Nurses Are Dying From Suicide at Higher Rates

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Before the pandemic began, suicide risk was twice as high among female nurses compared with American women as a whole, a new study warns. Even within the health care community itself, female nurses were found to be roughly 70% more likely to die by suicide than female … Read more

Government only indulging in sham of COVID ‘vaccine festival’, Rahul Gandhi alleges

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the government over the handling of the COVID-19 situation and alleged that it is only indulging in a “sham” of a ‘vaccine festival‘. He also alleged that there is no testing, no beds in hospitals, neither ventilators or oxygen and vaccine is also not available. Gandhi also took … Read more

Tokyo Olympics might yet be cancelled due to COVID-19 – Japanese official

A senior Japanese ruling party official said cancelling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, as a fourth wave of infections surges less than 100 days from the planned start of the Games. “If it seems impossible to do it any more, then we have to stop, … Read more

Myth or reality? Health experts weigh in on whether ‘herd immunity’ is possible

People hold hands on Fifth Avenue amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 10, 2021 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images As Covid vaccines roll out across the world, many are looking forward to reaching “herd immunity” — when the disease no longer transmits rapidly because most of the … Read more

Covid-19: Tika Utsav doesn’t do the trick, vaccination levels remain low

While a total of 11.2 crore vaccine doses have been given, compared to around 19.5 crore for the US, India’s performance is much poorer in terms of the share of the population that has been vaccinated. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s call for a four-day Tika Utsav where an all-out effort was to be made to … Read more

EU must take leadership in fighting Covid: Polish FM

Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted for those crises, was the quote from Jean Monnet that the Polish Foreign Minister used to open his speech during the 6th edition of the international Raisina Dialogue conference on Tuesday. Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau’s speech was part of … Read more

What to Know About the J&J COVID Vaccine Pause

April 13, 2021 — After receiving reports of a rare blood clot in people receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the FDA and the CDC have recommended a pause in the use of the vaccine, pending further investigation. Here, what you need to know: Why was the pause suggested? After reviewing … Read more

Regeneron Antibody Cocktail Offers COVID Protection

April 13, 2021 – People living with someone who has COVID-19 appear to get powerful protection against infection when they are given Regeneron’s antibody cocktail, a new study shows. The findings suggest that beyond preventing the worst outcomes for coronavirus infection when given early enough, the cocktail could also prevent people from getting sick … Read more

Newborns Won’t Get COVID Through Infected Mom’s Breast Milk

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies. The study of 55 infants born to moms with COVID-19 found that none contracted the virus — even though most started getting breast milk in … Read more

Amid unprecedented cases, Delhi govt converts 14 top private hospitals into COVID-only facilities

The state health department directed these 14 converted hospitals to not admit any non-COVID medical or surgical patients. (Representational image) Coronavirus in Delhi: Amid a very serious second wave of coronavirus pandemic, Delhi has decided to convert 14 of the top private hospitals in the city into COVID-only facilities. The order has been issued as … Read more