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Genome sequencing of coronavirus in sewage can help detect local variants: Study
NEW DELHI: As reports of new strains of the novel coronavirus, including those with more transmissibility, emerge from different parts of the world, a new study says viral genome sequencing of wastewater can help discover variants before they are detected by local clinical tests. According to the research, published in the peer-reviewed journal mBio, the ability to track SARS-CoV-2 mutations in wastewater could be particularly useful for tracking new variants like the B.1.17 strain which is now widespread in the UK and has already been introduced in several countries, including India. .... read more
Sudden death in COVID
Sudden cardiac death has emerged as one of the disturbing concerns with COVID-19 infection. Join us today at 7:00 PM on MEDtalks with Dr. KK Aggarwal as he talks about ’Sudden death in COVID.’Just click on www.facebook.com/drkkaggarwal or https://perfecthealthmela.com/vevent2/hall1a.php
CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine Contraindications
With input from Dr Monica Vasudev1320: HCFI Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “COVID-19 vaccine - Indications and contraindications”16th January, 2021, 11am-12pm Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal, Dr Anita Chakravarti, Prof Mahesh Verma, Mr Bejon Misra, Ms Upasana Arora, Dr KK Kalra, Dr Suresh Mittal, Ms Ira Gupta, Dr S Sharma Consensus Statement of HCFI Expert Round Table: Two vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin have been approved based on the recommendation of the Expert group. The Health Ministry has issued guidelines regarding precautions and contraindications for COVID vaccine. .... read more
World COVID Meter 19th 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, 91M January 12, 92M January 14, 93M January 15, 94M January 17 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: 95,989,790,Deaths: 2,048,489,Recovered: 68,607,959 .... read more
How to Be Happy and Healthy
Somebody once asked Lord Buddha that despite meditating for years, he hadnot been able to gain anything. Lord Buddha asked him if he lost anything. The disciple said that he had lost his anger, desires, expectations and ego. Buddha smiled and said that that is what he gained by meditating. To be happy, one must learn to let go a few things. These include: Let go of your desires. In Amarnath Ki Yatra, Lord Shiva firstly let go of the Bull, which represents the sexual desires. In Hanuman ki Lanka yatra, desires are represented by Samhiki, a creature who used to catch birds by their shadow. .... read more
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Imposition of BIS standards on tinplate or tin free steel has become a major hurdle to the Rs 10,000-crore Indian metal packaging industry as it has fallen short of raw material, with most global players and suppliers of tinplate pulling out of supplies to India. The industry, producing metal cans and containers, is largely dependent on tinplate imports from various countries. Moreover, prices of tinplate or the the raw material for metal packaging have escalated more than 15%, Metal Container Manufacturers Association, (MCMA) said.
As a gift from India, the first consignment of 1.5 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield was dispatched to Thimphu, Bhutan from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai in the wee hours of Wednesday. As per reports, the consignment containing 1.5 lakh doses of Covishield is scheduled to reach Bhutans capital Thimphu on Wednesday at around noon.
The Indian Express
THE panel probing the Bhandara fire incident, in which 10 newborns died at the district hospital on January 9, submitted its report to the state government on Tuesday, fixing responsibility for the accident on some senior officials and giving certain recommendations to the government to prevent the recurrence of such incidents in future. Citing a short-circuit as the cause of the fire, the report by the committee, led by Nagpur Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Kumar, has stated that the short-circuit led to a baby warmer catching fire, and the blaze later spread to the whole Outborn section of the Sick Newborn Care Unit of the District Hospital at Bhandara, sources told The Indian Express.
New Delhi: Fewer than 50 per cent healthcare workers received Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin at the six Central government hospitals in the national capital on the first two days of Covid-19 vaccination, showed data obtained from the hospitals and respective district officials. Out of a target of 1,250, a total of 551 (44.08 per cent) health workers were administered the vaccine on 16 and 18 January, data showed. While 314 beneficiaries received the jab on the first day of the drive Saturday, the number fell to 237 Monday.