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Dr Samiran Panda says Covaxin, being a whole virion vaccine, could work better, while there are chances of Omicron escaping targeted vaccines such as those based on the mRNA platform.
In 'Going Viral: Making of Covaxin', Dr Balram Bhargava unpacks the story of India's indigenous Covid-19 vaccine.
On this edition of ThePrint's Off The Cuff, Prof (Dr) Balram Bhargava, Director General, ICMR, tells Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta about why he decided to write the book 'Going Viral: The Inside Story of Covaxin', documenting the challenges of developing India's indigenous Covid vaccine. Bhargava also talks about the fascination of having isolated the virus in India for the first time, catching monkeys from forests for animal trials, and his one regret through the pandemic.
The status of approving vaccination in children is still under consideration but there are concerns over side effects, Bhargava says at ThePrint’s Off the Cuff.
At 1,72,594, the active cases comprise 0.51% of the case tally, the lowest since March 2020. The national recovery rate stands at 98.17%, according to the Union health ministry.
ICMR report says skin cancer incidence in India is low in proportion to all other cancers in comparison with other regions of the world.
Experts recommend that schools must have access to the on-site testing facilities and classes should temporarily be closed if Covid indicators worsen.
New Delhi: As much as a third of the cancer cases reported in India is linked to tobacco use, according to the latest report released by the ICMR-National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research. Published 24 September, the report puts together data of over seven years from 96 cancer registries of hospitals across India. According to the report, cancers associated with tobacco use comprised 48.7 per cent of all cancers among males and 16.5 per cent among females. Of all the cases reported in the hospital-based cancer registry in these time period, those associated with tobacco use constituted 33.3 per cent. A total of 13,32,207 cancer cases were registered from 96 hospitals under the National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) during 2012-19. Of these, 6,10,084 cases were included for analysis, based on the completeness and quality of data. The report states that tobacco contains at least 69 cancer-causing agents. In fact, a recent report...
Issuing a set of revised guidelines, ICMR advised that Remedesivir should be used only in select Covid patients and use of Tocilizumab should also be in specific circumstances.
India's Covid-19 tally has increased to 3,34,17,390 while the death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,44,529, according to the Union Health Ministry data Saturday.