Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicBCG vaccination

Topic: BCG vaccination

Not just BCG, vaccines for polio, hepatitis, other diseases could protect against Covid

US researchers study on efficacy of non-Covid vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 virus find that polio vaccine offers the most protection.

Fire outbreak will hit production of BCG and rotavirus vaccines, Serum Institute says

Both vaccines are part of India’s national immunisation schedule. BCG vaccine is given to infants to prevent tuberculosis, while rotavirus vaccine is to prevent diarrhoea.

Now, Russian scientists find link between BCG vaccine & Covid-19 immunity

Study by St. Petersburg University researchers suggests BCG vaccine may protect against severe Covid, adds to research linking TB vaccine to coronavirus.

Countries with BCG vaccine policy have slow Covid infection and death rates, US study finds

Study published in journal Science says BCG has beneficial effects on immunity against lung-related infections, which makes it a promising candidate for protection against Covid.

Low death rate but one of world’s highest Covid infection rates — curious case of Russia

In episode 470 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at the surprisingly low death toll in Russia despite the country registering the highest number of cases after US.

Authentic numbers are absent, Covid-19 crisis has exposed India’s data-ignorance

Dharavi Covid numbers can be correlated with the BCG vaccination programme but there has been no effort in India to analyse this data.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.