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Activecase count hits zero, Arunachal turns coronavirus-free

Arunachal Pradesh became a coronavirus-freestate on Sunday with the three active cases recovering from the disease, asenior health official said. The total caseload in the northeastern stateremained at 16,836, while the number of recoveries stood at 16,780, StateSurveillance Officer Lobsang Jampa said. No fresh Covid-19 case was reported inthe past 24 hours, he said, A total of 56 people have so far died due to thecontagion in the state. Arunachal Pradeshs recovery rate and positivity rateare at 99.66 per cent and zero per cent, respectively, the official said. .... read more

Advances in COPD during ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Having COPD is known to increase your risk ofsevere illness from COVID-19. Join us today on MEDtalks with Dr K K AggarwalCOVID edition, at 7:00 PM for a discussion on the advances in COPD during theongoing pandemic.

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Covaxin has equivalentimmunogenicity against the UK variant

With input from Dr Monica Vasudev
1401: The ICMR has tweeted that Covaxin has equivalent immunogenicity againstthe UK variant and the strains of coronavirus circulating in India. A preprintreview by bioRxiv has stated that Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech, canneutralize the UK variant of the SARS-CoV-2. Plaque reduction neutralizationtest (PRNT50) was conducted using sera obtained from 26 individuals who hadreceived Covaxin. Bharat Biotech evaluated them against the UK variant and theheterologous strain. There was a comparable neutralization activity of sera ofthe vaccinated individuals against both the strains, with similar efficiency..... read more

World COVID Meter 27th February 2021: Acute manageableimmunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease pandemic

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15,3M April 27, 4MMay 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, 17MJuly 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August16, 22M August19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3,27M September7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31MSeptember 21, 32MSeptember 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4,36M October 8, 37MOctober 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19,41M October 22, 42MOctober 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28, 45M October 30,46M November 2, 47MNovember 4, 48M November 6, 49M November 7, 50M November 8,51M November 10, 52MNovember 12, 53M November 14, 54M November 15, 55MNovember 17, 56M November 19,57M November 20, 58M November 22, 59M November24, 60M November 25, 61M November27, 62M November 29, 63M December 1, 64MDecember 2, 65M December 4, 66MDecember 6, 67M December 7, 68M December 9, 69MDecember 10, 70M December 12,71M December 13, 72M December 14, 73M December15, 74M December 17, 75M December19, 76M December 20, 77M December 22, 78MDecember 23, 79M December 26, 80MDecember 27, 81M December 29, 82M December30, 83M December 31, 84M January 2,85M January 4, 86M January 6, 87M January7, 88M January 8, 89M January 9, 90MJanuary 10, 91M January 12, 92M January14, 93M January 15, 94M January 17, 95MJanuary 18, 96M January 20, 97M January21, 98M January 23, 99M January 25, 100MJanuary 26, 101M January 29, 102MJanuary 30, 103M February 1, 104M February 4,105M February 6, 106M February 8,107M February 11, 108M February 13, 109MFebruary 16, 110M February 18, 111MFebruary 21, 112M February 24 GroundZero:Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10thJanuary;Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity
Variants- B 1.1.7 UK, B.1.351 South Africa, P1 Brazil
B.1.1.7 lineage (20I/501Y.V1 VOC202012/01): Thisvariant carries a mutation inthe receptor binding domain (RBD) of the spikeprotein at position 501;asparagine (N) has been replaced with tyrosine (Y) atthis position. Themutation is also termed as N501Y. This variant also carries othermutations,including - .... read more

How to Be Happy and Healthy

Somebody once asked Lord Buddha that despitemeditating for years, he had not been able to gain anything. Lord Buddha askedhim 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 bymeditating.
To be happy, one must learn to let go a few things. These include:Let go ofyour desires. In Amarnath Ki Yatra, Lord Shiva firstly let go of the Bull,which represents the sexual desires. In Hanuman ki Lanka yatra, desires arerepresented by Samhiki, a creature who used to catch birds by their shadow.Hanuman killed the desires. So, it is possible to kill your desires. Again inRamayana, desires are linked to Rajsik mind and in mythology, Meghnathrepresents the Rajsik mind. Meghnath was killed by Lakshman, the determinedmind. Therefore, one should let go of the desires by killing them by focusedconcentration of the mind on the desires. .... read more

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China rolls out first one-jab Covid-19 vaccine: Report

China has given conditional approval for asingle dose Covid-19 vaccine, touted to be a rival to Johnson & Johnsonsone-jab shot cleared by the US drug regulator on Sunday. Chinas first Ad5-nCoVCovid-19 vaccine was rolled out on Friday, the state-run Global Times reportedon Sunday. Phase-I clinical trials of the vaccine started on March 16, lastyear, making it the worlds first COVID-19 candidate vaccine that enteredclinical trials, it said. It is the only single-dose Covid-19 vaccine that hasbeen given conditional approval to be rolled out in China, the report quotedlast Fridays story by the state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV)..... read more

US gives EUA J&Ks COVID-19 vaccine

The US government on Saturday authorisedJohnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. It is the third vaccineauthorised in the US, following ones from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, both ofwhich require two doses. Shipments to vaccination sites are expected to beginSunday or Monday. President Joe Biden hailed the move but cautioned Americansagainst celebrating too soon. “Things are still likely to get worse again asnew variants spread,” he said in a statement, urging people to continue washingtheir hands, wearing masks, and maintaining social distancing. “There is lightat the end of the tunnel, but we cannot let our guard down now or assume thatvictory is inevitable,” he said.

Vaccinating the world against Covid-19 can take a lessonfrom polio, smallpox

“The vaccine works. It is safe, effective, andpotent." In 1955, those were the words that told the world US scientistJonas Salk’s polio shot was a success. It was news greeted with popularjubilation, ringing church bells and boldface banner headlines. The sort ofheartfelt relief that most of us can readily identify with, more than a yearinto a coronavirus pandemic that has now killed 2.5 million people.

The second dose myths and realities

It is aremarkable feat that within a year of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, wehave vaccines against the virus. However, unlike many vaccines known to us,these have to be given twice in quick succession. Several issues need to beunderstood. Why two doses? Are two doses enough to increase immunitysufficiently? What is the best time of getting the second dose administered andis a booster dose required after the second dose?

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