Health

Checking Delta-Unvaccinated most at risk

Articles       Jul 26, 2021

  Julie Steenhuysen Alistair Smout Ari Rabinovitch The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies, according...

Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts

Indian News       Jul 26, 2021

  NEW DELHI:  As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India’s new COVID-19 cases broke global records to reach 400,000 a...

COVID-19: India adds 39,361 fresh cases,416 fatalities

Indian News       Jul 26, 2021

  New Delhi: With 39,361 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,14,11,262, while the daily positivity was recorded above three percent after 35 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The...

Pandemic Travel Rules

Articles       Jul 26, 2021

  Anjani Trivedi As countries around the world attempt to reopen their borders, officials have come up with an ever-changing list of labyrinthine polices to allow travel. A range of entry restrictions have been deployed, from home quarantines for vaccinated adults to spending up to three...

Fauci Says US Headed in 'Wrong Direction' on Coronavirus

International News       Jul 26, 2021

  WILMINGTON, Del: The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very...

73 pc rise in healthcare facilities in tribal areas between 2005 and 2020: Govt data

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

New Delhi: There has been a 73 per cent increase in healthcare facilities in tribal areas between 2005 and 2020 as compared to a 10 per cent increase across the country, according to government data. The number of sub health centres (SHC) in tribal areas...

28 pc Indians plan to travel in Aug-Sept; risk of third COVID-19 wave set to rise: Report

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

  Mumbai: With as many as 28 per cent Indians planning to travel in August-September, which is also the time for some of the major festivals in the country, the risk of the third wave of the pandemic is set to rise, according to a survey....

Many now have immunity against COVID-19 but don't lower guard: Experts

Facts       Jul 25, 2021

  New Delhi: While a large number of people now have immunity against coronavirus due to previous infections or vaccination, a guarded approach is needed in terms of implementing restrictive measures to avoid a second wave-like crisis, experts said. Dr Yudhyavir Singh, who has been managing...

Harmonizing guidance to assess radioactivity in food and drinking water

International News       Jul 25, 2021

  Proposals to harmonize guidance on radioactivity in food and drinking water in non-emergency situations have reached a milestone with the development of a document based on international consensus on the topic. The draft of this document was discussed by experts from over 60 countries at...

Rajasthan's healthcare scheme benefits over 120,000 people in 3 months

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

Jaypur: Over 1.2 lakh people have benefitted from free treatment in the first three months of the Rajasthan government's MukhyaMantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojna. As per a statement, over 1.3 crore families have been registered in the cashless facility scheme so far, nearly 80 per...

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