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Medical Voice 28th October 2020
Dr KK Aggarwal,  28 October 2020
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Air pollution may hinder Indias fight against Covid-19, say scientists

NEW DELHI: The causal link between air pollution and Covid-19 cases is yet to be established conclusively but long-term exposure will certainly make people more vulnerable to lung infections, warn scientists as the skies over large parts of north India, including Delhi, turn smoky and the air quality deteriorates rapidly. Their concerns come amid several global studies pointing to the possible connection between higher air pollution levels and increased Covid-19 cases and deaths. more

Vitamin D in Covid-19

Does vitamin D supplementation protect against Covid-19 infection? Join us today at 7:00 PM on Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal as we try to decipher the role of vitamin D in new coronavirus infection.Just click on or

World Covid Meter 26th October, Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Cases:1M: April 2, 2 M April 15, 3 M: April 27, 4 M May 8; 5 M 20 May, 6 M 30th May, 7 M 7th June, 8M by 15 June, 9 M 22nd June, 10 M 29th June. 11 M 4th July, 16 M , 17 M 29 July, 18 M 1st August, 21 .8 M 16 August, 25 M 30th August, 28 M 10 September, Ground Zero: Wuhan in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity After months of planning and testing a handful of repurposed drugs researchers in the largest scientific study for potential COVID-19 treatments has found many of them ineffective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The WHO’s Solidarity trial is the world’s largest ongoing randomized control trial of potential COVID-19 therapeutics. WHO has released an interim report of patients responses to repurposed drugs (including remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon) for COVID-19 treatment more

Aspirin Improving Outcome in Hospitalized COVID 19 Patients - A New Study

Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is associated with hypercoagulability and increased thrombotic risk in critically ill patients1. Reduced mechanical ventilation, ICU admission, and in-hospital mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 have been reported to be linked with a new study published in the Anaesthesia & Analgesia Journal2. In a retrospective, observational cohort study including adult COVID-19 patients admitted to different hospitals in the United States during March 2020 and July 2020, 76.3% did not receive Aspirin, 23.7% received Aspirin within a day of admission or seven days before admission. The findings reported that Aspirin use had a crude association with less mechanical ventilation (35.7% Aspirin vs 48.4% non-Aspirin, p=0.03) and ICU admission (38.8% Aspirin vs 51.0% non-Aspirin, p=0.04); more

Best time to sign a deal is at 4 pm

As per Ayurveda, 2-6 pm in the evening and 2-6 am in the morning are the periods of Vata or creativity. Most poets and writers do their creative work during these times of the day, especially 2-6 am in the morning. Vata period is more creative and you are less likely to make mistakes. 4 pm in the evening is considered the best time to make a deal, sign a document or to send a confession note. more

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Steroids Boost Chances of Survival of Preterm Babies in Countries Like India: WHO

Antenatal steroids such as dexamethasone, used to treat many conditions, including rheumatic problems and severe Covid-19, can boost the survival of premature babies when given to pregnant women at risk of preterm birth in countries like India, say researchers at World Health Organisation (WHO). Also Read - Were You Born Preterm? Beware of These Signs Dexamethasone and similar drugs have long shown to be effective in saving preterm babies lives in high-income countries, where high-quality newborn care is more accessible. Also Read - These Lifestyle Habits May Lead to Preterm Labour

Vaccine verdict due by early December: Anthony Fauci


US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said it would be clear whether a COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective by early December, but that more widespread vaccination would not be likely until later in 2021. “We will know whether a vaccine is safe and effective by the end of November, the beginning of December,” Fauci told the BBC. He said, “When you talk about vaccinating a substantial proportion of the population, so that you can have a significant impact on the dynamics of the outbreak, that very likely will not be until the second or third quarter of the year.”

Indian hospitals are large and multifaceted entities with lots of challenges


edical practices are very much efficient, recorded and always under control. If there is any negligence then the guilty is always brought to justice, be it some doctors, nurses or para-medical support. During COVID-19, some political leaders of the opposition party were vigilante for 24/7 because they had to demine and destabilise the ruling government. There were many stories in the media circulated by one particular leader about the negligence of doctors and hospitals. The facts are that the media was prompt enough in showing these reports and above all the social media was hell-bent on attacking such hospitals. Doctors anywhere even the remotest part of India is probably the best as compared to anywhere else. But the rising number in COVID-19 cases had multiple challenges. Most of the time negligence is an assumption, dealing with the lives of human beings are not a cake walk, it is a huge responsibility and most of the doctors of Mumbai have handled it extremely well. Saying this I do not deny that there might be a few cases of negligence and that it needs an investigation procedure like they have in other countries. The judiciary is not entirely equipped to make a ruling on medical scenarios.

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access


Gampela (Burkina Faso), Oct 25 (AP) The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. From factory to syringe, the worlds most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe. But despite enormous strides in equipping developing countries to maintain the vaccine “cold chain,” nearly 3 billion of the worlds 7.8 billion people live where temperature-controlled storage is insufficient for an immunization campaign to bring COVID-19 under control.

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