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Signs missed and steps slowed in Trump’s pandemic response

Washington, April 13 – By the time President Donald Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus, it may already have been too late. Interviewed at Davos, a gathering of global elites in the Swiss Alps, the president on Jan. 22 played down the threat posed by the respiratory virus from China, which had just reached American shores in the form ... Read More »

Autocrats’ Quandary: You Can’t Arrest a Virus

The world’s strongmen are reverting to their standard playbook to project an aura of control. It’s a risky strategy for a chaotic crisis. By Declan Walsh CAIRO — When the virus hit, the strongmen hit back as they know best. For Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, that meant deploying chemical warfare troops, clad in protective suits and armed with disinfectant, ... Read More »

Drugs use of which may beat Covid-19 have barrier – Patents

Patents on potential anti-COVID-19 drugs allow researchers to conduct clinical trials but once they have been approved, the regulations prevent them from being marketed. by K.M. Gopakumar and Prathibha Sivasubramaniam In the absence of any vaccines to prevent COVID-19, there are many clinical trials (CT) taking place to find a treatment. These CTs are mainly focusing on either repurposing or ... Read More »

Couple, child found dead in Gazipur

Gazipur Correspondent The bodies of a couple and their two-and-a-half month old girl child were recovered from a house in Panishail area of Gazipur city on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Mosharraf Hossain, 28, his wife Hosne Ara, 22, and their daughter Mohini. Read More »