Covid-19

How long will COVID-19 pandemic last? Will it continue into 2022?

 How long will COVID-19 pandemic last? Will it continue into 2022?

As the world is battling its once-in-a-hundred-years deadly contagion in the form of COVID-19 pandemic, the people are eagerly awaiting its end. The question on the end of the pandemic is on the mind of many people. But no one can give a definitiv...

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Australia warns against protectionism on Italy's vaccine export block

Australia warns against protectionism on Italy's vaccine export block

Source: Seasontime, Shutterstock Summary Australian government triggers a warning against vaccine protectionism on the vaccine export block from Italy. The country has asked the European Commission to review Italy’s decision. The govern...

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Merck/Ridgeback’s COVID-19 oral drug shows promising Phase 2 data

Merck/Ridgeback’s COVID-19 oral drug shows promising Phase 2 data

Source:zstock,Shutterstock American pharmaceutical behemoth Merck (NYSE:MRK) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP disclosed preliminary findings from Phase 2a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised trial for evaluating the safety, tolerability, an...

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Two COVID-19 vaccines that are helping the world get over the pandemic

Two COVID-19 vaccines that are helping the world get over the pandemic

Source: siam.pukkato, Shutterstock Summary Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca’s respective COVID-19 vaccines were found to have reduced hospitalization in the UK. The two vaccines also proved effective against the contagious UK varia...

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J&J COVID Jab Clears FDA Test, Plans To Rollout 100 Mn Doses By June

J&J COVID Jab Clears FDA Test, Plans To Rollout 100 Mn Doses By June

final approval, it will quickly rollout an initial 4 million doses. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given preliminary approval to a Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) COVID drug, subject to final approval from external reviewers, th...

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J&J COVID Jab Clears FDA Test, Plans To Rollout 100 Mn Doses By June

J&J COVID Jab Clears FDA Test, Plans To Rollout 100 Mn Doses By June

Source: Shutterstock Summary FDA finds no safety concerns in the new Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine. The company is expected to deliver 100 million doses of the vaccine by June. After Friday’s final approval, it will quickly rollou...

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COVID-19 vaccine updates from Nook and Corner

COVID-19 vaccine updates from Nook and Corner

The pressure is on for nations to vaccinate people against COVID-19, especially when the new strain is also picking the pace. As per media reports, close to 200 million people have been vaccinated, covering more than 85 countries. With the launch o...

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Order Covid-19 test kits over a call, no internet required 

Order Covid-19 test kits over a call, no internet required 

Summary Individuals willing to order home test kits dial in 119 to place their orders. The home testing kits will remain accessible through the online portal for order. NHS Test and Trace has been working with the RNIB to improve home tests fo...

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Study shows rapid fall in coronavirus cases across England since January 

Study shows rapid fall in coronavirus cases across England since January 

Summary Experts tracking the epidemic suggest a strong decline in Covid-19 infections in England since January. London specifically saw a dramatic fall in cases in early February this year, according to a study conducted by the Imperial College...

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A race against COVID-19: Meet five global vaccine developers in the fray

A race against COVID-19: Meet five global vaccine developers in the fray

Vaccine development typically requires years of research, testing and additional time for large-scale manufacturing. However, this time researchers across the globe raced against the clock to develop anti-coronavirus vaccines within a year amid the...

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UK vaccination drive: 15 mn people given first Covid-19 jabs till date

UK vaccination drive: 15 mn people given first Covid-19 jabs till date

British PM Boris Johnson announced on Sunday, 14 February, that the national vaccination programme had reached a significant milestone after more than 15 million people having received their first dose of coronavirus vaccine.&nb...

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