Coronavirus Immunity May Disappear Within Months, New Study Suggests

[ad_1] Of the study group, 60% showed a “potent” viral response in the first few weeks after infection. Paris: Patients who recover from coronavirus infections may lose their immunity to reinfection within months, according to research released on Monday that experts said could have a “significant” influence on how governments manage the pandemic. In the […]

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After China, BRICS bank loans $1 billion to India to fight Covid-19 pandemic

[ad_1] The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has given a $1billion loan to India to help fight and contain the Covid-19 pandemic, the Shanghai-based bank said Wednesday. It’s the second such “emergency assistance loan” that the NDB has provided to one of its member countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) after […]

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China’s economy contracts for first time in decades

[ad_1] China’s economy shrank by 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020, government data showed on Friday, confirming the damage done to the second largest economy in the world by the coronavirus pandemic. China’s gross domestic product stood at 20.65 trillion yuan (about $ 2.91 trillion) in the first quarter of 2020, down 6.8% year […]

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South African virus carriers charged with attempted murder for not isolating

[ad_1] South African police have charged two men with attempted murder for allegedly continuing to go out after they tested positive for the coronavirus, exposing others to the infection. Police minister Bheki Cele announced the charges on Wednesday during a press conference detailing the enforcement of an incomong lockdown meant to curb the spread of […]

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US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in coronavirus aid approved

[ad_1] US deaths from the coronavirus pandemic have topped 1,000, in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and established routines of ordinary life. In a recognition of the scale of the threat, the U.S. Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package […]

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Gilead’s potential coronavirus treatment gets FDA’s orphan drug label

[ad_1] Gilead Sciences Inc’s experimental drug remdesivir, seen as one of the more promising potential treatments for the coronavirus, on Monday received the orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The announcement comes days after U.S. President Donald Trump called on the FDA to streamline its approval process for treatments such as […]

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Coronavirus outbreak: Shopping frenzy in UK for toilet rolls, pasta, ‘dal’

[ad_1] “The world has gone mad, isn’t it”, an elderly shopper remarked as she jostled to reach the shelf with hand sanitizers, while the supermarket assistant exerted to make himself heard above the din: “Only two per person of everything, nothing more”. The scene on Sunday morning at one of the supermarket Tesco’s stores reflected […]

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