The Oxford Covid-19 voaccine, which was developed in association with the Swedish-British firm AstraZeneca, has already successfully undergone preliminary phase 1/2 human safety 1 and immunogenicity trials, the results of which were published in the Lancet as well.
While several parents and student have complaints regarding the excessive use of screen time for educational purposes now— the masses struggle to overcome the digital divide and ensure that their children have access to smartphones and screen time, so that they can pursue their education per usual.
The scientist stressed that N-95 masks are the most suitable for medical practitioners or any other essential service provider who is likely to be in crowded spaces or in the vicinity of potential COVID-19 patients.
The paper states that though the medical implications of the pandemic have been continuously discussed, the cultural and social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the lives of common people has been equally devastating.
The doubling rate of cases, which is calculated by using the average growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the city in the past seven days, is only a rough parameter by which one can project the growth of the pandemic in the future.
Although, a cheaper alternative to RT PCR tests, experts state that antibody testing is useless to common citizens if they wish to know whether they have the disease, adding that it is only useful for serological surveys.
A source from the hospital’s virology department states that the value of this study is in finding out whether a larger mass of patient can be efficiently screened for the disease, once OPDs open at hospitals.
Keeping in mind the impact on students’ physical and mental health due to increasingly long hours of screen time, the MHRD released new guidelines mandating that only two virtual classes of 30 to 45 minutes each be held for students up till class eighth, and four classes of maximum one-hour length for students between class 9 to 12.
In a list ranking all Indian states and union territories from the least vulnerable to the pandemic to the most, a study published in The Lancet ranks Chandigarh in fourth position, after the states of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
I remember when I was a child, I was told that my life is ruined, but my father had faith in me and said that I have light inside of me. So, I was able to push myself and become who I am today”— Harleen Kaur.
According to the article, induction therapy for acute leukemia, and chemo therapy for other acute cancerous diseases, such as lymphomas and myelomas, should be treated as high priority diseases which require immediate intervention.