Bharat Biotech set to develop and test vaccine for COVID-19

CoroFlu will build on the backbone of FluGen’s flu vaccine candidate known as M2SR. Based on an invention by UW-Madison virologists and FluGen co-founders Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Gabriele Neumann, M2SR is a self-limiting version of the influenza virus that induces an immune response against the flu. Kawaoka’s lab will insert gene sequences from SARS-CoV-2, the […]

Thailand spends $560 million on EEC development

The official said Thailand wants to speed upinvestment in the region, especially in transport, adding that the government isapplying a holistic approach to budget allocation as it needs efficientcoordination between many state agencies and educational institutions.

Bharat Biotech to develop intranasal vaccine for COVID-19

Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech is developing a unique intranasal vaccine for Coronavirus. An international collaboration of virologists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the vaccine company FluGen along with Bharat Biotech has begun the development and testing of a unique vaccine against COVID-19 named CoroFlu, according to a release from Bharat Biotech. CoroFlu […]

Philippine economic growth to fall to 2.0 pct in 2020 due to COVID-19

“This unprecedented and extraordinary public health emergency brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic will substantially slow down economic growth this year, with most of the contraction in the economy occurring in the second quarter,” said ADB Country Director for the Philippines Kelly Bird.

Nigeria faced with unprecedented economic challenge – Osinbajo

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation While inaugurating the committee, Osinbajo noted:  “What Mr President has asked us to do is to devise a strategy in order to be able to keep the economy going and also make provisions to ensure that we are able to retain jobs and indeed create more.

AIIB Pledges $5bn For Crisis Recovery Facility to To Fight, Tackle Economic Shock Of COVID-19 Crisis

AIIB President and Chair of the Board, Jin Liqun, said in a press statement: “A well-managed and robust development institution must be nimble enough to deal with external shocks and responsive enough to adapt to the changing needs of its clients while also adhering to our mission of promoting economic and social development in Asia.

As the coronavirus triggers a global economic crisis, just how bad could it get?

“It may be a plausible strategy to say: We need to make sure we don’t have these huge supply chains that stretch around the world, we need to make things at home, ” he says. “And that’s something which would pander to the Trump and Brexit narrative.”

EU worried about recent political developments in Zimbabwe: memo

But, like Mugabe, he blames sanctions for the country’s economic ills and says they are designed to remove the ruling ZANU-PF party from power. Critics also say that since Mnangagwa came to power, he has cracked down on opposition parties.

Vietnam’s economic growth down to 4.8 pct in 2020 due to COVID-19: ADB

ADB lowered the growth forecast as the ongoing spread of COVID-19 which could have an impact on the country, creating shocks to both supply and demand in almost every area of the economy, said the report.

Our post-pandemic selves: why the virus is an opportunity to grow and develop

“Even as they’re experiencing grief as the virus impacts their loved ones, or if their lives are relatively untouched by it, people will be facing isolation, boredom and a need for small joy,” says Quicho. “That’s where we end up seeing a lot of habit change, and the formation of new habits. It is also […]