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Mass Testing to Start in Hong Kong Soon

Preparing for the lockdown, Hong Kong citizens rush to grocery stores and pharmacies as a mass testing plan for Covid-19 is about to start. On Tuesday, the Chinese special administrative region reported 32,597 new coronavirus cases, with 117 deaths within a day. The daily number has increased over 30 times compared to 100 reported cases at the beginning of February.

The city’s report reveals over 230,000 coronavirus infected cases with over 800 deaths since the outbreak back in 2020. In the past week, almost 500 people have lost their lives due to coronavirus, most of them not vaccinated.  

Dynamic zero policy is followed in Hong Kong like mainland China trying to suppress all types of outbreaks rather than wrestling to live with infections.

The mandatory mass testing plan for 7.4 million citizens will start in the second half of March, according to the South China Morning Post.

The news of testing has spread worries as isolation will be implemented for many people. The SCMP said people will be tested three times during the course of nine days. However, the government is uncertain over how lockdown should take place; on a district or city-based manner.

Sing Tao daily announced the stock market of Hong Kong will stay active. In a statement the stock exchange said the governments intends to maintain the markets activity at any cost.

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By Saha on March 2, 2022

New Pandemic is Likely, Bill Gates

A potential pandemic would probably spread as a new pathogen of covid-19, said Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft. In an interview with CNBC, he said the disease from covid-19 won’t be as severe. Developments in medical business would be able to help us fight the disease better, if we start investing now, said Gates.

He added the most unpleasant effects of the virus “have dramatically reduced” as the world’s population has reached a point of immunity.

The WHO’s aim for vaccination of the world’s population by the second half of this year was not achieved, he said.

At least a single dose of the vaccine has currently been injected to 61.9% of the people in the world.

300 million dollars have been donated to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, CEPI, through the cooperation between the Bill & Melinda Gates’ Foundation and Wellcome Trust charity.

Covax program was developed through the donation to provide vaccines for low- and middle-income countries.

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By Saha on February 19, 2022

Omicron's Worrying Surge

The World Health Organization (WHO) deplored over the fact that following the Omicron variant, 500,000 deaths have been recorded.

Since discovery of the new variant in late November, Omicron has fast been spreading; it has overshadowed its counterpart of Delta as it is easier to transmit; though not as severe.

Mahamud said while affective vaccines are in the market it’s sad to see half a million people die. Although everyone believes that omicron is less severe, they are ignorant of the fact that half a million people have lost their lives since its discovery. 

WHO and aid parties announced the global plan to provide poorer nations with Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines has not been more than 5% of the donation this year. ACT Accelerator funded $23.4 billion on its work from October 2021 to September 2022. It hoped $16.8 billion of this figure to be granted by rich countries. Nonetheless, as yet only $814 million has been donated.

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By Saha on February 9, 2022

WHO to Hold Infodemic Course

People across the world have been experiencing the new are regarding their health since the Covid-19 outbreak. The impacts of the pandemic are not deniable. A massive amount of information is spread in communities each and every day. People are, indeed, bombarded with lots of information and perhaps misinformation in this critical time. They feel mixed up over which info to rely on.

World Health Organization, WHO, is holding a specific education course to help public opinion go on the right track.

Among other items, the basic features of the course involve:

*Defining infodemic

*Discovering mpacts of infodemic on public health

*Individual’s role to play

*Distinguishing the concepts of disinformation, malinformation and misinformation

*Getting to know tricks used by malicious players to spread untrue information

*Analyzing visual nature of materials

The 4-hour-long course will allow attendees to grasp constructive information and acquire a Record of Achievement.

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By Saha on February 6, 2022

World's Least Vaccinated Countries

Figures organized by Our World in Data shows that Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti are countries across the world with the least Covid-19 vaccination received.

In Burundi, only 0.05% of the country’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccination.

In Congo, meanwhile, 0.4% of the population has received a minimum of one dose and the number in Haiti does not even reach 1%.

No more than 5.5% of people in low-income countries have been fully vaccinated, the data also states whereas 72% has received full vaccination in high-income countries. 

No more than 5.5% of people in low-income countries have been fully vaccinated, the data also states whereas 72% has received full vaccination in high-income countries.

Below 2% of the Yemenis has received their vaccination as their land is a focal point of unrest and violence. Equally, in South Sudan, which struggles with power issues, roughly 2% of the population has been inoculated. 

Many countries in Africa are among those with the least immunization rates: examples include Chad, Madagascar and Tanzania, ranging from 1.5% to 4%.

In Caribbean countries, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, less than one in three have received vaccination. 

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By Saha on February 2, 2022

Tide Detergent High Prices

Procter and Gamble Co. Pampers, brand of baby and toddler products, is increasing its prices amidst higher freight costs. Retailers already know about surging prices of washing products including Tide detergent and Downy softener dryer sheets, which is going to come into effect on February 28.

Prices have already surged on 10 product groups involving baby care, family care, feminine care, adult incontinence, hair care, home care, grooming, oral care and skincare.

Throughout 2021, the producer price rate raised 9.7% and accordingly the consumer price rate went up 7% over this time, which is the highest since 1982.

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By Saha on January 19, 2022

Deltacorn Identified by Cyprus Researcher

A fresh variant of the coronavirus, a combination of delta and omicron variants, has been discovered by professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus.

Leondios Kostrikis named the virus deltacron as it has genetic signatures resembling omicron and delta genomes, according to Bloomberg. Up to now, 25 cases of the virus have been identified by Kostrikis and his group.

For now, it’s not clear if more cases of deltacron exist and what impacts the virus might have. In the interview with Sigma TV on Friday, Kostrikis said he and his team will soon check whether the combined virus is more infectious or pathological and whether it will gain ascendancy over delta and omicron variants.

This week, the findings of the researchers’ team were sent to GISAID, a global science initiative and primary source providing data on viruses.

The new variant is discovered amidst omicron’s fast expansion throughout the world and a noticeable global rise in Covid-19 cases. Recent CNBC’s analytical report from Johns Hopkins University indicates in an average week over 600,000 new cases a day are reported in the U.S. This reveals a jump of 72% compared to a week ago.

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By Saha on January 9, 2022

India’s Pharmaceutical Sector to Grow in 2021-22

According to an estimation by Ratings agency ICRA, thanks to emerging markets, India’s pharmaceutical sector will develop by 9%-11% in this fiscal year.

Surveying a sample set of 21 pharmaceutical firms, ICRA stated that increase in revenue was 6.4% in the second quarter of this fiscal year, compared to 16% in the first quarter.

The low growth in the second quarter of the present fiscal year, despite a stable increase in national and emerging markets, was brought about by normalization of the US market base and price suppression, as declared by the agency.

 

Mythri Macherla, Assistant Vice President and Sector Head at ICRA said that in the fiscal years of 2021-22 and in 2022-23, growth in revenue for ICRA sample set is evaluated at a rate of 9% to 11%.

This happens as a result of a slow recovery after the pandemic. She declared that based on the estimation, the sample set has seen a boost, 14-16% in the emerging markets, 13-15% in the national market, and 9-11% in the European markets. According to her, field force activities, normalization in foot traffic of hospitals, growth in emergent therapies as well as good pricing system caused a boost in revenues in companies.

Considering the news on the Omicron variant, the maintenance of trends in doctors’ visits along with elective surgeries as well as new launches functioning and revenue increase rate in critical segment will chiefly be monitored.

ICRA also said that rising markets were great performers with a sturdy year-over-year boost within the second quarter of the present fiscal year.

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By Saha on January 8, 2022

Medical Supplies - An Overview

Medical supply companies have an important role to play in the industry. They do a lot of work with a view to maximizing productivity and providing solutions for quality and cost. These suppliers can be hired for specific tasks. Medical supplies include a broad range of products that can be used by a doctor or any other medical professional. These products include syringes, stethoscopes, plastic surgery equipment, mouth pieces, disposable gloves, labware, and more. It is important to know how to source these products from the right sources, so that a medical practitioner does not end up wasting money by getting products that are not of the highest quality. The first step that a doctor should take is to make sure that his or her suppliers meet the proper medical standards. When dealing with companies that deal with medical products, it is important to make sure that the company is registered with the FDA. The reasons why this is a good idea to include the fact that they have provided proof of registration in their company names and other types of documents that show that they are legitimate.

Warranty

Manufacturers should also have a warranty on their products. This will allow the doctor to claim the items as his or her own when the item becomes defective. Having a warranty also ensures that the doctor can contact the manufacturer in case the item should become defective.

Suppliers should provide best products to doctors

Medical supplies are very expensive and this can result in a high turnover rate among medical practitioners. Physicians need to make sure that their suppliers are reputable and will provide them with high quality products. It is important to make sure that the supply providers that the doctors choose have been in business for a very long time and that they are well-established. Ensuring that a provider has a good reputation with the government is also important. Many states have strict regulations about the type of products that companies can sell and they are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. Companies with a good reputation will not be penalized by the state for selling products that have quality issues. It is also important to make sure that a company has been in business for a very long time and has a good reputation. Most doctors prefer to deal with companies that have been in business for a while because they know that they will get products that are of high quality. This means that they can get a lot of products without having to invest a lot of money. Companies that sell medical products often include a store front and a wide range of supplies that will fit into a medical practitioner's requirements. These supplies can include things like disposable gloves, disposable aprons, injectables, and many other items. It is important to make sure that the providers are able to provide what the doctor needs for his or her practices. Some medical devices can also be extremely sensitive and it is important that the providers can provide them. Although medical professionals and technicians can order these devices from other sources, sometimes they must make a special request. These devices must be handled carefully because they are very delicate and need to be handled with care. Medical consumable suppliers can help to ensure that medical equipment is properly cared for and is working at its best. They can also provide necessary information about new products and medications and they can also help to ensure that doctors and surgeons are aware of the latest trends and developments in the medical world. Some suppliers can even take on the jobs of simply maintaining current medical supplies and equipment. Medical Supplies Since so much effort goes into providing medical supplies, it is important to make sure that the suppliers meet certain standards of quality. The same product may be produced differently and in different ways depending on how it is used. By hiring the right medical consumable suppliers, doctors can rest assured that they will receive the products that they need and are in the best condition possible. Medical supplies can be tricky to navigate through and it is important that a provider has the proper accreditation. A good medical supplies supplier can help to ensure that the product is handled with care and accuracy. Doctors can be assured that their medical equipment will be maintained at optimal performance levels.

Name: Samira H Revised Date: 15- 06-2020

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By Saha on October 19, 2021

Finding the Cheapest Crude Medicine Suppliers

The price of crude medicine is very expensive. In fact, almost all the common medicines are very costly. But most of the crude medicines are very cheap; they are sometimes even available in the middleman's stores for very less prices. Now the question arises, how to find out the cheap crude medicines from the middleman's store? Well, first of all, you should try to get hold of the middleman and ask him for a sample of his brand of medicine. And then you can compare it with your own brand. If the middleman says he has no stock of the medicine you want, you should send an email to him and tell him that you have complained to the government and you are looking for low-quality medicine. That middleman will surely give you a sample of his brand of medicine. You can then buy the medicine yourself from the store. If the middleman refuses to give you the sample or refuses to give you a sample that is really low quality, then you should ignore the middleman. There are many such middlemen in the market. There are many who charge their clients for sample or delivery of medicines. You should just ignore them. Cheap medicines are not easy to get. The middleman's demand for high prices has made many companies stop production of cheap medicines. But there are still some cheaper crude medicines available for sale. There are several other sources for finding cheap crude medicines. You can try to use the internet. First of all, you can use the search engines like Google, Yahoo or MSN. Type "crude medicine" in the search engine and see what comes up on the page. But do not try to look at every possible link that you see on the page. Once you have found some suppliers on the search engines, you should try to contact him. You can do this by sending an email to him, or by calling him. Once you find out the cheap crude medicine on the internet, you should send your order. Usually a middleman will accept the order immediately, but sometimes it may take more than 10 days. It is also better to pay through money order and PayPal instead of credit card. This is because banks and credit card companies may hold your order for a very long time. Another thing is that the middleman may add surcharges on your credit card charges. So, always pay through money order and PayPal. Also make sure that the middleman's terms are not too difficult. If you are not comfortable with it, don't waste your time with him. Name: Samira H. Revised Date: 10-07-2020
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By Ali etc on October 19, 2021

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