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  • Pfizer Covid vaccine looks effective for young kids

    International Desk: Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the US weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.The Food and Drug Administration posted its analysis of Pfizer’s data…

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  • Dhaka is world’s second-most polluted city

    Industry Desk: Air pollution still remains one of the top most challenges for Bangladesh — its capital has been ranked as the second-most polluted city in the world.On Saturday, Dhaka occupied the second position in the list of world cities with the worst air quality. Dhaka’s air quality index (AQI)…

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  • New challenge over food security

    Corona pandemic, climate change, price hike of essentials and reduction of arable lands are blamed Golam Mostafa Jibon: As the food crisis is growing around the world including in Bangladesh due to the continuous price hike of essential commodities during the corona pandemic, the global food security is going to…

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  • US invests additional $25m in COVID-19 assistance for BD

    Industry Desk:The US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $25 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance to help Bangladesh provide life-saving medical and oxygen supplies and cold chain equipment to store, transport, and administer vaccines safely.In addition to US-donated vaccines, this new US assistance will…

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  • A dark world of kidney trafficking thru’ internet

    25 to 30 members’ syndicate active Golam Mostafa Jibon: A furious syndicate of kidney sellers and traffickers is now active in the country, which is running brisk business of kidney selling and traffickingin neighboring country India illegally deceiving the eyes of the concerned law enforcers.At least 25 to 30 people…

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  • WHO okays vaccination of those below 18 in BD

    Staff Correspondent: The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the vaccination of those who are under 18 years of age in Bangladesh, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday.“I’ve met WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and he has given a nod to it [vaccination of those under 18] when we…

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  • Prohibited, but still present

    Polythene shopping bags-3 Golam Mostafa Jibon: Despite the ban, Polythene shopping bags have returned to the market due to lax-vigilance by the authorities concerned that posing serious threat to the environment.It is now being used openly in Dhaka and all over the country. Use of Polythene is not being stopped…

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  • No visible step to stop plastic pollution

    Bangladesh is now in the tenth place on the list of top countries in plastic pollution Recycling needs to make useful –Series—2 Golam Mostafa Jibon:, the pollution from plastic is increasing day by day, there is no visible steps to stop it.Environmentalists believe that, it is still possible to control…

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  • Covid antiviral pill can halve risk of hospitalisation

    International Desk:An experimental drug for severe Covid cuts the risk of hospitalisation or death by about half, interim clinical trial results suggest.The tablet – molnupiravir – was given twice a day to patients recently diagnosed with the disease.US drug-maker Merck said its results were so positive that outside monitors had…

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  • Unbridled price hike drives millions of people into poverty

    Golam Mostafa Jibon:Continuous price hike of essential commodities has driven millions of people in the country into poverty during the corona pandemic due to lack of proper market monitoring.As a result, sufferings for poor and low income group of people have been mounted abnormally as they can’t purchase the essential…

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