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Caronavirus Pandemic:Millionaires in US ask for higher taxes to help pay for Virus aid

  Dozens of millionaires from the U.S. and six other countries have a message for their governments: “Tax us. Tax us. Tax us.” Calling themselves the Millionaires for Humanity, more than 80 wealthy individuals -- including Walt Disney Co. heiress Abigail Disney, former BlackRock Inc. managing...

Antibody immunity to coronavirus may be short-lived: UK study

Patients who recover from the novel coronavirus may have an antibody response that makes them immune to the deadly virus only for a few months, a new study in the UK has found. A paper titled Longitudinal evaluation and decline of antibody responses in SARS-CoV-2...

Covid-19 pandemic could push 130 mn more people into chronic hunger:UN

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jul 14, 2020

  Rome:  The United Nations says the ranks of the world's hungry grew by 10 million last year and warns that the coronavirus pandemic could push as many as 130 million more people into chronic hunger this year. The grim assessment was contained in the latest...

Amid pandemic,wealthy U.S.families approved for government loans

BOSTON: Private investment firms that manage the fortunes of wealthy individuals and their kin were approved for millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded relief loans designed to help small businesses weather the coronavirus lockdown, according to a review of recently released government data   The companies -...

Counting the burials: African nations scramble to track COVID-19

ADDIS ABABA:  Long after the funding for his project was frozen, Bilal Endris has kept a lonely watch over cemeteries in Ethiopia’s capital by slipping cash to gravediggers to alert his team to any sudden spikes in burials. In a nation where fewer than 2%...

Glenmark cuts price of COVID-19 drug favipiravir version to $1 per tablet

New Delhi: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd said on Monday it would lower the price of its generic version of favipiravir, FabiFlu, to 75 rupees ($0.9983) per tablet for restricted emergency use in patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms in India. Glenmark last month received Indian regulatory approval...

Russia’s Sechenov University successfully completes clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine

Moscow: The clinical trials of the world’s first coronavirus vaccine on volunteers at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University has been successfully completed, Vadim Tarasov, the director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, told Sputnik, adding that the first group of volunteers would...

Touchless: How the world's busiest airport envisions post-COVID travel

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       Jul 12, 2020

  CHICAGO: With COVID-19 ravaging the aviation industry, airlines and airports worldwide are reining in costs and halting new spending, except in one area: reassuring pandemic-wary passengers about travel.“Whatever the new normal (...) it’s going to be more and more around self-service,” Sean Donohue, chief executive...

Biocon secures approval to use drug on coronavirus patients

India’s Biocon Ltd has received regulatory approval for its drug Itolizumab to be used on coronavirus infected patients suffering from moderate to severe respiratory distress, the biopharmaceutical company said in a statement on Saturday. The drug, which is also used to cure the skin disease...

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