Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: CDC

Buying an N95 mask to guard against Omicron? Here’s how to know if it’s the real thing

Government guidelines do not specify which masks are appropriate for what settings, or how to spot counterfeits. But there are standardised logos and markings one can watch out for.

Unvaccinated people 29 times more likely to be hospitalised with Covid, CDC report finds

Population-level analysis by the US's Centers for Disease Control makes a powerful case for vaccines as a means not just to reduce serious illness but also reduce chances of infection.

WHO ‘too compromised’, says ex-US CDC director, pushes ‘lab leak’ Covid origin theory again

Manner in which Covid-19 spread so quickly from human to human contradicts the behaviour of other deadly viruses with a similar profile, Robert Redfield tells Fox News.

Covid is airborne, scientists say. WHO and CDC are beginning to agree

Cleaner indoor air won’t just fight Covid, it will minimise the risk of catching flu and other respiratory infections, researchers said in a study in the journal Science Friday.

Vaccines become race against time in as US CDC warns of Covid surge

Scientists nationwide are calling out the dangers of loosening state measures like mask mandates and capacity restrictions.

Give 2nd dose of vaccine upto 6 weeks, if not possible within 3-4 weeks, says US health body

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted new guidelines, while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said slight delays shouldn’t affect the protection offered.

Cloth masks highly effective Covid prevention for wearer, others — top US health body

CDC says multi layered cloth masks can block up to 50-70% of aerosols, blocks most large droplets and helps reduce inhalation of these droplets by the wearer.

Time to return to our regularly scheduled pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aggregate forecasts show cases plateauing in coming weeks in hard-hit states like Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Live coronavirus found on packaging of imported frozen fish, China health authority confirms

It is first time in the world that living coronavirus has been isolated from packaging of cold-chain food, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Coronavirus can sometimes spread indoors in air beyond 6 ft, US CDC says

CDC said the coronavirus can sometimes be spread through small particles that can linger in the air and infect people separated by distances previously considered safe.

On Camera


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint File

NEET to temples, Stalin’s Tamil Nadu has a new social justice formula — Mandal plus market

Stalin can perhaps sense the opposition void in the north where politics has been reduced to Hindu-Muslim binary. The DMK leader has taken the social justice baton.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.