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COVID-19outbreak to affect 2021 as well, says health expert
Mumbai: An epidemiology andcommunicable diseases expert has predicted that the COVID-19 outbreak could bearound all through 2021. Speaking during a panel discussion on a Marathi newschannel, Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, former Head Scientist of Epidemiology andCommunicable Diseases at Indian Council of Medical Research called the outbreaksituation "complicated". "If anyone is under the illusion thatthe COVID-19 phase will end anytime soon, then they are mistaken. Thecoronavirus infection was there in 2020 and is likely to affect all of2021," he said. .....
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Humidity from masks may reduce COVID-19 severity, suggestresearchers
1.NationalInstitutes ofHealth state that humidity inside a face mask may help fightrespiratorydiseases, like COVID-19.
2.Researchers at the NIH’sNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestiveand Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)conducted a study which revealed that face masks considerablyincrease thehumidity in the air that the wearer inhales. The increasedhumidity in inhaledair could account for the link between mask wearing and lowerdisease severityin those with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Hydration of therespiratory tract appearsto benefit the immune system. The findings have beenpublished in theBiophysical Journal.
3.Lead author, Adriaan Baxstated that face masks were found to enhancethe humidity in inhaled air andsuggested that the hydration of the respiratorytract could explain theassociation between lower COVID-19 disease severity andwearing a mask. He addedthat high levels of humidity lessen the severity offlu, and the same may holdtrue for severity of COVID-19.
4.Increased levels ofhumidity tend to restrict the spread of avirus to the lungs through promotionof mucociliary clearance (MCC). ....
WorldCOVID Meter 20th February 2021
Acute manageable immunogenicthrombogenicinflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic Variants - B1.1.7 UK, B.1.351 SouthAfrica, P1 Brazil
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7MJune 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11MJuly 4, 12M July 8, 13M July13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17MJuly 29, 18M August 1, 19M August6, 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 September14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32MSeptember 23, 33M September 28, 34MOctober 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8,37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39MOctober 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22,42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44MOctober 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2,47M November 4, 48M November 6, 49MNovember 7, 50M November 8, 51M November10, 52M November 12, 53M November 14,54M November 15, 55M November 17, 56MNovember 19, 57M November 20, 58M November22, 59M November 24, 60M November25, 61M November 27, 62M November 29, 63MDecember 1, 64M December 2, 65MDecember 4, 66M December 6, 67M December 7, 68MDecember 9, 69M December 10,70M December 12, 71M December 13, 72M December 14,73M December 15, 74MDecember 17, 75M December 19, 76M December 20, 77M December22, 78M December23, 79M December 26, 80M December 27, 81M December 29, 82MDecember 30, 83MDecember 31, 84M January 2, 85M January 4, 86M January 6, 87MJanuary 7, 88MJanuary 8, 89M January 9, 90M January 10, 91M January 12, 92MJanuary 14, 93MJanuary 15, 94M January 17, 95M January 18, 96M January 20, 97MJanuary 21, 98MJanuary 23, 99M January 25, 100M January 26, 101M January 29,102M January 30,103M February 1, 104M February 4, 105M February 6, 106MFebruary 8, 107MFebruary 11, 108M February 13, 109M February 16, 110M February18
Ground Zero: Wuhan - inlive animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens:10th January; Total cases are based onRT PCR, 67% sensitivity ....
An emptymind is the devils house
It is an old saying that"Khali dimag shaitan ka ghar".
Empty mind means when you are doing nothing and Shaitan means negative thoughts.In terms of Vedic science, negative thoughts mean absence of positive thoughtsand they are often equated to darkness, which is absence of light.
Positive thoughts always need efforts and exertions, while negative thoughtsare spontaneous and without exertion. It is recommended that one should thinkdifferently and positive otherwise there will be spontaneous appearance ofnegative thoughts. ....
TOKYO: Fujifilm HoldingsCorp will restart a clinical trial in Japan of its antiviral drug Avigan forthe treatment of COVID-19, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday. Domesticapproval of the drug was delayed after a health ministry panel said in Decemberthat trial data was inconclusive. The new study will involve about 270 patientsand Fujifilm will aim to seek approval again in October, Nikkei said.Representatives from Fujifilm did not immediately respond to a request forcomment.
China has approved clinicaltrials for 16 indigenous COVID-19 vaccines, of which six are in the thirdstage, according to a state-run media report. The latest vaccines for clinicaltrials are based on recombinant protein, adenovirus vector, nucleic acid andattenuated influenza-viruses technologies, state-run Xinhua news agencyreported, citing data from the National Medical Products Administration. Chinahas already given conditional approval to two inactivated COVID-19 vaccinesmade by state-owned developers — Sinopharm and Sinovac Biotech.
India has been witnessing arise in number of covid-19 cases over the last few days. The worrying trendcomes at a time when the pandemic appeared to start waning in the country andthe global coronavirus cases were also seeing a decline. Recording over 13,919covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, India’s active caseload stood at 1,45,634 onSunday which consists of 1.32% of the countrys total positive cases. More than74% of the active cases of the country are in Kerala and Maharashtra. Of late,it is seen that there has been a spike in the daily cases in Chhattisgarh andMadhya Pradesh also. Punjab and J&K too are witnessing a surge in new casesdaily.
Coronavirus India LiveUpdates: Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh haverecorded an “upsurge” in daily new cases of COVID-19, the Union Health Ministrysaid on Saturday. The ministry said Punjab has reported 383 new cases in thelast 24 hours while Chhattisgarh has reported 259 new cases and MP has reported297 new cases in the same time period. India on Saturday reported 13,993 newCovid-19 cases, bringing the total tally of cases in the country to1,09,77,387, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. With 101 deathsin the last 24 hours, the death toll reached 1,56,212.