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India Reports 1 Crore COVID-19 Vaccinations, Aims To Cover High Risk Group On Priority

India Reports 1 Crore COVID-19 Vaccinations, Aims To Cover High Risk Group On Priority
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Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said, the current public health goal is not to achieve herd immunity but to vaccinate individuals who have an excessive risk of mortality due to COVID-19
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Coronavirus Explained: All About The Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine, Covishield

Coronavirus Explained: All About The Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine, Covishield
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According to a study published in The Lancet medical journal, the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine provides higher efficacy when the gap between two doses is three months instead of six weeks
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COVID-19 Vaccines Myth Vs Fact: No Vaccines Do Not Alter DNA

COVID-19 Vaccines Myth Vs Fact: No Vaccines Do Not Alter DNA
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According to the experts, mRNA vaccines having the ability to alter human DNA is a myth as mRNA does not enter the nucleus of the cells where DNA resides
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West Bengal Plans To Feed Nutritious Meals To Underprivileged In The State At Just Rs 5

West Bengal Plans To Feed Nutritious Meals To Underprivileged In The State At Just Rs 5
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Under West Bengal’s Maa scheme, the beneficiaries can avail a platter of nutritious meal which will include rice, dal, a vegetable dish and egg curry for Rs. 5
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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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India Fights COVID-19: What Can Be Done To Speed Up Vaccination In The Country?

India Fights COVID-19: What Can Be Done To Speed Up Vaccination In The Country?
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While India has reached the first 7 million (75 lakh) vaccinations in record time, it is behind its target. In the first phase of the vaccination drive, 3 crore frontline and health workers were to be vaccinated. NDTV speaks with experts to know what can be done to speed up vaccination in the country
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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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How Long Does The COVID-19 Survive on Various Surfaces? A New Study Decodes

How Long Does The COVID-19 Survive on Various Surfaces? A New Study Decodes
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The study suggests that seats in public places, such as parks, shopping malls, restaurants, and railway or airport waiting halls, could be covered with cloth to reduce the risk of disease spread
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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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