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Explained: ICMR claims it wants to launch Covaxin by August 15, here’s what you need to know

July 04, 2020 12:37 am

ICMR has targeted August 15 launch for Covid-19 vaccine. How much remains in the trial process? How have other vaccine candidates progressed?

India Coronavirus numbers explained: Five of top 10 states report highest single-day Covid-19 figure

July 03, 2020 7:00 pm

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: Five of the top ten states with maximum caseloads reported their highest single day figures on Thursday, as the number of new infections went past the 20,000 mark for the first time. 

Explained: What are containment zones, how are they demarcated?

July 03, 2020 6:13 pm

Demarcation of containment zones serves the same purpose as lockdown and classification of districts, but at a more micro level. A look at how the criteria vary from state to state, city to city.

Explained: Why China factor has led to an increase in price of Heparin; will other drugs follow?

July 02, 2020 8:14 pm

The heparin sodium API for the injections made in India majorly comes from China, according to pharma companies. Some industry bodies say there aren't many alternative manufacturers for the API, especially in India.

India coronavirus numbers explained: How last week the growth rate slowed

July 03, 2020 12:05 pm

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: The seven-day compounded daily growth rate (CDGR) had started to increase in the previous week, but in the last three days, it has come down, and on Wednesday it had fallen to 3.57 per cent, the lowest ever.

If you are infected: demystifying Covid-19 care

July 02, 2020 6:09 pm

There are a finite number of permutations that can occur, when someone is exposed to Covid-19. Let’s walk through these possibilities, and the possible care pathways each situation warrants.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Bad June, two lakh cases in last 12 days

July 02, 2020 7:12 am

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: India had 1.98 lakh confirmed cases of the disease on May 31, and in the next one month this number has risen to 5.85 lakh. The last two lakh cases were added in just 12 days.

New Research: Covid testing of entire town in Italy finds 40% cases asymptomatic

July 01, 2020 2:44 pm

A team has studied almost the entire population of a small, quarantined town — Vò in Italy, population 3,200 — and found that 40% of its cases were asymptomatic. The study was published in Nature on Tuesday.

Explained: The G4 flu virus with 'pandemic potential', found by Chinese researchers?

July 02, 2020 8:13 am

G4 flu virus: Scientists report that the new strain (G4) has descended from the H1N1 strain that was responsible for the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

Explained: What is Covaxin, India's Covid-19 vaccine candidate; how long before approval?

July 02, 2020 11:18 am

India's Covid-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin: How does Covaxin compare to other vaccine candidates around the world? Where does it figure in the global race for a Covid-19 vaccine?