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India considers emergency authorisation of vaccine as Covid-19 cases surge
By Rajendra Jadhav,MUMBAI: India said on Sunday it was considering granting an emergency authorisation for a Covid-19 vaccine, particularly for the elderly and people in high-risk workplaces, as the countrys number of reported infections passed 4.75 million. India, which has consistently reported over 1,000 Covid-19 deaths daily this month, has now recorded 78,586 fatalities from the disease. It lags only the United States globally in overall number of infections, but it has been adding more daily cases than the United States since mid-August. ....read more
Understanding Transverse Myelitis
Transverse myelitis is a disease that could be caused by a viral infection or vaccination. To know more about transverse myelitis, watch today’s MEDtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal at 7:00 PM. Just click on www.facebook.com/drkkaggarwal or https://perfecthealthmela.com/vevent/general-webinar.php
CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Early Steroids
With input from Dr Monica VasudevCorticosteroid use tied to lower risk of condition worsening in non-ICU patients with COVID-19 pneumonia1.A study published in PLOS ONEhas revealed that early use of moderate-dose systemic corticosteroids in patients admitted to the general ward with COVID-19 pneumonia complicated by acute hypoxic respiratory failure (AHRF) resulted in a significantly lower rate of the primary composite outcome of ICU transfer, intubation, or in-hospital death.2.The single-center retrospective cohort study assessed 265 patients consecutively admitted to non-ICU wards with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia between March 16 and April 30, 2020. ....read more
CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Colchicine
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev Colchicine Reduces Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events in Patients with CAD DG alerts: A study presented at the Virtual 2020 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress revealed that colchicine could potentially decrease the risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with chronic coronary artery disease.Low-dose colchicine was tolerated over the long-term and led to significant reduction in the risk of the primary endpoint by nearly one-third. The benefits were evident soon after therapy initiation, accumulating over time, and were observed in patients already taking other effective prevention therapies.The LODOCO2 study included patients aged 35 to 82 years with proven coronary disease, but no advanced renal disease, heart failure or severe valvular heart disease. In the first phase, patients were administered colchicine 0.5 mg/day for 30 days. Those who tolerated (91.3%) the medication, were clinically stable, and wished to continue to the second phase were randomly allocated to receive colchicine (n = 2,762) or placebo (n = 2,760). Most patients in both the study arms were taking medications at baseline, including single antiplatelet therapy (colchicine arm, 66.9% vs 67.1% for placebo), dual antiplatelet therapy (23.1% vs 23.3%), statins (93.9% vs 96.6%), beta-blockers (61.3% vs 62.9%), renin angiotensin inhibitors (72.2% vs 71.2%), calcium-channel blockers (22.9% vs 22.1%), and anticoagulants (12.4% vs 12.0%).The primary composite endpoint of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction (MI), ischemic strok....read more
Sewa the best dharma
Offering help is the best service to the humanity. As per Sikhism, Sewa (unconditional service), Simran (meditation) and Satsang (company of good people) constitute the trio to acquire happiness and spiritual health. In Sikhism, Sewa is the main path for acquiring spiritualism. In Gurudwara, one even offers sewa by cleaning the shoes of others or by cleaning the entry paths to any Gurudwara. Offering help covers all the paths of being a Satyugi, i.e. truthfulness, unconditional hard work, purity of mind and finally, Daya and Daan. When you offer help, you always do it in a positive state of mind and it involves hard work, mercy and charity. ....read more
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Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today said that while there has been no date fixed on the availability of a potential Covid-19 vaccine, chances are it may be ready by the first quarter of 2021. He assured the vaccine will be first made available to those who need it the most, irrespective of their paying capacity. Vardhan further stated that the government is taking full precautions in conducting the human trials of the vaccine and the officials are is drawing up a detailed strategy on how to immunize majority of the population.
NEW DELHI: The government is considering emergency authorisation of Covid-19 vaccine so that it can be made available at the earliest for those in high risk groups, including senior citizens and healthcare workers, health minister Harsh Vardhan said. “This shall be done after a consensus is reached,” Vardhan said during a social media interaction called ‘Sunday Samvaad’. The much awaited vaccine, there are several in the works, is expected to be ready by the first quarter of 2021, Vardhan said even as he maintained “no date has been fixed for the vaccine launch” as yet.
KOPPAL: A 105-year-old Kamalamma Linganagouda Hiregoudra of Kataraki village has become talk of the district, which is one of coronavirus hotspots in the state, after getting cured from Covid-19. As the elderly woman had a fever, she had undergone a corona test and had tested positive to the Covid. However, she is said to be refused to be hospitalised.