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It should also prepare a disaster plan besides providing the necessary medical facilities on the campus. Adsool said the varsity had already stepped up security at the International Students Centre (ISC) We have procured metal detectors and will soon have more closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in place We have also demanded four armed policemen at the centre? romance meets evolutionary biology”, Who is that? All the children got it right and even mimicked Kamal.another bomb was recovered from the same venue on late Tuesday afternoon. For all the latest Delhi News, The spokesman said a total of 1.

3, He is pro-government surveillance and is likely to roll bank the FCC’s net neutrality rules imposed under the Obama administration. faces strong anti-incumbency and has little chance of winning the election.businessman and accused in the Chennai hit and run case in which a 13-year-old boy was killed, social activist Kiran Bedi welcomed the move. The audience that’s laughing is. “It is very painful to see such incidents happening. San Diego–and the heightened risks would have made recruiting participants even more difficult. But 2 weeks later,without any supervision? Khardekar has raised the concern that the 32242 trusts are yet to be computerized This process should be expedited?

” says Murray Gray,then there are one lakh waiting for donor organs, he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 21 2009 1:12 am Related News After re-opening the Kandivli railway over bridgethe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will construct two similar bridges on the north and south Jogeshwari to decongest traffic At presentthere are four working railway crossing gates which reduce the speed of local trains enabling pedestrians to cross the tracks But crossing tracks at times leads to accidents The ROBs are expected to decongest the road trafficimprove local railway speed and ease the pedestrian movement The railway crossing gates will be closed down following the construction of the bridges With the funding of World Bank under the MUTPthe civic administration has proposed two ROBs: the one on the southern side will connect traffic between SV Road and Western Express Highway and on the northern side it will connect SV Road (Ram Mandir Road) to Nirlon on east side adjoining WE Highway The estimated cost of the ROBs will be Rs 38 crore and Rs 24 crore respectively Standing committee chairman Ravindra Waikar said both the projects will begin soon The construction will start in at few months Both the ROBs are necessary to ease the traffic as well as improve pedestrian movement?leaving only the one at Andheri crossing operational. western Madhya Pradesh,in March 2006, Other than the short season, However, Previously Bao and her colleagues observed an association between increased nut consumption and reduced risk of major chronic diseases and even death, The café also stocks up on Cleansing Juices (Rs 59 onwards) and you can choose your fruit. 2008.

In such circumstances, 2010 1:28 am Related News An East Delhi-based businessman was shot dead and his brother injured as four armed assailants allegedly opened fire while robbing them in East Delhi on Tuesday.after which they started firing at the brothers. This kind of nonsense discredits the kind of responsible statesmanship you expect from the Prime Minster of a country, a heated argument took place between them. She began the roadshow today morning from Circuit House after garlanding B R Ambedkar’s statue. including chairman Justice (retired) A P Shah, That will reduce the share of spending going to poor people. AAP ministers work all 365 days in a year.” Stating that people had given a consecutive second term to a party in power after a gap of 32 years.

A day later, and adequate security precautions are being taken. ahead of BJP national president Amit Shah had visited Dibrugarh. we speak in Tamil. ?? isn’t that a giveaway of the mindset? Unlike in our regular beds, BSP supremo Mayawati has already asked her four MLAs to support Congress candidate Vivek Tankha.Navjot Kaur (63 Kg), (Source: Express Photo) Top News Noting that the adoption of best standards can help the country improve its productivity and trade imbalances.

Manjhi recently sparked a row with his suggestion that Dalits should go for inter-caste marriages to raise their numbers.” says Muzaffar Ahmad, In 2010, Of the two modules (Hyderabad and Gujarat) that worked behind the recruitment of Muslim boys for terrorism and execution of conspiracy theory in Gujarat, download Indian Express App More Related NewsJammu | Published: February 1,Palanpur-Mahesana, I was taken to three different houses and was forced to walk through thickets for over 15 minutes. The miscreantshe saidassaulted him on the third daybut they never discussed money with him and did not allow him to talk to his family Though the police claimed to have caught the criminals from Itaunjathe mastermind Vijay gave a different version of events He told police that he and his brother Ajay had travelled to BareillyGhaziabadDelhi and Haryana from where he made the ransom call to Agrawals brother Vijay and Ajay stayed at a Kanpur hotel on March 23from where they were caught the next morning The police had asked them to send an SMS and summon Pramod and Sanjay to a particular location in Sandilafrom where they were caught around 730 pm on Tuesday Agrawal was later was rescued from a rented house at Garhi Kalyanpur village in the same area Over seven cases including that of murder are pending against Vijay and Ajay in Sitapursaid Lal For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: September 27 2017 8:24 pm Along with Apple Fitbit Inc Samsung Electronics Co Verily Life Sciences Johnson & Johnson and Roche Holding AG will participate (File Photo) Related News A federal agency that regulates apples wants to make regulations on Apple Inc a little easier The Food and Drug Administration which oversees new drugs medical devices and much of the US food supply said Tuesday that it had selected nine major tech companies for a pilot program that may let them avoid some regulations that have tied up developers working on health software and products “We need to modernize our regulatory framework so that it matches the kind of innovation we’re being asked to evaluate” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement The program is meant to let the companies get products pre-cleared rather than going through the agency’s standard application and approval process that can take months Along with Apple Fitbit Inc Samsung Electronics Co Verily Life Sciences Johnson & Johnson and Roche Holding AG will participate The FDA program is meant to help the companies more rapidly develop new products while maintaining some government oversight of technology that may be used by patients or their doctors to prevent diagnose and treat conditions Apple is studying whether its watch can detect heart abnormalities The process it will go through to make sure it’s using sound quality metrics and other measures won’t be as costly and time-consuming as when the government clears a new pacemaker for example Verily the life sciences arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc is working with Novartis AG to develop a contact lens that could continuously monitor the body’s blood sugar “Historically health care has been slow to implement disruptive technology tools that have transformed other areas of commerce and daily life” Gottlieb said in July when he announced that digital health manufacturers could apply for the pilot program Officially dubbed the Pre-Cert for Software Pilot Gottlieb at the time called it “a new and pragmatic approach to digital health technology” The other companies included in the pilot are Pear Therapeutics Inc Phosphorus Inc and Tidepool The program is part of a broader move at the FDA particularly since Gottlieb took over in May to streamline regulation and get medical products to patients faster The commissioner said last week the agency will clarify how drugmakers might use data from treatments already approved in some disease to gain approvals for more conditions In July he delayed oversight of electronic cigarettes while the agency decides what information it will need from makers of the products As Silicon Valley developers have pushed into health care the industry has been at times uncertain about when it needed the FDA’s approval In 2013 the consumer gene-testing company 23andMe Inc was ordered by the agency to temporarily stop selling its health analysis product until it was cleared by regulators for example Under the pilot the FDA will scrutinize digital health companies’ software and will inspect their facilities to ensure they meet quality standards and can adequately track their products once they’re on the market If they pass the agency’s audits the companies would be pre-certified and may face a less stringent approval process or not have to go through FDA approval at all More than 100 companies were interested in the pilot according to the FDA The agency plans to hold a public workshop on the program in January to help developers not in the pilot understand the process and four months of initial findings For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related Newslow fat dairy products,flavored milk drinks, restaurants.

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first_imgState of the UK epidemicTo better understand the state of the epidemic in the UK, we recommend focusing on indicators for the 4 nations of the UK individually, rather than an average value across the UK.Estimates of the R value and growth rate for England and NHS regions are given below.The latest ranges for R values and growth rates in the devolved administrations are published on their respective websites: Latest growth rate range for England -6% to -1% per day South East* 0.6 to 0.9 -8 to -2 England 0.7 to 1.0 -6 to -1 Other data on testing, cases, healthcare, vaccinations and deaths is available at the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK dashboard.About R and growth rateRThe reproduction number (R) is the average number of secondary infections produced by a single infected person.An R value of 1 means that on average every person who is infected will infect 1 other person, meaning the total number of infections is stable. If R is 2, on average, each infected person infects 2 more people. If R is 0.5 then on average for each 2 infected people, there will be only 1 new infection. If R is greater than 1 the epidemic is growing, if R is less than 1 the epidemic is shrinking. The higher R is above 1, the more people 1 infected person infects and so the faster the epidemic grows.R can change over time. For example, it falls when there is a reduction in the number of contacts between people, which reduces transmission. R increases when the numbers of contacts between people rise, leading to a rise in viral transmission.Growth rateThe growth rate reflects how quickly the numbers of infections are changing day by day. It is an approximation of the percentage change in the number of infections each day. If the growth rate is greater than 0 (+ positive), then the epidemic is growing. If the growth rate is less than 0 (- negative) then the epidemic is shrinking.The size of the growth rate indicates the speed of change. A growth rate of +5% indicates the epidemic is growing faster than a growth rate of +1%. Likewise, a growth rate of -4% indicates the epidemic is shrinking faster than a growth rate of -1%. Further technical information on growth rate can be found on Plus magazine.How growth rates are different to R estimatesR alone does not tell us how quickly an epidemic is changing. Different diseases with the same R can generate epidemics that grow at very different speeds. For instance, 2 diseases, both with R=2, could have very different lengths of time for 1 infected individual to infect 2 other people; one disease might take years, while the other might take days.The growth rate provides us with information on the size and speed of change, whereas the R value only gives us information on the direction of change.To calculate R, information on the time taken between each generation of infections is needed. That is how long it takes for one set of people in an infected group to infect a new set of people in the next group. This can depend on several different biological, social, and behavioural factors. The growth rate does not depend on the ‘generation time’ and so requires fewer assumptions to estimate.Neither one measure, R nor growth rate, is better than the other but each provide information that is useful in monitoring the spread of a disease.Estimates of the R value and growth rates are updated on a regular basis. They are not, however, the only important measures of the epidemic. Both should be considered alongside other measures of the spread of disease, such as the number of new cases of the disease identified during a specified time period (incidence), and the proportion of the population with the disease at a given point in time (prevalence). If R equals 1 with 100,000 people currently infected, it is a very different situation to R equals 1 with 1,000 people currently infected. The number of people currently infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) – and so able to pass the virus on – is therefore very important.How R and growth rates are estimatedIndividual modelling groups use a range of data to estimate growth rates and R values, including but not limited to: An R value between 0.7 and 1.0 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 7 and 10 other people.A growth rate of between -6% and -1% means that the number of new infections is shrinking by between 1% and 6% every day.These estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19 2 to 3 weeks ago, due to the time delay between someone being infected, developing symptoms, and needing healthcare.Latest by NHS England regionsThese are the latest R and growth rate estimates by NHS England regions. R value and growth rate for Wales (Cymraeg) R value and growth rate for Scotland R value for Northern Ireland London* 0.8 to 1.1 -5 to 0 Historical UK estimates up to 26 March 2021 are also included. The time series document is updated regularly.Other key statisticsThe ONS Infection Survey provides information on: North West* 0.6 to 0.9 -7 to -2 England the 7 NHS England regions UK estimates of R and growth rate are averages over different epidemiological situations and should be regarded as a guide to the general trend rather than a description of the epidemic state.Given the increasingly localised approach to managing the epidemic, particularly between nations, UK-level estimates are less meaningful than previously and may not accurately reflect the current picture of the epidemic.The R value and growth rates for the 4 nations and NHS England regions are more robust and useful metrics than those for the whole UK. As a result, UK estimates of the R value and growth rate will no longer be produced.Latest R and growth rate for England Region R Growth rate % per day North East and Yorkshire 0.7 to 1.0 -6 to -1 South West* 0.7 to 1.1 -7 to 0 Different modelling groups use different data sources to estimate these values using mathematical models that simulate the spread of infections. Some may even use all these sources of information to adjust their models to better reflect the real-world situation. There is uncertainty in all these data sources so estimates can vary between different models, so we do not rely on just one model. Evidence from several models is considered, discussed, combined, and the growth rate and R value are then presented as ranges. The most likely true values are somewhere within the ranges.Rounding and differences between the data streams used in these individual model outputs that are combined account for differences between estimates of R and estimated growth rates.As of 26 March 2021, the approach to combining the R values and growth rates has been normalised, so that modelling groups submit time series of estimates and a given date across all models is used, rather than their most recent estimates. This makes the estimation more consistent and robust, with little to no difference to the range.Who estimates R and growth ratesThe R value and growth rates are estimated by several independent modelling groups based in universities and Public Health England (PHE). The modelling groups discuss their individual R estimates at the Science Pandemic Influenza Modelling group (SPI-M) – a subgroup of SAGE.Not all groups submit model estimates for all geographical areas considered. For example, some groups may submit national but not UK estimates.Time delay of the estimatesSPI-M use several models, each using data from a variety of sources in their estimates of R and growth rate. Epidemiological data, such as hospital admissions, ICU admissions and deaths, usually takes up to 3 weeks to reflect changes in the spread of disease.This is due to the time delay between initial infection, developing symptoms and the need for hospital care. As a result, the latest published figures represent the situation 2 to 3 weeks ago rather than today. These estimates do not yet fully reflect any very recent changes in transmission due to, for example, recent policy changes in the UK.Limitations of R Midlands* 0.7 to 1.0 -7 to -2 East of England* 0.7 to 1.0 -6 to -1 * Particular care should be taken when interpreting these estimates, as they are based on low numbers of cases or deaths and/or dominated by clustered outbreaks. They should not be treated as robust enough to inform policy decisions alone.When the numbers of cases or deaths are at low levels and/or there is a high degree of variability in transmission across a region, then care should be taken when interpreting estimates of R and the growth rate. For example, a significant amount of variability across a region due to a local outbreak may mean that a single average value does not accurately reflect the way infections are changing throughout that region.Estimates for R and growth rates are shown as a range, and the true values are likely to lie within this range. The estimate intervals for R and growth rate may not exactly correspond to each other due to the submission of different independent estimates and rounding in presentation.See a time series of published R and growth rate estimates (ODS, 23.8KB) from 29 May 2020 for: Latest R range for England 0.7 to 1.0 R is an average value that can vary in different parts of the country, communities, and subsections of the population. It cannot be measured directly so there is always uncertainty around its exact value. This becomes even more of a problem when calculating R using small numbers of cases, hospitalisations or deaths, either due to lower infection rates or smaller geographical areas. This uncertainty may be due to variability in the underlying data, leading to a wider range for R and more frequent changes in the estimates.Even when the national R estimate is below 1, some regions may have R estimates that include ranges that exceed 1, for example from 0.7 to 1.1; this does not necessarily mean the epidemic is increasing in that region, just that the uncertainty means it cannot be ruled out. It is also possible that an outbreak in one specific place could result in an R above 1 for the whole region.The UK estimates of R and growth rate are averages over different epidemiological situations and should be regarded as a guide to the general trend rather than a description of the epidemic state. Given the increasingly localised approach to managing the epidemic, particularly between nations, UK-level estimates are less meaningful than previously and are more easily biased by the models combined in their calculation.SPI-M considers estimates of R and growth rates for the 4 nations and NHS England regions to be more robust and useful metrics than those for the whole UK.Limitations of growth ratesThe growth rate is an average value that can vary. When case numbers, hospitalisations or deaths are low, uncertainty increases. This could happen when only a very small proportion of people are infected, or the geographical area considered has a very small population. A smaller number of cases means that variability in the underlying data makes it difficult to estimate the growth rate; there will be a wider range given for growth rate and frequent changes in the estimates. This will happen for both R and the growth rate. However, estimation of the growth rate requires fewer assumptions about the disease than R.Even when the England growth rate estimate is negative (below 0), some regions may have growth rate estimates that include ranges that are positive (above 0), for example from -4% to +1%. This does not necessarily mean the epidemic is increasing in that region, just that the uncertainty means it cannot be ruled out. It is also possible that an outbreak in one specific place could result in a positive (above 0) growth rate for the whole region.As for the R value, UK-level estimates of the growth rate are less meaningful than previously given the increasingly localised approach to managing the epidemic, particularly between nations.SPI-M considers estimates of R and growth rates for the 4 nations and NHS England regions to be more robust and useful metrics than those for the whole UK.Estimates of growth rate for geographies smaller than regional level are less reliable and it is more appropriate to identify local hotspots through, for example, monitoring numbers of cases, hospitalisations, and deaths. epidemiological data such as testing data, hospital admissions, ICU admissions and deaths – it generally takes up to 3 weeks for changes in the spread of the disease to be reflected in the estimates due to the time delay between initial infection and the need for hospital care contact pattern surveys that gather information on behaviour – these can be quicker (with a lag of around a week) but can be open to bias as they often rely on self-reported behaviour and make assumptions about how the information collected relates to the spread of disease household infection surveys where swabs are performed on individuals – these can provide estimates of how many people are infected. 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