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Covid-19: No herd immunity in 2021, WHO warns

GENEVA: Scientists at the World Health Organization warned Monday that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even as one leading producer boosted its production forecast. England meanwhile launched the first of its mass-inoculation sites in major cities, racing to get ahead of the rapid spread of a new strain of the disease there. The pandemic has infected more than 90 million people and the death toll has passed 1.94 million since China confirmed the first death in the central city of Wuhan a year ago. .... read more

Which vaccine should doctors take?

Not sure about which vaccine to take as the vaccine rollout is set to begin in the country? Join us today on MEDtalks with Dr K K Aggarwal COVID edition, at 7:00 PM as we try to answer all your questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine.Just click on www.facebook.com/drkkaggarwal or https://perfecthealthmela.com/vevent2/hall1a.php

Round Table - Expert Group on Environment: Solid waste management

With input from Dr Monica VasudevRound Table - Expert Group on Environment Zoom Meeting on “Solid waste management issues in cities - technological solutions for centralised and decentralised waste management" 10th January, 2020; 12 noon-1pm,Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Anil Kumar, Mr Dipankar Saha, Dr SK Tyagi, Dr UK Priyadarshi, Mr Pradeep Khandelwal, Mr Neeraj Tyagi, Dr Suresh Mittal, Dr Rahul Sengar, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma The meeting was chaired by Mr SK Tyagi,Key points from the discussionThere are several challenges and issues of concern in management of solid waste. .... read more

World COVID Meter 12th January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious 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, 62M November 29, 63M December 1, 64M December 2, 65M December 4, 66M December 6, 67M December 7, 68M December 9, 69M December 10, 70M December 12, 71M December 13, 72M December 14, 73M December 15, 74M December 17, 75M December 19, 76M December 20, 77M December 22, 78M December 23, 79M December 26, 80M December 27, 81M December 29, 82M December 30, 83M December 31, 84M January 2, 85M January 4, 86M January 6, 87M January 7, 88M January 8, 89M January 9, 90M January 10 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: 91,298,862,Deaths: 1,952,119,Recovered: 65,268,630 .... read more

Dealing with Stress

Stress may be broadly defined as comprising of three components, namely a "known situation, interpretation of a situation and the physical and mental reaction to that interpretation of the situation". Stress is a situation: There cannot be stress without a situation. One cannot be stressed about some event occurring in USA without knowing the person or the situation. The situation requires familiarity with the particular sensory object (known situation). Stress is an interpretation of a situation: Without interpretation, stress is not possible. Different people may interpret the same situation differently. A stimulus may be stressful to one but not to another. .... read more

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Granules gets American drug regulators nod for diabetes management drug Metformin

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NEW DELHI: Drug firm Granules India on Wednesday said it has received the US health regulators approval for Metformin Hydrochloride extended-release (ER) tablets, used in the management of type-2 diabetes. The approved product is the generic equivalent of Glumetza ER tablets, 500 mg and 1000 mg, of Bausch Health US LLC. The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has granted final approval for the companys abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Metformin Hydrochloride extended-release tablets USP, 500 mg and 1000 mg, Granules said in a regulatory filing.

IPA in process of drafting pharmacist training modules for COVID-19 vaccination drive

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To create the required talent pool of COVID-19 vaccinators in India, the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) is in the process of designing online and offline training modules for pharmacists. The aim is to help the Government of India in executing the COVID 19 vaccine drive across the country, informed the association. The association informed that it is in the process of framing the two-week training modules in consultation with international organisations and it is likely to be ready by mid-January 2021. IPA will share the draft guidelines with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for their guidance.

E-healthcare firms prepare for expanded vaccination

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Digital healthcare platforms are expanding cold chain networks, training staff in vaccination, and even hoping to partner with large companies, despite the lack of clarity on the role of private sector in the mass immunization programme beginning 16 January. India aims to vaccinate 300 million citizens over the next few months, with healthcare workers the first in line. In the second stage, those above 50 years of age, and those below 50 but having co-morbidities or with a high risk of infection will be vaccinated. Identification and monitoring of those who need to be vaccinated will be done over Co-WIN, an online platform for real-time tracking of covid vaccine delivery and distribution.

Post Covid, recovered persons to be monitored in Pune rural

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At least 77,000 persons recovered from Covid 19 from Pune rural will undergo screening from January till March for post -Covid symptoms, district health officials said. Experts from the City Covid 19 taskforce have designed a unique programme to prevent long term effects. Dr. D B Kadam, an expert from the task force said that community health officials will involve patients phase-wise.

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