Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Molnupiravir

WHO adds Pfizer’s 2-drug antiviral Paxlovid to Covid recommendations for high-risk patients

WHO Guideline Development Group recommends oral drug Paxlovid for patients with non-severe Covid-19 who are at high risk of hospitalisation.

Panic stockpiling of Molnupiravir can result in similar harm seen last summer. Govt must regulate

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Antiviral Molnupiravir not in govt Covid protocol, but ‘millions of doses’ distributed in a week

Pharma companies say doctors working in community settings have begun pre-ordering the drug, several manufacturers gearing up to meet demand.

Week since Molnupiravir was approved for Covid use, few doctors prescribing it, want to wait

Doctors say Molnupiravir may help keep people out of hospitals, but there are concerns about its ability to cause mutation as well as its prescribed dose.

Merck Covid pill raises new hope of reducing hospitalisation & death by up to 50%

Molnupiravir is an oral antiviral medicine meant to be taken by patients soon after symptoms manifest themselves, says Merck citing interim data

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.