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Indian industry body urges curbs to economic activity to save lives

The rate of new infections dipped marginally but deaths kept climbing. Authorities reported 392,488 new cases in the previous 24 hours, pushing total cases to 19.56 million. Deaths jumped by a record 3,689, taking the overall toll to 215,542. Billionaire Uday Kotak, managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, said a “maximal response measure at the… Read More »

Cruise stocks rise after CDC lifts no-sail order, clears industry to plan return

Florida, Port of Miami, Row of cruise ships docked, non-essential business due to Coronavirus. Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Cruise stocks rose Friday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it will replace its nearly 8-month old no-sail order with a less restrictive “Conditional Sailing Order.” The no-sail order… Read More »

It has come to this: ignore vaccines-in-animals drug industry PR & news

A long-haired male golden hamster (via Wikipedia & Creative Commons) Earlier this week, a powerful opinion piece, “It Has Come To This:  Ignore the CDC,”  co-authored by former National Institutes of Health director Harold Varmus,  was published in the New York Times. That’s on the science side. On the PR and journalism side, it has… Read More »

IvfOPEN: Advanced Egg, Sperm, And Embryo Identification For A Safer IVF Industry.

Earlier this month, a group of leaders from the world’s in vitro fertilization (IVF) community and a group of engineers from IBM convened a virtual meeting to discuss safety; in particular, the need to reduce misidentification of IVF specimens to zero using a solution called ivfOPEN.  To place the importance of effective specimen identification into… Read More »