A panel set up by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended lowering the cost of isolation beds and treatment in intensive care units of private hospitals in Delhi. This was the third meeting between Shah and Kejriwal on the COVID-19 situation in the national capital, which has so far reported 47,102 confirmed cases that include 27,741 active cases and 1,904 deaths.
Testing will be from 1 p.m.to 5 p.m. on the weekdays and 8 a.m. until noon on the weekends. There were 1633 new cases in the county as of Friday, according to the health department. One individual is under age 18, five are between ages 18 to 40, seven are between ages 41 to 60, and six are between ages 61 to 80. Officials reported an adjusted total of 2,026 confirmed cases.
Part of the government's "Operation Warp Speed", the vaccines are receiving government support as the race to find a vaccine amps up globally. "Before any vaccines are approved or authorized, Operation Warp Speed will build the necessary plans and infrastructure for distributing them", the official said.
Pfizer increased its R&D budget for 2020 by $500M for Covid-19 research, which is now expected to be in the $8.6 billion to $9 billion range for 2020. The volunteers will be isolated in two hospitals in Moscow. After vaccination, the immune system is primed to attack COVID-19 if it later infects the body.
But Monday, the FDA revoked its emergency use authorisation to use the drug to treat Covid-19, saying there was "no reason to believe" the drug was effective against the virus, and that it increased the risk of side effects, including heart problems.
Peter Horby, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, and one of the Chief Investigators for the trial, said, "The survival benefit is clear and large in those patients who are sick enough to require oxygen treatment, so dexamethasone should now become standard of care in these patients".