Samsung may gain from Huawei's plight in ongoing trade war: Fitch Ratings

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May 27, 2019

Bengaluru, May 27: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may have a chance to strengthen its position in the smartphone market due to the hurt caused to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in the wake of US China trade tensions, according to Fitch Ratings.

Tech companies, including Google and SoftBank Group-owned chip designer ARM, have said they will cease supplies and updates to Huawei.

The loss of access to Google’s android system may hurt the smartphone sales of the Chinese technology company outside China, thereby giving Samsung a chance to improve its market share, Fitch Ratings said in a statement.

Earlier this month, the US government hit Huawei with severe sanctions as the US Commerce Department blocked the Chinese company from buying American goods amid its escalating trade spat with China.

The ratings agency also added that iPhone maker Apple Inc could be another casualty of the trade tensions between Beijing and Washington, which would accelerate its market share loss in China.

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September 11,2020

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New Delhi, Sept 11: The much-awaited findings of the first national serosurvey conducted by the ICMR, published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, indicate that 0.73 per cent adults in India were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 amounting to a total of 6.4 million infections by early May.

The survey was conducted from May 11 to June 4 and covered 28,000 individuals whose blood samples were tested for IgG antibodies using Covid Kavach ELISA kit.

Also, seropositivity was the highest in the age group of 18-45 years (43.3 per cent), followed by those between 46-60 years (39.5 per cent) and it was the lowest among those aged above 60 (17.2 per cent).

It's estimated that there were a total of 64,68,388 adult infections in India by early May, the survey report said.

"The findings of our survey indicated that the overall seroprevalence in India was low, with less than one per cent of the adult population exposed to SARS-CoV-2 by mid-May 2020.

"The low prevalence observed in most districts indicates that India is in early phase of the epidemic and the majority of the Indian population is still susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection," the survey report stressed.

It highlighted the need to continue to implement context-specific containment measures including testing of all symptomatics, isolating positive cases and tracing high-risk contacts to slow down transmission and prevent overburdening of the health system.

Males living in urban slums and with occupations involving high risk of exposure to potentially infected persons were associated with seropositivity.

According to the survey report, seroprevalence ranged between 0.62 and 1.03 per cent across the four strata of districts.

The stratification of districts as zero cases (15 districts), low (22 districts), medium (16) and high (17) was done on the basis of the reported number of Covid-19 cases as on April 25.

Based on the overall adjusted seroprevalence of 0.73 per cent and reported number of Covid-19 cases, it was estimated that for every RT-PCR confirmed case of Covid-19 there were 82-130 infections in India.

As part of the survey, a total of 30,283 households were visited from 700 clusters in 70 districts across the four strata. About one-fourth (25.9 per cent) of the surveyed clusters were from urban areas. A total of 28,000 individuals consented to participate, the report stated.

Nearly half (48.5 per cent) of the participants were aged between 18 and 45 and 51.5 per cent (14,390) were females. In all, 18.7 per cent of the participants had an occupation with a high risk of exposure to potentially infected persons.

The survey noted that there could be under-detection of Covid-19 cases in the zero stratum districts on account of low testing as well as poor access to testing laboratories.

In four of the 15 districts in this stratum, Covid-19 testing laboratories were not available in the district headquarters and the samples were transported to the state headquarter hospitals for diagnosis.

The present findings of seropositivity in the strata of districts with zero to low incidence of Covid-19 cases underscores the need to strengthen surveillance and augment the testing of suspected cases in these areas, the survey report said.

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September 12,2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 12: Covid-19 has claimed the life of a young private doctor in Mangaluru. The deceased has been identified as Dr Sakshik Shetty, a postgraduate medical student at Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre.

The 27-year-old student, hailing from Hardalli in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district, had joined the course recently. He was a first year postgraduate student in surgery, sources said.

His parents are settled in Mudigere in Chikkamagaluru district. His last rites will be held at Mudigere.

A source from the medical college said that the doctor was not on Covid-19 duty. He had joined the postgraduate course on a government quota, a few days ago. Though he was diagnosed with Covid-19, he was fine, and was undergoing treatment in the ward, sources said.

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Dr Pradeep Kum…
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Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020

Absolutely heartbreaking! He was supposed to be a brilliant All Rounder. Was to be engaged soon to a doctor.
The facilities at the so called Medical College hospital where this tragedy happened are so pathetically insufficient that it is a shame to the Medical profession!
God give strength to the grieving family.

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Saturday, 12 Sep 2020

Such a sad story. A life lost before it began. Clotting of blood in the veins is a very well known complication of COVID. Although patients may recover from covid symptoms, the risk of sudden death from clot migrating to lung, heart and brain remains for a considerably longer time.

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September 14,2020

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Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria, a BJP MP from Rajasthan, who had claimed that his mud bath ritual and blowing a conch could increase immunity against Covid19, has now tested positive for the coronavirus.

In the past couple of months, the human ears were subjected to many bizarre treatments which supposedly help in preventing one from contracting COVID-19. From consuming cow urine to eating a particular brand of papads, more recently, blowing a conch shell and taking a mud bath -- the list goes on.

 "You will not gain immunity from eating medicines. You will gain immunity naturally. Go out, get wet in the rain, sit in the dirt, work on the farm, blow a conch... and eat 'desi' things. One gains immunity from doing these things," the leader had said in a video posted on his official Facebook page.

He emphasised that immunity can be built through natural means and going outside, and with this, one can prevent themselves from contracting the virus.

Jaunapuria is an MP from Tonk–Sawai Madhopur constituency. He joins Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, who had tested positive days after claiming that Bhabhi Ji papad is an immunity booster against COVID-19.

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