarantine are forced to use WhatsApp for funerary rites.

Why India is seeing higher deaths despite coronavirus variant not being more fatal

India’s government has blamed people for not following Covid public health directives, but recent data shows mask use has only fallen by 10 percentage points.

India breaches 1,000-death mark in 24 hours, but per-million figure is still a low 32

India has the third highest number of deaths in the world at 44,386 as of Monday morning, with the overall case fatality rate around 2%.

‘Agra model’ to 7% death rate in 3 months — how Covid spiralled in city of Taj

Agra administration & doctors admit death rate is a concern, have increased testing to ensure patients come for treatment before reaching advanced stage.

Delhi man buries ‘father’ twice, after two Moinuddins got mixed up at Maulana Azad mortuary

The other Moinuddin’s family turned up at Maulana Azad mortuary Sunday, discovering the mix-up. The two Covid victims are now buried next to each other.

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
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.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

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.