Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicCovid test

Topic: Covid test

Why India’s rapid antigen tests for coronavirus are like ‘flipping a coin’

Rapid antigen tests can report false negatives 50% of the time & threaten to obscure true picture of outbreak, further challenging containment efforts.

Bill Gates says US virus testing has ‘mind-blowing’ problems

Gates says the US government hasn’t improved Covid testing, describing it as slow and lacking fair access.

Amitabh Bachchan discharged from hospital after testing negative for Covid-19

He was admitted to Nanavati hospital after testing positive on 11 July. Abhishek Bachchan tweeted that the 77-year-old actor will now be at home and rest.

India far from herd immunity, can only come at very high human cost, says top govt official

OSD in the health ministry Rajesh Bhushan says India is in talks with various stakeholders on vaccines, but has not yet signed any agreement with a vaccine manufacturer.

Drug candidate identified with AI to be tested in Covid-19 clinical trials

From heart damage in recovered patients to alternative tests, ThePrint brings you the latest research on Covid-19.

India in better position in Covid fight due to right decisions taken at right time, says Modi

Speaking after virtually launching Covid testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai & Kolkata, Modi asserted that the country has expanded its health infrastructure at a rapid pace.

Israeli researchers working with DRDO to develop rapid Covid testing kit arrive in India

Israel's Ambassador to India Ron Malka said if the testing kit, which can give results under 30 seconds, is developed, could be a ‘game changer’.

Test pool? Group testing for coronavirus could be the fastest way to increase screening

The US FDA recently issued an emergency-use authorisation to allow a lab testing company to pool samples from up to four patients to test for the coronavirus.

‘Rath’ clinics, 24×7 helpline, ‘Sanjivani’ care — how Ahmedabad reduced its positivity rate

After Ahmedabad saw one of the worst outbreaks in the country, the municipal corporation launched a series of initiatives to increase testing in the city and limit Covid-19 spreading.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.