Day: May 15, 2020

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. WHO’S KEY TO TRUMP’S REELECTION The president’s advisers are concerned about a drop in support among seniors, a group vital to his hopes of winning a second term this November. 2. ‘IT’S A DERELICTION OF DUTY’ Joe Biden says that if he […]

House to vote Friday on more virus aid, despite GOP skeptics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House is pressing ahead Friday with votes on another massive rescue bill that would pump almost $1 trillion to state and local governments, renew $1,200 cash payments for individuals, and extend a $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment benefit. The first four coronavirus response bills were bipartisan […]

US issues alert over COVID-19-linked childhood illness

US health authorities issued an alert Thursday over a rare but sometimes deadly autoimmune condition among children that is believed to be linked to COVID-19. The illness, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), was first reported in Britain […]

15th meeting of GoM on COVID-19 held; reviews current status, preparedness and actions for management of COVID-19

Dr. Harsh Vardhan emphasizes to focus on high load area management and case fatality management open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 15: The 15th meeting of the high level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 was held at Nirman Bhawan, here today, under the chairmanship of Dr. Harsh […]

Suggestions invited for amending Motor Vehicle Rules regarding compliance of emission and noise standards

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 15: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has invited suggestions and comments from all stake holders including general public on the proposed amendment in the Motor Vehicle Rules regarding compliance to Emission and Noise Standards. A Notification to this effect has been […]

Asia's traffic roars back as lockdowns end

he mopeds are back in Hanoi, cars once more clog Karachi’s streets and gridlock has returned to Beijing’s ring roads — as lockdowns caused by the coronavirus ease, the temporary respite from traffic has also been broken. Asia’s megacities are notoriously traffic-choked, inflicting dizzying pollution and enervating daily […]

Afghan hospital attackers 'came to kill mothers': MSF

Gunmen who stormed a hospital in the Afghan capital this week had come to “kill the mothers” at the maternity ward, medical charity Doctors Without Borders has said. At least 24 people were killed — including newborns, mothers and nurses — when three armed men rampaged through the […]

Virus could cut up to 9.7 percent off global economy: ADB

The coronavirus pandemic could cut up to 9.7 percent off the global economy, the Asian Development Bank said Friday, doubling its previous estimate as the virus stifles trade and leaves millions jobless. The estimated impact would cost as much as $8.8 trillion based on a range of scenarios, […]

Whistleblower: US still lacks virus plan, Americans at risk

WASHINGTON — Despite White House claims, the U.S. still lacks a comprehensive battle plan against the coronavirus in critical areas including masks, testing, treatments and vaccines, whistleblower Rick Bright warned Thursday in testimony before a House committee. “Our window of opportunity is closing,” he declared. The nation could […]

Online graduations still bring stars to the virtual lectern

This year’s college graduates won’t get to take their triumphant walk across the stage. They won’t get to toss their caps amid a sea of classmates. Instead, they have to settle for online ceremonies while their diplomas are mailed home. But at least one aspect of the traditional […]

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