Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicCovid-19 treatment

Topic: Covid-19 treatment

Why Kerala is seeing a second Covid surge just months after cases peaked in October

Kerala witnessed its first peak in mid-October when positivity rate increased to over 15%. Between 27 December and 3 January, positivity rate was 9.6% as against the national average of 5.8%.

70 lakh healthcare workers to receive Covid vaccine first, govt to use ‘poll booth strategy’

Government has asked states to identify specific days for vaccination, adequate number of potential vaccinators and other support staff.

19 SARS-CoV-2 mutations in India can evade antibodies, 1 causes reinfection — CSIR study

Study suggests that N501Y, the ‘highly infectious’ Covid mutation found in UK, is present in Australia, South Africa, USA, Denmark & Brazil, and advises screening travellers from here.

CSIR plans clinical trials of antiviral Molnupiravir that is said to block Covid transmission

A recent study at Georgia State University in US found that Molnupiravir can completely suppress SARS-CoV-2 transmission in ferrets within 24 hours.

Monitor efficacy of Itolizumab, not just safety, in Covid trials — expert panel tells Biocon

Govt's expert panel, that advises the apex drug regulator, has asked Biocon to submit a revised proposal for phase 4 trials of Itolizumab, which already has emergency use approval.

Delhi gets tough with enforcing Covid home isolation, over 70 FIRs registered so far

Several people are also being moved to Covid-19 care or quarantine centres and issued strict warnings to prevent them from turning ‘super-spreaders’.

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi’s condition extremely critical, say doctors

Gogoi, who was undergoing treatment for post Covid complications, suffered a multi-organ failure, and was on dialysis Sunday.

Covid patients shed viral RNA for upto 83 days but are infectious for about 9 — Lancet report

Researchers from UK and Italy wrote in The Lancet Microbe journal it is important to quickly isolate patients as they are most infectious in the first week of their illness.

Doctors work 14-hr shift, handle double workload as Delhi hospitals battle staff crunch

From Delhi govt’s GTB Hospital & Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, to central govt’s Lady Hardinge, a similar resource crunch appears to be at play everywhere.

Delhi’s 3rd Covid wave brings back shortage of ICU beds, hospitals struggle to admit patients

As Delhi's active Covid cases touched 42,000 Tuesday, authorities are working to bolster the city's hospital bed availability by 80% in coming days.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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