Stephen Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said on Sunday it was "too early to tell" if it would be safe for people to attend August's Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration on Sunday didn't defend a claim recently made by President Donald Trump. But according to CNN, he didn't support it, either. Dr. Stephen Hahn is a member of the White House coronavirus task force. At a White House Independence Day event on Saturday, Trump made an unfounded claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless.' In a CNN interview with Dana Bash on Sunday, Dr.
Gilead is the pharmaceutical company behind a drug that’s been approved for COVID emergencies. The FDA officially announced the medicine could be used in treating COVID-19 patients. Gilead has now announced the drug will cost $3,120 per typical treatment course for insured individuals. Research has indicated the drug could cut the recovery time for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. It could shorten satsy by several days, reports Gizmodo.
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday warned that some U.S. states, including Texas, Florida and Arizona, could start to see an 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 cases this coming week. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
[NFA] Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, was taken to a federal jail on Thursday after refusing to agree to a gag order as a condition of serving his criminal sentence under home confinement, Cohen's lawyer said. Freddie Joyner reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday described two U.S. Supreme Court rulings concerning his financial records as a "hoax" and a "political witch hunt - the likes of which nobody's ever seen before."
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday proposed boosting manufacturing and innovation by spending $700 billion in his first four-year term to procure more American-made goods, and invest in research and development.
The Trump administration plans to finalize regulations this week that will bar the U.S. government from buying goods or services from any company that uses products from five Chinese companies including Huawei, Hikvision and Dahua, a U.S. official told Reuters exclusively. Conway G. Gittens reports.
A Delhi couple was caught visiting Dharamshala by producing fake COVID-19 negative certificates. While speaking to ANI in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala on July 09, the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Kangra, Vimukt Ranjan said, "We have sent them to institutional quarantine center, they will be tested today. Case has been registered against them. Action will be taken according to their report." "They had first produced antibody test report which said it is not comprehensive COVID-19 negative test. So we denied them entry. Yesterday (July 08), they returned with RT-PCR report on Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital's letter-head. We cross-verified it with RML and got to know it is fake, not issued by RML," Kangra SP added.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on July 09, the Secretary of University Grants Commission (UGC), Professor Rajnish Jain spoke on importance of fresh guidelines for academic calendar and examinations. He said, "Conducting final year examinations for graduation or post-graduation courses is very important, and the safety of students is our prime concern."
In media brief held on July 09, OSD of Ministry of Health, Rajesh Bhushan said that despite a population of 1.3 billion people, India has been able to manage COVID-19 relatively well. Bhushan said, "We are the second-most populous country of the world. Despite a population of 1.3 billion people, India has been able to manage COVID-19 relatively well. If you look at cases per million population it still remains amongst lowest in the world. Today, we have 538 cases per million population, it's as per WHO situation report. Case per million population in some countries are at least 16-17 times more than what it is in India. We have 15 deaths per million population whereas we have countries where it is 40 times as much." He further said, "When we talk of case load of COVID-19 in India, it is 2,69,000 people. This tells us that at the end of the day we have managed a situation where our health care infrastructure is not unduly burdened and is not creaking due to the pressure."
The official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava informed that 15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on 15 July. Anurag Srivastava said, "The 15th meeting of India-EU summit will be held in virtual mode on 15 July. It will be co-chaired by Prime Minister, President of European Council and President of European Commission. The summit will review India-EU cooperation, also expected to discuss developments around COVID."