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Covaxin price cut down to Rs 400 for states

Announcing the price cut on Thursday, the company maintained that it was deeply concerned with the critical pandemic situation in India

Men, elderly with diabetes at higher risk of death from Covid

The findings showed that men with diabetes were 28 per cent more likely to die with Covid-19 than women with diabetes.

Telangana districts see steady rise in Covid cases

The entire first wave of the pandemic in Telangana was driven by areas under GHMC and Rangareddy district. 

Nanobody neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 and variant

According to the authors, neutralizing antibodies are important for immunity against SARS-CoV-2 and as therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

Human to cat transmission of Covid virus found in UK

The research provides fresh evidence that people have transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to cats during the pandemic in the UK.

Covaxin demonstrates 78% efficacy in phase 3 interim analysis

Safety and efficacy results from the final analysis will be available in June and the final report will be submitted to a peer-reviewed publication, says Bharat Biotech

ICMR says Covaxin can neutralise double mutant Covid variant

The top research institute said that “NIV has also demonstrated the neutralisation potential of Covaxin against the UK and Brazil variants.”

Wearing two fitted masks may double protection against COVID-19: Study

Generally, a procedure mask without altering the fit, is about 40-60 per cent effective at keeping COVID-19-sized particles out, the researchers said.

Experimental antiviral drug effective against Covid: Study

The antiviral MK-4482 significantly decreased levels of virus and disease damage in the lungs of hamsters treated for SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a new study from the US National Institutes of Health scientists.

Don’t be a ‘Covidiot’

Scant respect for Covid-19 precautions, new variants of SARs-CoV-2 push infections to a new high in the State

Covid-19: People failed to learn from experience

The Covid pandemic has a parallel with Spanish flu of 1918, as people during that time and now in 2021, did not learn anything from their past experience.

Indian-origin scientist spots genes that fight Covid infection

"We are still searching for its Achille's Heel so that we can develop optimal antivirals," Chanda said in a paper published in the journal Molecular Cell.

Take precautions, or else TS will end-up like Maharashtra, warns health official

"If Covid cases continue to rise, then govt’s attempts to add more hospital beds will not be enough," warned TS Director of Public Health

Insect species named after coronavirus

After molecular and morphological analyses, it was described as a caddisfly species, which is new to science in the peer-reviewed Biodiversity Data Journal.

Antipsychotics can lower Covid infection, severity risk: Study

People with severe mental disorders have been identified as a high-risk group for a worse outcome in Covid-19 due to lower awareness of risk, higher prevalence of cognitive impairment among others.

Spike in cases linked to new Covid strains?

Apart from focus on vaccines, experts for more research on new variants

Telangana braces to check second Covid wave

Focus on speeding up vaccination and ensuring Covid appropriate behaviour

WHO-China report says animals likely source of COVID-19

The findings offer little new insight into how the virus first emerged and leave many questions unanswered, though that was as expected.

3 common antiviral drugs potentially effective against Covid

The study, published in the journal ACS Omega, looked at three antiviral drugs that have proven effective against Ebola and the Marburg virus tilorone, quinacrine and pyronaridine.

New double mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 found in India: Govt

Genome sequencing and analysis have been carried out on samples from arriving international travellers, contacts of those positive for VOC and community samples from most of the states.

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