The lockdown has led to significant decline in activity, according to Shilan Shah, senior India economist at Capital Economics. He said in a research note published before the GDP data was released that "almost every economic indicator" has experienced the "sharpest drop on record." Capital Economics had forecast a 1.5% contraction for the quarter. … [Read more...] about The worst is yet to come for India’s slowing economy
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The spike in infections in India comes at a time when the two-month-old lockdown across the country is set to end on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is expected to issue a new set of guidelines this weekend, possibly extending the lockdown in the worst-hit areas as it promotes economic activity. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Russia has highest daily spike in virus deaths
Recently published data show remdesivir worked better in study participants receiving oxygen support than in those who were sicker, on ventilators, or receiving external cardiac and respiratory support. That information should have been divulged sooner, to guide decisions about who to give that scarce drug. It is morally imperative to continue to gather data to refine our understanding of what interventions work best, in what patients, when given at what point in the disease. … [Read more...] about Many patients, little drugs: Who should get scarce COVID-19 treatments?
It looked at the genetic information of coronaviruses gathered from 84 patients treated at the Mount Sinai Health System between Feb. 29 and March 18. The information provides clear evidence for multiple introductions of infections — largely from Europe — into New York during the first weeks of March, the authors concluded. … [Read more...] about Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says
Still, some workers got COVID-19, although it’s not known where they were infected. In some cases they still came to work, forcing companies to close plants temporarily for cleaning. In at least one case, a worker at a seat-making plant near Chicago got the virus, forcing a shutdown and cutting off parts. General Motors had to delay adding shifts at truck plants because the Mexican government wouldn't allow full parts factory restarts until June 1. … [Read more...] about Infected workers, parts shortages slow auto factory restarts