Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicCovid-19 treatment

Topic: Covid-19 treatment

Why Covid drug Ivermectin remains popular despite warnings & lack of evidence on efficacy

University of Oxford has launched a large study to investigate the use of Ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment, amid guidelines across the world, warning against the use of the drug. 

MP’s Satna has many Covid hotspots. But its hospitals are empty as no one trusts doctors

Several villages in Satna district are red zones, or hotspots, but despite having oxygen beds & other resources, the region’s hospitals are empty. 

Self-medication for Covid has turned disastrous. Families must not assume doctors’ role

The collective confusion over Covid-19 treatment has led to a compulsive, panic-driven behaviour among Indians. We must return to the idea of 'under doctor’s supervision'.

As I stand in PPE, many patients say drugs don’t work, give Coronil — the damage Ramdev did

If Baba Ramdev spent a few days, or at least a few hours, at Covid-19 ICU frontlines, he would surely learn to respect modern medicine.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa asks Covid patients staying in hospitals ‘unnecessarily’ to go home

The Karnataka chief minister said 503 people were in hospitals despite the advice of doctors for their discharge and were depriving serious patients of getting treatment.

Doctors spot new trend in Covid 2nd wave: Strokes in recovering or discharged patients

Neurologists say they have noticed a higher incidence of patients in recovery suffering ischemic strokes as opposed to last year when Covid-19 first struck.

Roche India gets nod for emergency use of Casirivimab, Imdevimab for Covid treatment

The antibody cocktail is to be used for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid in adults and pediatric patients with a high risk of severe symptoms, Roche said in a statement.

There’s no unique Andhra Covid strain which is 15 times more virulent, says CCMB chief

CCMB director Rakesh Mishra says prevalence of N440K strain in Andhra Pradesh is less than 5% at the moment and is likely to disappear or be replaced soon.

Delhi HC asks Centre why it shouldn’t face contempt for failing to supply oxygen to Delhi

The two-judge bench rejected the Centre's submission that Delhi was not entitled to 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen in light of existing medical infrastructure.

With 55,512 cases, nearly 500 deaths in a month, Chhattisgarh is India’s latest Covid red flag

Chhattisgarh has, along with Maharashtra and Punjab, emerged as one of the epicentres of the Covid-19 second wave in India. 

On Camera

YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

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.
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