COVID-19: States ignore WHO recommendation on Ivermectin, here’s what doctor who wrote white paper on the drug has to say

World Health Organisation/Dr Surya Kant Tripathi. (Image Source: Reuters/Screengrab) The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently recommended that antiparasitic drug Ivermectin must be used to treat COVID-19 patients within the clinical trials only. The WHO sighted lack of conclusive data behind this recommendation, which is applicable to “patients with COVID-19 of any disease severity.” Despite this, … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine: Russia’s Sputnik V gets emergency use authorisation in India

In a major development, Sputnik V – a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia – has been grated emergency use authorisation in India. It will be rolled in India by Pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. “Subject Expert Committee approves Dr Reddy’s application for emergency use authorisation to Sputnik V,” news ANI quoted sources as saying. Like … Read more

Sunnier Areas Have Lower COVID-19 Death Rates

So how might extra sunlight curb COVID-19? According to Weller’s group, one possible explanation is that sun exposure causes the skin to release a chemical called nitric oxide. Some laboratory studies have found that nitric oxide may reduce the ability of the new coronavirus to replicate and spread. The study authors are planning to … Read more

‘Hue & cry’ about Centre being partisan in vaccine allocation a ‘farce’: Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday dismissed as “farce” the “hue and cry” by certain states about partisanship by the Centre and called it an attempt to hide their own incompetence, saying non-BJP ruled Maharashtra and Rajasthan figured among the top three states based on allocation of vaccines. As COVID-19 cases in India hit a … Read more