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Donald Henderson and the index case problem

I’ve commented on this issue elsewhere https://t.me/sanjeevsabhlok/1483 and https://t.me/sanjeevsabhlok/1977 But since 98% of the world’s epidemiologists don’t understand this, let me also note here. David Henderson, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, who helped eradicate small pox, was a staunch opponent of international border closures and quarantines. Australia’s public health “experts” are […]
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California could pay drug users to stay sober. New data suggests the strategy leads to long-term recovery.

A supervisor in recovery uses a fentanyl strip to test for drugs in the urine of a fellow resident at a halfway house in Huntington, West Virginia on March 22, 2019. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis/Getty Images A California bill proposes giving drug users financial incentives to stay sober. The strategy, called contingency management, aims to address the state's escalating meth crisis. Data suggests it leads to long-term recovery, but critics argue it rewards bad behavior. See more stories ...
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Coronavirus treatments: the potential ‘game-changers’ in development

After positive clinical trials for antiviral drug Molnupiravir, it joins other medicines that have shown promiseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first clinical trial results showing a positive effect for a pill that can be taken at home has been hailed as a potential gamechanger that could provide a new way to protect the most vulnerable people from the worst effects of Covid-19. Molnupiravir joins a growing list of medicines that have shown promise. Here are some ...
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Latest developments in medical treatment for coronavirus

After positive clinical trials for antiviral drug Molnupiravir, it joins other medicines that have shown promiseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first clinical trial results showing a positive effect for a pill that can be taken at home has been hailed as a potential game-changer that could provide a new way to protect the most vulnerable people from the worst effects of Covid-19. Molnupiravir joins a growing list of medicines that have shown promise. Here are some...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Science, Drugs, Singapore, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin reportedly fired a longtime senior executive over allegations of inappropriate behavior in the workplace

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. HO/Mike Brown/Space Florida Blue Origin fired a senior executive in 2019 over allegations of inappropriate behavior, per The Washington Post. One former employee told The Post that the exec embarrassed her in front of others in a meeting. It follows former and current Blue Origin staff writing about the company's alleged sexist work culture. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' spaceflight firm, Blue Origin, fired a longtime s...
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Merck says it'll ask regulators to authorize the first antiviral pill designed to treat COVID-19 after a trial found it halved the risk of hospitalization or death

Molnupiravir is an experimental oral antiviral drug developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. Merck Merck and Ridgeback say they'll apply "as soon as possible" to get their COVID-19 pill authorized. The companies said the drug, molnupiravir, halved the risk of hospitalization or death in a trial. If given the OK, the drug would be the first authorized antiviral pill designed to treat COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. A COVID-19 pill developed by Merck a...
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Merck will ask regulators to authorize the first antiviral pill designed to treat COVID-19, after a trial found it halved the risk of hospitalization or death

Molnupiravir is an experimental oral antiviral drug developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. Merck A COVID-19 pill developed by Merck and Ridgeback halved the likelihood of death or hospitalization from the virus in a study, interim results show.The companies said Friday morning that they would apply for emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "as soon as possible," adding that they had stopped recruitment into their study early "due to these positive results...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Merck, Healthcare, Ridgeback, Fda, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Coronavirus, Grace Dean, Coronavirus Drug, Molnupiravir


Covid antiviral pill halves hospitalisations and deaths, maker says

If approved, Merck’s drug would be first simple oral medication shown to be effective against coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn antiviral pill was found to reduce hospitalisations and deaths by half in patients newly diagnosed with Covid-19, according to results announced on Friday.If approved, the drug made by the US firm Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics would be the first simple oral medication shown to be effective against Covid-19, which would mark ...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Merck, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus, COVID, Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics


IOCL Quality Control Officers Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Recruitment of Assistant Quality Control Officer in Indian Oil Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), the largest commercial undertaking in India and a Fortune “ Global 500” company, to fuel its future growth, is looking for Quality Control Officers from energetic and dedicated candidates having deep knowledge in Chemistry or equivalent subject and hence invites online application in the prescribed format for the recruitment of Government Jobs vacancy posts of Assistant Quality... Please Click ...
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Jeff Bezos’s space flight firm ‘rife with sexism’, employees’ letter claims

Open letter by current and ex-staffers alleges ‘consistently inappropriate’ behaviour by Blue Origin leadersA group of current and former employees at Blue Origin, the space flight company owned by the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has accused the business of operating a work environment that is “rife with sexism” and prefers “breakneck speed” to safety.An open letter written by Alexandra Abrams, the former head of employee communications at Blue Origin and 20 other current and former workers, say...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Technology, World news, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Alexandra Abrams


A declassified 2018 State Dept report suggests noises linked to 'Havana Syndrome' were probably just crickets

Close-up of a cricket (not the species in the story) perching outdoors. Andrew Casson/EyeEm/Getty Images An advisory group for the State Department analyzed sounds associated with the "Havana syndrome." The 2018 report, now declassified, found the sound was likely made by a particularly loud cricket. The report found that the sounds were not likely to have caused the potential medical effects. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 2018 State Department inquiry into the lou...
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