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Dermatologists say people should stop excessive use of sanitiser to prevent skin's protective layer from getting washed off. They also suggest using N9 gloves, instead of latex ones.
Researchers say Covid patients who have recovered are likely to face similar challenges as sepsis survivors because the acute manifestations of severe Covid are similar to sepsis.
Touted as a potential Covid treatment, favipiravir tablets to be sold by Zenara Pharma, a subsidiary of Biophore, will be manufactured in Hyderabad.
Tociluzumab is currently a part of the health ministry’s Clinical Management Protocol for Covid-19 under investigational therapies for patients with moderate symptoms.
In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, India's chief trial coordinator Sheela Godbole says as many as 600 volunteers have been registered & 27 trial sites set up to test 2 treatment drugs.
Delhi resident Tabrej Khan donated plasma 6 times between 18 April and 20 June. He is now planning to donate for a seventh time and sent his blood for antibody test to LNJP hospital.
Mumbai has so far recorded 1,16,451 Covid positive cases and 6,444 deaths, with its mortality rate much higher than Maharashtra’s average of 3.55% and the country’s 2.13%.
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.
The human immunity system is a complex network of responses that rely on the interplay of blood cells, including T and B cells, to defeat pathogens such as the coronavirus.
More than a month after Delhi govt capped rates for Covid treatment, patients say hospitals don't disclose this information and insurance companies don't cover the excess amount.