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Health

COVAXIN to prevent COVID: Largest trial begins

Covaxin, an ‘inactivated’ vaccine made of strains ‘killed’ to prevent infections in new hosts, creates antibodies to fight coronavirus

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Health

CCMB differs with ICMR: Vaccine impossible before another 6-8 months

CCMB Director Rakesh K Mishra said thousands are administered the vaccine during clinical trials, data from which takes months to make sense

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India

ICMR says no community transmission in India as COVID cases spike

ICMR denies India is in the third stage of coronavirus transmission where the source of the infection can no longer be ascertained

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India

COVID-19: Biggest 24-h spike in infections, deaths

The Union Health Ministry informed the press today that there had been 2,644 new COVID cases in the past 24 hours and also 83 deaths

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Health

Plasma therapy for COVID dangerous, unless scientists know its efficacy

Plasma therapy is at an experimental stage. If not used properly, it has life-threatening implications: Lav Agarwal, jt secy, health ministry

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India

Health ministry, having bought faulty Chinese kits at 140% of CP, cancels order

The importer bought the test kits for Rs 245 apiece while the distributors sold them to the health ministry via ICMR for Rs 600 each

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Health

Tobacco helps fight coronavirus: French study

Epidemiological/clinical evidence and in silico findings suggest COVID-19 is a nAChR disease that nicotine in tobacco can prevent/control

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Health

Rapid antibody test kits not to be used to check COVID

The problem was not limited to their manufacturing in an unscrupulous China; the very principle on which rapid testing is based is flawed

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Health

ICMR: 1 state has complained, but all must stop rapid tests

‘We have said that states should not use this test kit for the next two days while we work on the drawback,’ said Dr R Gangakhedkar of the ICMR

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Biology Fact Check

Indian RNA unique? Indians resistant to COVID? Fact check

No ‘unique RNA’ of Indians will save us from COVID; the fake news may develop complacency and make us more susceptible to viral attacks