According to one UK expert, Disease X, the new pandemic, is more dangerous than COVID-19 and could take 50 million lives. She added that it might already be on its way
Some public health experts hope that Americans will welcome the new shot as they would a flu jab. But demand for the vaccine has dropped sharply since 2021 when it first became available and more than 240 million people in the U.S., or 73% of the population, received at least one shot
Japan has culled over 17 million chickens due to the bird flu outbreak this season. As infections surge, the country is running out of space to bury the killed birds. Just how badly has the current outbreak affected the Asian nation and the rest of the world?
Executives at three vaccine manufacturers – GSK Plc, Moderna Inc and CSL Seqirus, owned by CSL Ltd - said they are already developing or about to test sample human vaccines that better match the circulating subtype, as a precautionary measure against a future pandemic
Russian President Vladimir Putin honoured the virologist with the Order of Merit for the Fatherland award for his work on the COVID vaccine in 2021. Botikov was one of 18 scientists who developed the Sputnik V vaccine in 2020
The highest number of refusals was registered in the Sindh province of Pakistan, where a total of 37,008 households refused to allow their children to take the polio vaccine
The end of the emergency may limit access to COVID-19 drugs, tests, and vaccines. When the emergency status is lifted on 11 May, federal funding for free treatment or vaccination will end, further slowing the already low uptake of boosters
Bacterial meningitis happens when germs get into the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The infection around the brain can cause swelling and inflammation that interrupts how the brain functions
Made-in-India COVID drugs emerge as life-savers in China, but a Chinese film had predicted so in 2018
Dying to Survive, a film from 2018, was quite farsighted in its telling of a future happening. The Chinese comedy-drama starring Xu Zheng, takes inspiration from a true story — of a Chinese leukemia patient Lu Yong who smuggled cheap and generic cancer medicine
Chinese authorities are now moving to ease restrictions. However, the transition out of zero COVID has been painful for any country that’s done it. And China will face some unique challenges in making this shift
The World Health Organization has declared measles an ‘imminent threat in every region of the world,’ owing to limited access to routine healthcare and lower immunisation uptake during the COVID pandemic. Nearly 40 million children missed at least one measles vaccine dose in 2021
In a latest report, the UN health agency maintained that millions of children were now susceptible to measles, which is one among the world’s most contagious diseases
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri left the fans guessing about his upcoming film on his social media; Fans react
While raising the anticipation for his upcoming film, Vivek Agnihotri dropped a picture on his Twitter handle for the fans to guess about his upcoming project.
Similar to the functions of an mRNA COVID vaccine, the cancer vaccine will instruct the immune system in a way that targets the cancer-causing cells in the body. Rather than taking instructions to attack viruses, the cancer vaccines would provide genetic instructions to neutralise cancer antigens
In the last 24 hours, 1,968 new cases of coronavirus have been reported, while 15 people died. Earlier on Monday, 3,011 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the country
US President Joe Biden announces launch of annual COVID-19 vaccine for Americans above 12 years of age
Biden said that the new vaccine will provide the strongest protection from the new Omicron strain of the COVID-19, which did not exist when the original vaccine was developed
The Centre plans to commercialise this vaccine, developed by the two institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), at the earliest in order to control the Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD), which has led to the death of cattle in six states.
The government had on 15 July launched a special 75-day special drive to administer precaution doses to all aged 18 years and above at public vaccination centres free of cost
Over 57% seniors faced mental health issues during COVID-19, 59% say government managed pandemic well
The fear of COVID-19 infection was the most prevalent factor that contributed to the rising mental health concerns among seniors
Roughly 18 million kids will be eligible, but it remains to be seen how many will ultimately get the vaccines. Less than a third of children ages 5 to 11 have done so since vaccination opened up to them last November