Day: June 6, 2020

Indian-American praised for providing refuge to protesters during curfew

An Indian-American businessman has been praised for protecting about 70 people from arrest for violating curfew in Washington during protests against police brutality. Rahul Dubey, who welcomed protesters into his home on Monday night got “a round of applause from protesters and supporters” the next morning, ABC TV in Washington reported. Dubey told the station: “I hope they continue to fight and I hope they go out there today peacefully as they did yesterday. Our country needs them and needs you and everybody more than ever right now.” NBC TV said he took dozens of protesters into his “home...

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Coronavirus vaccine research takes step forward as UQ, CSL, CEPI sign deal for human trials and production

Australian scientists hope to produce up to 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of next year as Queensland researchers sign a major partnership with pharmaceutical giant CSL. A deal between the University of Queensland (UQ), CSL and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) comes after promising early results in the laboratory and aims to fast-track the development of a home-grown vaccine. Under the deal, CSL and CEPI will fund human trials of the UQ-developed vaccine candidate. The trials will start next month. UQ researcher Paul Young said 120 people would be recruited for the...

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Badshah: I am doing my bit to spread positivity

Rap star Badshah says everyone is going through a difficult time amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and he is on a mission to add a dose of entertainment in these tough days. “Globally, we are going through really difficult times. My effort is to entertain the audience that has showered me love throughout my career,” Badshah said. “I am grateful that we have a roof on our head and food to eat, which is more than enough, and there’s absolutely nothing to complain about. I wholeheartedly pray and hope that together we are able to defeat this pandemic soon,”...

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