immunity

Long-term immunity in doubt as UK study finds COVID-19 antibodies fall rapidly

The Imperial College London team found the number of people testing positive with a finger-prick test for antibodies has fallen by 26 per cent between June and September.

published on : 27th October 2020

Sleep tight, build up immunity to keep COVID-19 at bay: Experts on battling pandemic

By not getting adequate sleep, experts state that chances of developing viral infections like common cold, influenza are high, and this could lead to a higher risk of Covid-19. 

published on : 21st October 2020

Herd immunity still a long way to go, focus on community immunity now

If you recover from Covid-19, your immunity will last for at least six months.

published on : 2nd October 2020

About 7% of Indians exposed to Covid-19 by August end: ICMR second sero survey report

The results were based on testing the blood samples from 29,082 individuals in the same 70 districts were the first national serosurvey was carried out in May-June.

published on : 29th September 2020

Indians far from achieving herd immunity against COVID-19: ICMR second serosurvey report

Heealth Minister Harsh Vardhan also said that ICMR is actively researching on reports of COVID-19 reinfection and although the number of such cases is negligible at this moment.

published on : 28th September 2020

Nutri-gardens can help build immunity, reduce exposure to COVID-19: Experts

To tackle malnutrition, the government is identifying locally available nutritious food in different parts of the country that can be grown at anganwadi centres.

published on : 27th September 2020

COVID-19 'immunity boosting' products flying off store shelves rapidly, but does it work? Find out

The unpredictability of COVID-19 and the desperation for a vaccine are boons for pharma companies, natural-food manufacturers and plant-based nutrition products whose consumers are in panic.

published on : 27th September 2020

COVID-19: Lowest single-day spike in 50 days in Visakhapatnam

Herd immunity and increasing awareness among people about the need to maintain physical distancing could be the reasons for the declining trend, he said.

published on : 22nd September 2020

Herd immunity: A risky strategy?

A raging debate is going on whether the salvation from COVID-19 can be attained through herd immunity. With no vaccine in sight, many are advocating it. But what is it? Will it be effective?

published on : 21st September 2020

Aiming for herd immunity without pharma interventions may have disastrous consequences: MoS Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Choubey also said that public health actions were taken in a pre-emptive, pro-active, graded manner based on the evolving scenario.

published on : 20th September 2020

‘Only herd immunity can restore normalcy’

Studies say that at least 50 per cent of the population should be able to resist virus to achieve herd immunity   

published on : 17th September 2020

Donald Trump casts doubt on mask usage, denies downplaying coronavirus

Trump also suggested the virus would disappear without a vaccine, claiming the nation would develop a herd immunity with time, but he didn't mention the lives that would be lost along the way.

published on : 16th September 2020

Make these 'halwas' at home to boost your immunity

As we slowly step into the autumn equinox and the days get cooler, the body craves for food items that can be stored in the tissues to be utilised for the sunnier seasons.

published on : 16th September 2020

COVID-19: Mushroom growers make hay as people eat more to boost immunity

Project manager of Odisha Livelihood Mission, Rajnagar block, Rasmi Ranjan Das said mushrooms have become hot favourite of people during the pandemic.

published on : 14th September 2020

What saves us from COVID-19 is our immunity index: Dr A Velumani

Scientist and entrepreneur Dr A Velumani started Thyrocare in 1995, using a business model in a focused biochemistry back end laboratory.

published on : 9th September 2020
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