Beginning of end of Covid-19, says Harsh Vardhan ahead of vaccination drive
A day before a massive countrywide vaccination drive against coronavirus is set to commence, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said the step is "probably the beginning of the end" of Covid-19. I say, this is probably the beginning of the end of COVID now which is going to start tomorrow," Vardhan, who is also Science and Technology and Earth Sciences minister, said.
Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science
President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100 million shots into the arms of Americans in his administration's first 100 days and stem the Covid-19 pandemic. Kessler will work out of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, assuming responsibility for the scientific side of Operation Warp Speed, an effort launched under the Trump administration to rapidly develop vaccines and treatments.
My COVID Story: Hydroxychloroquine led to swelling in my whole body
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Small Wonder: How a 11-year-old Oliver is taking the chess world by storm
Even as his schoolmates at the 5th grade of New York's Speyer Legacy School spent time either attending online classes during the months of covid-19 lockdown or remained glued to cartoons on the television or mobile phones, Oliver Boydell had a different homework to complete.
DNA test can help identify pneumonia in Covid patients: Study
A team of scientists and doctors from the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a DNA test which they claim will quickly identify secondary infections in Covid-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation.
EC nod to use its data for Covid vaccination drive; wants data to be deleted after exercise is over
On December 31 last year, Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote to chief election commissioner Sunil Arora requesting the commission's help in identifying people above 50 years of age at the polling station level, the sources said. On the issue of data security, the home secretary wrote that the government is complying with the current best practices for ensuring cyber security.
'COVID tongue' identified as a new symptom
The number of COVID-19 symptoms have expanded and continued to increase since the outbreak of the deadly virus over 9 months ago. While the bid to contain the spread of the virus continues to rage on, new and unusual symptoms have come to the surface and wreak havoc in the public domain.
Covid-19: India's virus caseload tally rises to 1,05,27,683 with 15,590 new cases
India's Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,05,27,683 with 15,590 people testing positive for the infection in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 1,01,62,738, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The country's death toll increased to 1,51,918 with 191 daily new fatalities.