According to a study by the ICMR, (Indian Council of Medical Research), India may have had 6.4 million Covid-19 cases by May 2020, against the 4.5 million official cases as of now.
Global medical research as bolstered by the UAE has been further boosted with the launching of an initiative which has so far received almost Dhs8 million from 26 donors and whereby individuals from other parts of the world as well may donate.
The days when a resident in the UAE needed to go abroad have been given the go-by. Now complex surgeries can be performed in this country, much to the relief of the patient and the delight of his family.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen remarkable and rapid research in vaccines and therapeutics, but disappointingly little research to shed light on the interventions we currently use to reduce SARS-CoV2 transmission.
Dr Omar Atiq, who founded a cancer clinic in 1991 in Pine Bluff in the US state of Arkansas, sent out a notice to his patients just days before Dec.25 saying "the clinic has decided to forego all balances owed to the clinic by its patients,” according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
'More than 17 million people are dying annually worldwide due to bacterial infections. We have approached a pre-antibiotic era where bacteria are becoming resistant to commercially available drugs. There is an urgent need to find novel ways to prevent and/or treat bacterial infections...' said Dr Naveed Khan.