CDC Makes Policy Changes to Mask Mandate

According to the new CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated Americans do not have to wear a mask in public, unless in a big crowd of strangers. The changes have been implemented since more than half of American adults received at least one dose of the vaccine, while about a third are fully vaccinated.

40 US Companies Band Together to Help India Fight COVID-19

In an unprecedented show of solidarity, the CEOs of 40 US companies including Deloitte, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have created the first-ever country-specific task force to help coordinate resources and fight COVID-19 in India. This US public-private partnership aims to bring 20,000 oxygen concentrators to India within the next few weeks, along with other critical medical supplies and vaccines.

India’s Second COVID-19 Wave Could Peak in 20 Days, SBI Report Says

Many economists have predicted that India’s second wave of COVID-19 infections could peak around mid-May when the recovery rate is at 77.8%. With an increased capacity of vaccine production, India could have 15% of its population fully vaccinated by October 2021, while 63% would have received one dose.

Karnataka Under-Reporting Cases by 25,000, Data Reveals

A quick glance at the data reveals that Karnataka has been underreporting cases by a very high margin, more than 25,000. As of Wednesday, the cumulative number of infections was reported to be 14,39,822, however, the patient numbers allotted that day were well over 14,60,000.