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Clotting from Covid shots is rare but “Potentially Devastating”: Study

Researchers say they’re making progress in understanding a clotting disorder linked to Covid-19 vaccines that they describe as very rare but potentially “devastating.” The blood-clotting syndrome affected about 1 in 50,000 people under the age of 50 who received the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford, according to a study published in the New England Journal ...

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Russia’s Sputnik V shot around 83% effective against Delta variant

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 is around 83% effective against the Delta variant of coronavirus, lower than previously thought, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Wednesday. Authorities blamed a surge in coronavirus cases in June and July on the more contagious Delta variant and the population’s reluctance to get vaccinated despite shots being widely available, reports Reuters. The vaccine’s ...

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Artificial Intelligence may diagnose dementia in a day

Scientists are testing an artificial-intelligence system thought to be capable of diagnosing dementia after a single brain scan. It may also be able to predict whether the condition will remain stable for many years, slowly deteriorate or need immediate treatment. Currently, it can take several scans and tests to diagnose dementia. The researchers involved say earlier diagnoses with their system ...

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Pregnant, lactating women to get Covid jab: DGHS

The government has included pregnant and lactating women in the nationwide Covid-19 inoculation programme amid a worrying rise in Covid-19 hospital admissions across the country. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) issued a notice regarding this Sunday. Although the pregnant women are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccination, they must follow some instructions before getting jabbed, according to the DGHS. ...

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Moderna says vaccine 93% effective but seeks 3rd-shot in fall

Moderna Inc said its Covid-19 vaccine remained 93% effective through six months after the second shot but pointed to the likelihood of the need for a third-dose booster in the fall. The company attributed the need for a booster shot to what it calls “increased force of infection” resulting from the highly contagious Delta variant that is expected to push ...

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J&J’s single-dose Covid vaccine gets approval for emergency use in India

Johnson & Johnson’s single dose coronavirus vaccine on Saturday was granted Emergency Use Authorisation, making it the fourth vaccine to be approved by the Indian government. “India expands its vaccine basket! Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is given approval for Emergency Use in India. Now India has 5 EUA vaccines,” Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted. A recent trial ...

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Bangladesh orders for 75m doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said the government ordered 75 million doses of Chinese Sinopharm Covid vaccine to purchase while already made the payment of 15 million doses out of it. “We ordered 75 million doses Sinopharm … and we have already sent money for 15 million doses out of these,” he told media at State Guest House ...

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98pc have delta variant: BSMMU

Ninety-eight percent people have contracted delta variant in the country while the remaining two percent are the South African variant (B.1.351) and the Nigerian variant (B.1.525). In a press release, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Md Sharfuddin Ahmed disclosed the information on Thursday. The variant, also known as B.1.617.2, has spread fast, causing havoc on the country’s ...

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Barbie debuts doll in likeness of British Covid-19 vaccine developer

British coronavirus vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert has many science accolades to her credit but now shares an honor with Beyoncé, Marilyn Monroe and Eleanor Roosevelt: a Barbie doll in her likeness. Gilbert, a 59-year-old professor at Oxford University and co-developer of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, is one of six women in the Covid-19 fight who have new Barbies modeled after them. ...

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