Israel has announced it will begin human trails of its COVID-19 vaccine, named 'Brilife', by the end of the October. Reportedly, the vaccine was developed in August, and now will go through the regulatory processes. It is being developed by the Israel Institute of Biological Research (IIRB). However, it has not been communicated that by when the trials will be concluded or when the… read-more
According to a government committee, 50% of the Indian population could get infected with COVID-19 by February 2021. The committee further asserted that about 30% of the population is already infected. Explaining the method of analysis, a member of the committee said the model explicitly takes into account unreported cases. Moreover, experts opined that this could increase further if people fail to follow COVID-19 norms sincerely.
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has initiated a campaign 'Corona Warrior To Corona Winner' to spread awareness about COVID-19 and boost the morale of recovered patients. The initiative will hold various sporting events for the virus survivors which will be conducted by the state's sports department. “These sports events, organized for coronavirus winners will definitely… read-more
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Anika Chebrolu, a 14-year-old Indian-American from Texas has used in-silico methodology to discover a molecule that can bind to the spike protein of coronavirus. Experts opine that this could lead to a potential treatment for COVID-19. However, her project was initially not focused on COVID-19 cure and her primary aim was to identify a compound that can bind to Influenza virus. Anika has won the 2020 3M Young scientist challenge for this … read-more
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Speaking about the developments on COVID vaccines, Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan said the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech may soon start late stage trials of an intranasal vaccine for COVID-19. However, he said the pharmaceutical companies are yet to receive regulatory approval and added that the late stage trials usually include over 30,000 participants. According to WHO, none of the intranasal vaccines for COVID-19 have… read-more
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According to health experts, intake of banana can reduce the severity of diarrhea as it holds high potassium level that smoothens the digestion process. They added bananas are also good source of energy, sugar, and sodium, which are helpful during loose motions. They suggested that the people concerned can take bananas with curd or salt. Moreover, depending on the frequency of loose motions, one can consume it twice or thrice.
In an exceptional instance, Nortosce town of Italy has just two residents and still they are following strict COVID-19 protocols. Giovanni Carilli (82) and Giampiero Nobili (74), making up the town’s population with no neighbours, not only wear masks, but also they hardly leave the town. While Carilli, afraid of the COVID-19 virus, said there is nobody to look after him if he gets sick, Nobilli advocated to follow the rules.
A government-appointed expert panel stated that if no lockdown had been imposed in India, the country would have reported 1.40 crore COVID-19 cases by June. It mentioned that timely actions avoided an "overload" to our unprepared healthcare system. The report asserted that if all protocols are followed, the spread of disease can be controlled by February 2021. It also opined that the impact of migrants in increasing cases was minute.
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For the recent spurt in COVID-19 cases in Kerala, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on October 18 blamed the state government for showing laxity during the Onam celebrations. Citing this, the minister asked other states to take lessons from Kerala and take care ahead of the festive season. Reportedly, Kerala's Health Minister K K Shailaja had said that carelessness against COVID-19 was observed on the public's part during Onam.
An eye specialist Dr. Saurabh Chaudhary has said that one must take a '20-second break', after every 20 minutes of working in front of the screen. He further added that one must be cautious about the body posture, quality of the screen, and lighting of the room. Redness, irritation, and difficulty in focusing, are some symptoms of "Computer vision Syndrome", which can be caused by using computers for long hours.