Simple glucose-meter test can be used to monitor COVID-19 antibody levels

Researchers have developed a simple, glucose-meter test that can help people monitor their own antibody levels against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that causes COVID-19. The team from Johns Hopkins University in the US noted that over-the-counter COVID-19 tests can quickly show whether a person is infected with SARS-CoV-2.However, if a person has a positive result, there … Read more

Delhi records 1,530 Covid cases, 3 deaths; positivity rate rises to 8.41%

Delhi recorded 1,530 new Covid cases and three deaths in a day while the positivity rate rose to 8.41 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department on Sunday. This was the fifth consecutive day that Delhi has recorded over 1,300 cases in a day. The fresh cases were detected out of … Read more

CDC Gives Final OK for COVID Vaccinations for Youngest Kids

June 18, 2022 — COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years of age are now ready to go. Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle, Walensky, MD, has endorsed a unanimous recommendation by the agency’s vaccine panel today, allowing vaccinations to begin early this week. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices … Read more

Delhi records 1,534 Covid-19 cases, positivity rate 7.71%

Delhi recorded 1,534 new Covid cases and three more deaths on Saturday, while the positivity rate stood at 7.71 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. On Friday, the national capital had logged 1,797 coronavirus cases, the highest in nearly four months, along with one fatality while the positivity rate had … Read more

How Much Weight Did We Really Gain During COVID Lockdown?

June 17, 2022 — A small helping of good news from the COVID-19 pandemic: Americans didn’t seem to fill all that time spent at home during the early months of the outbreak by filling their stomachs. A study of over 100,000 adults found that the nation, as a whole, put on the same amount of … Read more

Past COVID-19 Infection Could Play Role In Child Hepatitis

June 16, 2022 – There may be a link between the recent unexplained cases of hepatitis in children and prior coronavirus infections, according to new research from Israel. A new study details five children in Israel who had mild cases of COVID-19 who went on to develop hepatitis; two of these children required liver transplants. … Read more

Delhi logs over 1,300 Covid-19 cases for second consecutive day, positivity rate 6.69%

Delhi recorded 1,323 new Covid cases and two deaths on Thursday, while the positivity rate stood at 6.69 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. This is the second consecutive day that Delhi has recorded over 1,300 cases in a day. And, it logged more than 1,000 daily cases for the … Read more

FDA Panel Votes Unanimously for COVID Shots for Youngest Kids

June 15, 2022 – The benefits to America’s youngest children from COVID-19 vaccines far outweigh the negatives, an outside group of FDA advisors said Wednesday. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted unanimously, 21-0, to recommend the use of Pfizer’s vaccines in kids 6 months through 4 years and and Moderna’s vaccine in … Read more

Fauci Tests Positive for COVID-19

June 15, 2022 — Anthony Fauci, MD, the chief medical officer to the White House, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Fauci, who is also the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test, according to a statement from the NIAID. Fauci, who is … Read more