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Covid-19 resurgence: Case for faster vaccination

There has been a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases over the past fortnight with many states seeing an increase, pointing to the risk of resurgence and the need for much faster inoculation. The government has allowed private hospitals to participate … Continue reading

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Two new variants of SARS-CoV-2 not reason for surge in cases in Maharashtra, Kerala: Govt

Two variants of SARS-CoV-2 — N440K and E484K — have been detected in Maharashtra and Kerala but there is no reason to believe presently on the that they are responsible for the surge in cases in some districts in these … Continue reading

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India third on list of countries with highest cumulative vaccination numbers: Health ministry

NEW DELHI: India is third globally, after the US and the UK, in highest cumulative vaccination numbers, the Union health ministry said on Thursday. Till 8 am on Thursday, the cumulative vaccination coverage of healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers … Continue reading

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Scientists quell concerns on new COVID-19 variant, say staying cautious sufficient

New Delhi: Standard defense mechanisms such as masks, sanitisation and physical distancing will work to contain the coronavirus strain detected in six people who came from the UK, scientists said on Tuesday, giving assurance that the mutant is not clinically … Continue reading

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IMA asks its members to participate in COVID-19 vaccination drive

NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association on Friday appealed to all its members to actively participate in the COVID-19 vaccination drive across the country. “As you all are aware of the COVID-19 vaccine being made available in the immediate future, … Continue reading

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Expert panel reviews EUA application for Sputnik V vaccine; seeks immunogenicity, safety data

An expert panel of India’s Central Drug Authority which reviewed the application of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories seeking emergency use authorisation for the COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V on Wednesday recommended that the firm present immunogenicity and safety data, sources said. Dr … Continue reading

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Deficiency of a particular protein behind corona’s slow Asia spread: Study

(This story originally appeared in on Feb 09, 2021) MUMBAI: Deficiency in a particular human protein, which is more common in Europe and the United States than in Asia, could explain why coronavirus is not spreading as fast in Asian … Continue reading

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India imports 80% of its requirement of medical devices: MoS Ashwini Choubey

NEW DELHI: India currently imports approximately 80 per cent of its requirement of medical devices, with the US, Germany, China, Singapore and Netherlands being top exporters of such devices to the country, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. The … Continue reading

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New Covid variant raises concern, but unlikely to impact vaccine development

MUMBAI: A new variant of SARS-Cov2 virus found in the United Kingdom, which seems to be 70% quicker in spreading, has raised concerns in the scientific community about its likely impact on the efforts to bring the pandemic under control … Continue reading

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Mamaearth to hire 200 people this year, crosses Rs 500 cr-revenue run rate

New Delhi: Honasa Consumer Pvt Ltd (HCPL), which runs personal care brand Mamaearth is looking at expanding its headcount by 200 people across various roles this year as it sees significant growth momentum in its business from both online and … Continue reading

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