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Over 50,000 arrested in Sri Lanka for violating quarantine laws

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Over 50,000 arrested in Sri Lanka for violating quarantine laws.    Over 50,000 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka since last October for violating the government-imposed quarantine laws amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has infected 298,181 people to date in the island nation, police said. In a statement on […]

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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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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 […]