Fighting Covid

US hospital donates Covid-related medical equipment to India

The consignment includes N-95 equivalent masks, face shields, gloves, goggles, and full-length PPE attire, a media release said.

published on : 24th July 2021

Pfizer/BioNTech to produce Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa

The project will take time to get off the ground however, with the first African-finished vaccines not expected before 2022.

published on : 21st July 2021

Covid vaccination: Two UP villages achieve 100 per cent first dose target

At the villages, Kharela and Nota in Jhansi, all residents, who are eligible for the vaccine, have been administered the first dose, authorities said on Tuesday.

published on : 21st July 2021

Two vaccine doses given to police personnel successful in preventing 95 per cent COVID deaths: ICMR study

The study, presented by NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul, was conducted in Tamil Nadu to see the vaccine effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 deaths.

published on : 16th July 2021

IISc-Bengaluru's 'warm' COVID vaccine effective against all major variants of concern: Study

The research, published in the ACS Infectious Diseases journal on Thursday, showed the vaccine formulations by IISc-incubated biotech start-up Mynvax triggered a strong immune response in mice.

published on : 16th July 2021

'Work from home, staggered opening': Doctors advise third COVID wave preparations in Delhi

As city hospitals increase infrastructure to combat the third wave, city doctors advise staggered opening of marketplaces and continuing with the work from home routine.

published on : 16th July 2021

Special sops for oxygen producers ahead of Covid third wave

The Yediyurappa Cabinet on Thursday approved a slew of incentives to encourage more oxygen manufacturing units to counter a possible shortage of the life-saving commodity.  

published on : 16th July 2021

AIIMS prepares for possible COVID-19 third wave, trains nursing staff in pediatric care

The rotational training programme began on July 12 and was done in three batches over three days.

published on : 14th July 2021

Gene editing 'blocks virus transmission' in human cells

The technique also succeeded in stopping viral replication in samples of so-called "variants of concern" such as Alpha.

published on : 13th July 2021

COVID: Lambda variant is now in 29 countries, but what evidence do we have that it's more dangerous?

Of the eight confirmed cases of lambda in the UK, most have been linked to overseas travel.

published on : 13th July 2021

BMC claims monoclonal antibodies, given to Trump, successful in over 200 coronavirus patients

Monoclonal antibodies made news as a treatment for COVID-19 when they were given to then US President Donald Trump in November last year after he tested positive for the disease.

published on : 13th July 2021

What should we do to prevent a third Covid wave?

If we deploy the hitherto under-utilised social vaccine effectively now, we can hope to mitigate the impact of more infectious, vaccine-resistant viral variants in a third wave

published on : 13th July 2021

Fighting Covid: Chinese Covid vaccine makers sign UN-backed COVAX agreements

Gavi, the vaccine partnership playing a leading role in COVAX, announced that it would buy 110 million doses from Sinopharm and Sinovac between now and October.

published on : 12th July 2021

Fighting Covid: One more genome sequencing lab ready at Delhi's ILBS

Dr SK Sarin, director of ILBS, said the facility is equipped with relevant infrastructure and skills, and has already been conducting whole genome sequencing for other viruses.

published on : 9th July 2021

Bereavement Companionship Programme: To help families, friends cope with numbing grief, sense of loss

The idea is for the communities and neighbourhoods to build capacity to support members in grief and strengthen the current informal bereavement support system in Kerala.

published on : 5th July 2021
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