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Corona Third wave is imminent in India warns NIDM

An expert panel, set up by an institute under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), has predicted a third wave of COVID-19 hitting the country anytime between September and October and suggested significantly ramping up the vaccination pace.   The committee of experts, constituted by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), also said that Read More…

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Post Covid-19 recovery impacts brain and its function says research survey

People who have recovered from COVID-19 may face problems in cognitive tasks such as thinking and attention, according to a study of over 80,000 individuals.   The research, published in the journal EClinicalMedicine, found that those with more severe COVID-19 symptoms scored lower on an online series of tests, with performance on reasoning and problem-solving Read More…

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Johnson & Johnson granted approval by DCGI for use in Indian Soil

The US-based pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson had applied for Emergency Use Authorisation for its jab on Friday and was granted the approval the same day by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine has been given Emergency Use approval in India, Union Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Read More…

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Delta variants deaths start increasing says WHO Chief Ghebreyesus

The spread of the Delta variant, along with increased social mobility and the inconsistent use of proven public health measures, is driving an increase in both case numbers and deaths, WHO Chief Ghebreyesus said at the 8th meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Wednesday.   “And after 10 weeks of declines, deaths Read More…

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Latest Vaccine updates on covaxin covishield and Pfizer in India

Bharat Biotech, the manufacturer of Covaxin, has submitted its phase-3 clinical trial to the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation, claiming nearly 78% efficacy of its Covid-19 vaccine, which is currently being used for mass vaccination in India. An expert panel under the CDSCO on Tuesday reviewed the data, news agencies claimed quoting unnamed sources, but Read More…

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Vaccination helps to control third wave in India : Experts

Even though overall Covid-19 cases in India have declined over the past few days, the fears of a third wave of coronavirus have loomed in the country.   The Centre has directed the states and union territories to open up daily activities in a “carefully calibrated” manner.   On many occasions, medical experts have warned Read More…

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SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant Delta plus study is essential for future wave : Experts

In May, the WHO tagged B.1.617.2 strain as the ‘Delta’ variant of SARS-CoV-2. The variant was identified as one of the drivers of the second wave of coronavirus infections that devastated parts of the country earlier this year.   The ‘Delta’ variant has further mutated to form the ‘Delta plus’ or ‘AY.1’ variant.   Initial Read More…

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Scientists says 2 doses of vaccines effective in preventing delta variant of Corona

Two doses of Covid-19 vaccines are “highly effective” in preventing hospital admission with the Delta variant, Public Health England said on Monday.   Scientists said two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine stopped the need for in-patient treatment in 96 percent of cases.   With a double dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca shot, the rate was 92 Read More…

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Whom to give and whom not use of anti-Covid drug 2-DG , DRDO issue guidelines

The drug can be given to patients under the care and prescription of doctors as it issued directions for its use.  “Ideally, 2DG should be prescribed as early as possible by doctors for moderate to severe Covid patients for a maximum duration of up to 10 days,” DRDO said in a statement.  The first batch Read More…