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China clamps down on hidden hunt for coronavirus origins; AP probe reveals pattern of govt secrecy, top-down control
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China clamps down on hidden hunt for coronavirus origins; AP probe reveals pattern of govt secrecy, top-down control

The Chinese government is monitoring scientists’ findings and mandating that the publication of any research first be approved by a new task force managed by its cabinet under direct orders from President Xi Jinping, according to internal documents obtained by AP

Oral antiviral drug Molnupiravir can block spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus in ferrets, study shows
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Oral antiviral drug Molnupiravir can block spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus in ferrets, study shows

Molnupiravir is now in the advanced phase, multi-centre, clinical II/III trials in human beings after successful completion of phase I safety trials.

India could vaccinate 800 mn people, develop herd immunity with its 1.6 bn COVID-19 vaccine doses
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India could vaccinate 800 mn people, develop herd immunity with its 1.6 bn COVID-19 vaccine doses

India purchased 500 mn doses of Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine, one bn from Novavax and 100 mn doses of the Russian Sputnik V candidate.

COVID-19: Health minister says Indian govt never said it will vaccinate the entire country
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COVID-19: Health minister says Indian govt never said it will vaccinate the entire country

"By July-August, we have a plan to provide vaccines to around 25-30 crore people," Health Minster Harsh Vardhan said.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus just won’t stop evolving and disappear when the vaccine arrives
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus just won’t stop evolving and disappear when the vaccine arrives

Vaccines offer the body’s immune system a glimpse of the virus, and then the immune system builds a broad attack.

Should the isolation periods be shorter than 14 days for people infected with COVID-19?
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Should the isolation periods be shorter than 14 days for people infected with COVID-19?

Some experts believe that by decreasing the isolation period at five days is likely to be much more palatable and may encourage more infected people to comply.

Germany COVID-19 tally rises to 10 lakh as second wave hits country; doubts emerge over vaccine
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Germany COVID-19 tally rises to 10 lakh as second wave hits country; doubts emerge over vaccine

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care nationwide has soared from just over 360 in early October to more than 3,500 last week

Seven in ten younger COVID-19 patients show 'mild' organ damage months after infection
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Seven in ten younger COVID-19 patients show 'mild' organ damage months after infection

The findings suggest that COVID-19 patients, even those with mild-to-moderate symptoms, need proper healthcare to overcome the infection completely.

Hantavirus: German study suggests any rat could get Seoul virus, transmit it to humans
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Hantavirus: German study suggests any rat could get Seoul virus, transmit it to humans

Hantavirus got much public attention earlier this year when a man in China died of an infection caused due to a strain of this virus, the first isolate of which was found in India in 1964

Coronavirus 'is not tired of us', resist the urge to turn a blind eye to the virus says WHO chief
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Coronavirus 'is not tired of us', resist the urge to turn a blind eye to the virus says WHO chief

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that "We cannot negotiate with it, nor close our eyes and hope it goes away."

Pregnant women face an increased risk from COVID-19, need intensive care than non pregnant women
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Pregnant women face an increased risk from COVID-19, need intensive care than non pregnant women

Most importantly, the pregnant women faced a 70 percent increased risk of death, when compared to nonpregnant women who were symptomatic.

Up to 850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature: UN report
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Up to 850,000 animal viruses could be caught by humans, unless we protect nature: UN report

The report says an estimated 1.7 million currently undiscovered viruses are thought to exist in mammal and avian hosts.

Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel
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Treat nature right or future pandemics will wreck more havoc than COVID-19 did says UN panel

Seventy percent of emerging diseases — such as Ebola, Zika and HIV/AIDS — are zoonotic in origin, meaning they circulate in animals before jumping to humans.

COVID-19 antibodies formed three weeks after infection, stay detectable upto seven months later
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COVID-19 antibodies formed three weeks after infection, stay detectable upto seven months later

It also found that age was not a confounding factor in levels of antibodies produced, but disease severity is.

COVID-19 tool predicts chances of hospitalisation in people who are most vulnerable
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COVID-19 tool predicts chances of hospitalisation in people who are most vulnerable

Researchers compiled data from six million patients, including age, height-weight ratio, ethnicity, and pre-existing conditions known to increase the risk of serious outcomes after infection.

Volunteers to be exposed to COVID-19 virus to find the amount of virus it take to infect a person
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Volunteers to be exposed to COVID-19 virus to find the amount of virus it take to infect a person

The volunteer would be infected via the nose and the results will be used to study how vaccines might work and to explore potential treatments.

Doctors see some signs of recovery in patients who suffered from severe COVID-19 lung damage
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Doctors see some signs of recovery in patients who suffered from severe COVID-19 lung damage

Lingering shortness of breath and diminished stamina have dogged many COVID patients whose lungs were viciously attacked by the coronavirus

Coronavirus stays active on human skin for nine hours, frequent hand washing important: Study
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Coronavirus stays active on human skin for nine hours, frequent hand washing important: Study

Both the coronavirus and the flu virus are inactivated within 15 seconds by applying ethanol, which is used in hand sanitisers.

Coronavirus' strain hasn't mutated since June, new mutations won't affect vaccine studies: Study
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Coronavirus' strain hasn't mutated since June, new mutations won't affect vaccine studies: Study

The A2a strain is predominantly found in India and maybe one or two mutations will take place “here and there” but nothing major.

Negative views of China rise sharply in Australia, Britain, 12 other countries, says survey; COVID-19 handling key factor
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Negative views of China rise sharply in Australia, Britain, 12 other countries, says survey; COVID-19 handling key factor

Citizens in the surveyed countries also do not trust China's leader Xi Jinping, with a median of 78 percent saying they do not have confidence in him to do the right thing in world affairs