3rd wave: K’taka begins genome study of Covid-19 hit children

As part of the study, scientists are trying to understand whether Covid-19 among children spread from the existing variants of the virus or used a new variant to enter the body of children.

Sputnik V shots to be available at Fortis’ Gurgaon, Mohali facilities from Saturday

Earlier, Delhi's Indraprastha Apollo Hospital and Madhukar Rainbow Children's Hospital had also said they will start administering the Russian COVID-19 vaccine by June 20.

Russia's Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology has developed the vaccine and the Russian Direct Investment Fund is marketing it globally.

AIIMS-Delhi to resume routine inpatient admissions, elective surgeries

Delhi was hit badly by a brutal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, claiming a massive number of lives daily, with the recent oxygen supply shortage issue at various hospitals, adding to the woes.

The national capital recorded 10 more deaths due to COVID-19 and 158 fresh cases of the disease on Thursday while the positivity rate dipped to 0.20 per cent.

India’s Oxygen Beds June 2021 Status Check: Live Covid dashboards, crowdsourcing help in corona war

Oxygen Bed in India June 2021 Status, State-Wise Live COVID 19 Dashboard Status Check: Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, renowned surgeon, recently said that India would need additional 5,00,000 ICU beds to figh

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Delhi: 158 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths; positivity rate slips to 0.20 pc

These 10 fatalities have pushed the death toll in the city to 24,886. The national capital had on April 3 recorded 10 deaths due to COVID-19.


Govt takes steps to enhance availability of Amphotericin B; 6.67 lakh vials allocated to states so far

The government has been so far able to allot over 6.67 lakh vials of Amphotericin B to states and Union Territories (UTs) by augmenting production and initiating imports.

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Over 2.18 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with states, UTs: Govt

More than 2.18 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are available with states and union territories, and over 56,70,350 more are in the pipeline and will be received by them in the next three days, the Union

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Delta variant infections doubling every 11 days in England, study finds

The Imperial College London led Real-time Assessment of Community Transmission (REACT-1) analysis, based on over 100,000 home swab tests taken between May 20 and June 7, estimates that 0.15 per cent o

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WHO warns of fresh Indonesia surge fed by virus variants

Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, aims to inoculate more than 181 million of its 270 million people by March 2022

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Can you mix and match COVID-19 vaccines? Check details

Scientists at Oxford University in the United Kingdom are testing combinations of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines made by AstraZeneca, Moderna, Novavax and Pfizer-BioNTech. Smaller trials are also ongo

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‘Wonder material’ graphene can help detect COVID variants quickly, accurately: Study

They applied an antibody to the sheets designed to target the spike protein on the coronavirus, which helps the virus to enter and infect human cells.

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World Autistic Pride Day: Key tips and Dos & don’ts for parents to take care of their child

The UN General Assembly has declared 2nd April as World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives a

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New research shows how shelf-life of RT-PCR test kits can be increased to 30 days at room temperature

Northwestern University has shown how RT-PCR testing kits can remain shelf-stable for a period of upto 30 days and in scorching heat having temperature upto 50 degree celsius.

At the time of testing, the health workers can conveniently add water to the solution to make it hydrated and available for immediate use.

International Yoga Day 2021: Yoga Asanas for immunity

Yoga has been around for ages, this has helped yogic science research and develop practices for us to keep our body, mind and soul healthy and raise our vibrations to the level of the universe so that


‘Delta plus’ variant, complacency might bring ferocious 3rd wave in few months: Maharashtra Covid task force

The task force warned that if Covid-19 appropriate behaviour was not followed diligently by the residents then the third wave of Coronavirus might begin in 1-2 months riding on the new infectious Delt

He also said that RT-PCR tests along with PPE kits for health workers should also be stocked in sufficient quantities in view of the threat of the third wave.

Healthcare in India: Better planning and timely execution is the need of the hour

Pandemic or no pandemic, healthcare infrastructure in India is highly skewed in favour of urban areas and our overall spend on healthcare is significantly lower.

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World Kidney Cancer Day: Early detection can reduce the growing burden

In India, kidney cancer has been observed more in young patients with 12.3% of patients below the age of 40 years as against 5% in the West.

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US CDC classifies Delta variant as ‘variant of concern’

"The B.1.1.7 (Alpha), B.1.351 (Beta), P.1 (Gamma), B.1.427 (Epsilon), B.1.429 (Epsilon), and B.1.617.2 (Delta) variants circulating in the United States are classified as variants of concern. To date,

He also said that RT-PCR tests along with PPE kits for health workers should also be stocked in sufficient quantities in view of the threat of the third wave.

Vaccine effort turns into slog as infectious variant spreads

''The last half, the last mile, the last quarter-mile always requires more effort,'' Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday.

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Covid-19 vaccine: Govt defends 12-16 week interval for Covishield doses

The dissenting members had reportedly pointed to the lack of data to support extension of the gap beyond 12 weeks and were more comfortable with a gap of 8-12 week between the two doses.

Around 90% of the total Covid-19 vaccines administered in the country are Serum Institute of India's Covishield vaccines.

Covid-19 vaccines protected over 95% of healthcare workers: Apollo study

Dr K Hariprasad, president, hospitals division, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “This is one of the largest cohorts of vaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs) analysed in the country, so far. The HCWs cov

Apollo Hospitals on Wednesday released the results of a multi-centre study of healthcare workers across India to evaluate the incidence of post-vaccination infections (PVIs). The

Covaxin does not contain newborn calf serum, says Bharat Biotech

The company explained that different kinds of bovine and other animal serum were standard enrichment ingredient used globally for vero cell growth. Vero cells are used to establish cell lines that hel

The usage of newborn calf serum was transparently documented in many publications over the last nine months, it added.

‘Near home’ vaccination centres for elderly, differently-abled for simplifying inoculation process: Govt

The central government has taken the initiative to provide protection to its elderly population by immunizing them at the earliest and making them the primary category, the minister said.


Tamil Nadu’s fresh coronavirus cases plunge below 11,000

The State capital reported 42 deaths due to the infection and 689 fresh cases while Coimbatore with a maximum of 1,420 new infections reported 28 fatalities.


Sputnik V pilot in final leg: Scaled up to other cities-Dr Reddy’s

The pilot has allowed Dr Reddy’s to test the cold storage arrangements of -18C temperature in the cities, CoWIN integration, track and trace and other logistical arrangements ahead of the commercial


Pregnant, postpartum women more severely affected during second Covid wave than first: ICMR study

“The case fatality rate (CFR) among pregnant women and postpartum women was 5.7 per cent (22/387) during the second wave, which was significantly higher compared to the scenario encounter in the fir

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Covid-19: IIT Guwahati develops low-cost sterilization box based on combined heat, UV radiation

According to the team, the products available in the market use only UV-C irradiation facilities to disinfect items at a cost between Rs 13,000 and Rs 15,000, while the developed device has both heat

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