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Russia records over 14,000 new COVID cases

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL. COVID: Russia records over 14,000 new cases.     Russia confirmed 14,057 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 5,264,047, the official monitoring and response center said on Thursday. Meanwhile, the national Covid-19 death toll rose by 416 to 127,992 in the past day, while […]

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Exposure to cold can help combat coronavirus: Study

Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE. Exposure to common cold can help combat COVID: Study.   Exposure to the rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, can protect against infection by the virus which causes Covid-19, researchers have found. The study by Yale researchers found that the common respiratory virus jump-starts the activity of […]

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COVID: Global caseload tops 176.5 million

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. COVID: Global caseload tops 176.5 million.   The overall global COVID-19 caseload has topped 176.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.81 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that […]

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Saliva can be more effective for COVID testing: Study

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Saliva can be more effective for COVID testing: Study.   The addition of a simple processing step to saliva samples before testing may improve Covid-19 detection rate, eliminate the challenges of nasopharyngeal testing and facilitate mass surveillance, researchers say. The researchers, including Ravindra Kolhe from Augusta University in the US, […]

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Moderna seeks US FDA approval for Covid jabs in adolescents

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Moderna seeks US FDA approval for Covid jabs in adolescents.   US-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Moderna has sought the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency authorisation for its mRNA Covid-19 vaccine for use in adolescents 12-to 17-year-olds. “We are pleased to announce that we have submitted for an […]

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CoWIN not hacked, 15 cr Indians’ data safe: Researcher

Image Source : FILE/ REPRESENTATIONAL. CoWIN not hacked, 15 cr Indians’ data safe: Researcher.     After reports surfaced that India’s vaccine registration portal CoWIN has been hacked and database of 15 crore people is up for sale, Indian  cyber security researchers said that the website behind this is itself fake and is a Bitcoin […]

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Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID jab linked to low platelet count: Study

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID jab linked to low platelet count: Study.   The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may be associated with a condition characterised by low platelet counts, in rare cases, according to a study by an international team of researchers. A low number of platelets- blood cells that help prevent blood loss when […]

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India’s COVID vaccine policy leading to avertable deaths: Experts

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. India’s COVID vaccine policy leading to avertable deaths: Experts.   The Indian government’s Covid-19 vaccination approach has inappropriately prioritised people and is thus causing huge numbers of avertable deaths, warn a team of nine experts from research institutes in the UK and India. The government’s current approach to vaccination- focusing […]