July 13, 2021 6:30 pm
While the IMA has warned that the third Covid wave is imminent and inevitable, the WHO expects delta variant to be the dominant Covid-19 strain circulating worldwide very soon.
July 08, 2021 11:02 am
Countries such as England and the US have lifted almost all of the Covid-19 measures in a rush to return to normalcy despite the rising number of cases with the Delta variant. However, it is the countries with low vaccination rates that are at a greater risk.
July 13, 2021 9:37 am
Lambda Covid variant: It is not newly discovered, but is the dominant strain in Peru, where it originated, and has recently spread in smaller numbers to several countries. While India has not yet reported a case, any new variant is a cause for concern.
July 01, 2021 7:06 am
The EU's resistance in accepting India-made vaccines for its 'vaccination passport' has also prompted New Delhi to come up with a policy.
June 22, 2021 6:31 pm
According to Dr Rajeev Boudhankar, internal medicine (MD) and CEO-Bhatia Hospital, "in India, given the present status of the pace of vaccination and availability of vaccines, it is still a long way to develop herd immunity"
May 29, 2021 3:43 pm
The World Health Organisation's ‘commit to quit tobacco’ campaign has made resources from its quitting toolkit freely available to more than a billion tobacco users, less than 5 months into the year-long campaign.
May 19, 2021 7:50 am
With working long hours now known to be responsible for about one-third of the total estimated work-related burden of disease, it is established as the risk factor with the largest occupational disease burden.
May 18, 2021 10:42 am
B.1.617 was first designated as a VUI on April 1 by the UK health authorities who requested India to send samples of the B.1.617 strain to carry out wider studies on it and determine how effective existing vaccines are against it.
May 11, 2021 2:00 pm
In March, too, the WHO had recommended that the drug ivermectin only be used within clinical trials.
April 02, 2021 11:25 am
WHO said new COVID-19 infections are increasing in every age group except those over 80, in a sign that vaccination efforts are having an impact in slowing outbreaks.