Tag Archives: Covid

‘Living in two realities’: Indian diaspora reckons with crisis abroad

By | May 1, 2021

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the wife of Ejaz Warsi’s relative remained critically ill. Warsi’s relative’s sister remains critically ill. The article has been corrected. Avani Singh hops on Zoom around 11 p.m. every night with her mother in New Jersey and uncle in India, strategizing how to keep her coronavirus-stricken grandfather alive. They… Read More »

Poll Reveals Who’s Most Vaccine-Hesitant in America and Why

By | April 29, 2021

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. resistance to getting a COVID-19 vaccine is slowly diminishing, a new online survey finds, but it still exists and at especially rates in some blue-collar jobs. For adults under age 65 who are hesitant, reluctance is mainly driven by concerns about safety, side effects and distrust… Read More »

Pandemic-Fueled Drug Abuse Threatens Hearts, Lives

By | April 21, 2021

By American Heart Association NewsHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — On a recent day in his Denver Health emergency room, Dr. Eric Lavonas hit another tragic trifecta. “In a nine-hour shift, I took care of somebody with chest pain from cocaine, somebody with an opioid overdose who quit breathing, and somebody with methamphetamine… Read More »

NIH Looking Into Rare Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

By | April 8, 2021

THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new clinical trial will investigate whether people who are highly allergic or have what’s known as a mast cell disorder are at higher risk for a sudden allergic reaction to the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. “The public understandably has been concerned about reports of rare, severe allergic reactions… Read More »

Dr Lal PathLabs hits record high in a weak market; surges 19% in 5 days

By | April 5, 2021

Shares of Dr Lal PathLabs hit a record high of Rs 2,924.85, ralling 7 per cent on the BSE in the intra-day trade on Monday, on expectation of healthy earning growth in the near-term, as the company would continue to reap benefits from increased Covid-related and allied testing in its widespread network of diagnostic centers and labs.… Read More »

Chris Wood trims India exposure as Covid cases rise

By | April 2, 2021

Christopher Wood, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies has trimmed his ‘overweight’ exposure to India in his Asia Pacific ex-Japan relative-return portfolio by 2 percentage points (ppt). Weight in Singapore and Taiwan in the above-mentioned portfolio has been increased by 1 ppt each. Earlier in December 2020, he raised exposure to Indian equities… Read More »

Poll: 1 in 4 Parents Won’t Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID

By | April 1, 2021

THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — More than one-quarter of U.S. parents don’t plan to vaccinate their kids for COVID-19, and roughly as many oppose school-required coronavirus shots, a new study finds. This opposition was more common among moms than dads, and was especially common among white mothers who identified as Republican/Republican-leaning, the researchers said. … Read More »

India records 18,711 new Covid cases in a day, highest in nearly 2 months

By | March 7, 2021

New cases of coronavirus infection in India were recorded above 18,000 for the second consecutive day taking the country’s tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,12,10,799, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. This is a near two-month high for India with the country reporting 18,645 cases on January 9. The active cases registered an… Read More »

Fewer Illicit Drug Seizures Seen During Lockdowns

By | March 5, 2021

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Seizures of illegal drugs fell sharply in the United States during early COVID-19 lockdowns, but spiked once stay-at-home orders eased. Researchers studied seizures of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl in five locations between March 2019 (a year before the pandemic began in the United States) through September 2020, six… Read More »