Relief to only postpone financial stress from India’s Covid surge: Fitch

By | May 10, 2021

Reserve Bank of India’s Covid-19 relief package will provide some relief to financial institutions (FIs) in the next 12-24 months. However, it will largely be at the expense of postponing the recognition and resolution of underlying asset-quality problems, according to the rating agency Fitch. There are growing indications that India’s latest wave of… Read More »

Coronavirus LIVE: Delhi extends lockdown by another week till May 17

By | May 9, 2021

Coronavirus live updates: India on Sunday reported 403,738 new cases of Covid-19 and 4,092 deaths from the disease, a day after more states announced stricter lockdowns. cases and the overall death toll stood at 2,42,362. It was the fourth day straight that the country had recorded over 400,000 fresh Covid-19 cases. Tamil Nadu, known for its automobile manufacturing, said… Read More »

To mask or not to mask? With vaccines and new guidelines, the mask-faithful navigate a ‘weird gray area.’

By | May 8, 2021

The default has been to mask, said Wilkins, 39, who’s partially vaccinated. But once he’s fully inoculated, he plans to “act vaccinated,” he said, by easing up on the mask — in part to encourage others to get their vaccines. “I’m not going to be reckless,” he said, “but for us, it’s really important to follow our city… Read More »

Coronavirus LIVE: Need 20.6 mn vaccines for all Delhiites, says Kejriwal

By | May 8, 2021

Cremation of a Covid-19 victim in Delhi Coronavirus live updates: India has recorded over 400,000 fresh Covid-19 cases for the third consecutive day, taking its cumulative caseload to 21,892,676. On Saturday, the country recorded 401,326 cases, according to MoHFW. 4,187 fatalities, highest yet, were also registered, taking the death toll to 238,270. India now has 3.73 million active… Read More »

‘Ticks Surprise Us:’ 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year

By | May 7, 2021

Bay Area Lyme Foundation: “Ticks Carrying Disease Found to be Abundant in Beach Areas, Similar to Woodlands, According to New Study.” Daniel Salkeld, PhD, research scientist, Colorado State University. John Aucott, MD, director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center. Kirsten Stein, board member, Bay Area Lyme Foundation. Weather.com: “It’s Been the Warmest Winter on Record So Far… Read More »

WebMD Poll: Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory for Doctors?

By | May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021 — Should COVID-19 vaccinations be required for health care professionals? WebMD polled its readers to ask that question collected 3,035 responses. Nearly two-thirds, or 66%, said yes and 34% said no. Among the yes votes, 55% believed these vaccinations should be required immediately and 11% said they should be mandatory eventually. WebMD’s sister… Read More »

Fear of Losing Health Insurance Keeps 1 in 6 in Their Jobs

By | May 7, 2021

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many American workers remain in jobs they’d rather leave — simply because they don’t want to lose their health insurance, a new Gallup poll reveals. That’s the situation for 16% of respondents in a nationwide poll of more than 3,800 adults conducted March 15-21. The fear is… Read More »

MARKET LIVE: Indices off day’s high, Sensex up 250 pts; metals outperform

By | May 7, 2021

LIVE market updates: The Indian benchmark indices traded half a per cent higher, but off the day’s top, in Friday’s noon deals. Among headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex hovered around 49,240 levels, up 290 points, or 0.6 per cent and the broader Nifty50 index reclaimed the 14,800-mark. Mahindra & Mahindra, Dr Reddy’s, State Bank of India, and… Read More »