Pfizer Vaccine Protection Wanes After 6 Months Study Finds

July 28, 2021 – Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine continues to show strong protection against serious illness and hospitalization after 6 months, but overall protection against the virus appears to wane after a half a year, according to a new study. The July 28, 2021, pre-print report of the study, which has not been peer-reviewed, suggests … Read more

Poll: Half of U.S. Adults Uncomfortable Seeing Unvaccinated Doctor

July 28, 2201 — About half of adults in the United States say that they would be uncomfortable seeing a doctor who had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a recent WebMD/Medscape poll. In the survey, 54% of the 687 respondents said that they would be “not at all comfortable” seeing an unvaccinated … Read more

A Covid-weary world is facing a distressing reality check

Just a few weeks ago, much of the world seemed poised to leave Covid behind. U.S. President Joe Biden declared the U.S. close to independence from the virus. Britons hit the dance floor to celebrate “Freedom Day.” Singapore’s legendarily strict government signaled it would begin to loosen its zero-cases approach and make life and travel … Read more

Google postpones return-to-work until October, will require vaccinations

A person wears a face mask outside Google’s offices in Chelsea as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on September 29, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company is extending its office return for employees … Read more

Third wave – Third time lucky too

This covid-fatigued population is no longer scared with death numbers ranging into thousands (nationally), a substantial decline from the six-figure mark. By Adarsh Sharma It seems as if the entire so-called educated, super intellectual and ever so complaining population of our country, rightly termed as Covidiots, is hell-bent upon testing the might of their “luck … Read more

Apple Profit Nearly Doubles as COVID-19 Lockdowns Eased

Apple said Tuesday its profit in the just-ended quarter nearly doubled amid improving consumer spending and a “growing sense of optimism” as pandemic lockdowns eased. The California tech giant’s profit rose to $21.7 billion (roughly Rs. 1,61,588 crores) on growth in iPhone sales and its increasingly important digital services. Revenue surged 36 percent from a … Read more

World’s 20 best airlines are named by air safety website

Travelers who are on the fence about flying again may want to check out a new list of the world’s best airlines. The airline safety website AirlineRatings.com published its list of “Top Airlines in the World,” which traditionally ranks carriers by safety, in-flight service, passenger comfort and flight routes. But this year, new judging criteria … Read more

Black fungus: Patients opt for leech therapy; All you need to know

Leech therapy is an Ayurvedic practice that relies on a blood purification process to let out the toxic blood from the body. There has been an alarming number of mucormycosis or black fungus cases in active and recovered Covid-19 patients. In May, the Centre had even asked all states to notify the disease as an … Read more

Most Unvaccinated Americans Want to Stay That Way: Poll

MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Eight in 10 American adults who haven’t received a COVID-19 shot say they are unlikely to get one, a new survey shows. The results mean “that there will be more preventable cases, more preventable hospitalizations and more preventable deaths,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease specialist at … Read more