Finance

Biden wants Americans to wear masks for 100 days — do they protect against COVID-19 or merely promote healthy behavior?

President-elect Joe Biden wants Americans to mask up. He will ask Americans to wear a mask for the first 100 days after he takes office and issue a standing order that masks be worn in places where he has jurisdiction, including federal buildings and interstate transportation, he said Thursday. “Just 100 days to mask, not […]

Small Business

Dealmakers may have to let their old template go as COVID-19 changes the M&A playbook

By Samir Sheth and Priya RohiraWith gradual unlocking of the India economy, some economic indicators started improving-improvement in GST collections, reducing unemployment and sustained momentum in digital transactions. However, many other indicators (petrol consumption, mobility index etc) remain below pre-COVID levels. Importantly, in the core financial services sector, there is continued uncertainty around the extent […]

Finance

Key Words: ‘Help is coming — and it’s coming soon’: Dr. Fauci outlines when COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all Americans

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the leading government expert in infectious diseases for the past four decades, gave his estimate of when a vaccine will be available to all Americans: “We’re talking probably by April.” The veteran immunologist said frontline workers, those with pre-existing conditions, and vulnerable […]

Small Business

British study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19

Researchers who sent out home finger-prick tests to more than 365,000 randomly selected people in England found a more than 26% decline in Covid-19 antibodies over just three months. “We observe a significant decline in the proportion of the population with detectable antibodies over three rounds of national surveillance, using a self-administered lateral flow test, […]