Pandemic

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...

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...

Surviving in the post-Covid office: Making a case for scheduling everything

Facts       Jul 25, 2021

  Before the pandemic turned dining tables into desks, getting a midday haircut or heading out for 5 pm therapy involved a bit of clandestine choreography: clearing one’s schedule, finding a friend to cover, then slipping out while the boss was away. That dance came to...

Longer gap in Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine boosts antibody levels: Study

Facts       Jul 25, 2021

A longer gap between first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine generates strong antibody and T cell immune responses, UK researchers have found. The study, led by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Universities of Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield, and supported...

Larger population surveys required for deeper understanding of COVID-19, its antibody response: Experts

Facts       Jul 24, 2021

  New Delhi: After the release of the fourth round of the National Sero Survey results, health experts believe that larger population surveys are required for a deeper understanding of COVID-19 and its antibody response. The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday informed that the fourth round...

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