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Harvard team translating corona info in Indian languages


Boston: To help immigrants, particularly the old people in these communities, access information and advisories about COVID-19 amid a coronavirus lock-down, a first-year Indian American medical student at Harvard Medical School has come up with a bright idea. Pooja Chandrashekar is leading a team of over 150 medical students to develop COVID-19 fact sheets and...

Paradoxes pile up

Post Date: March 20, 2020

Beating virus hurts economy  No one knows how long it will last or how much it will hurt. But the U.S. economy is either sliding into a recession for the first time since 2009 or is already in one — a sudden victim of the coronavirus outbreak. The vast changes deemed necessary to defeat the virus...

Italy hospitals forced to leave elderly to die


In Italy the suffering from COVID-19 is taking a particularly heavy toll. Reports speak of Italian medical facilities being overwhelmed. Doctors are unable to care for everyone who seeks treatment. There is also a critical shortage of ventilators needed to help those in the greatest danger. The published guidelines of the Italian College of Anesthesia,...

Baba Ramdev touts ‘ashwagandha’ cure, irks medicos


New Delhi: Indian healthcare professionals are questioning claims by popular yoga guru and entrepreneur Baba Ramdev who said he has found an ayurvedic remedy that would help ward off coronavirus, reports Reuters. In a promotional video made public this week, Ramdev says: "We've done scientific research and found Ashwagandha...doesn't allow blending of corona protein with...

In Jaipur, Ayurvedic ‘kadha’ given out to fight coronavirus

Post Date: March 19, 2020

Jaipur: With no treatment or vaccine for coronavirus to come up in  a hurry, Rajasthan is trying to prevent the spread in the Indian way -- by distributing 'kadha', a herbal syrup. This particular concoction, it is claimed, helps boost immunity against diseases like swine flu, chikungunya and can be effective in strengthening the immune...

Millennials may face ‘disproportional’ risk for coronavirus


Washington: A White House health official has issued a warning that millennials may face a bigger threat to contracting coronavirus than had been previously reported. Since the onset of COVID-19, it’s been reported that older adults and people with serious chronic health issues were the ones most likely to get severely ill from the virus. But...

WHO warns Trump against calling it ‘the Chinese virus’


Washington: World Health Organization officials warned against calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” as President Donald Trump has done, arguing that it could lead to racial profiling, reports CNBC. “Viruses know no borders and they don’t care about your ethnicity, the color of your skin or how much money you have in the bank. So it’s...

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha closes all Mandirs in USA, Canada, Europe and Australia


As concerns around the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grow, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, following the guidance of public health agencies has decided to close all mandirs in USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, as well as suspend all public, social and  religious activities, including conferences, until further notice. These steps are being taken to proactively...

Harvard Medical School recommends Yoga, meditation to deal with COVID-19 anxiety


Washington, DC: A leading medical school in the US has recommended yoga, meditation and controlled breathing to address anxiety issues related to the novel coronavirus that has now spread fast across America. There are at least 3,485 cases of the novel coronavirus in the US, according to the state and local health agencies, governments and...