Early easing could push up Covid-19 fatalities by 10K, warn US researchers

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 1,635 total views Researchers behind a widely cited mortality model on Tuesday revised their projection for Covid-19 deaths in the United States to more than 147,000 as restrictions continued to be relaxed around the country sometimes prematurely.(Reuters file photo) COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Researchers behind a widely cited mortality model on Tuesday revised their projection for Covid-19 deaths in the United States to more than 147,000 as restrictions continued to be relaxed around the country sometimes prematurely. It is 10,000 more than the previous estimate. The new estimates from the Institute of…

England’s Archer recalls ‘dark times’ during teen injury

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 1,130 total views “England’s Jofra Archer endured a long-term back injury when he was a teenager. ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – England bowler Jofra Archer has said the years he spent as a teenager grappling with a long-running back injury were “dark times”. The 25-year-old Archer — who has not played since the Boxing Day Test against South Africa after suffering a stress fracture — opened up about his struggles in a podcast for his Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday. Archer, who only made his international debut…

Pakistan fast bowlers Amir, Riaz lose central contracts

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 1,176 total views “Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir has lost his central contract. ©AFP” /> Karachi (AFP) – Pakistan fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz have lost their central contracts after the pair decided to focus on white-ball cricket, officials said Wednesday, as selectors promote younger pacemen. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also confirmed Azhar Ali as Test captain and Babar Azam as one-day and Twenty20 captain for the upcoming season starting in July. Eighteen players in three categories received central contracts guaranteeing their monthly salaries and benefits for 12 months.…