Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: COVID-19

Over 200 kids who lost parents to Covid admitted to KVs, Modi govt tells Parliament

Special quota under PM CARES for Children scheme was introduced this year after quota for pupils recommended by MPs was scrapped.

Off The Cuff with Mahesh Vyas

In conversation with ThePrint Editor-In-Chief Shekhar Gupta & Senior Associate Editor Manasi Phadke at Off The Cuff, MD & CEO of Centre for Monitoring...

FabiSpray helps clear Covid in nose faster & prevent severe disease, says Lancet study

Nitric oxide used in nasal spray prevents SARS-CoV-2 from spreading to the lungs and can stop replication of the virus, finds study by researchers affiliated with makers of FabiSpray.

Not poverty, unemployment, crime or Covid—Inflation is the world’s #1 worry

Ipsos survey reflects that people in 27 countries have grown more concerned about inflation in the last 11 months than they have been about Covid.

For those above 18, health ministry reduces gap from 9 to 6 months for Covid precaution dose

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) took the decision in view of the “evolving scientific evidence and global practices”.

Obese or not, Covid vaccines still protect you, says Lancet study

Vaccines' effectiveness in reducing risk of severe disease is similar among people with healthy and high BMI & slightly lower in underweight people, says study by UK researchers.

Covid vaccines likely saved 20 million lives, cut potential toll by half, says Lancet study

Imperial College London team says if WHO’s vaccine targets had been achieved, ‘1 in 5 of the estimated lives lost due to Covid in low-income nations could have been prevented’.

Does long Covid affect kids? How? What ‘largest coronavirus study on kids’ in Lancet says

Ailments like headache, fatigue & abdominal pain more likely to last longer in children who've had Covid than in uninfected kids, finds study by researchers at universities in Denmark.

Pfizer’s Covid vaccine safe & effective for children under 5, says US FDA

A lower rate of adverse reactions was seen in trials of the youngest kids, compared with trials of older age groups, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report said.

Maharashtra records highest Covid cases in 4 months, Mumbai sees 42% jump in 24 hours

On 28 May, for the first time in state, 4 patients of B.A.4 sub-lineage and 3 cases of B.A.5 sub-lineage of the Omicron variant were found.

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.