India’s economy, slammed by COVID-19, needs its lost growth

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The coronavirus continues to batter India’s damaged economy, putting growing pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to nurture a nascent recovery and get the country back to work. The coronavirus, which has struck in two waves, has killed hundreds of thousands of people and at times has brought cities to a halt. Infections and deaths … Read more

Patriots Cut Cam Newton After Covid-Related Disruptions

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Under N.F.L. rules, unvaccinated players must be tested every day for the virus, as opposed to once a week for vaccinated players, and they cannot move around the team facility or mix with teammates as freely as vaccinated players. Once one of the league’s most electrifying players as the franchise quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, … Read more

High Viral Load in Lungs Drives Fatal COVID-19

TUESDAY, Aug. 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A high amount of coronavirus in the lungs is a major contributor to death in COVID-19 patients, new research shows. The findings challenge previous theories that simultaneous infections such as pneumonia or an overreaction of the body’s immune system are significant factors in COVID-19 deaths, the researchers … Read more

Men Over 50 Less Likely to Have a Baby With IVF

Aug. 31, 2021 — Men over 50 years old have a lower chance of having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a recent study. The study, published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, comes as delayed parenthood becomes more common. According to a 2017 study, the average age of first-time fathers … Read more

Real-life Man From Snowy River was Aboriginal, new book argues

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There is “overwhelming evidence” that the legendary stockman featured in The Man From Snowy River was Aboriginal, a new book argues. Did AB “Banjo” Paterson “paint his stockman white to appease the literary tastes of the times”?, the journalist Anthony Sharwood asks in The Brumby Wars. Paterson’s famous poem, published in 1890, tells the tale … Read more

BJP kick-starts OBC meetings across Uttar Pradesh

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The BJP kick-started a series of OBC sammelans or meetings of other backward classes in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday to strengthen its appeal among non-Yadav OBCs. The meetings will culminate in a large gathering in Ayodhya on September 18. During the meetings, the BJP will largely talk about the work done for OBCs by its … Read more