sharma: Crypto not for common people because it’s too risky; regulators and govt should structure: Vijay Shekhar Sharma – The Economic Times Video

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma blamed bad timing for a tepid response to Paytm’s initial public offering and lacklustre listing last year, amid cascading share prices of a company he co-founded over two decades ago. “This quarter we are talking about $100 million revenue from payments which is like a sizable revenue… People underestimate the size of … Read more

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian predicts play-to-earn crypto will be the only type of games people play in 5 years | Currency News | Financial and Business News

Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder, at the Solana conference in Lisbon

Alexis Ohanian, Reddit cofounder.Solana Play-to-earn crypto will be the only type of games most people play in five years, according to Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian. “90% of people will not play a game unless they are being properly valued for that time,” he said in a recent podcast. He also expects most people will unknowingly … Read more

Queensland announces new quarantine rules for vaccinated people, as one new COVID case recorded

Queensland announces new quarantine rules for vaccinated people, as one new COVID case recorded

Queensland has announced new quarantine rules for fully vaccinated people, as the state records one new community case of COVID-19.Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the new case was flagged as a potential positive on the Gold Coast yesterday, with the virus believed to have been transmitted through a casual contact at a Bunnings hardware store.Queensland … Read more

People in counties that voted Trump more likely to die from Covid – study | US news

People in counties that voted for Donald Trump are nearly three times more likely to die from Covid-19 than those who live in counties that voted for Joe Biden, according to a new study by National Public Radio.NPR examined deaths per 100,000 people in about 3,000 counties across the US since May 2021. According to … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 3 deaths, 71 new cases, booster bookings open up for people 50 and older

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 3 deaths, 71 new cases, booster bookings open up for people 50 and older

New Brunswickers aged 50 or older can now book an appointment for a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine if six months have passed since their second dose, Public Health announced Monday as three more COVID-related deaths and 71 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. A person in their 60s in the Fredericton region, Zone 3, a person in … Read more

Who’s going to the Christmas party? Four people discuss Covid concerns | Coronavirus

Boris Johnson appeared to be at odds this week with leading scientists and one of his most senior health officials, who advised the British population to cut back on unnecessary socialising in response to the Omicron variant.After the prime minister said people should not cancel nativity plays or Christmas parties and focus on getting booster … Read more

Covid limits migration despite more people displaced by war and disasters | Global development

The coronavirus pandemic had a radical effect on migration, limiting movement despite increasing levels of internal displacement from conflict and climate disasters, the UN’s International Organization for Migration said in a report on Wednesday.Though the number of people who migrated internationally increased to 281 million in 2020 – 9 million more than before Covid-19 – … Read more

We the Crypto People Seek a Constitution

We the Crypto People Seek a Constitution

A dozen or so friends from the Internet gathered recently at Sotheby’s in Manhattan to buy a first printing of the U.S. Constitution (estimated value: fifteen to twenty million dollars). The group, who called themselves ConstitutionDAO, had just spent a week raising millions of dollars on Twitter, TikTok, and Discord from anonymous screen names: recent immigrants, … Read more

Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer, a study of people in Qatar finds

Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer, a study of people in Qatar finds

The study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that there were few confirmed reinfections among 353,326 people who got Covid-19 in Qatar, and the re-infections were rare and generally mild.The first wave of infections in Qatar struck between March and June of 2020. In the end about 40% of the population … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Ten out of 15 people who have died were unvaccinated

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Ten out of 15 people who have died were unvaccinated

The Ministry of Health has revealed 10 out of the 15 people who have died in the Delta outbreak were unvaccinated. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said during the 1pm press conference on Wednesday the ministry would now be reporting the vaccination status of those who died. Previously the ministry had said it would … Read more

AstraZeneca CEO links Europe’s Covid surge to rejection of its vaccine for older people | Coronavirus

A decision not to use AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for elderly people in some European countries could help explain why the virus is currently triggering such high levels of infections in mainland Europe, the company’s chief executive has said.Pascal Soriot told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that heightened T-cell immunity could be giving those who received … Read more

Breakthrough Covid infections are more common than people realize

Breakthrough Covid infections are more common than people realize

Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the FDAAdam Jeffery | CNBCAnyone who received a Covid vaccine in the earliest stages of the rollout should register for their booster shots because “there’s probably more infection happening among the vaccinated population” than the U.S. is currently monitoring, Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on … Read more

Covid-19: Man in his 40s dies of virus, 85 people in hospital, 205 new cases

Covid-19: Man in his 40s dies of virus, 85 people in hospital, 205 new cases

There are 205 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta outbreak, as officials report another death from the virus. There are also 85 people in hospitals with Covid-19 – six of whom are in intensive care or high dependency care units. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement on Monday ahead of … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Beauty salon and bar among new locations of interest – people told to isolate

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Beauty salon and bar among new locations of interest - people told to isolate

November 20 2021 There were 172 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today – and the first Wellington case has been confirmed, an essential worker from Auckland.Health authorities are advising people who visited three new locations of interest linked to people with Covid-19 to self-isolate immediately.They are a beauty salon in Rotorua and … Read more

Covid-19: 149 new community cases, 83 people in hospital

Covid-19: 149 new community cases, 83 people in hospital

Fiona Goodall/Getty ImagesThere were 120 locations of interest across New Zealand relating to the outbreak as of Sunday morning. The ministry will provide further updates on cases and locations at 1pm on Sunday. (File photo).There are 149 new Covid-19 community cases, and 12 district health boards have now passed the 90 per cent vaccination rate … Read more

Expert calls for younger people to be offered Covid boosters in UK | Coronavirus

Rolling out Covid booster jabs to younger people could help drive down transmission of the virus to “low levels”, according to the scientist whose modelling was instrumental to the UK going into its first lockdown.More than 11.8 million people in the UK have received a third jab, which is given to counteract the gradual waning … Read more

Covid-19: 201 new cases in Delta outbreak, 85 people in hospital with the virus

Covid-19: 201 new cases in Delta outbreak, 85 people in hospital with the virus

There are 201 new Covid-19 cases in the Delta community outbreak, in Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Taranaki. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay gave the update in a press conference on Friday afternoon. Of the new cases, 181 are in Auckland, four are in Northland, 15 are in … Read more

Why young, healthy people should get Covid vaccine booster shots

Why young, healthy people should get Covid vaccine booster shots

Covid vaccine booster shots could be on the horizon for all U.S. adults — and, according to new research, the move might be just in time.On Tuesday, Pfizer asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize booster shots of its Covid-19 vaccine for all Americans age 18 and older. The FDA could approve the … Read more

People testing negative for Covid-19 despite exposure may have ‘immune memory’ | Coronavirus

We all know that person who, despite their entire household catching Covid-19, has never tested positive for the disease. Now scientists have found an explanation, showing that a proportion of people experience “abortive infection” in which the virus enters the body but is cleared by the immune system’s T-cells at the earliest stage meaning that … Read more

How Immunocompromised People Without Strong Vaccine Protection Are Coping with COVID

How Immunocompromised People Without Strong Vaccine Protection Are Coping with COVID

George Franklin received a kidney transplant 46 years ago. Now age 67, he is among the longest lived kidney transplant recipients. But during the pandemic, he has not been able to engage in many of the activities he normally enjoys—bowling, swimming or just visiting friends and neighbors. Like most transplant recipients, Franklin, who lives in … Read more

What it is, why it matters, why all the crypto people can’t stop talking about it.

What it is, why it matters, why all the crypto people can’t stop talking about it.

If you’ve been perusing cryptocurrency forums or video-game news recently—or spying everything from New York Times job listings to zany Twitter threads claiming that the traditional job interview is about to be replaced by blockchain-based “quests, adventures and courses to prove your worth”—you might have run into the term “Web3.” The term, obviously, refers to … Read more

New data reveals how much protection COVID-19 jabs are giving people in NSW

New data reveals how much protection COVID-19 jabs are giving people in NSW

People in NSW who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 were 16 times more likely to die, or end up in intensive care during the state’s Delta outbreak, new government data has revealed.At the peak of the outbreak between August 25 and September 7, 49.5 per 100,000 fully vaccinated people were infected with with virus, compared … Read more

People urged to get COVID-19 boosters as almost 10m people jabbed

People urged to get COVID-19 boosters as almost 10m people jabbed

Sajid Javid calls on families and friends to support their loved ones to get vaccinated It comes as almost 10 million people in the UK have received their top-up vaccines, with three million extra invites being sent next week Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has called for the UK to come together to … Read more

108m people administered Covid vaccines, NCOC told

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday was informed that 108 million people had been administered the Covid-19 vaccine across the country with the national vaccination average reaching 48% in all the federating units. The NCOC session was held in Islamabad participated by National Coordinator NCOC Major General Zafar Iqbal along with … Read more

No 10 concerned as 4.5 million eligible people fail to get Covid jab boosters | Coronavirus

No 10 is increasingly worried that hospitalisations and deaths among double-vaccinated people could rise due to waning immunity as an estimated 4.5 million people have failed to get their booster shots despite being eligible.Downing Street sources told the Guardian that the gap between those eligible and those jabbed was too wide, ranking it as their … Read more

COVID updates: Queensland Health tracking down people who may have accidentally been given ultra-low Pfizer dose at pop-up vaccine clinic

COVID updates: Queensland Health tracking down people who may have accidentally been given ultra-low Pfizer dose at pop-up vaccine clinic

COVID vaccine developer refusing jab because he’s had his ownAAPAdelaide medical researcher Nikolai Petrovsky has developed and administered his own COVID-19 vaccine and says he is facing the sack because of his refusal to get one of the TGA-approved ones.The director of endocrinology at Flinders Medical Centre has developed a vaccine candidate, COVAX-19, which completed phase 1 trials in … Read more

‘People are starting to wane’: China’s zero-Covid policy takes toll | Coronavirus

On Friday, the Beijing Daily published an intricate graphic identifying two people sick with Covid-19 and everyone they had infected, detailing the spread of the latest Delta outbreak in the country. The map came amid growing frustration, some panic, and rare protests over the ramifications of China’s effort to remain a “zero Covid” country.Since the … Read more

For displaced people, Covid-19 has even more dangers. The G20 must help them | Letters

We are writing on behalf of the millions struggling to survive the pandemic far from home. Some have fled wars, conflict, persecution and human-rights violations. Others are moving to escape socioeconomic hardship or climate-change effects.Far from home, many risk exclusion or neglect, facing barriers to accessing vaccinations, testing, treatment and, sometimes, information.The poorest countries often … Read more

4,248 new Covid-19 cases; 16 people die of complications, including 44-year-old, Health News & Top Stories

4,248 new Covid-19 cases; 16 people die of complications, including 44-year-old, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Sixteen people aged 44 to 90 years old have died of complications linked to Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday (Oct 29). All had various underlying medical conditions, said MOH in its daily virus update. The 44-year-old had not been vaccinated against Covid-19, it added. It gave no further details … Read more

India: over 100 million people fail to turn up for second Covid vaccine | India

More than 100 million Indians have not turned up for their second coronavirus vaccine dose, official data showed, raising concerns of a resurgence in the disease despite a relatively low infection rate.Apart from leaving these people at risk of catching Covid-19, their “vaccine truancy” endangers India’s target of inoculating all adults by 31 December, a … Read more

Why people believe Covid conspiracy theories: could folklore hold the answer? | Coronavirus

Loading… Researchers have mapped the web of connections underpinning coronavirus conspiracy theories, opening a new way of understanding and challenging them.Using Danish witchcraft folklore as a model, the researchers from UCLA and Berkeley analysed thousands of social media posts with an artificial intelligence tool and extracted the key people, things and relationships.The tool enabled them … Read more

ACT records nine new cases of COVID-19, with 20 people in hospital with the virus

A hospital building seen from across a busy road.

The ACT has recorded nine new locally acquired COVID-19 cases.There are 20 people in hospital with the virus, with 11 in intensive care and four requiring ventilation.There are now 390 active cases in the ACT.More than 87 per cent of Canberrans aged 12 and over are now fully vaccinated.While today’s case numbers are the lowest the ACT … Read more

Covid infection rate in England rises again to one in 60 people | Coronavirus

About one in 60 people in England had Covid-19 last week, according to estimates published on Friday.The prevalence of infection was up for a third straight week, having been at about one in 70 the previous week, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).At the peak of the second wave in early January, about … Read more

People taking statins less likely to die from Covid, study suggests | Statins

Millions of people who take statins may be less likely to die from Covid, research suggests.The cholesterol-lowering drugs are one of the world’s most popular medications. They can also reduce inflammation in blood vessels, which has prompted questions over whether they could help with outcomes in coronavirus patients.Now a large study published in PLOS Medicine … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 109 new cases, 63 people in hospital

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 109 new cases, 63 people in hospital

New Brunswick has 109 new cases of COVID-19 and 63 people in hospital with the virus, 27 of them in intensive care. The fourth wave is “hitting our province very hard,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell said Tuesday, after the province surpassed 1,000 active cases for the first time Monday, and now stands … Read more

NSW warns businesses against letting in unvaccinated people as Victoria overhauls Covid contact tracing | Health

New South Wales businesses have been warned they will be fined if they provide services to unvaccinated people in the early reopening stages, while Victoria is overhauling contact tracing to keep up with growing case numbers.Victoria recorded 950 new cases of Covid on Wednesday, topping NSW for the second day, which reported 863 cases and … Read more

Two people arrested in Karachi for not getting COVID-19 shots

Two people arrested in Karachi for not getting COVID-19 shots

Sindh govt decided to arrest unvaccinated people after NCOC issued fresh directives to expedite COVID-19 vaccination in the country. — AFP/FileKarachi police on Friday arrested two men  for not  getting  vaccinated against COVID-19 .According to the  police, a case under the Sindh Epidemic Diseases Act, 2014 — including provision of violation of government orders — … Read more

Panama to give immunocompromised people third COVID-19 vaccine shot

Panama to give immunocompromised people third COVID-19 vaccine shot

A Panamanian health worker receives the second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Santo Tomas Hospital, in Panama City, Panama February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erick MarciscanoPANAMA CITY, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Panama will offer a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to moderate and severely immunocompromised people starting this week, Health Minister Luis Sucre said on … Read more