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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus More Likely To Spread Indoors Through Maskless Interaction: Study
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Coronavirus More Likely To Spread Indoors Through Maskless Interaction: Study

According to researchers, next to vaccination, COVID-19 mitigation strategies should emphasise the use of face masks when speaking, and ensuring adequate ventilation to flush out long-lived aerosols ...
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No Risk For Children Born To Mothers Given Flu Jabs During Pregnancy: Study
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No Risk For Children Born To Mothers Given Flu Jabs During Pregnancy: Study

Although pregnant people are not more susceptible to acquiring influenza infection, they are at an increased risk of complications if they get the flu during pregnancy, as per a study ...
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World Environment Day: Personal Protective Equipment, Masks And Shields- Pandemic Detritus Adds To Waste Crisis
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World Environment Day: Personal Protective Equipment, Masks And Shields- Pandemic Detritus Adds To Waste Crisis

According to experts, the movement against plastic has taken a battering in the pandemic with dependency on single-use plastic surging and households contributing to the tonnes of biomedical waste being generated ...
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NITI Aayog's SDG India Index 2020-21: Kerala Retains Top Rank, Bihar Worst Performer
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NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21: Kerala Retains Top Rank, Bihar Worst Performer

NITI Aayog's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index 2020-21: Kerala has retained the top rank with a score of 75 while Bihar has been adjudged as the worst performer with a score of 52 ...
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COVID-19 Impact May Increase In Children If Virus Changes Behaviour, Preparations On To Deal With It: Government
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COVID-19 Impact May Increase In Children If Virus Changes Behaviour, Preparations On To Deal With It: Government

According to NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul, the government will do an audit of what is required and would be required in the worst-case scenario, in the view of COVID-19 among children ...
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5.22 Per Cent Transgender Persons Vaccinated Till Now; Activists Say Misinformation, Lack Of Digital Knowledge Adding To Their Problems
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5.22 Per Cent Transgender Persons Vaccinated Till Now; Activists Say Misinformation, Lack Of Digital Knowledge Adding To Their Problems

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also requested states to organise separate mobile COVID-19 vaccination centres or booths for vaccination of transgender person ...
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