COVID-19 deaths in India could peak in mid-May, US Study Finds

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington warned that the pandemic will get much worse for India in the coming weeks. Their study called “COVID-19 Projections”, predicted that deaths will peak at 5,600 a day on May 10th.

“Covishield one of the most affordable vaccines available on the market” says Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India has taken a lot of heat after pricing the COVISHIELD vaccine at ₹150 per dose for the Government to sell abroad, but ₹400 and ₹600 per dose for state governments and private hospitals respectively. CEO Adar Poonawalla has said on Saturday that it is inaccurate to compare global pricing with Indian pricing since it is based on order volume, and that “COVISHIELD is the most affordable COVID-19 vaccines available in the market today”.

Will Karnataka CM Yediyurappa Announce 7-day Lockdown?

A cabinet meeting today led by BS Yediyurappa may implement lockdown-like restrictions for a 7-day period, according to an inside source. Several ministers across the state have been demanding another lockdown despite objections from the Centre.