According to AIIMS Chief, Dr. Randeep Guleria, vaccination for children in India is likely to start by September 2021. “Hopefully, by September, we should start vaccinating children, and that will be a big boost as far as breaking the chain of transmission is concerned," said Dr. Guleria. Reportedly, Zydus has completed its trials and is waiting for their emergency authorisation. Besides, 67% of India’s population has developed antibodies.… read-more
A study conducted by The Lancet had shown that more than 1.19 lakh children in India have lost either their parent or custodial grandparent during Covid-19 after Mexico and Brazil. Globally, 15 lakh children had lost either one of their parents or grandparent, with 1.86 lakh children in India. Reportedly, there were five times more children who have lost their father over mother. 90,751 children have lost their fathers.
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Following a complaint, the UP police have booked a Bareilly’s dairy owner and his associates who have allegedly tortured five children, accusing them of stealing his mobile phone of Rs 30,000 on July 14. Reportedly, the owner purportedly picked the children from their homes, beat them, and gave electric shocks with a live wire. Post the rescue, the children were sent to the district hospital.
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To limit the gaming hours for children in China, Tencent Games, an investing company, has decided to restrict children play games between 10 pm to 8 am under its banner. As per the rule, the company will decide the age barrier via using a face recognition system while logging in. Reportedly, late-night gaming is restricted for children below the age of 18.
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China's CoronaVac has been classified as 'safe' for children aged 3-7 Years of age, according to a study published in a recent edition of the journal 'Lancet Infectious Diseases.' Reportedly, the seroconversion rates of neutralizing antibodies in children with two doses of vaccine 1.5mg & 3mg, were over 96 percent. However, the patients will be observed for further study in terms of immunogenicity and safety.
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In its order on June 23, the Delhi High court has directed a divorced father to provide alimony despite his son turns 18-year. The cost of living is rising and hence the mother is not single-handedly liable to bear the cost of her children, said the court. However, the man will have to pay Rs. 15,000 per month till his son doesn't complete graduation or starts earning, whichever is earlier.
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The Centre on June 10 issued new guidelines for managing COVID-19 in children. Under the new guidelines, the doctors have been warned against the use of Remdesivir injections in children. They must also avoid steroids and antimicrobials for children's treatment, read the guidelines. Besides, the doctors have also been advised to use HRCT Scan imaging rationally among kids. As for asymptomatic and mild infections, paracetamol tablets have been… read-more
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As the COVID-19 cases in West Bengal continue to fall, cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) has caused a major worry among doctors in Kolkata. With many turning out to be severe, doctors now fear MIS-C cases might continue to rise sharply in the coming weeks. Reportedly, the condition reported 2-6 weeks after COVID recovery is said to be caused by delayed immune response to COVID-19.
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AIIMS-Delhi director Dr Randeep Guleria has dismissed those reports, which claimed that the third COVID-19 wave would affect children more adversely. In a press conference on June 8, Guleria stated, "There is no data - either from India or globally - to show that children will be seriously infected." Terming the claims as misinformation, Guleria stated 60%-70% of the children affected in the second COVID-19 wave had low immunity.
Punjab’s Bathinda and Ludhiana has reported numerous cases of post-COVID multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). While the exact reason is yet to be ascertained, experts claimed it could be due to the excessive immune response to COVID-19. Warning the parents over the speed of MIS-C, doctors suggested to be watchful of the symptoms that might occur two to six weeks after COVID recovery. Reportedly, timely treatment lowers the… read-more
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