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Wuhan lab head, US expert flagged Covid risk in 2015: Report

Washington, June 4 (IANS) The head of China's Wuhan virology lab, also called as the 'bat woman', and an expert from the University of North Carolina in the US, had in a paper published in 2015 flagged the dangers...

Mild Covid-19 induces antibody protection lasting lifetime

Washington, May 25 (IIANS) US researchers have found that people who have had mild illness due to Covid-19, go on to develop antibody-producing immune cells that can last for a lifetime and give them protection against the virus. Researchers at...

New Covid rapid test kit receives scientific seal of approval

Toronto, May 22 (IANS) A team of researchers has validated a faster, cheaper Covid-19 test that could kickstart the expansion of more widespread rapid testing. The study suggests that the microchip real-time PCR test can provide accurate results in 30...

US records below 30K new Covid cases for 1st time in nearly a year

Washington, May 22 (IANS) The 7-day average of new Covid-19 infections was about 29,100 as of Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, marking the first time the average was below 30,000 since June 22, 2020. Following roughly...

Covid spiked burnout rates for cardiology clinicians: Survey

New York, May 17 (IANS): Cardiovascular clinicians experienced a 38 per cent burnout as the coronavirus pandemic increased, according to a survey. Among all cardiovascular clinicians -- cardiologists, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and imaging technologists -- half provided direct...

Germany lifts quarantine requirement for vaccinated travellers

Berlin, May 13 (IANS) The German government eased entry restrictions for travellers on Wednesday, allowing people who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from the coronavirus to enter the country without any quarantine obligation. From now on, vaccinated and/or...

European leaders postpone decision on patent waiver of Covid vax

Lisbon, May 9 (IANS) President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday at the end of the social summit of the European Union (EU) held in the Portuguese city of Porto that leaders of the...

Over 14L beneficiaries in 18-44 age group have received Covid vax

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A total of 14,88,528 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years have so far received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine across 30 states and UTs. The maximum of 3,08,171 beneficiaries in...

Immediate global ivermectin use can end pandemic: Scientists

Washington, May 8 (IANS) A peer-reviewed research has claimed that global ivermectin use can end Covid-19 pandemic, as the medicine significantly reduces the risk of contracting the deadly respiratory disease when used regularly. The common antiparasitic ivermectin is being touted...

Russia to cooperate with China on production of Sputnik V vaccine

Moscow, May 8 (IANS) The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed deals with three Chinese biopharmaceutical companies for the production of over 260 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in the past weeks, according...

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India’s Covid vax policy leading to avertable deaths: Experts

London, Jun 10 (IANS): The Indian government's Covid-19 vaccination approach has inappropriately prioritised people and is thus causing huge numbers...