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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 […]

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COVID caused more complications than flu in kids: Study

Image Source : FILE/ REPRESENTATIONAL. COVID caused more complications than flu in kids: Study.   Covid-19 produced more symptoms and complications than seasonal influenza in children, while death was rare among them, revealed a large new study. Early in the pandemic, opinions around the impact of Covid-19 on children and adolescents ranged from it being […]

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Eradicating COVID globally not a reasonable target: WHO

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Eradicating COVID globally not a reasonable target: WHO.   Eradicating Covid-19 from the world is not currently a “reasonable target”, David Nabarro, a special envoy to the World Health Organization said on Sunday. People will have to learn to live with the infectious disease, as there will be new variants […]