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Coronavirus vaccine India: Covaxin to be available by early 2021, says AIIMS doctor

Even as Oxford University’s vaccine candidate, AZD1222, one of the most promising ones in the race hit a pause after safety concerns, Indian authorities raised hopes that all is not lost. India’s homegrown vaccine candidate, Covaxin, which is currently in its second phase of testing will most probably be cleared for public use in the early months of 2021, according ...

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Public transport exposing people to coronavirus risk

Public transports are routinely flouting the government’s health guidelines, putting passengers at risk of contracting coronavirus. Many local buses operating in the capital are seen carrying passengers more than their capacity and hardly any of them has sanitising equipment despite government instruction. On May 31, the government reset the fares of long-haul buses and minibuses, hiking those by 60 percent ...

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Germany provides support for IOM COVID-19 response in Bangladesh

With support from the German Federal Foreign Office, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) provided EUR 2,000,000 (Tk 20.91 crore) to expand the provision of essential health services to Rohingyas and vulnerable members of the host community. It also extended support to build capacity at entry points in Cox’s Bazar to identify, screen, and refer ill travelers, said a press ...

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Plasma therapy ineffective in reducing Covid-19 death: Research

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said Convalescent Plasma (CP) therapy did not help in reducing death due to COVID-19. “CP was not associated with reduction in mortality or progression to severe COVID-19,” said the study, published in Medrxiv, a pre-print server for health sciences, reports Xinhua. The study has not been peer-reviewed yet. The top medical research body has ...

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Coronavirus vaccine India: Covaxin to be available by early 2021, says AIIMS doctor

Even as Oxford University’s vaccine candidate, AZD1222, one of the most promising ones in the race hit a pause after safety concerns, Indian authorities raised hopes that all is not lost. India’s homegrown vaccine candidate, Covaxin, which is currently in its second phase of testing will most probably be cleared for public use in the early months of 2021, according ...

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Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused

Final clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, have been put on hold after a participant had an adverse reaction in the UK. AstraZeneca described it as a “routine” pause in the case of “an unexplained illness”. The outcome of vaccine trials is being closely watched around the world, BBC reported. The AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine ...

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KIDS IN CRISIS OVER COVID

See, Hear, Respond set up to support those who have become vulnerable throughout the coronavirus pandemic More than a million parents1 believe their child could benefit from professional help in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a new survey by Barnardo’ s . The poll of more than 1,000 British parents conducted by YouGov2 for the leading children’s ...

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1st batch of Russian vaccine produced for civilian circulation

In some good news for millions living in hope for a Covid-19 vaccine shot, the Russian Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine has been produced for civilian circulation. The supplies of the medication to the Russian regions are expected soon, the Health Ministry told reporters, reports Tass news agency. “The first batch of ...

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World must be better prepared for next pandemic: WHO chief

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday called on countries to invest in public health and said the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic. “This will not be the last pandemic,” he warned. At a news conference in Geneva, he said history teaches us that outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life. “But ...

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Cheap steroids save lives from severe Covid

Cheap steroids can save the lives of patients who are critically ill with Covid-19, studies show. The findings confirm the results of an earlier trial, which has already led to steroids being used widely for Covid patients in intensive care. The new results, published in JAMA, show eight lives would be saved for every 100 patients treated. The researchers said ...

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