Sumi Sukanya Dutta 

Covaxin can neutralize UK strain of coronavirus too: Study

The latest scientific paper, released on Tuesday, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, has confirmed it.

8 hours ago

Contest HC ruling on groping: Child rights body to Uddhav government

The Commission, in its letter to the state chief secretary Sanjay Kumar, said on Monday that prosecution has failed to represent  the case of the minor victim properly.

26 Jan 2021

COVID persistence may lead to regional strains with improved fitness: Study

The scientists analysed 200,865 SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences from 155 countries, which had 2.58 million mutations as of late last year as compared to the reference Wuhan strain.

25 Jan 2021

INTERVIEW | Healthcare workers should not fear vaccination, says Dr Samiran Panda

In a clinical trial mode, the recipient of a vaccine is monitored with a greater rigor once she/he opts in for administration of the vaccine in concern, she said.

23 Jan 2021

'Concerns about adverse events unfounded': Centre says Covid vaccine hesitancy must end

"Let me assure you that adverse events are not even taking place to a significant scale, said V K Paul, member (health), Niti Aayog who also heads the national task force on Covid-19.

19 Jan 2021

'Closely monitor adverse events': Indian experts as 23 elderly people die after Covid shots in Norway

Autopsy reports suggested that that common side effects such as diarrhoea, fever, and nausea may have contributed to severe reactions in frail, elderly people.

17 Jan 2021

Sudden change of mind due to government pressure? Minutes show expert panel’s Covaxin somersault

After three meetings spread over four days, the subject expert committee of the Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation on Covid-19 recommended restricted emergency use for Covaxin.

06 Jan 2021

Panel to fix criteria of people with comorbidities who will get prioritised for Covid vaccines

The Centre has earlier said that apart from all people above 50, even the younger ones with comorbidities, will form the third priority group for Covid-19 vaccines.

29 Dec 2020

Nod for Oxford vaccine likely soon, Serum Institute ready with 50 million doses: Poonawalla

The statement from Serum Institute comes days after the vaccine manufacturer submitted additional data for evaluation in follow up to its application for the emergency use authorisation.

28 Dec 2020

COVID making itself antibody resistant? India already has 19 variants of coronavirus

Scientists have analysed over 2,40,000 SARS-COV-2 genome sequences from 133 countries and identified 86 with escape mutants, or variants with genetic changes that make them resistant to antibodies.

28 Dec 2020

COVID-19: Bharat Biotech promises priority vaccination for those who receive placebo in trials

“It will take at least 6 months for the elderly and a minimum of 6-12 months for a person under the age of 60 to receive a vaccine, due to limited supply,” said the company

25 Dec 2020

RT-PCR test, institutional quarantine: Centre releases guidelines for flyers from UK

The ban on flights from the UK comes into effect from December 23 and will continue till December 31, as per the current orders.

22 Dec 2020

Air pollution killed 17 lakh Indians in 2019, led to 1.4% GDP loss: Report

While the mortality from indoor air pollution reduced by 64% between 1990 and 2019, deaths from outdoor ambient air pollution increased by 115% during this period, says a comprehensive report.

22 Dec 2020

Can COVID-19 vaccines fight new virus strain found in UK? Here's what experts say

Most experts and scientists point out that viruses change all the time as part of their evolutionary process and these changes take place in order to help them survive

21 Dec 2020

Vaccines against multiple variants of coronavirus can only tackle Covid-19: US study

The study underlines that coronavirus has the potential to evade natural as well as vaccine-induced immunity.

17 Dec 2020