Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicCovid-19 treatment

Topic: Covid-19 treatment

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. 

Modi govt expert panel green lights clinical trial of tapeworm infection drug to treat Covid

The drug niclosamide was earlier used on patients with SARS during the 2004 outbreak, and is considered a promising option for Covid-19. 

8,200 syringes/min — how this Indian firm is helping in vaccinating the world against Covid

Haryana-based Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices has been looking to meet the world's demand for syringes amid the global Covid-19 vaccination drive. 

Mumbai drugmaker Lupin gets Modi govt nod to test arthritis drug Etanercept to treat Covid

The subject expert committee has granted permission to conduct phase 2 clinical trials on auto-immune drug Etanercept in Covid-19 patients. 

Scientists identify Covid drug that’s ‘27.5 times more potent than remdesivir’

A peer-reviewed study in Science journal concluded that the drug plitidepsin had "potent preclinical efficacy" against SARS-CoV-2.

Don’t be surprised with ‘my praise for PM’ — Ex-IAS officer & Kashmiri politician Shah Faesal

In a tweet, Faesal said the vaccine drive is 'good governance' & 'India assuming global leadership as a Jagat Guru'. He had quit politics a year after the scrapping of Article 370.

Over 76% Covid patients report persisting symptoms 6 months after infection — Lancet study

Study found patients who were severely ill in hospital were more likely to have impaired lung function and abnormalities in the chest 6 months after onset of symptoms.

Covid immunity in recovered patients could last up to 8 months, says study

Scientists at an institute in the US found that nearly all 188 Covid cases studied had immune memory at five to eight months after symptom onset.

Plasma therapy, if given early, could curb severe Covid symptoms in the elderly, study finds

The study in NEJM, conducted by Argentina-based non-profit, used convalescent plasma for the treatment of elderly Covid patients before severe symptoms develop.

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YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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