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Chinese researchers removed key COVID gene data from NIH database

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Chinese researchers removed key COVID gene data from NIH database.   The US National Institutes of Health has deleted gene sequences of early Covid-19 cases from a key scientific database at the request of Chinese researchers, claimed a Seattle-based virologist. Jesse Bloom, a virologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research […]

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COVID: Daily infections soar in Russia, Moscow hard hit

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Daily COVID infections soar in Russia, Moscow hard hit.   Russia’s national coronavirus taskforce on Saturday reported 17,906 new infections, more than double the daily tally from early June. More than half of the new infections are in Moscow, where cases have tripled this month. The soaring case count has caused alarm […]

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Study shows grey matter loss post-COVID infection

Image Source : INSTA BLOG. (FOR REPRESENTATION). Study shows grey matter loss post-COVID infection.   An analysis of brain scans from people once infected with COVID-19 suggest a consistent pattern in loss of grey matter over time, say researchers. The researchers affiliated with the University of Oxford posted findings ahead of peer review to medRxiv, […]

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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 […]