Policy 4.0 suggests a wallet-based approach to regulate crypto in India

Policy 4.0 has said the first regulatory focus should be on wallets and the onus should be on the citizens to get a verified wallet. (Photo: Reuters)

NEW DELHI: Emerging technology think tank, Policy 4.0, has suggested a wallet-based solution for India to tackle the spectrum of regulatory risks the government faces with cryptocurrencies. The report recommended that India should build its own “India Wallet” to tackle know your customer (KYC), the inflow and outflow of cryptocurrency, and monetary concerns. The government … Read more

Study suggests inactivated bacteria could help prevent COVID-19

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Anadolu 1:30 AM | November 19, 2021 A group of Spanish researchers found that treating mice with inactivated bacteria before giving them COVID-19 reduced mortality from 60% to 25%, said a study published on Thursday. Giving mice a mucosal immunotherapy composed of the bacteria before a COVID-19 vaccine also further increased immune responses and made … Read more

Pfizer Covid pills highly effective at preventing deaths, trial suggests | Pfizer

Pfizer has said that its experimental antiviral pill for Covid-19 cut rates of hospital admission and death by nearly 90%, as the drugmaker joins the race to bring the first easy-to-use medication against the coronavirus to the US market.Currently all Covid treatments used in the US require an IV or injection. Competitor Merck’s Covid pill … 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

Smokers much more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19, study suggests | Smoking

Smokers are 60%-80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and also more likely to die from the disease, data suggests.A study, which pooled observational and genetic data on smoking and Covid-19 to strengthen the evidence base, contradicts research published at the start of the pandemic suggesting that smoking might help to protect … Read more