Bolsonaro says he feels ‘very well’, praises hydroxycholoroquine

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTopics : He did, however, deny making “propaganda for hydroxychloroquine”. Brazil is currently the second country hardest-hit country in the world by the pandemic, behind the United States.The death toll on Thursday was 69,184, with an increase of 1,224 in the previous 24 hours. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has tested positive for COVID-19, said on Facebook Thursday that he was “very well” and again advocated the use of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine. Bolsonaro, 65, appeared in his weekly Facebook Live post at his official residence. He appeared to be in good shape and was not accompanied, as is often the case, by ministers or senior officials, and the usual sign language interpreter was not present.Since the beginning of the crisis, the far-right president has dismissed the seriousness of the epidemic and criticized containment measures ordered by governors in Brazilian states. center_img Bolsonaro said that after feeling unwell at the end of last week, he had started taking one hydroxychloroquine tablet every day. The drug, originally tested to fight malaria, has been pushed as a treatment for COVID-19 in many countries — but its effectiveness has not been formally proven and the issue is deeply dividing the global scientific community. “I’m saying this very clearly,” Bolsonaro said in his video. “I took [hydroxychloroquine] and it worked, and I’m fine, thank God. And let those who criticize it at least offer an alternative.” last_img read more

Three-parent babies are ‘genetic engineering’ and should be banned

September 27, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe technique in involves replacing faulty mitochondrial DNA in a woman’s eggs that would mean she did not pass on diseases such as muscular dystrophy. The Telegraph 6 October 2014Three parent babies created with genetic material from three people would be the result of ‘genetic engineering’ and should not be allowed, a group of scientists will say.A change in the law to allow doctors to use genetic material from a third person to avoid serious and life threatening diseases is being debated. Mitochondria are the batteries in human cells it has been argued and that the new DNA would not alter a person’s personality or appearance. In a letter seen by the Sunday Times to the Commons science and technology committee, which is holding a one-day inquiry into three parent embryos on October 22, a group of scientists said: “The safety of mitochondrial replacement therapy is not yet established sufficiently well to proceed to clinical trials.”last_img read more

Final Games of La Liga to Air Live on GOtv

September 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgLos Ches travel to Real Valladolid, knowing that a victory would secure the ticket for them but Getafe are at home to Villareal at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, where they will hope for a win and a Valencia loss to claim the final Champions League spot.Meanwhile, the race for Italy’s final two UEFA Champions places gets closer to its peak this weekend from Sunday 18 – Monday 20 May, as Inter, Atalanta, AC Milan and Roma take to the pitch in matches that will be broadcast to GOtv subscribers. Atalanta have a mountain to climb when they travel to Turin to face Serie A champions, Juventus. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men must get maximum points to be in control of their destiny.AC Milan and Roma, both tied on 62 points in fifth and sixth places respectively, will hope to win their games while hoping a slip-up by Atalanta and possibly Inter Milan will enable them to move into Champions League places. Milan host already-relegated Frosinone, with the encounter showing on Sunday at 5p.m. on SuperSport Select 5. Roma face a tricky away encounter against 10th-placed Sassulo (showing today on SuperSport Select 5).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Serie A matches too   Another pulsating La Liga season ends on Sunday with week 38 matches scheduled for live broadcast on GOtv. All the games, which kick off at 7 p.m., will be broadcast to GOtv Plus and Max subscribers.Barcelona retained the title with three games to spare, travel to Eibar, while Atletico Madrid, who cannot finish lower than second, are also away at Levante. However, the contest for Spain’s final UEFA Champions League spot is where all eyes will be. Valencia and Getafe, main rivals for the spot, are tied on 58 points, but the former has a better head-to-head.last_img read more