Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicCovid-19 treatment

Topic: Covid-19 treatment

Has Covid-19 strain evolved since it was first reported in India? ICMR study to find answer

After the lockdown, ICMR plans to ask all states and UTs to send positive Covid-19 samples to study the genetic diversity of the virus, which it says will help India prepare better.

This is how remdesivir, developed for Hepatitis C and Ebola, fights Covid-19

The experimental antiviral drug that was developed by US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences has shown that it leads to faster recovery in Covid-19 patients.

CSIR to test sepsis drug in asymptomatic Covid patients and those who have recovered

CSIR will launch trials to see if sepsis drug can stop Covid-19 from progressing in asymptomatic patients & if it can prevent it from redeveloping in recovered patients.

India to test Japanese flu drug favipiravir on Covid patients, Glenmark first to start trials

Favipiravir is among the drugs under trial for Covid-19 treatment along with anti-malarial medicine hydroxychloroquine and the Ebola drug remdesivir. 

How we’ve lost time in the race for a Covid-19 cure

Despite much hype around several existing drugs, we still haven’t found a proven, evidence-based treatment for Covid-19.

No green-zone in Delhi, Mirror on Mumbai’s ‘behemoth’ project & Mint, HT raise vaccine hopes

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

Plasma therapy still in trial, cannot be used as Covid-19 treatment yet, says govt

The Union health ministry warned that using the plasma therapy to treat Covid-19 patients outside of a clinical trial will be considered illegal.

2 Indians join global remdesivir trial as the world pins its hopes on it to treat Covid-19

WHO is conducting Solidarity trial, for which about 1,650 patients have registered, to find treatment options for Covid-19.

Tablighis donate plasma, urge others to be donors as they look to put Covid controversy behind

Plasma therapy, which requires plasma from the blood of people who have recovered from Covid-19, has emerged as a promising treatment for the disease.

Don’t pin hopes on summer, social distancing still best Covid ‘vaccine’, says Harsh Vardhan

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also said the government is aiming to test one lakh people per day by 31 May.

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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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