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Nagpur: NMC continues to count retest cases as fresh ones

Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has continued to count Covid-19 positive patients multiple times if they test positive in retest. At the same time, names of some positive patients were not registered. These have led to wrong number of positive patients in the district and setback in contact tracing. One of the top police officer (48) had tested positive for novel coronavirus on November 15. His name was registered as positive case on the website of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and featured in the NMC’s daily list of positive cases on November 16. The officer’s detailed address of official bungalow was also registered. ....read more

COVID 19 Hong Kongs Experience

Join us today for a discussion on Hong Kongs experience of COVID-19 with Dr Alvin Yee-shing Chan, Treasurer, CMAAO, on MEDtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal COVID edition, at 7:00 PM.Just click on www.facebook.com/drkkaggarwal or https://perfecthealthmela.com/vevent2/hall1a.php

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: D614G, F924F and P4715L Mutations

With input from Dr Monica Vasudev 1164: DG Alerts excerpts: A whole genome study in children with COVID-19, published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, noted a greater than expected genetic diversity across the SARS-CoV-2 genome, increased mutation, and a high prevalence of the D614G mutation, which is tied to increased disease transmission. An analysis of serum from 141 pediatric patients who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 from March 19 through June 16, 2020, revealed that all but 1 of the 141 isolates (99.3%) had the D614G mutation in the spike protein. The prevalence of the mutation in February was around 10%, while it was about 65% in March, when the first peak was occurring in California. ....read more

World COVID Meter 24th 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, 55M November 17, 56M November 19, 57M November 20, 58M November 22 Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity Coronavirus Coronavirus Cases: 59,501,552 Deaths: 1,401,567 Recovered: 41,145,885 ....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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Experts unsure about the protection period of each vaccine

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Pune: Most Covid vaccine frontrunners have thrown up promising efficacy data. But it’s still unclear how long their protection will last. Health experts are debating the duration — some say its six months; others say it can be as long as nine months. But almost all agree its just too early to tell. Dr K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India, said since trials are still ongoing and given the fact the virus hasnt been around for long, it would be difficult to be certain about the duration of vaccine-induced immunity.

Type-2 Diabetes Has Four Subtypes, Reveals Study; Expert Decodes Different Types

ndtv.com

While everybody has probably heard of diabetes as a condition where the blood sugar levels are very high, very few people know that there are different types of diabetes. Today there are different types of diabetes which include type-1 diabetes which is insulin dependent and occurs usually in children, type-2 diabetes which comprises the vast majority of all forms of diabetes in the world (upto 90 - 95%) and several other forms like Gestational diabetes, Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY), Neonatal diabetes and genetic forms of diabetes. However the common garden variety of diabetes is what is called as type-2 diabetes. By default, whenever when one talks about diabetes, one is referring to type-2 diabetes. All guidelines for treatment of diabetes mention a common method of treating type-2 diabetes. In 2018, Dr. Leif Groop (Professor in Endocrinology at Lund University and Director of Lund University Diabetes Centre) and colleagues from Scandinavia showed that even among type-2 diabetes, there are several sub-types of diabetes. In India type-2 diabetes, presents several differences from that seen in the West. For example-

COVID 19 vaccine managers can take lessons from artificial insemination of cows

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As multiple vaccines against COVID-19 gets ready to hit the market, concerns over a proper countrywide cold chain infrastructure for maintaining the integrity of these live/inactivated viruses or DNA/RNA genetic material have cropped up. But policymakers and public health professionals can probably learn a lesson or two here from the dairy industry. And no, it isn’t about low/sub-zero temperature transport and storage of milk, butter, curd or ice-cream, but about bull semen. Almost 8 crore artificial inseminations (AI) are performed annually in India. These AIs involve transport of semen, collected as raw ejaculate from elite bulls and packaged after freezing in vials or “straws”, for inserting into the reproductive tracts of cows and female buffaloes. This semen – originating from animals in 56 bull stations and used to inseminate female bovines belonging to farmers across the length and breadth of the country – is preserved throughout its journey at minus 196 degrees Celsius. This is way lower than the minus 20 to minus 70 degree requirements of the Moderna and Pfizer Covid vaccines!

More than half of 20-year-olds in India’s metros likely to develop diabetes in lifetime: Study

hindustantimes.com

More than half of men, and nearly two thirds of women currently aged 20 years in India could develop diabetes in their life time, with most of those cases likely to be type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Diabetologia, estimated the probability of a metropolitan Indian of any age or body mass index (BMI) developing diabetes in their lifetime. According to the scientists, including those from the Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) in New Delhi, the country already has a significant health burden caused by diabetes with more than 77 million adults currently afflicted by the condition, and the number expected to almost double to 134 million by 2045.

 

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