The hasty exit from Afghanistan has diminished America's standing in the world; the instability it has engendered and the colossal intelligence failure which led the President to make bold public assertions may well have damaged his reputation permanently.
The call to stop boosters is the strongest yet from the United Nations entity.
In short, it is a whole host of factors from which there is no turning back. India has stepped on the modernisation/westernisation escalator and going back is not an option.
Congress leaders and party workers also held protests at petrol pumps in several parts of the city, demanding a complete rollback of the fuel price hike.
This is for the first time that the government has indicated that the standoff between India and China has been brought up with a third country.
Meanwhile, during the Tuesday night call, Donald Trump spoke about the US presidency of the Group of seven, and conveyed his desire to expand the ambit of the grouping beyond the existing membership, to include other important countries including India.
The ICMR, at the briefing, called for the need to understand the extent of the disease instead of saying 'community transmission'.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the world is 'losing its ability' to use critically important antimicrobial medicines.
Last month, the Turkish government decided to further ease restrictions over the COVID-19 pandemic after infection cases were reported to have dropped over the past weeks.