Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

WHO’s Team Tracing the Origin Of COVID-19 Is Back From China; Experts Explain Why It Is Important To Find The Source Of The Outbreak

WHO’s Team Tracing the Origin Of COVID-19 Is Back From China; Experts Explain Why It Is Important To Find The Source Of The Outbreak
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According to experts, tracing the origin of the virus can help in preventing future pandemics and it also provides useful insights for developing more efficient vaccines and treatments for the disease
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Union Budget 2021 Explained: Decoding The 137 Per Cent Increase In Health Expenditure

Union Budget 2021 Explained: Decoding The 137 Per Cent Increase In Health Expenditure
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While presenting the Union Budget 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an increase in the outlay for health by 137 per cent, what does it mean and which areas are likely to benefit
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COVID-19 Vaccine Explained: What Is Placebo And Why Is It Used In Vaccine Trials?

COVID-19 Vaccine Explained: What Is Placebo And Why Is It Used In Vaccine Trials?
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According to experts, placebo-controlled trials are regarded as a standard method for testing the efficacy of new drugs. Experts explain why
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Reversing Global Warming: Bill Gates Talks About Ways To Reduce Pollution And Protect The Environment

Reversing Global Warming: Bill Gates Talks About Ways To Reduce Pollution And Protect The Environment
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Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and philanthropist sheds light on the importance of using green approach in order to save the world from climate crisis
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COVID-19: Government Issues Fresh Guidelines For Offices; Here’s What You Need To Know

COVID-19: Government Issues Fresh Guidelines For Offices; Here’s What You Need To Know
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According to the new guidelines, if there are one or two cases reported, the disinfection procedure will be limited to areas occupied and visited by the patient in past 48 hours and work can resume after disinfection
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Pace Of COVID-19 Vaccination Has Been Kept Slow Intentionally To Iron Out Glitches: Indian Council Of Medical Research

Pace Of COVID-19 Vaccination Has Been Kept Slow Intentionally To Iron Out Glitches: Indian Council Of Medical Research
Dr. NK Arora said that the pace of immunisation has been kept slower than the target as the government wanted to take stock of the hiccups and gradually iron those out
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Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: What Is Genome Sequencing And How Can It Help Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: What Is Genome Sequencing And How Can It Help Combat COVID-19 Pandemic
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According to experts, coronavirus has a tendency to mutate as they multiply which can have harmful, beneficial or no effects and so it is important to keep a track of the genome sequencing in order to check its virulence
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Union Budget 2021 Highlights: Key Announcements Made By FM Nirmala Sitharaman For A Swachh And Swasth India

Union Budget 2021 Highlights: Key Announcements Made By FM Nirmala Sitharaman For A Swachh And Swasth India
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Top highlights from Budget 2021: Here is what Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed for health, wellbeing, nutrition and disease control
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Budget 2021 Expectations: Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic Experts Want Increased Allocation For Research, Healthcare Infrastructure

Budget 2021 Expectations: Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic Experts Want Increased Allocation For Research, Healthcare Infrastructure
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Given the major gaps in medical infrastructure highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and public health experts are expecting a major increase in allocation towards strengthening healthcare and research in the upcoming Union Budget 2021
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Economic Survey 2020-21 Underscores The Importance Of Investing In The Public Healthcare System

Economic Survey 2020-21 Underscores The Importance Of Investing In The Public Healthcare System
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While presenting the Economic Survey for the year 2020-21, Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Venkata Subramanian said that COVID-19 pandemic has shown how a healthcare crisis can become an economic and social crisis
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‘I Feel Safe After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine,’ Said A Health Worker During PM Modi’s Interaction With Beneficiaries At Varanasi

‘I Feel Safe After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine,’ Said A Health Worker During PM Modi’s Interaction With Beneficiaries At Varanasi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to dispel fears and misconceptions over the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines in an interaction with health workers in Varanasi
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53 Per Cent Of Children In India Are Not Growing Well Due To Lack Of Access To Food And Nutrition, Says A UN Report

53 Per Cent Of Children In India Are Not Growing Well Due To Lack Of Access To Food And Nutrition, Says A UN Report
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According to the United Nations, even after five years of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many key indicators related to food and nutrition still demonstrate slow or no progress and the COVID-19 pandemic will further hinder the work being done to achieve the targets by 2030
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Coronavirus Found In Ice Cream Samples In China, Can The Virus Spread Through Food? Experts Explain

Coronavirus Found In Ice Cream Samples In China, Can The Virus Spread Through Food? Experts Explain
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According to experts, there is no need to panic because of the detection of coronavirus in ice cream samples in China because no evidence suggests transmission of the virus through food
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Better To Take COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In A Gap Of 6-8 Weeks, Says Dr Suresh Jadhav Of Serum Institute of India

Better To Take COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In A Gap Of 6-8 Weeks, Says Dr Suresh Jadhav Of Serum Institute of India
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According to Dr Suresh Jadhav, Executive Director, Serum Institute of India, the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ goes up if the gap between two doses is more than 28 days
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