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India to procure 37.5 crore more doses of Covishield

The Indian Centre government has placed an order to procure 66 crore more doses of Covishield and Covaxin to be supplied between August and December this year, at a revised price of Rs 205 and Rs 215 per dose, respectively, excluding taxes, official sources said. They said 37.5 crore of Covishield doses from the Serum Institute of India and 28.5 ...

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US to send 3m more Moderna vaccine to Bangladesh as gift

The United States (US) is going to send three million more doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh as gift under the COVAX facility. US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller made the announcement in a tweet on Saturday. “Pleased to announce another gift of 3 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine coming to Bangladesh from the American people via ...

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Medics fear surge in winter viruses alongside Covid

A surge in flu and other respiratory viruses could put pressure on people’s health and the NHS this winter, warns a report by leading medics. They say testing for flu, Covid and a respiratory virus common in children and the elderly – called RSV – may help doctors treat cases more quickly. The Academy of Medical Sciences report calls for ...

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WHO urges China to co-operate more in Covid probe

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged China to be more co-operative with the WHO’s second phase of the investigation into the origins of Covid-19. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for more access and transparency. The first phase of the WHO’s investigation ended in February. It concluded that it was highly unlikely that the virus came from ...

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J&J recalls sunscreens after carcinogen found in some sprays

Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it is voluntarily recalling all lots of five Neutrogena and Aveeno brand aerosol sunscreen products from the market after detecting a cancer-causing chemical in some samples. After internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some samples, J&J said it has decided to recall these products from the market. Benzene is classified as a ...

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WHO: World in early stages of COVID-19 3rd wave

The world is currently in the early stages of a third wave, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday. “We are now in the early stages of a third wave,” he said in his opening remarks at the 8th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on COVID-19, reports AFP. The WHO head said that in the ...

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COVID booster shots may bring more serious side effects: CDC

U.S. health officials has said the U.S. is reviewing the need for a third COVID-19 booster shot among those who have already been vaccinated but needs to see more data to know if additional shots could raise people’s risk of serious side effects. During a media briefing on Wednesday, Jay Butler, the deputy director at the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

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WHO: Nearly 3mln COVID cases recorded worldwide this past week

Nearly 3 mln COVID-19 cases and more than 55,000 deaths were registered this past week worldwide by experts of the World Health Organization (WHO). The incidence rate rose by 10% compared with the previous seven days, and the mortality rate increased by 3%, the WHO headquarters in Geneva reported on Wednesday, reports AFP. The overall number of new COVID-19 cases ...

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Bangladeshi students studying abroad asked to get registered for vaccination

Bangladeshi students, who will go abroad for study purposes, have been asked to get registered for vaccination. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will receive application for COVID-19 vaccination till July 27 beginning from Tuesday (July 13). Some of the students, studying abroad, are currently in the country while some students will go abroad for study purposes. They are eligible for ...

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Australian scientists develop painless blood sugar test for diabetics

Australian scientists say they developed the “holy grail” of blood glucose testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels through saliva. For diabetics, checking their blood sugar level usually means pricking their fingers with a lancet several times a day and then putting a drop of blood on a test strip. Understandably, some diabetics avoid the painful process ...

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