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Post-Covid lung-fibrosis tsunami looms: Paper
MUMBAI: As Covid-19 is classified as a respiratory ailment, it is not surprising that lungs are the most commonly affected organ. But city doctors are worried about the extent of damage the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, can cause in the lungs. A review paper published in the November issue of Lung India, the peer-reviewed and indexed medical journal of the Indian Chest Society, said, “Post-Covid lung fibrosis” could be the tsunami that will follow the earthquake....read more
Evaluation of Fatty Liver
Fatty liver disease is a very common condition caused by accumulation of fat in the liver. Too much fat can damage the liver leading to scarring and liver failure in due course of time. Join us today at 7:00 PM on Medtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal as we discuss how the severity of fatty liver is assessed and its implications in Covid-19.Just click on www.facebook.com/drkkaggarwal or https://perfecthealthmela.com/vevent2/hall1a.php
CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Five Vaccines
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev 1171: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Five COVID-19 vaccines of importance” ,21st November, 2020, 11am-12pm Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr AK Agarwal, Prof Mahesh Verma, Dr Narottam Puri, Dr Suneela Garg, Dr Girdhar Gyani, Dr DR Rai, Dr Anita, Dr Suresh Mittal, Ms Upasana Arora, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Anil Kumar, Ms Ira Gupta, Mr Saurabh Aggarwal, Dr S Sharma Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round TableFour different patterns of mortality are being seen around the world. ....read more
World COVID Meter 28th 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, 59M November 24, 60M November 25, 61M November 27 Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity Coronavirus Cases: 61,963,418,Deaths: 1,448,285,Recovered: 42,782,168,ACTIVE CASES 17,732,965,Currently Infected Patients 17,627,742 (99.4%) in Mild Condition ....read more
Why do we Ring the Bell in a Temple?
The vibrations of the ringing bell produce the auspicious primordial sound ‘Om’, thus creating a connection between the deity and the mind. As we start the daily ritualistic worship (pooja), we ring the bell, chanting:Agamaarthamtu devaanaamgamanaarthamtu rakshasaamKurve ghantaaravam tatradevataahvaahna lakshanam ....read more
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The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, causes the Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) and this pandemic. It is highly infective, and everyday thousands of people are newly infected. Since there is no vaccine or cure for the novel coronavirus infection till today, there is a strong need for rapid, specific and sensitive SARS-CoV-2 detection technology to control and contain the virus. The current method for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis is the real time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test which detects the presence of viral nucleic acids in nasopharyngeal swab samples. But it has certain shortcomings. The test requires complex and costly equipment. It requires extensive training for potential users. As the specificity and sensitivity of the test is about 95%, there is a possibility of false negative results. The turnaround time is about 10 hours, so that the result will be available only by the next day. In remote places, the turnaround time further increases depending on the distance the samples need to travel. In short, the RT-PCR does not have the capacity to keep pace with the increasing demand.
The adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women-led micro businesses in India has exacerbated the vast socio-economic gap, finds a survey. The survey suggests that governments, banks and other financial institutions must immediately follow effective gender-sensitive policy responses to improve the situation. The findings are based on a collaborative study by Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) and LEAD at Krea University, Andhra Pradesh which seeks to capture the impact on micro enterprises in India during the COVID-19 crisis through a survey. LEAD is a non-profit research organisation.
Britain has secured two million doses of Moderna Incs Covid-19 vaccine candidate, to be available in Europe as early as the spring, the government said on Sunday, in addition to the 5 million doses it secured from the U.S. company two weeks ago. The new deal came a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Nadhim Zahawi, a junior business minister, to be minister responsible for the deployment of Covid-19 vaccines.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi toured three of the nation’s leading vaccine development and manufacturing sites on Saturday as coronavirus case counts continue to soar. India has recorded 9.35 million COVID-19 infections, second only to the United States. It reported 41,322 new cases and 485 deaths on Saturday. Modi conducted a whirlwind three-city tour and visited the Zydus Cadila facility in the western city of Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech’s facilities in the southern hub of Hyderabad and the Serum Institute of India’s sprawling campus in the western city of Pune.