Pal Pariawala, Mumbai Uncensored, 13th July 2021:
The deadly Delta variant which was first identified in India, has been detected in a number of countries across the globe, but especially in countries with a small vaccinated population. There was a sudden sharp in Covid-19 cases during the months of April and May in India, when the vaccinated population was negligible. This might have resulted to the variant gaining dominance and being less effective to the vaccines. Although, studies show that the vaccines are highly efficient in preventing serious complications, hospitalization and deaths.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, the director-general of WHO warned of the “devastating outbreaks” triggered by the Delta variant. “Last week marked the fourth consecutive week of increasing cases of Covid-19 globally” he said at a virtual press conference from Geneva. He also added, “after ten weeks of declines, deaths are increasing again.”
While some countries around the globe have put an ease on covid restrictions, the after math could be critical, considering the shortage of vaccines. Tedros reminded the governments to share vaccines, he said, “the world should battle together to put out this pandemic inferno everywhere”.
H.R College students reach out to cancer patients, help them with medicinal, financial and emotional support
22nd November 2022, Mumbai Uncensored:
The Student United Way chapter in HR College collaborated with V Care Foundation, an NGO with the objective to provide free medical, financial and emotional support to cancer warriors and their family members under the guidance of V Care Foundation’s professional patronage. The students got the opportunity to interact and assist the cancer patients in their fight against the disease. The financial help given to them was utilised to fund their daily medicinal and basic hygienic needs.
Student United Way of H.R. College (SUW) is a student body extension of United Way (Mumbai); an International NGO that focuses on social welfare, especially in the fields of education, health, and environment. Students from the college volunteer for the various events the NGO conducts around the city. SUW conducts several general body meetings throughout the year to prepare for the calendar of events and chalks out a concrete plan to implement the projects in the pipeline.
Marburg Virus kills two people, the first cases confirmed in Ghana.
Khushi Thapa, Mumbai Uncensored, 21st July 2022:
Ghana officially confirmed two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly contagious disease comparable to Ebola, on Sunday, after two patients who subsequently died tested positive for the virus earlier this month.
On July 10, tests carried out in Ghana revealed positive results; however, the World Health Organization stated that the cases had to be confirmed by a laboratory in Senegal.
Ghana Health Service (GHS) released a statement saying that additional testing at the Institute Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal, “has validated the results.”
Despite the fact that none of the contacts has yet shown any symptoms, GHS is taking steps to lessen the chance of the virus spreading, including isolating all of them.
The Marburg virus has just recently spread to West Africa twice. Guinea reported the region’s first incidence of the virus last year, but no other cases have been found.\
“(Ghanaian) health authorities have responded swiftly, getting a head start preparing for a possible outbreak. This is good because, without immediate and decisive action, Marburg can easily get out of hand,” said Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
Wimbledon 2022 Women Singles Final Highlights: Elena Rybakina defeats Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, clinches Maiden Wimbledon Title
Shobit Chandola, Mumbai Uncensored, 16th July 202:
On 9th July, 2022 the Wimbledon got its winner in the Women’s Singles with none other than Russian born Kazak, Elena Rybakina who defeated the Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur with 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Wimbledon this year, for the first time in a while, witnessed 2 finalists seeking their maiden title. What could be termed as unpredictability is that the fan’s favourite contenders were all eliminated before. While the Record 7 Wimbledon title winner Serena Williams was shocked by H. Tan in the 1st Round, it was Paula Badosa underperforming in the Round of 16 and the astonishing defeat of the Former Wimbledon Champion Simona Halep in the Semifinal.That too came from the end of Elena Rybakina who vanquished Simona in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
As could be seen in the epic thriller, the first set was won by Ons Jabeur whose drop shots and forehand made Rybakina go for many unforced errors. But post conceding the 1st set, Rybakina changed the gear for all the trailing in 1st set and ensured enough aces and volley to make it 6-2 in the 2nd set for 1-1 tie. For the 3rd set, Elena led with 2-0 but got holded by Jabeur to make it 3-2 but outshined Jabeur with a 5-2, finally breaking the latter’s serve in the decider.
Not to forget the incredible journey of Ons Jabeur so far. It was the World No 2 Ons Jabeur who became the first Arab and african women to become the Wimbledon finalist but wasn’t at her best to defeat the 17th seed Elena Rybakina who switched her nationality to Kazakhstan in 2018 (owing to the lack of funding and infrastructure for her game) before representing Russia. Just like Elena who wrote the history as the first kazakh to be claimed as winner in the Wimbledon, it could have been the same to Ons too being the first Arab and African women.Though the losing cause made the Ons emotional, it was her grit, determination and the post match interview which reflected her strong character.
In the Post Match Interview, the Introvert Champion Elena had her say on the Wimbledon title. She stated “I was super nervous before the match, during the match and I’m happy it’s finished, to be honest. Really I have never felt something like this. I want to thank the crowd for the support, it was unbelievable these two weeks,” the 23-year-old said. But also I want to congratulate Ons for a great match and everything you have achieved. I think you are an inspiration for everybody. You have an amazing game. We don’t have someone like this on tour and it is a joy to play against you. I ran so much, I don’t think I need to do fitness anymore”. With this title, Elena became the youngest player to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish since 2011.