COVAXIN: A Significant Landmark in India’s Scientific Discovery

Bharat Biotech’s ‘COVAXIN’ Emergency Use Authorization approval by DCGI-CDSCO, is a significant landmark in India’s Scientific Discovery, and Scientists Capability.  It is indeed a proud moment for the nation and a great milestone in India’s scientific capability, a beginning to the innovation ecosystem in India. The development of COVAXIN was a public private partnership between ICMR, NIV and Bharat Biotech. COVAXIN is India’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech which is developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Virology (NIV). This indigenous,…

Covishield And Covaxin Became First Coronavirus Vaccines To Be Approved For Emergency Use In India

Covishield became first coronavirus vaccine to be approved for emergency use in India. Covishield, the vaccine candidate from Serum Institute of India (SII), was approved by a Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). Covishield has been developed in partnership with the University of Oxford British drug maker AstraZeneca. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the vaccine has been approved for emergency use in India. The Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine was approved for use in the UK o December 30. Meanwhile, India is all set for…

What You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

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DR. PARINITA KAUR, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Aakash Healthcare Super Specialty Hospitals, talked to Health Info and News about the new variation in the virus that has been found in the UK. She also talks about if the mutant is more dangerous or causes severe illness than the previous one. Read on to find out. “ Whether it is more severe, more dangerous than the other ones, how infectious or transmissible it is and lastly if the vaccine will be of any effect on it or not. The mutant virus was…

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 approved for use in UK

AstraZeneca said the authorisation was for a two dose regime, and that the vaccine had been approved for use for emergency supply. Britain became the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. This is no less than a solid victory as Britain and South Africa, battle with a new variant of the virus which is more contagious. Researchers and developers have said they are studying the impact of the new variant but expectations are that the vaccine will be effective against…

What is the New Coronavirus Variant found in South Africa ?

A new coronavirus variant that was detected in the UK has a mutation occurring at a site common with the South African strain, known as 501.V2, but they are “two completely independent lineages. Coronavirus infections in South Africa have surged since most restrictions were eased several months ago, and a second wave is now following. After UK, South Africa has identified a new variant of the novel coronavirus which is responsible for a surge in coronavirus infections. Several countries, including Britain banned flights from South Africa. The 501.V2, was discovered…

Pregnancy During Covid-19

The sudden advent of coronavirus pandemic has left everyone scared. Out of all, the most scared were the pregnant women who feared for the safety of the unborn babies and if the world will still be safe enough for them to be born. With winters fast approaching and flu-like symptoms being a common accompaniment, the fear has risen amongst the pregnant women. Additionally, pregnant women with COVID-19 might be at increased risk for other adverse results, such as preterm birth. Several advisories have been issued by the government from time…

New strain of coronavirus in UK does not appear to be deadlier

Several countries, including India have announced restrictions on UK travel and suspended flights amid growing concerns of a new, more contagious variant of coronavirus spreading at a much faster pace in parts of the UK. It is thought the variant either emerged in a patient in England or has been imported from a country with a lower ability to monitor coronavirus mutations. Joe Biden’s pick for Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy has said there is no evidence that suggests that a new and more contagious coronavirus variant reported in the UK…

Winter is coming and so is cough and cold

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Change in seasons and smog brings with it a set of illnesses, chronic cough, winter cough, allergies, respiratory problems, common cold and now coronavirus. The ‘common cold’ can be described as the infection of upper respiratory tract caused by different types of viruses. It is transmitted by virus-infected airborne droplets (by direct or indirect contact). “ To start off, all these viruses and flu induce the same kind of response in the host’s body. Symptoms like, cold, cough, sneezing, fever, headache, runny nose, sore throat are common and it makes…

India among the highest Covid-19 recovery rate in the world:

India’s Covid-19 recovery rate crosses 95%, which is among highest in the world. The cases have fallen below 3.4 lakh, and at 95 per cent, India’s recovery rate is higher than the global recovery rate of 70.27 per cent. Countries like the United States, Brazil, Russia and Italy are reporting lesser recovery rates. Union minister for health and family welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the country has “sustained a very high Recovery Rate along with rapidly declining Active Cases & low mortality rate.” “India reported 24,021 new Covid-19 cases…

Covid-19’s Complexity Is Turning Ugly, Now Deadly Fungal Infection Comes in Picture

Written by Ashwarya Singh Covid-19 complexity is turning a nightmare for patients, as new deadly fungal infection is emerging in patients infected by Corona Virus. Gangaram Hospital in Delhi has witnessed over 12 such cases. Deadly fungal infection now found in Covid patients is called as Black Fungus or Mucormycosis. This fungal infection is treatable in nature but with symptoms to be identified in the right time and treatment given as quickly as possible. Doctors in Delhi Hospital had seen alarming health deterioration in patients infected by Mucormycosis. The Covid…