Sumi Sukanya dutta
Covid-19 vaccine by AstraZeneca-Oxford sparks controversy amidst concerns that crucial information was not revealed
It has emerged that there was a goof-up in the human trials of the potential vaccine that resulted in participants being given two different dosing regimens.
19 hours ago
The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine candidate needs to be stored at -70 degree Celsius, which is impractical in India, while the one by Moderna requires to be kept at -20 degree Celsius.
22 Nov 2020
Scientists tracked new cases in Pune from areas with different seroprevalence and found significantly fewer cases emerging in areas with high and more cases from areas with low seroprevalance.
20 Nov 2020
Most of the scrutinised shelter homes were in Tamil Nadu (274), Andhra Pradesh (145) and Kerala (107).
18 Nov 2020
Audit by NCPCR reveals kids were vulnerable in 2,764 shelter homes
17 Nov 2020
The development comes even as the government has been carrying out an exercise to map out cold chain storage facilities to ensure the Covid vaccine, once available, is delivered quickly across India.
08 Nov 2020
Study on stroke in Covid-19 patients in India shows 26% didn’t have conventional risk factors.
07 Nov 2020
Clinical trials based on which Covid management protocol was issued in Oct still underway
06 Nov 2020
As of now, up to 30% of faculty members, who teach various pre-clinical subjects to first and second-year students in medical colleges, do not have MBBS degrees.
04 Nov 2020
This is nearly 20 years lost per COVID-19 death, 303 years lost per 1,000 cases of COVID-19, and about three years lost per 1,000 population in a full year.
03 Nov 2020
Some experts, however, insisted that the phase-3 trials are necessary and should be prioritised, over offering unlicensed vaccines to any section of the population.
31 Oct 2020
The long-term immune response generated by OPV might also protect from SARS-CoV-2 because of biological similarities it shares with OPV type I and type III viruses.
30 Oct 2020
Union minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank said that an incentive mechanism for institutions shall be developed to reward the IoEs that are doing well.
28 Oct 2020
New study suggests poor quality of water and sanitation could have made Indians more immune to the disease.
27 Oct 2020
Top functionaries of the government had thus far said that once available, the vaccine will be prioritised and be given to the most vulnerable groups first.
23 Oct 2020