Panic-Buying Toilet Paper Is a Bad Habit We Can Break

Oct. 12, 2021 — How did toilet paper become the unofficial symbol of anxiety during the pandemic? Empty store shelves are a stark reminder of how COVID-19 has taken a toll on people. At the beginning of the pandemic, stay-at-home orders drove people to buy large amounts of household goods, especially toilet paper. Demand grew … Read more

Delhi makes it mandatory for govt employees to get at least one vaccine dose by Oct 15 to join offices

DDMA had conducted a meeting on September 29 COVID vaccine in Delhi: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has ordered all government employees to receive at least one dose of vaccine by October 15 to be able to attend work. The order includes all government employees, including frontline and healthcare workers and teachers who work … Read more

European Union unveils Indo-Pacific strategy, tries to allay China fears

The European Union on Thursday unveiled a new strategy for boosting economic, political and defense ties in the Indo-Pacific, just hours after the United States, Britain and Australia announced a new security alliance likely to reshape their relations with the vast region. The EU believes the region, which stretches from India and China through Japan … Read more

COVID-19 booster shot: Why it is not an appropriate strategy to adopt right now

The expert review, which was accessed by Financial Express Online, included scientists from the international community, including those from the WHO and the FDA. COVID-19 Booster shot: While several people around the world are speculating about booster shots, an expert review published in The Lancet Journal has concluded that giving booster shots to the general … Read more

COVID-19: How are vaccines being distributed to countries in need to curb outbreaks of coronavirus?

WHO has been asking rich countries to donate more and more doses to poor countries on an urgent basis COVID-19 vaccine distribution: At present, vaccines seem to be the only solution against the widespread coronavirus pandemic, and to end the pandemic, it is important that vaccines reach all parts of the world. As a result, … Read more

Med Schools’ Equity Efforts Thwarted by Pandemic

Aug. 26, 2021 — Efforts to improve diversity and equity in academic medicine have been “moved to the back burner” in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, despite a growing need to address racial disparities, said the top diversity expert at the Association of American Medical Colleges. “It’s the notion of ‘here we go … Read more

Expert take: Dr Gagandeep Kang on booster shot, children’s vaccine & the state of the pandemic

“For me the stage that we are in now, we really need data that is broken down” and much of it is now readily available and even if has been collected is apparently not being shared, says Dr Kang. India recorded 25,072 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours ending August 23rd morning. It is … Read more

COVID-19: Which variants are cause for concern among scientists and why?

At present, scientists are focusing on the Delta variant. Coronavirus variants: As the coronavirus – SARS-CoV-2 – spreads, it has the ability to mutate into further variants, and since the pandemic is continuing to spread, health authorities are now worried about the multiple variants of the virus. This is especially because some variants are more … Read more

Covid-19 third wave threat: As 46 districts report over 10% positivity rate, a look at the 10 critical states in India

What is the current status of these states in terms of COVID-19 cases? Financial Express Online takes a look. COVID-19 positivity rate in India: As the threat of the third wave of coronavirus looms, the Centre has warned 10 states to consider imposing strict curbs in the 46 districts where the positivity rate is above … Read more

Kerala updates COVID-19 travel guidelines, allows exemption from mandatory RT-PCR test to fully vaccinated passengers

The Kerala government added that these guidelines would come into force immediately. Kerala travel guidelines: Kerala has updated its travel guidelines! As part of its efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, Kerala was requiring any travellers entering the state to carry a negative RT-PCR report. However, in an updated order on Wednesday, the state … Read more