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Pfizer COVID-19 shot shines in 'real world' test, prevents severe disease across age groups
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Pfizer COVID-19 shot shines in 'real world' test, prevents severe disease across age groups

The vaccine was found 92 percent effective at preventing severe disease after two shots and 62 percent after one.

India reports 16,738 COVID-19 infections in past 24 hours; highest since 29 January
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India reports 16,738 COVID-19 infections in past 24 hours; highest since 29 January

The COVID-19 toll increased to 1,56,705 on Thursday with 138 daily new fatalities. The daily deaths crossed 130 after a gap of 26 days

West Bengal makes negative COVID-19 report must for arrivals from Maharashtra, 3 other states
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West Bengal makes negative COVID-19 report must for arrivals from Maharashtra, 3 other states

Passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana should undergo RT-PCR tests within 72 hours of the flight's departure

Doctors attempt to combat agony of post-COVID-19 loss of smell with 'olfactory rehab'
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Doctors attempt to combat agony of post-COVID-19 loss of smell with 'olfactory rehab'

Researchers are also exploring whether olfactory complaints are linked to COVID-related cognitive difficulties, including problems with concentrating.

Pfizer, Oxford COVID-19 vaccines reduces severity of the disease in elderly: pre-print study
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Pfizer, Oxford COVID-19 vaccines reduces severity of the disease in elderly: pre-print study

Symptomatic COVID-19 infections in those 70+ years of age also decreased, three weeks after a single shot of either vaccine was given.

Mumbai records two new COVID-19 fatalities, lowest in 10 months; toll rises to 11,476
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Mumbai records two new COVID-19 fatalities, lowest in 10 months; toll rises to 11,476

The total number of recoveries surged to 3,05,639 with 903 new discharges on Tuesday. The recovery rate of the Mumbai district is 93 percent

Coronavirus news updates: CoWin glitches cause crowding in Mumbai, delays in Goa; Rajnath, RS Prasad, Vardhan get shots
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Coronavirus news updates: CoWin glitches cause crowding in Mumbai, delays in Goa; Rajnath, RS Prasad, Vardhan get shots

RS Sharma, chairman of the Empowered Group (EG) on COVID-19 Vaccine Administration, said there were no glitches in the system and that citizens can register for their vaccine by using the Co-WIN 2.0 web portal or Aarogya Setu app

Coronavirus Updates: Don’t create buffer stock of COVID-19 vaccines, Centre tells states and UTs
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Coronavirus Updates: Don’t create buffer stock of COVID-19 vaccines, Centre tells states and UTs

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Centre has urged the states and UTs to ensure adequate allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to all hospitals, government as well as private, for the entire duration for which vaccination sessions have been planned

COVID-19 pandemic is proving costly for cancer care, other treatable illnesses
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COVID-19 pandemic is proving costly for cancer care, other treatable illnesses

Even if the wait has minimal effects on survival or long-term health, the psychological trauma of living in limbo is worth considering.

Coronavirus variant in Brazil infected many who had already recovered from COVID-19
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Coronavirus variant in Brazil infected many who had already recovered from COVID-19

Research on the Brazil variant had been slow since its discovery in December, leaving scientists unsure of just how worrisome it is.

Asian, African nations urge vaccine makers to share blueprints, COVID-19 vaccine know-how
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Asian, African nations urge vaccine makers to share blueprints, COVID-19 vaccine know-how

Companies traditionally pour huge amounts of money and research into drugs and vaccines, for the right to profit from them.

'Premature, unrealistic' to think COVID-19 pandemic will end this year: WHO
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'Premature, unrealistic' to think COVID-19 pandemic will end this year: WHO

Hospitalisations and deaths can be significantly reduced if the vaccine rollout is successful , said Michael Ryan, director of WHO's emergencies program

Coronavirus News Updates: Glitches, OTP delays reported on Day 1 of vaccine rollout; President Kovind, PM, Amit Shah take first dose of Covaxin
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Coronavirus News Updates: Glitches, OTP delays reported on Day 1 of vaccine rollout; President Kovind, PM, Amit Shah take first dose of Covaxin

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India launched phase 3 of its Covid-19 vaccination drive on Monday benefiting everyone above the age of 60 and those within the age bracket of 45-59 with comorbidities to get vaccinated

CoWIN registration for COVID-19 vaccine: Eligibility and how to register; all you need to know as Phase 2 drive kicks off
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CoWIN registration for COVID-19 vaccine: Eligibility and how to register; all you need to know as Phase 2 drive kicks off

The Government of India is letting users add as many as three individuals using a single mobile number. Users can go to the ‘Account Details’ section click the ‘Add more’ tab

Everyone in Bihar will get free COVID-19 vaccine, even at private hospitals, says Nitish Kumar after receiving first dose
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Everyone in Bihar will get free COVID-19 vaccine, even at private hospitals, says Nitish Kumar after receiving first dose

Access to free COVID-19 vaccine was one of the poll promises made by the ruling NDA during the state Assembly election last year

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine differs considerably from Pfizer’s, Moderna’s
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Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine differs considerably from Pfizer’s, Moderna’s

JnJ's vaccine appears to be less prone than Pfizer-BioNTech's and Moderna's, to trigger the kinds of side effects that require monitoring.

South Africa moves into 'level 1' alert after dramatic drop in COVID-19 case numbers
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South Africa moves into 'level 1' alert after dramatic drop in COVID-19 case numbers

The remaining restrictions are meant to maintain low levels of infections and prevent super-spreading events, he said.

Johnson & Johnson's upcoming COVID-19 vaccine trials to include infants
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Johnson & Johnson's upcoming COVID-19 vaccine trials to include infants

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna plan to gradually test their vaccines in younger and younger age groups.

Rare Diseases Day 2021: 'Orphans' of the health system, DMD patients are denied access to diagnosis, timely treatment
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Rare Diseases Day 2021: 'Orphans' of the health system, DMD patients are denied access to diagnosis, timely treatment

Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases that damage and weaken your muscles over time.

India records 16,752 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours; biggest single-day jump in 30 days
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India records 16,752 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours; biggest single-day jump in 30 days

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,75,169, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.10 percent