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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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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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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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COVID significantly impacted mental health of adolescent girls: Lancet study

Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE. COVID significantly impacted mental health of adolescent girls: Lancet study.   Covid-19 has had a significant, detrimental impact on adolescent mental health, especially in girls, according to a large study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. A team of Icelandic and North American behavioural and social scientists analysed over 59,000 Icelandic […]

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Mexican COVID mutation increases at alarming rate: Researchers

Image Source : PIXABAY (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE). Mexican COVID mutation increases at alarming rate: Researchers.   Italian researchers have identified a new coronavirus mutation, whose scientific name is T478K, that has been spreading mostly in Mexico over the past few weeks and has also been found in Europe. The team, from the Department of Pharmacy and […]