Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: Lancet

40 lakh more Indians died during 2 yrs of Covid than avg, highest in world, says Lancet study

Global deaths due to Covid could be as high as 1.82 crore, about three times the official figures, according to analysis of excess deaths by University of Washington researchers.

Covid will return ‘like the flu’ after Omicron, but won’t be a pandemic: US researcher in Lancet

According to Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) director Christopher JL Murray, over 50% of the world will have been infected by the Omicron variant by March-end.

Covaxin efficacy stands at 77.8%, says peer-reviewed Lancet study

The trial took place between 16 November 2020 and 17 May 2021 across 25 hospitals in India with a total of 24,419 participants.

Covid vaccines cut Delta variant risk but transmission in households continue, Lancet study says

According to results of a trial published Thursday, vaccinated people can contract and pass on infection within households, including to vaccinated household members. 

Editorial by 220 journals, including Lancet and BMJ, urges emergency action on climate change

Published Monday, the editorial calls for all countries to deliver enhanced and ambitious climate plans to honour the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Fatigue, hair loss, depression — study on long Covid shows what Wuhan patients suffer a year on

A study published in The Lancet says almost half the Covid survivors in Wuhan are still suffering from at least one sequela, commonly known as long Covid.

Half of hospitalised Covid patients have persisting symptoms after a year, Lancet study says

Shortness of breath & lung impairments lasted the longest – 1 in 3 people experienced them, especially if they had severe Covid, study says.

30% Indians have hypertension, says Lancet study tracking high blood pressure around world

The study is an international collaboration, including, among others, scientists from Imperial College London and the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Benefits of Covid vaccines outweigh risk of one-sided facial paralysis, Lancet study says

The researchers from University of Hong Kong also noted that the mechanism by which Covid vaccination can — in very rare instances — lead to the condition remains unclear.

1.19 lakh children in India lost caregivers to Covid in 14 months, Lancet study says

According to the report, countries with the highest number of children who lost primary caregivers also include South Africa, Peru, US, Brazil, and Mexico.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

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.