Covid 19

Fitch revises India’s FY21 GDP contraction forecast to (-) 9.4%
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The agency raised India’s GDP forecast in the current fiscal year to March 2021 after watching a sharp rebound in the second quarter.
British Grandma Margaret Keenan becomes first in world to receive Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19
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Keenan will turn 91 next week. She was vaccinated on Tuesday Morning at 0631 GMT at her local hospital in Coventry, Central England.
Fauci's 'wear a mask' plea tops list of 2020 notable quotes
The list was assembled by Fred Shapiro, an associate director at the library and the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, which was first published in 2006. The US currently accounts for the world's deadliest outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
UK's Queen Elizabeth II 'to wait in line' for Covid-19 vaccine
The Daily Mail report on Saturday came after the UK on December 2 approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on independent advice of its medicines regulator.
California to enter new stay-at-home order
Based on the latest ICU data, the 11-county Southern California region which includes Los Angeles County, and San Joaquin Valley region in Central California, have dropped below 15 per cent ICU capacity, Xinhua news agency quoted the Department of Public Health as saying in a statement on Saturday.
BioNTech CEO recounts origin story of Covid vaccine
The Lancet paper described the travels and infection pattern of a Chinese family. Increasingly alarmed by what he read in the "extremely accurate and informative" paper, Sahin went and looked at the airport connections from and to Wuhan. In a flash, he knew he was looking at a coming apocalypse.
Obama, Bush, Clinton to reassure vaccine safety amid wide scepticism
A trio of former Presidents, Democrats Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, and Republican George W. Bush, announced on Thursday that they would publicly get vaccinated to demonstrate its safety to the 42 per cent of Americans who refuse to be injected with it, according to the latest Gallup poll.
WHO chief Tedros under self-quarantines
Taking to Twitter on Monday morning, he said: "I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with WHO protocols, and work from home."
Global Covid-19 cases reach 46.4 million
As of Monday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 46,420,940 and 1,199,501, respectively, the Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
Israel begins human trials of Covid-19 vaccine
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who visited Sheba hospital on Sunday, said that "the true exit from the coronavirus crisis is in the development of vaccines. Therefore, this is a very important day, which gives a shot of encouragement."