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Delta Variant 60 Per Cent More Transmissible, Reduces Vaccine Effect: UK Experts
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Delta Variant 60 Per Cent More Transmissible, Reduces Vaccine Effect: UK Experts

Public Health England (PHE) of the UK, which has been tracking the variants of concerns (VOC) of coronavirus on a weekly basis, said that the cases of the Delta VOC have risen by 29,892 to hit 42,323 in the country – an increase of around 70 per cent ...
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Must Work With WHO And World Trade Organisation For Easy Access Of COVID-19 Vaccines France President
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Must Work With WHO And World Trade Organisation For Easy Access Of COVID-19 Vaccines: France President

The Group of Seven (G7) leaders are expected to announce that they will provide at least one billion coronavirus vaccine doses to the world through dose sharing and financing, as per the announcement of United Kingdom ...
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India Needs To Achieve Zero New Transmission Of HIV To End AIDS: Union Health Minsiter Harsh Vardhan At UN General Assembly
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India Needs To Achieve Zero New Transmission Of HIV To End AIDS: Union Health Minsiter Harsh Vardhan At UN General Assembly

Speaking at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Union Health Minister said India took swift and timely action by involving communities, civil society and development partners to mitigate the impact of COVID on HIV services ...
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COVID-19: Indian Medical Workers Scale Mountains To Bring Vaccines To Remote Corners
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COVID-19: Indian Medical Workers Scale Mountains To Bring Vaccines To Remote Corners

In the northern region of Lidderwat, more than 100 km (60 miles) from the capital of India-administered Kashmir, medical teams have had to trek more than six hours on foot and ponies to reach nomadic and shepherd tribes in the mountains amid the COVID-18 pandemic to inoculate people ...
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Unplanned Vaccination Can Promote Mutant Strains Of Coronavirus: Health Experts In Report To PM
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Unplanned Vaccination Can Promote Mutant Strains Of Coronavirus: Health Experts In Report To PM

According to experts, the present situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country demands that the system should be guided by the logistics and epidemiological data to prioritise vaccination rather than opening vaccination for all age groups at this stage ...
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No Need To Vaccinate People Who Had Documented COVID-19 Infection, Suggests Health Experts
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No Need To Vaccinate People Who Had Documented COVID-19 Infection, Suggests Health Experts

In a report, the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) and the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) said that vaccine supply to the rural primary healthcare institutions should be prioritised ...
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No Link Between Genetic Risk Factor And Severe COVID Among South Asians: Study
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No Link Between Genetic Risk Factor And Severe COVID Among South Asians: Study

According to experts, with growing data, it is becoming quite clear that there are several factors including genetics, immunity and the lifestyle are the contributing factor for COVID-19 susceptibility ...
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ICMR To Conduct National Sero Survey In June To Assess COVID-19 Spread: Health Ministry
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ICMR To Conduct National Sero Survey In June To Assess COVID-19 Spread: Health Ministry

At a press conference, NITI Aayog member (Health) V K Paul said the COVID situation in the country appears to be stabilising with decline in daily and active cases and the positivity rate coming down to almost 5 per cent ...
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Reduction In COVID-19 Vaccine Wastage Will Ensure Enhanced Vaccination: Government
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Reduction In COVID-19 Vaccine Wastage Will Ensure Enhanced Vaccination: Government

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, any reduction in wastage means inoculating more people and strengthening the fight against COVID-19 ...
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'Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai', A Nationwide Campaign To Counter Rumours On Anti-COVID Vaccination Drive: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
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‘Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai’, A Nationwide Campaign To Counter Rumours On Anti-COVID Vaccination Drive: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

State Haj committees, Waqf boards, their associate organisations, Central Waqf Council, Maulana Azad Education Foundation and other social and educational institutions will be part of the campaign 'Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai' to counter COVID vaccine hesitancy ...
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Centre Issues Guidelines For Management Of Black Fungus Disease In Children Below 18 Years
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Centre Issues Guidelines For Management Of Black Fungus Disease In Children Below 18 Years

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Black Fungus or Mucormycosis is a serious fungal disease seen in patients with underlying or predisposing factors such as immunosuppression, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, misuse or overuse of steroids, cancer, organ/stem cell transplantation, and those under prolonged ICU treatment ...
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Centres Asks States To Prepare Plans For Expediting Second-Dose Coverage Among Healthcare Workers
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Centres Asks States To Prepare Plans For Expediting Second-Dose Coverage Among Healthcare Workers

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that while the national average for the first dose administration among the healthcare workers (HCWs) is 82 per cent, for the second dose, it is only 56 per cent ...
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