WION shows that a sandstorm has landed the Chinese capital into worries. A massive sandstorm has combined with already high air pollution to turn the skies in Beijing an eerie orange.
WION shows that the Govt of India has asked states to declare Black Fungus an epidemic. 7,250 cases have been reported in 13 states & UTs. At least 219 people have lost their lives. What measures are being taken? WION’s Palki Sharma gets you a report.
WION shows that Paleontologists have identified a new species of dinosaur after a specimen from about 72 million years ago was found in northern Mexico.
WION shows that India’s daily infections have dropped below 300,000 for the first time in 25 days. Has India’s deadly second wave touched its peak? Palki Sharma has the answers.
WION shows that India continues to battle its deadly second wave of Coronavirus pandemic and for the first time in 4 days the country reported less than 400,000 daily cases. WION tells you more on India’s COVID-19 crisis.
WION shows that warning signs include pain and redness around the eyes or nose, with fever, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, bloody vomits, and altered mental status.
Even as a deadly second wave of Covid-19 ravages India, doctors are now reporting a rash of cases involving a rare infection – also called the “black fungus” – among recovering and recovered Covid-19 patients.
Mucormycosis is a very rare infection. It is caused by exposure to mucor mould which is commonly found in soil, plants, manure, and decaying fruits and vegetables. “It is ubiquitous and found in soil and air and even in the nose and mucus of healthy people,” says Dr Nair.
It affects the sinuses, the brain and the lungs and can be life-threatening in diabetic or severely immunocompromised individuals.
Mucormycosis (previously called zygomycosis) is certainly a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes. These molds live throughout the environment. Mucormycosis mainly affects people who have health problems or take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness.
Doctors believe mucormycosis, which has an overall mortality rate of 50%, may be being triggered by the use of steroids, a life-saving treatment for severe and critically ill Covid-19 patients.
Steroids reduce inflammation in the lungs for Covid-19 and appear to help stop some of the damage that can happen when the body’s immune system goes into overdrive to fight off coronavirus. But they also reduce immunity and push up blood sugar levels in both diabetics and non-diabetic Covid-19 patients.
Read more about it here:
Mucormycosis: The ‘black fungus’ maiming Covid patients in India – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-57027829
WION shows that Dutch scientists have trained bees to detect the Wuhan Virus. Swiss scientists have identified a Biomarker that could predict the severity of virus. Doctors in Delhi are reporting a rise in Black Fungus. WION’s Palki Sharma elaborates on the 3 big developments.
WION shows that provinces across Canada report single day records of new COVID 19 cases. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Montreal against restrictions imposed by the government to stem a third wave of the virus in Canada.
WION shows that 40 countries are stepping in to end India’s oxygen crisis. Supplies are pouring in from around the world. But, some wealthy Indians “have given up.” They are hiring expensive private jets and fleeing the country.
WION shows that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President Joe Biden on the evolving COVID-19 situation in the country. PM Modi conveyed the support and discussed India’s requirement and US efforts to meet them amid the ongoing pandemic.
WION shows that Japan declared “short and powerful” states of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and two other prefectures as the country struggles to contain a resurgent coronavirus pandemic three months before the Olympics.
The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, and also known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Covid-19 Coronavirus Cases Overview:
Japan: Total cases: 569KJapan: Recovered: 501KJapan: Deaths: 9,939
Total cases: 147MRecovered: 84.5MDeaths: 3.1M
WION shows that Singapore on Saturday became the first country from which India procured essentials four oxygen tanks. India has been witnessing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, leading to shortage of oxygen supply across various states.
WION talks about whether a war is inevitable between Russia & Ukraine. The situation has become quite precarious, but both sides deny stoking up tensions. What’s the reality on ground? WION’s Palki Sharma gets you a report.
Definition: precarious – adjective:
not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.”a precarious ladder”
dependent on chance; uncertain.”he made a precarious living as a painter”
Russia-Ukraine relations refers to the relations between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Currently, the 2 countries are engaged in the Russo-Ukrainian War which started in 2014 following Russian annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. The modern bilateral relationship between the Russian Federation and Ukraine formally started during World War I as the former Russian Empire was going through its political reform.