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Thursday, September 23, 2021



COVID-19 virus evolving to get better at becoming airborne, study shows

September 20, 2021 6:16 pm

Face coverings significantly reduced virus-laden particles in the air around the person with COVID-19, cutting the amount by about 50 per cent, the researchers found.

In the past month, Delhi saw 18 days with zero Covid deaths

August 30, 2021 8:41 am

A total of 31 people died of Covid in the last month. In April and May, the city had recorded 13,201 deaths from the virus. May alone had seen 8,521 deaths.

Wuhan study finds some hospitalised patients still have health problems after a year: The Lancet

August 28, 2021 7:32 am

Around one in three patients still experience shortness of breath, while lung impairments persisted in some patients, especially those who had experienced the most severe illness with Covid-19.

With 10 new cases, Maharashtra’s Delta Plus count reaches 76

August 17, 2021 1:26 am

Of the 76 persons detected with Delta Plus, 10 were fully vaccinated while 12 had received a single shot of the Covid-19 vaccine.

New research: Oral drug fenofibrate may cut SARS-CoV-2 infection by 70%

August 06, 2021 1:16 pm

The team noted that additional unpublished data also indicates that fenofibrate is equally effective against the newer variants of SARS-CoV-2 including the Alpha and Beta variants.

New research: Early antiviral response in nose may determine severity of COVID-19

July 26, 2021 2:53 pm

The team also identified infected host cells and pathways associated with protection against infection.

COVID-19 antibodies last at least nine months after infection, study finds

July 19, 2021 5:17 pm

The team also found cases of antibody levels increasing in some people, suggesting potential re-infections with the virus, providing a boost to the immune system.

Risks of severe illness, death due to COVID-19 in children very low, UK study finds

July 10, 2021 12:11 pm

The findings, led by researchers at University College London (UCL), University of Bristol, University of York, and the University of Liverpool, inform vaccine and shielding policy for the under-18s

Explained: How the Covid-19 antibody test works, and how accurate it is

July 02, 2021 7:17 am

There are two types of tests that can determine if one has developed antibodies against a virus: a laboratory test, requiring a healthcare professional to take a blood sample from the patient, which is sent to a lab for results; or a rapid point-of-care test, which uses finger-prick blood and can be taken at home.

Scientists worldwide in open letter call for investigation of origin of SARS-CoV2

June 29, 2021 1:09 am

The letter said that failing to comprehensively investigate the pandemic origins puts everyone and future generations at unnecessary risk, and it called on the world leaders to adopt a two-track approach for ensuring the fullest possible investigation of the pandemic origins.