New Vaccinations Increasing in COVID Hot Spots

July 29, 2021 — States struggling with alarming COVID-19 outbreaks are now vaccinating people at very high rates, an analysis of CDC data shows. The increases in vaccinations are occurring in southern and central states that have low vaccination rates, namely Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri, according to an analysis of the data by Bloomberg. … 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

Health premium collection up 13% in FY21 – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: Before the second wave hit, there was a sharp drop in Covid hospitalisation cases and a rise in elective procedures, which resulted in the share of Covid claims dropping to 14%. In the first quarter of the current fiscal, Covid claims are expected to be more than 50%. Even now claims are coming in … 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

The role of emerging technologies in managing the COVID situation – ET HealthWorld

By Abhishek Agarwal Even before the pandemic hit us, start-ups had already begun working on the development of technology-driven solutions that could help medical professionals achieve better outcomes. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in conjunction with medical imaging techniques to improve the quality of diagnosis. Start-ups specializing in Machine Learning are developing algorithms with decision-making … Read more

Regulating Healthcare – a Covid Reaction – ET HealthWorld

By Vikram Raghani India has faced criticism for not having nurtured its’ healthcare industry in the past. With this backdrop, a new law to regulate the “standards of education and services by allied and healthcare professionals” (namely the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Act, 2021) has been finalised. The law seeks to regulate … Read more

Nine states still have over 10,000 active Covid cases: Govt

Nine states still have over 10,000 active coronavirus cases, the government said, noting that it is critical to strictly follow Covid-appropriate behaviour as the second wave is still not over. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in partnership with UNICEF, on Friday, hosted an orientation-cum-interaction session for officers and field reporters. Addressing the … Read more