Covid-19

Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

 Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

Highlights  Unlike advanced economies, developing countries would not be able to achieve pre-pandemic economic levels by 2023. As per the WHO, 85% of people in Africa have not received a single COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 36 countries hav...

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Are smokers at higher risk from COVID-19? Here’s what WHO Chief says

Are smokers at higher risk from COVID-19? Here’s what WHO Chief says

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 ...

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Where will you get Cash Prize Money to get Vaccinated?

Where will you get Cash Prize Money to get Vaccinated?

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...

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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.  Oxford-As...

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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 in on tw...

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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 immunity can on...

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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 sixty se...

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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 one domin...

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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 population by ...

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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. The Ch...

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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 epicentre ...

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