Even as vaccines roll out, the pandemic’s holy grail — a drug to successfully treat COVID-19 — continues to elude medicine. On Monday, a World Health Organization panel called for scientists to quit researching hydroxychloroquine, the poster child for drugs that failed to work against the coronavirus . Meanwhile, more than 40,000 people are still hospitalized nationwide with COVID-19, and only a handful of mediocre therapies can help treat them. And with new variants threatening to thwart vaccines, finding drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2 is all the more urgent. “The bottom line of what we need to do looking forward, and the clear need in this, is the development of potent antivirals directly acting on SARS-CoV-2,” Anthony Fauci, chief of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at a White House briefing last week. Antivirals would revolutionize the fight against SARS-CoV-2, since they block viruses from replicating and can stop people from getting very sick … [Read more...] about We Have Vaccines For COVID-19. Why Don’t We Have Good Treatments?
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Former India left-arm spinner and Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council member Pragyan Ojha hit back at Rihana for commenting on the on-going farmer’s protest in India. "We don`t need an outsider poking her nose in our internal matters," says former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha after international pop sensation Rihanna extended her support to the ongoing farmers protest in India. On Tuesday, Rihanna tweeted an article from CNN headlined, “India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police” and wrote on her timeline, “why aren`t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest.” In response, Ojha said: “My country is proud of our farmers and knows how important they are, I trust it will be addressed soon. We don`t need an outsider poking her nose in our internal matters!” My country is proud of our farmers and knows how important they are, I trust it will be addressed soon. We don’t need an outsider poking her nose in our internal matters! — … [Read more...] about Farmer’s protest: Don’t need outsider poking nose in our internal matters, Pragyan Ojha to Rihanna
LOWELL (CBS) – More groups of people have begun becoming eligible for the vaccine, and for some, that’s causing guilt and hesitancy, as many still have not yet gotten it or have been unable to get an appointment. Greater Lowell Health Alliance Psychologist Dr. Hannah Tello says this is happening with a lot of young adults with pre-existing conditions who can get the COVID vaccine now, but are opting to wait. READ MORE: Massachusetts Tops 16,000 Confirmed COVID Deaths But in a TikTok video, she explains that the so-called “vaccine hesitancy” isn’t very logical. “So a lot of people I know who are eligible for the COVID vaccine are saying that they feel guilty for being eligible, and I’m here to tell you why you don’t really need to feel guilty… Number one, it’s noble to think if you don’t get the vaccine, that vaccine would go to someone that is ‘more worthy’. But in practice, that’s not what’s going to happen. I wish it would, but that’s not how the system is built. … [Read more...] about ‘You Don’t Need To Feel Guilty’: Lowell Psychologist Says Young People Shouldn’t Wait To Get Vaccine
PHUKET: A staggering 75% of all respondents – including tourists – have voted that jet-skis have no place anywhere on any Phuket beach. The poll, run for four weeks on the Phuket Gazette website, received 6,362 votes, with nearly 3,000 tourists making their voices heard concerning the simple question: “Should jet-ski operators be allowed to operate on Phuket’s beaches?” Only 5% of the tourists who took part in the poll voted, “Yes, they provide an activity that many tourists enjoy.” A further 18% called for better regulation. Like the tourists, the majority of Thai nationals and local expats called for an outright ban on all jet-skis in Phuket, with 73% and 76% of votes cast respectively by the groups. The results, however, should not come as a surprise to long-term residents of Phuket, as jet-ski operators have repeatedly been allowed to stay in business for more than 20 years, despite multiple incidents of physical violence against tourists, deaths and serious injuries. … [Read more...] about Even tourists don’t want jet-skis on Phuket beaches, says poll
Kindly Share This Story: By Gabriel Enogholase – Benin Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, at the weekend maintained that he has no personal grudges against his predecessor and former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, but only dislikes his style of politics. Obaseki disclosed this to journalists in Auchi, Etsako-West Local Government Area of the state, at the centenary birthday Thanksgiving of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection Anniversary of the Diocese of Auchi held at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Auchi. Obaseki, who exchanged greetings with an elbow-bump in compliance with COVID-19 preventive protocols, with his predecessor, said they are both sons of Edo with the interest of the state at heart. The governor said: “I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole. I may not like his politics, but he has not done anything personal against me. We all are interacting with the interest of … [Read more...] about I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole ― Obaseki