A total of 62 countries, including India has backed a joint effort by Australia and European Union, calling for an independent inquiry into the WHO`s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The draft calls for an impartial, independent and comprehensive probe into the coronavirus crisis. Besides, an inquiry into the actions of the World Health Organization (WHO) and their timelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The motion has not found the mention of China or the city of Wuhan where the outbreak is believed to have started.
Research suggests glacial melting might explain the recent decadal cooling and sea ice expansion across Antarctica's Southern Ocean.
There are 30 or so climate models used to foresee what the world might look like as the climate changes. These models don’t match the recent observations of surface temperature in the Southern Ocean.
The research uses a series of “perturbation” experiments carried out with the GISS global climate model where they abruptly introduce a fixed increase in melt water around Antarctica and then record how the model responds.
Brazil lost its second health minister in a month after President Jair Bolsonaro demanded wider use of unproven anti-malarial drugs to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Bolsonaro had demanded that minister Nelson Teich issue federal guidelines for the early use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients, despite studies that cast doubt on the effectiveness of the malaria drug for Covid-19 and raised concerns it may cause heart problems.
Teich's predecessor, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, a former lawmaker and military medic, was fired on April 16 for resisting Bolsonaro's demands to promote hydroxychloroquine and fight against state governments' isolation orders.