Covid-19

COVID-19 Scare: Rising cases hit Australian healthcare system

 COVID-19 Scare: Rising cases hit Australian healthcare system

Highlights,In Australia, COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals hit a record high with over 5,433 people hospitalised,The healthcare system is under severe strain with the rising number of cases and healthcare workers going into isolation,In response to ...

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Africa’s predicament: WHO says the continent needs 20mn vaccine jabs urgently  

Africa’s predicament: WHO says the continent needs 20mn vaccine jabs urgently  

COVID-19 vaccination campaigns across Africa are facing significant delays because of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine export ban imposed by India as the country grapples with the rapidly spreading strains of coronavirus.  O ...

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Was COVID-19 virus leaked from Wuhan lab? Biden seeks detailed report

Was COVID-19 virus leaked from Wuhan lab? Biden seeks detailed report

US President Joe Biden has upped the ante on investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, ordering the US intelligence officials to conduct a detailed probe and report back in 90 days.  The earlier investigation has zeroed ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Development: A Glance at the Latest Updates around the World

COVID-19 Vaccine Development: A Glance at the Latest Updates around the World

With several global pharmaceutical companies launching their respective vaccines for the adult population, they are now evaluating them in adolescents, which form a sizeable section of the total population. Experts believe that herd immunit ...

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Breathonix’s COVID-19 breath test obtains conditional approval in Singapore

Breathonix’s COVID-19 breath test obtains conditional approval in Singapore

Summary Singapore health authority has given provisional approval for the COVID-19 breath test developed by Breathonix. The COVID-19 breathalyzer detects the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) biomarkers and can generate findings within ...

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How protective are COVID-19 vaccines against new variants?

How protective are COVID-19 vaccines against new variants?

Summary A study by Public Health England says two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines are effective against the B.1.617.2 variant. Both the vaccines give similar protection against the strain first found in India and the o ...

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IMF Estimates US$50B Cost To End Pandemic In 2022

IMF Estimates US$50B Cost To End Pandemic In 2022

A probable end to the COVID-19 pandemic could cost US$50 billion, according to the latest report by the International Monetary Fund. The international financial institution believes that vaccinating at least 40 percent of the global popula ...

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On a sticky wicket: Can Cricket bounce back to blockbuster form after COVID-19?

On a sticky wicket: Can Cricket bounce back to blockbuster form after COVID-19?

Summary Governments in cricket-playing nations worldwide have relaxed restrictions, somewhat allowing smaller crowds into stadiums worldwide. But the hit to the bottom line for every national cricket association is crushingly undeniable. ...

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COVID-19 continues to hammer India; global cases decline

COVID-19 continues to hammer India; global cases decline

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in India continues to test the limits of the country’s healthcare system, even as the global situation has visibly improved. In last seven days, the fresh cases reported by India – the new ep ...

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Bharat Biotech to commence Phase 2/3 trial of its COVID-19 vaccine on children

Bharat Biotech to commence Phase 2/3 trial of its COVID-19 vaccine on children

India-based Bharat Biotech will evaluate its COVID-19 vaccine in a Phase 2/3 clinical trial on children in the 2-18 age group. According to PTI report, the study will be performed on approximately 525 participants at several sites in India. ...

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What boosted Australia’s retail sales, business confidence despite coronavirus

What boosted Australia’s retail sales, business confidence despite coronavirus

  • May 10, 2021 03:41 PM AEST | Ashish

Summary The Australian retail sales soared in March and measure of business conditions hit a record high in April, despite the end of the Australian government’s support programme for jobs. The retail turnover surged 1.3% in March ...

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