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By Apoorva Mandavilli:How long might immunity to the coronavirus last? Years, maybe even decades, according to a new study — the most hopeful answer yet to a question that has shadowed plans for widespread vaccination. Eight months after infection, most people who have recovered still have enough immune cells to fend off the virus and prevent illness, the new data show. A slow rate of decline in the short term suggests, happily, that these cells may persist in the body for a very, very more

COVID-19 and the Heart

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World COVID Meter 17th November: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory viral disease pandemic

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2, 47M November 4, 48M November 6, 49M November 7, 50M November 8, 51M November 10, 52M November 12, 53M November 14, 54M November 15 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 testing some repurposed drugs, researchers in the largest scientific study for potential COVID-19 treatments have noted that many of the drugs were 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 recently released an interim report of patients responses to repurposed drugs, including remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon, for COVID-19 treatment. [FIRST POST] more

Perceptions of HCPs on Aspirin use in patients recovered from COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 is the novel coronavirus that is causing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). There are over 41 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and the death toll has crossed the 1 million mark (as on October 22, 2020).1 While most patients develop mild symptoms, some may develop pneumonia, and even multi-organ failure, or cytokine storm.2 COVID-19 patients have often been reported to develop thrombotic complications. This viral disease is associated with the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, excessively activated coagulation cascade and platelet aggregation. This results in micro- and macrovascular thrombosis.3 more

The lips of truth shall be recognized forever; a lying tongue is but for a moment

This sutra from Bible has a very deep significance in day to day life. The truth is everlasting and always ends up in internal happiness and self-realization and in the long run, always gives you happiness and an all-win situation. On the contrary, a lying tongue will only give you pleasure momentarily but you will end up in some difficulty later in life. Spoken words cannot come back as in the case of a released arrow from the bow. Once lost, one cannot get back their youth, virginity, or respect.Similarly, spoken bad words cannot be taken back and once spoken, will create negative waves in the other person’s (on whom they were spoken) mind which will persist as repressed thoughts or memory in the person’s mind forever. Such bad memories will keep on coming back in the person’s mind causing damage to the personal relationships. more

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Standard health products for vector-borne diseases can work as a supplementary cover

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) last week launched draft guidelines on standard health insurance products for vector-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria, kala-azar, chikungunya and zika virus. The general and health insurers can offer one or a combination of diseases and can price a policy for every disease separately. The minimum sum insured is ₹10,000, while customers can opt for a cover in the multiples of ₹10,000, up to ₹2 lakh. The policies, which can be offered on a family floater basis as well, will have a waiting period of 15 days and the premiums will be same pan India.

Medics body to draw up list of doctors for Covid vaccine


MUMBAI: The state’s public health department has urged Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) to reach out to all registered allopathy doctors to enrol their details for the Covid vaccine database currently being prepared. The exercise is a part of the larger process to collect names of all healthcare workers — nurses, ward boys, Class-IV staffers, working as medical professionals across Maharashtra. Dr ShivKumar Utture, president of MMC, said the information has been shared with all registered members who are expected to fill details and submit to local health authorities. “We have already spread word and told doctors to incorporate names of all health workers in a facility. While it is not compulsory, we are encouraging all to fill details,” he said. The MMC has nearly 1.5 lakh registered doctors. The state has created nodal officers in each district who will send a consolidated list of names to the state. The state in turn will share it with the Centre that is likely to procure and distribute vaccine doses.

Here’s How to Deal with Post-Lockdown Obesity in Children

In the next 20 years, your children would still be in early adulthood but India could be on the edge of a crisis led by obesity. Yes, this is the indication by the San Francisco based Public Library of Science which underlines that the number of obese Indians will triple while one in four of them would be obese by 2040. While this is a worrying trend, the pandemic has worsened it by leading to an increase in a sedentary lifestyle. However, as parents you can work towards ensuring your child’s healthy future by cutting down on their screen time and replacing it with an easy-peasy free-hand exercise session.

India pins hopes on locally-tested Covid-19 vaccines given Pfizer constraints

India hopes five locally-tested vaccines will help it to control Covid-19, as those developed by Pfizer and Moderna may not be available to it in big quantities soon. The five candidates include Russia’s Sputnik-V whose “Phase-II going to Phase-III” trials in India will start next week in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Vinod Paul, the head of a committee advising the prime minister, said. The other experimental vaccines are the one being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University which is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India; Bharat Biotech and the Indian government’s COVAXIN; Zydus Cadila’s ZyCoV-D and lastly one being developed by Biological E. Ltd alongside Baylor College of Medicine and Dynavax Technologies Corp.

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