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Coronavirus News Updates: Bharat Biotech says Bhopal volunteer who died 10 days after trial jab was 'healthy' in follow-ups
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Coronavirus News Updates: Bharat Biotech says Bhopal volunteer who died 10 days after trial jab was 'healthy' in follow-ups

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: A 42-year-old volunteer from Bhopal died nearly ten days after he participated in the clinical trial for Covaxin; poisoning is suspected but officials said that the exact cause of the death will be known after viscera test

One crore frontline healthcare workers identified to receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
India

One crore frontline healthcare workers identified to receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Centre, with the help of state and UT governments, has started the process of identifying a total of around 30 crore priority beneficiaries

Cleaners, healthcare workers in departments other than ICU are more likely to get infected with COVID-19
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Cleaners, healthcare workers in departments other than ICU are more likely to get infected with COVID-19

Health workers were more than three times more likely to test positive for the virus than the general population, with the rate rising to five times for ethnic minority medical staff.

What is the most ethical way to distribute COVID-19 vaccine among nations, once an effective one is available?
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What is the most ethical way to distribute COVID-19 vaccine among nations, once an effective one is available?

An international group of ethicists on Thursday criticized the WHO's goal of distributing vaccines to treat 20 percent of each country's population.

Amid a pandemic, HIV-positive patients confront reduced access to life-saving drugs, fears of social ostracisation in India
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Amid a pandemic, HIV-positive patients confront reduced access to life-saving drugs, fears of social ostracisation in India

Four HIV+ individuals and a couple of NGO workers recount their experience of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic at a time when access to healthcare, despite becoming as indispensable as ever, is strained – and in some cases elusive.

Fear of being ostracised push COVID-19 infected people to rely on peer advice, borrowed prescription
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Fear of being ostracised push COVID-19 infected people to rely on peer advice, borrowed prescription

Doctors insist that there is no drug for COVID cure as yet, and individuals were being treated on a case-to-case basis.

As lockdown lifts, wearing a face mask could be your only defence against COVID-19: How to pick the right one
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As lockdown lifts, wearing a face mask could be your only defence against COVID-19: How to pick the right one

WHO keeps reminding the public that mask needs to be worn correctly and kept clean to ensure that they are effective in stopping the virus.

Mathematical models use to predict severity of the COVID-19 in India carried elements of bias, assumptions: IJMR
India

Mathematical models use to predict severity of the COVID-19 in India carried elements of bias, assumptions: IJMR

Estimates of modelling studies are "only as good as" the validity of the epidemiological or statistical model used and accuracy of assumptions made for modelling.

COVID-19 may infect the respiratory centre of the brains, nervous system says CSIR researchers
India

COVID-19 may infect the respiratory centre of the brains, nervous system says CSIR researchers

The new research paper implied that coronavirus could enter the human brain through the nose and reach the olfactory bulb of the brain.

Flushing the toilet can fling a cloud of Coronavirus aerosols up to 91 centimetres into the air, infecting another user
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Flushing the toilet can fling a cloud of Coronavirus aerosols up to 91 centimetres into the air, infecting another user

Growing evidence shows that coronavirus can be passed not only through respiratory droplets but also through virus-laden faeces.

Japanese researchers find presence of COVID-19 in sewage plants, proves to be an early warning signal for transmission
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Japanese researchers find presence of COVID-19 in sewage plants, proves to be an early warning signal for transmission

Public health experts say such sampling of sewage could be used to estimate the number of infected people in a region without testing every individual.

German biotech company CureVac to launch human trials for an experimental Coronavirus vaccine
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German biotech company CureVac to launch human trials for an experimental Coronavirus vaccine

The WHO lists 11 experimental coronavirus vaccines is currently being tested on humans, according to a table posted on its website.

FDA rescinds approval for use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients, says risks outweighs the benefits
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FDA rescinds approval for use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients, says risks outweighs the benefits

In a separate announcement, the FDA has warned doctors against prescribing the HCQ in combination with remdesivir, the other drug shown to help COVID-19 patients.

Health ministry recommends tocilizumab, HCQ, plasma therapy for patients in the moderate stage of COVID-19
India

Health ministry recommends tocilizumab, HCQ, plasma therapy for patients in the moderate stage of COVID-19

HCQ has demonstrated in-vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2 and shown to be clinically beneficial in several small single-centre studies with significant limitations.

ICMR denies claims that it published a study saying India's coronavirus cases could peak by mid-November
India

ICMR denies claims that it published a study saying India's coronavirus cases could peak by mid-November

The news reports attributing this study to ICMR are misleading. This refers to a non peer reviewed modelling, not carried out by ICMR and does not reflect the official position of ICMR, said the agency

Certain underlying conditions in patients could indicate when a person is more severely affected with COVID-19
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Certain underlying conditions in patients could indicate when a person is more severely affected with COVID-19

South Korean doctors wrote that diabetes, high body temperature, low oxygen saturation and pre-existing cardiac injury were the prognostic factors for severe COVID-19.

PPE's are effective in preventing Coronavirus infection in healthcare workers that are working in hospitals
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PPE's are effective in preventing Coronavirus infection in healthcare workers that are working in hospitals

Healthcare professionals working away from home had limited social interactions after work, which probably contributed to the absence of infection.

WHO takes back statement saying asymptomatic patients spreading COVID-19 is rare, says they can cause 40 percent of transmissions
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WHO takes back statement saying asymptomatic patients spreading COVID-19 is rare, says they can cause 40 percent of transmissions

Maria van Kerkhove said, “Some estimates of around 40 percent of transmission may be due to asymptomatic (cases), but those are from models."

Gilead's Remdesivir prevented lung disease in macaque monkeys infected with coronavirus: Study
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Gilead's Remdesivir prevented lung disease in macaque monkeys infected with coronavirus: Study

The antiviral drug, Remdesivir is the first drug shown to be effective against COVID-19 in human trials.

Ridiculous: Beijing dismisses Harvard study that suggests COVID-19 was already spreading in China, in August
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Ridiculous: Beijing dismisses Harvard study that suggests COVID-19 was already spreading in China, in August

The research uses satellite images of hospital parking lots in Wuhan and data for symptom-related queries on search engines for things like “cough” and “diarrhoea”.