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'Deadlier than COVID': How dangerous is Disease X?
Explainers

'Deadlier than COVID': How dangerous is Disease X?

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

New Covid vaccines are on the way as 'Eris' variant rises
World

New Covid vaccines are on the way as 'Eris' variant rises

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

No land to bury dead chickens in Japan: How deadly is the current bird flu outbreak?
Explainers

No land to bury dead chickens in Japan: How deadly is the current bird flu outbreak?

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?

Vaccine makers prep bird flu shot for humans 'just in case', rich nations lock in supplies
World

Vaccine makers prep bird flu shot for humans 'just in case', rich nations lock in supplies

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

Scientist behind Russia's Covid-19 vaccine 'murdered', suspect held
World

Scientist behind Russia's Covid-19 vaccine 'murdered', suspect held

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

Amid medicine shortage, polio outbreak feared in Pakistan as thousands refuse vaccination
World

Amid medicine shortage, polio outbreak feared in Pakistan as thousands refuse vaccination

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

How life will change for Americans as Joe Biden announces the lifting of COVID-19 emergency
World

How life will change for Americans as Joe Biden announces the lifting of COVID-19 emergency

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

Guitar legend Jeff Beck dies of brain bacterial meningitis: What is this illness?
World

Guitar legend Jeff Beck dies of brain bacterial meningitis: What is this illness?

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
Entertainment

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

Explained: The challenges China will face in lifting COVID restrictions
World

Explained: The challenges China will face in lifting COVID restrictions

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

Be Warned: Why measles is now a ‘global threat’
World

Be Warned: Why measles is now a ‘global threat’

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

Should measles vaccine be given at six months instead of nine for infants?
World

Should measles vaccine be given at six months instead of nine for infants?

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
Entertainment

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.

Will cancer be treated through vaccines by 2030?
Health

Will cancer be treated through vaccines by 2030?

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

Coronavirus Update: Big relief from Covid-19 pandemic, less than 2000 new cases in India
India

Coronavirus Update: Big relief from Covid-19 pandemic, less than 2000 new cases in India

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
World

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

ICAR develops vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle
India

ICAR develops vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle

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.

10 crore people administered precaution dose against COVID-19: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
India

10 crore people administered precaution dose against COVID-19: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

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
India

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

US opens COVID-19 vaccine to infants, shots begin next week
World

US opens COVID-19 vaccine to infants, shots begin next week

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