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- Toshiva Jain
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- Furquan Moharkan
Are smokers at higher risk from COVID-19? Here’s what WHO Chief says
- May 30, 2021 04:07 AM EDT | Chitranjan Kumar
Summary Tobacco smokers are more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. Smokers face up to a 50% higher risk of developing severe disease and death from the coronavirus. The risk of developing cancers, heart disease and respiratory illnesses are ...Read More...
Where will you get Cash Prize Money to get Vaccinated?
- May 28, 2021 05:17 AM EDT | Kiara Khanna
California has announced one of the most luring vaccination lottery program called VAX FOR THE WIN today. Governor of California Gavin Newson revealed the state vaccine lottery of more than 116 million dollars in cash prizes to fully vaccinated Cal...Read More...
Africa’s predicament: WHO says the continent needs 20mn vaccine jabs urgently
- May 27, 2021 11:21 PM EDT | Tripti Joshi
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. Oxford-As...Read More...
Was COVID-19 virus leaked from Wuhan lab? Biden seeks detailed report
- May 26, 2021 08:54 PM EDT | Furquan Moharkan
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 in on tw...Read More...
COVID-19 Vaccine Development: A Glance at the Latest Updates around the World
- May 26, 2021 06:36 PM EDT | Tripti Joshi
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 immunity can on...Read More...
Breathonix’s COVID-19 breath test obtains conditional approval in Singapore
- May 24, 2021 08:08 PM EDT | Team Kalkine Media
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 sixty se...Read More...
How protective are COVID-19 vaccines against new variants?
- May 23, 2021 04:51 AM EDT | Kiran Murali
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 one domin...Read More...
IMF Estimates US$50B Cost To End Pandemic In 2022
- May 23, 2021 04:46 AM EDT | Kiran Murali
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 population by ...Read More...
On a sticky wicket: Can Cricket bounce back to blockbuster form after COVID-19?
- May 18, 2021 06:27 AM EDT | Team Kalkine Media
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. The Ch...Read More...
COVID-19 continues to hammer India; global cases decline
- May 12, 2021 09:31 PM EDT | Furquan Moharkan
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 epicentre ...Read More...