Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Comorbidities

TB now officially a Covid comorbidity, disease compromises lungs that virus also targets

The latest clinical management guidelines, released Monday, include seven categories of people who are at 'high risk' of severe Covid or mortality because of it. These include TB patients.

70% Covid patients who died in Delhi from 9 to 12 January were unvaccinated, govt data shows

Report aggregates data on 97 Covid deaths shared by 7 private & govt hospitals in Delhi. Among those partially or fully vaccinated, deaths primarily attributed to comorbidities. 

From Goa to Maharashtra, what Covid deaths say about states’ non-communicable disease burden

Data suggests Covid-19 may have killed 1 in every 500 people in Goa, and 1 in every 1,000 in Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi & Puducherry. Number is 1 in 10,000 for UP, Bihar & 5 other states.

Doctors alarmed by ‘strange’ new ICMR rule that makes Covid test optional for hospital patients

New ICMR testing strategy, notified Monday, comes as Covid infections among doctors soar. In Delhi alone, 750 doctors at six major hospitals are reportedly infected with Covid.

Not just disease severity, 2 vaccine doses can also reduce impact of long Covid: Israeli study

Researchers find people vaccinated with at least two doses are less likely to suffer from long-term effects of Covid. Beneficial effect is more pronounced in the elderly.

Over-60s with comorbidities don’t need certificate for ‘precaution dose’ of Covid vaccine: Govt

Healthcare workers, frontline workers and people above the age of 60 with comorbidities will be eligible to get a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from 10 January 2022. 

Are you above 45? Here are the 20 comorbidities that qualify you for Covid vaccine

Govt has said people aged above 60 years & those above 45 years with comorbidities will be inoculated in the phase 2 of immunisation drive, which will start from 1 March.

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.