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Coronavirus now mutated, more stable, infectious

The SARS-CoV-2 variant of coronavirus underwent a D614G mutation that was absent in the earliest regional outbreaks

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Therapy based on antibodies better way than vaccine to fight COVID?

Manufacturers not needing a steady supply of antibody-rich blood to produce monoclonal antibodies makes this therapy easier to scale up

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COVID-19: Blood group A have a higher risk of infection

The researchers found two points in the human genome which were associated with an increased risk of respiratory failure in patients with COVID-19

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NASA picks 3 Indian cos to make COVID-19 ventilators

NASA developed the ventilator especially for COVID patients at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in southern California and tested a modified design at the UCLA Simulation Center

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Biology India

Locusts from Africa reach India via Saudi Arabia, Pakistan

Herds of desert locusts are spreading in India from Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh, destroying crops and pastures at a disastrous pace

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Health

Lockdown relaxation will lead to a spurt in COVID-19 cases: Experts

The relaxation of lockdown has given rise to a paradoxical condition which the health experts foresee is bound to culminate in a worsening state of affairs

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COVID situation in India will remain better than developed world’s: Harsh Vardhan

‘Our COVID fatality rate continues to be around 3.3% and the recovery rate has climbed up to 29.9%. These are very good indicators’

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COVID-19 casualties will decline post-lockdown, says expert

Kerala, which has faced horrendous virus attacks in the past, is not intimidated by the coronavirus menace, says this Kasaragod doctor

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Vaccines galore against COVID entering trial phase in India

The union government said that over 30 Indian vaccines were in different stages of development, with a few entering the phase of trials

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N95 or KN95: Which mask you should get and why

N95 and KN95 follow the standards of different countries; by studying these and other standards, you get to know what suits your purpose