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Covid-19
Decoded: Why young kids don’t get severe Covid-19

It's not that kids don't get infected. They do. More than 90 per cent of kids age 4 and under in the US test positive for previous or current infection by SARS-CoV-2.

  • Friday, 13 October 2023
2 Indian-origin men plead guilty to multimillion-dollar Covid fraud in US
2 Indian-origin men plead guilty to multimillion-dollar Covid fraud in US

The total amount obtained by the other three amounted to more than $1.4 million in total.

  • Wednesday, 04 October 2023
 COVID-19
1 in 3 long Covid patients may face multiple organ damage: Lancet

The findings come from a multi-centre MRI follow-up study of 500 post-hospitalised Covid patients. The paper presents the results of an interim analysis of 259 post-hospitalised Covid-19 patients and 52 controls.

  • Sunday, 24 September 2023
Prior psychological, respiratory issues may double up long Covid risk
Prior psychological, respiratory issues may double up long Covid risk

The observational study, published in Nature Communications, showed that pre-pandemic conditions related to psychological, respiratory, and general/unspecified health problems were the strongest predictors for having a doctor-diagnosed post-Covid problems between 90 and 180 days after the initial infection.

  • Friday, 22 September 2023
COVID Testing
India registers 59 new Covid cases

The total caseload rose to 4,49,97,642 with addition of the fresh cases, as per the latest update by the Ministry.

  • Saturday, 09 September 2023
Covid variants can evolve 3x faster in deer than in humans: Study
Covid variants can evolve 3x faster in deer than in humans: Study

The study, published in the Nature Communications, showed that white-tailed deer across Ohio, US, have increasingly been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

  • Monday, 28 August 2023
Covid new variants BA.2.86, EG. 5.1 does not pose any danger to Indians: Experts
Covid new variants BA.2.86, EG. 5.1 does not pose any danger to Indians: Experts

BA.2.86, known to be highly mutated, has been linked to 6 cases in 4 countries: Israel, Denmark, the UK and the US. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated BA.2.86 as a variant under monitoring (VUM).

  • Thursday, 24 August 2023
New highly-mutated Covid variant has put researchers on high alert
New highly-mutated Covid variant has put researchers on high alert

The new variant has been linked to six cases in four countries -- Israel, Denmark, the UK and the US, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated BA.2.86 as a variant under monitoring. 

  • Wednesday, 23 August 2023
Covid vaccination before SARS-CoV-2 virus infection prevented 60 per cent post-infection deaths in I
Vax prior to Covid prevented post-infection deaths by 60%: ICMR study

A team from the ICMR’s National Clinical Registry for Covid evaluated factors related to post-discharge mortality during the first year after Covid in 14,419 participants.

  • Monday, 21 August 2023
Medicines
Study shows prostate cancer drug may help fight Covid-19, variants

At the outset of the Covid pandemic, men appeared to suffer higher rates of severe illness and death, leading researchers to suspect a link between androgen receptors -- which bind to hormones like testosterone -- and SARS-CoV-2 viral infection.

  • Saturday, 19 August 2023
Long Covid patient's legs turned blue in just 10-min of standing
Long Covid patient's legs turned blue in just 10-min of standing

New research, published in the Lancet and authored by Sivan at the University of Leeds in the UK, focuses on the case of one 33-year man who developed acrocyanosis -- venous pooling of blood in the legs.

  • Saturday, 12 August 2023
Maharashtra reports first Covid fatality in months; experts monitor Omicron sub-variant situation
Maharashtra reports first Covid fatality in months; experts monitor Omicron sub-variant situation

The deceased was a 75-year-old Mumbai resident who suffered from liver carcinoma. While the individual was diagnosed with Covid-19, authorities have stated that the virus was not the primary cause of his death.

  • Thursday, 10 August 2023
Doctor's Day
Doctors are called 'Living God'... And, COVID proved this adage again!

On Doctor's Day today, let us remember the hard work that the caregivers put in when the world was fighting Corona pandemic.

  • Saturday, 01 July 2023
Orissa HC quashes case against OTV journalist over airing audio clip on Covid treatment
Orissa HC quashes case against OTV journalist over airing audio clip on Covid treatment

The television channel had aired an audio conversation between two people in August 2020. One of the persons, who claimed (in the clip) to have returned from a Covid hospital after recovery, undermined the disease saying it would be cured without treatment and medicines.

  • Friday, 30 June 2023
Covid-19 was created as a 'bioweapon' by China: Wuhan researcher
Covid-19 was created as a 'bioweapon' by China: Wuhan researcher

In an interview conducted by Chinese-born human rights activist and author Jennifer Zeng, Chao Shao claimed that the researchers were tasked with identifying the most effective strain for spreading among various species, including people, Jerusalem Post reported.

  • Wednesday, 28 June 2023
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