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Washing hands regularly is one of the doctor's orders to prevent a Covid infection | Representational image | Pixabay

Irritated and dry skin is the new ‘pandemic’ on the rise, doctors blame gloves & sanitisers

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.
A health worker wearing PPE suit attends COVID-19 patients at quarantine Center, CWG Village, in New Delhi on 15 July 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Patients recovered from Covid could have side-effects like Sepsis survivors, say US researchers

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.
Favipiravir remains a subject of trials across the world | ANI photo

Zenara Pharma latest Indian firm to get nod for ‘Covid drug’ favipiravir, to call it Favizen

Touted as a potential Covid treatment, favipiravir tablets to be sold by Zenara Pharma, a subsidiary of Biophore, will be manufactured in Hyderabad.
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Govt could rethink use of Tocilizumab for Covid as trials show no help in improving symptoms

Tociluzumab is currently a part of the health ministry’s Clinical Management Protocol for Covid-19 under investigational therapies for patients with moderate symptoms.
Image by special arrangement. Graphic by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

This is how India set up WHO’s drug Solidarity trial in less than a month, despite lockdown

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.
A donor at Delhi's plasma bank, which was launched last Thursday | Representational image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi man donates plasma 6 times to Covid patients. Here’s what experts have to say

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.
Doctors wearing protective suits check residents with an electronic thermometer inside a slum in Worli, Mumbai | PTI

Mumbai’s 5.5% Covid mortality rate a concern, officials say slums better off than high-rises

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%.
Apparatus to administer the BCG vaccine in Japan (representational image) | Photo: ThePrint Team | Commons

Countries with BCG vaccine policy have slow Covid infection and death rates, US study finds

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.
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T cells, B cells and the range of the human body’s immune response — A simple decoder

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.
A health worker wearing PPE suit attends COVID-19 patients at quarantine Center, CWG Village, in New Delhi on 15 July 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Covid patients say Delhi private hospitals still overcharging, ignoring govt rate caps

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.

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.