Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023



Immune response against Covid strengthens with more time between jab and infection: Study

January 29, 2023 11:28 am

The scientists' findings suggest that vaccine boosters should be spaced no more frequently than a year apart, at least among healthy people. The findings have been published in the Journal for Clinical Investigation Insight.

Covid exposed what we always knew: Delhi's students face a digital divide

January 30, 2023 7:32 am

From a lack of access to mobiles to poor internet connection — for students attending online classes during the lockdown in city schools in 2020 and 2021, the issues were many. A new study by the Delhi govt sheds light on how some were affected more than others

US CDC still looking at potential stroke risk from Pfizer bivalent COVID shot

January 27, 2023 12:49 am

The new data was presented at a meeting of outside experts that advise the FDA on vaccine policy.

Long COVID is keeping significant numbers of people out of work, study finds

January 26, 2023 11:56 am

More than a year after contracting the coronavirus, 18% of long COVID patients had still not returned to work, more than three-fourths of them younger than 60, the analysis found

Mumbai News Highlights: Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh likely to be next Maharashtra Governor

January 28, 2023 9:31 am

Mumbai News Highlights Today: Meanwhile, cracks appear to have surfaced in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra even as Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar has alleged that NCP chief Sharad Pawar was siding with the BJP

Does COVID really damage your immune system and make you more vulnerable to infections?

January 23, 2023 6:09 pm

Emerging evidence suggests the most marked and persistent differences in immune cells after a COVID infection occur in people who have developed long COVID.

US proposes once-a-year Covid shots for most Americans

January 24, 2023 7:22 am

The FDA on Monday proposed a simplified approach for future vaccination efforts, allowing most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus.

International Education Day 2023: How we can stop losing teachers

January 24, 2023 11:00 am

Teacher shortages have reached critical levels in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Europe and Africa. The problem of teacher supply and student well-being is worse in communities with the least resources, particularly during the pandemic.

India Covid-19 update: Active caseload rises to 1,690 with 140 new cases in last 24 hours

January 22, 2023 12:10 pm

While the active cases have seen an increase to 1,960 it now comprises 0.01 per cent of the total infections. 20 cases have been added in the active COVID-19 caseload in the last 24 hours.

Hybrid immunity offers more protection against severe Covid than infection alone: Study

January 21, 2023 11:36 am

The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, reported that all estimates of protection waned within months against reinfection but remained high and sustained for hospital admission or severe disease


Biggest news of the week, in pictures

January 21, 2023 2:36 pm

From Swedish climate Greta Thunberg being detained in Germany to Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra reaching Jammu, here are some of the biggest news of the week in pictures.

China: As zero-Covid ends, travellers rush to take advantage

January 08, 2023 2:14 pm

On a visit to the station Sunday morning, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive John Lee said the sides would continue to expand the number of crossing points from the current seven to the full 14.

Top pictures of the week from around the world

December 31, 2022 1:55 pm

From the 'bomb cyclone' in US and Canada to Pope Francis' Christmas address from the Vatican, here are the top pictures of the week from around the world.

India carries out mock drills in hospitals to check Covid readiness

December 27, 2022 6:52 pm

As a norm, the mock drills assess bed availability, manpower, referral resources, testing capacity, medical logistics, telemedicine services and medical oxygen availability, among other things.

Amid another Covid surge, China looks at controlling spread of virus

November 13, 2022 2:31 pm

China reported 14,878 new Covid-19 infections Saturday, including a record number of new daily cases in the capital Beijing, as well as in manufacturing hubs Guangzhou and Zhengzhou.

Clashes in China over prolonged Covid measures

November 08, 2022 3:02 pm

China reported its trade shrank in October as global demand weakened and anti-virus controls weighed on domestic consumer spending.