US doctors reconsider Pfizer’s Paxlovid for lower-risk Covid patients

Use of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid spiked this week, but some doctors are reconsidering the pills for lower-risk patients after a U.S.public health agency warned that symptoms can recur after people complete a course of the drug, and that they should then isolate a second time. More quarantine time … Read more

Data story: India logs 2,685 new Covid cases; death toll at 524,572

India reported an increase of 494 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 16,308. The country is fifty-sixth among the most affected countries by active cases. On May 28, it added 2,685 cases to take its total caseload to 43,150,215. And, with 33 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 524,572, … Read more

Delhi reports 445 new Covid cases, no fatalities; positivity rate at 2.04%

Delhi on Friday logged 445 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 2.04 per cent, while no new death was reported due the viral disease, according to data shared by the city health department here. With the new cases, Delhi’s COVID-19 tally increased to 19,05,512 while the death toll … Read more

Reserve Bank Of India: Six months before COVID struck, this move protected India Inc from pandemic, says RBI

NEW DELHI: Around six months before the first lockdown was imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the government took a step that subsequently went on to shield Indian corporates from the COVID crisis, the Reserve Bank of India said. The step in question is the Centre’s decision to slash corporate taxes in September … Read more

Long COVID comp study links ailment to age

Being older than 60 at the time of COVID-19 infection was the “strongest risk factor” associated with prolonged impairment and high costs of related workers compensation claims, according to a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine this month. The study was conducted on 13,153 COVID-19 workers comp claims in 11 states … Read more

States used Rs 1,460 cr from district mineral foundation fund to curb Covid

State governments have spent a total of Rs 1,459.93 crore from District Mineral Foundation funds on various activities to curb COVID-19 during the past more than two years, according to the ministry of mines. The ministry also said that several states, including Odisha, Telangana and Karnataka, are still using District … Read more

Data story: India logs 2,710 new Covid cases; death toll at 524,539

India reported an increase of 400 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 15,814. The country is fifty-sixth among the most affected countries by active cases. On May 27, it added 2,710 cases to take its total caseload to 43,147,530. And, with 14 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 524,539, … Read more

New York City Firms’ Return-to-Office Plans Face Persistent COVID Headwinds

Efforts by financial firms and others to bring workers back to Manhattan offices more than two years after the start of the coronavirus pandemic face persistent headwinds, consultants said, with commuters still worrying about COVID-19 as well as safety. New York has lagged others major markets in the percentage of employees regularly working in the … Read more