Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: coronaivrus

Can taking vitamins and supplements help you recover from Covid?

Deficiencies in essential nutrients have been shown to increase susceptibility to infection, including Covid. But there's a catch.

Drug patented in 1960s can halve recovery time in mild & moderate Covid cases, study finds

Citing the findings of a clinical trial involving 200 patients, a team of researchers has urged the Health Ministry to include antiviral drug Indomethacin in the country's Covid treatment protocols.

Pfizer’s combo drug Paxlovid could reduce risk of severe Covid by 89%, shows trial in US

Pfizer researchers conducted phase 2/3 clinical trial among unvaccinated Covid patients who had symptoms but weren’t in hospital, and were at high risk of disease becoming severe.

India ready to fight Omicron, vaccine manufacturing to increase in next 2 months: Mandaviya

Speaking in Rajya Sabha, the health minister said the vaccine manufacturing capacity will be increased to 45 cr doses per month & buffer stock of medicines & oxygen have been prepared.

Why Covaxin for kids is stuck despite clinical trial clearing expert committee test

There are concerns about use of the vaccine in children as young as two. The youngest that are currently being vaccinated are five-year-olds in the US.

Protests by Afghans outside UNHCR office could become super-spreader event, Delhi HC says

Delhi HC Wednesday said the protesters were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing and asked the police and AAP government to resolve the situation.

India does not have sufficient data to decide on need of Covid booster shot: MHA expert panel

Studies are already underway to determine the need and timing of booster for used vaccines being used in India currently, said Dr N K Arora, chairman of Covid working group of NTAGI.

Zycov D is 66% effective against Delta variant of SARS-Cov-2, claims Zydus Cadila

Zydus' claim comes a day after it being given emergency use authorisation in India, and is the only vaccine approved for use in 12-18 years age group.

India’s strategy to combat Covid crisis gave priority to poor, says PM Modi

PM Modi also noted the floods ravaging Madhya Pradesh during his interaction Saturday with PMGKAY beneficiaries and said that the entire nation stands with the state in its crisis.

20-50% dip in private schools revenue, 55% teachers saw pay cut due to Covid: Study by NGO

Schools across the country closed in March last year ahead of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus and shifted to online learning.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.