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‘Filled with pride’: PM Modi lauds healthcare workers, scientists as

With 156 crore doses administered so far, over 92 percent of the adult population have received at least one dose while over 68 percent have been fully vaccinated, according to health ministry A health worker prepares to inoculate a women with a dose of the Covishield vaccine against coronavirus in Chennai. AFP Prime Minister Naredra […]Read More

Can cannabis prevent COVID-19? Maybe, but here’s why smoking weed

A recent study found that two cannabinoid acids commonly found in hemp varietals of cannabis bind onto the coronavirus’ spike protein, preventing it from causing infection A cannabis plant in Montevideo. AFP At a time when the world is battling raging COVID-19 infections, a new study has revealed that a chemical found in live cannabis […]Read More

From 10 to 7 to 5 days: Britain changes self-isolation

Britain on Thursday reduced the self-isolation period of COVID-19 patients to five full days from seven days earlier. The British health secretary Sajid Javid has said that from Monday people will be able to leave isolation if they get negative lateral flow tests on days 5 and 6. Shoppers, some wearing face-masks, walk along Oxford […]Read More

Union Budget 2022: Parliament’s Budget Session to start from 31

The Budget Session in Parliament will be held in two phases — first from 31 January to 11 February and the second from 14 March to 8 April File image of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman posing for pictures ahead of presenting the annual budget in Parliament. AFP The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on […]Read More

WHO approves two new treatments for COVID-19: All you need

The news comes as Omicron cases is adding pressure on the already-stressed health infrastructure around the world Medical staff members tend to a Covid-19 patient at the intensive care unit of Cremona hospital in Italy. AFP At a time when COVID-19 cases are surging and hospitals are struggling with the caseload, the World Health Organization […]Read More

Explained: Why you shouldn’t take your COVID-19 test on Day

Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava said on the first day the test will be negative as it takes time for the virus to grow in the human body A health worker collects a swab sample of a woman to test for COVID-19 in New Delhi. AP Amid a surge in coronavirus […]Read More

Why a group of scientists believe that COVID-19 may not

A study carried out by UK’s University of Bristol’s Aerosol Research Centre said that data revealed that coronavirus lost 90 percent of its ability to infect within 20 minutes of becoming airborne – with most of the loss occurring within the first five minutes A member of the Senegalese graffiti collective RBS CREW, observes a […]Read More

‘Bring your own booze’ party leaves Boris Johnson with a

The British prime minister is under heavy fire after a leaked email from his private secretary reveals that his staff held a ‘socially distanced’ drinks party at a time when gatherings of people was banned File image of Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson reacting during a press conference at Downing Street. AP Boris Johnson just […]Read More

Got COVID-19 and isolating at home? Here’s what your first-aid

As India battles rising coronavirus infections — the country logged a whopping 1,94,720 cases on 12 January — it’s time to upgrade our medical supplies and tailor our needs to the current times A man walks past a wall mural depicting a health worker to spread awareness about the coronavirus in Mumbai. AFP India is […]Read More