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Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

 Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

Highlights Protests against lockdown continue in Australia’s major cities. Cases in Victoria have spiked to a new high. The country reported 11 deaths on Monday. Anti-lockdown protests rocked Australia’s second most populous c...

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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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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. Recent...

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All you need to know about intranasal COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

All you need to know about intranasal COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

Summary With the development of COVID-19 vaccines and medicines, scientists are now aiming to improve therapeutics and exploring different delivery routes. Amcyte Pharma’s algae-derived NasitrolTM nasal spray has demonstrated efficacy in ...

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Experts warn of more COVID-19 variants as India reels under the deadly second wave

Experts warn of more COVID-19 variants as India reels under the deadly second wave

Summary Viruses continually mutate, and sometimes new variants emerge that can persist for a longer time. Experts warn that more COVID-19 variants are anticipated to arise in the upcoming months. Meanwhile, Moderna’s new booster shot has...

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Pressure to waive off vaccine IP rights increases as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Pressure to waive off vaccine IP rights increases as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Summary With the surmounting COVID-19 cases, the developing countries are demanding patent exemptions on items, including vaccines, diagnostic kits, and ventilators, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The patent waiver will help emerging nations m...

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