Social Vaccine Before Covid Vaccine

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The global tally of COVID-19 cases is reaching closer to the 37 million mark and the novel coronavirus has already resulted in more than 1 million fatalities. While there are talks of the earliest doses of vaccine to be made available for common masses by the end of this year, the mere launch of a vaccine isn’t enough in itself as the process of vaccinating people across the globe is ought to take a lot of time. India remains the second worst-hit nation from the pandemic, after the US. With…

Covid vaccine could be ready in next few weeks : PM Modi

Chairing an all party meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India will not have to wait for long for the Covid-19 vaccine and that the Indian manufacturers would be able to create the much-awaited Covid-19 vaccines. He said that the vaccine will first be administered to the healthcare workers and frontline workers along with old and people with health conditions. Both Pfizer and Moderna candidates are much higher priced than India’s potential immunisation candidates. He also indicated that his government is likely to wait for a vaccine that is made…

UK becomes the first country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

UK became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use and that it will be available early next week. The British regulator Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) declared that the vaccine offers up to 95 percent protection and is safe to be used for immunisation against COVID-19 coronavirus. The Government also has accepted the recommendation from the independent MHRA to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for use. The vaccine will be made available for use across the UK from next week. Pharmaceutical giant…

Coronavirus (covid-19) Frequently Asked Questions

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Ever since the pharma giants declared the testing of their vaccines, there are several questions about the safety and availability of the coronavirus vaccine on everyone’s mind. US pharma majors Pfizer and Moderna have claimed more around 95 percent effectiveness against the coronavirus, the UK’s Oxford University has claimed its vaccine provides up to 90 percent protection against the Covid-19. Russia’s Sputnik V has also claimed over 91 per cent efficacy against the virus. Dr. Amitesh Anand scientist, University Of California, answered some frequently asked and important questions about the…

Delhi sees a spike in Covid-19 Cases as Temperature Drops and pollution rises

Delhi has seen an alarming spike in covid-19 cases in the recent weeks, recording new cases, more than any other state. The capital has confirmed just over 450,000 cases so far, some 42,000 of which are active. It comes as large drape as northern India confront a winter season and dangerously high levels of air pollution – both the factors that could significantly worsen the efforts to control the virus. “The rising numbers also coincide with a busy festive season, with people celebrating – Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussera,…

How Can Air Pollution During Winters Affect Your Health?

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Exposure to high levels of air pollution can have many adverse effects on health. It increases the risk of respiratory infections, heart disease, allergies and lung cancer.  Both short and long term exposure to air pollutants have known to impact health. More severe effects on people who are already ill.  Children, elderly and poor people are more vulnerable. During winter, cold air is denser which means that cold air traps the pollution. Air in winter is more polluted and the pollutants remains in place for much longer and therefore is breathed in…

BioNTech and Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine : Results More Than 90 percent

Effective Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, announced preliminary results suggesting the vaccine to be more than 90 percent effective. In July, both the companies initiated a late-stage clinical trial on a coronavirus vaccine. Half of the people got the vaccine, while the other half got a placebo of salt water. The companies then waited for people to get sick to determine if the vaccine offered any protection. 94 participants out of nearly 44,000 have gotten sick with Covid-19. An independent board of experts looked at how many…

Rise in air Pollution Can Also Result in Higher Covid-19 Cases

Expressing concern over the pollution level in the northern parts of the country, specifically the national capital Delhi, the government is working towards diminishing of Air Pollution by working at the source level, be it industries or thermal power stations, vehicular pollution, construction or stubble burning, which are the major contributors of pollution. The government will continue to strive hard to bring an end to the issue of Air pollution and encourages all possible technological interventions in this regard. Delhi’s air quality dropped to its worst level since December 2019…

Infectious Diseases: It Is Important For All Of Us To Understand, What Actually We Mean With These Terms.

As we all know the current ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, has created a lot of awareness regarding infectious diseases, it is important for all of us to understand, what actually we mean with these terms. What are Infectious diseases ? Infectious Diseases are communicable diseases affecting humans and can be transmitted to other human by different mechanism. These diseases are caused by living microorganisms, like bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. When these living microorganisms called pathogen enters the human body it causes the disease and activate our immune system. The…

Helpful Ways to Strengthen Your Immunity Against Diseases : Minimising the Risk of Infection

Ever since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, everyone has been on high alert. People have become cautious about their immunity and are sipping on every potion that claims to give their systems a boost. The idea of boosting immunity is alluring but the capability to achieve it is hard due to several reasons. Several things contribute to the health of thr body including – diet, exercise, age, psychological stress, underlying diseases etc. Immunity in itself is a system that depends greatly on lifestyle choices and needs balance and harmony…