Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicAsymptomatic Covid cases

Topic: Asymptomatic Covid cases

Children could have immune response to Covid without getting infected, Australian study says

Australian researchers report about a family in which the parents were Covid positive, but their children repeatedly tested negative & showed robust immune response.

Women-owned businesses in Australia take a hit, Lebanon shuts bars & other global Covid news

New Delhi: The novel coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate countries across the world — the latest count being above 3.7 crore cases and more...

9-11 cr Indians estimated to have been infected by Covid in August, second sero survey says

The survey, conducted across 700 villages, also estimated that one in 15 individuals aged more than 10 years was estimated to have been infected in August.

Scientists observe higher Covid-19 viral load in asymptomatic individuals in India

Symptomatic cases appeared to be associated with higher Ct values, thus lower viral load, compared to asymptomatic ones, which was unexpected, the study found.

Asymptomatic children with Covid can shed virus for weeks, finds South Korean study

The study focused on 91 paediatric Covid patients from 22 hospitals. The children were tested every 3 days on an average to understand how long virus shedding continues.

Andhra’s second sero survey begins today, 45,000 samples to be collected from 9 districts

The survey will be conducted over a period of seven days and cover nine districts.

Andhra sero survey finds Covid exposure higher in urban areas, over 92% asymptomatic

Nearly 3,750 blood samples were collected from Anantapur, East Godavari, Krishna and Nellore districts each between 7-12 August for the survey. 

South Korean study finds asymptomatic Covid patients spread virus similar to symptomatic ones

The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, is also among the first few to academically distinguish between pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

This is how you can read epidemiological data to understand Covid trends better

Epidemiologists and disease modeling experts make sense of commonly used concepts like recovery and death rates, and explain misconceptions to be wary of.

Why asymptomatic spread of Covid has become so bizarrely controversial

New findings are being filtered through a distorting film of spin. A topic as neutral as the role of asymptomatic spread has been distorted by polarised narratives.

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Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
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Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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