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17 Oct 2020


India may get COVID-19 vaccine by March 2021: SII official

India may get a vaccine for COVID-19 by March 2021, the Executive Director of the Serum Institute of India (SII) has said.

Remdesivir found ineffective; India to reassess coronavirus treatment protocol

The second worst-hit nation in coronavirus pandemic, India, that takes pride in the remarkable recovery rate, will reassess coronavirus treatment protocol after a large-scale trial conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) found that four commonly used re-purposed drugs had little impact in reducing mortality.

13 Oct 2020


When will India get coronavirus vaccine? Early 2021, claims minister

Giving a glimmer of hope to a nation buried by coronavirus caseload and deaths linked to it, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today India will most likely get the vaccine by early 2021.

07 Oct 2020


European countries reimpose lockdown curbs amid spike in coronavirus cases

As Europe has seen a rise in the number of coronavirus infections again, several countries have decided to reimpose lockdown restrictions.

Order of symptoms may help distinguish COVID-19 from the flu

It has been over nine months since the coronavirus pandemic first hit and the outbreak shows little signs of ending.

Coronavirus: Global deaths near one million; a million more 'likely'

The global death toll in the coronavirus outbreak is fast approaching the one million mark. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that the number could double without a concerted global effort to control the viral spread.

24 Sep 2020


UK planning "challenge trials" that deliberately expose volunteers to COVID-19

With the world waiting for a coronavirus vaccine with bated breath, the United Kingdom is looking to launch an unusual trial — one wherein volunteers would be intentionally infected with the virus to judge how effective a vaccine is.

18 Sep 2020


China: Bacterial disease infects thousands, can leave men infertile

Even as the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, instances of other potentially scary outbreaks are lurching at the corner.

08 Sep 2020


China shifting narrative from coronavirus origins to Wuhan's "success story"

As criticism against China on the global forum mounts, the country is working tirelessly to highlight its success against the coronavirus pandemic, rather than addressing questions about the disease's origins.

02 Sep 2020

Donald Trump

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

The United States, the worst-affected country in the pandemic, on Tuesday said it won't be participating in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccine because it is led by World Health Organization (WHO).

25 Aug 2020


All you need to know about WHO's global COVAX initiative

With little hope that the coronavirus pandemic is going to slow down any time soon, all eyes are on the development of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

22 Aug 2020

South Africa

Hope world eradicates COVID-19 faster than Spanish Flu: WHO chief

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a statement on Friday, said that he hopes that the world gets rid of COVID-19 in less than two years, faster than what it took to eradicate the 1918 Spanish Flu.

15 Aug 2020

NITI Aayog

Lav Agarwal, government's face during press meets, tests coronavirus positive

Lav Agarwal, joint secretary of the Health Ministry, the Centre's face in efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, tested positive for the virus on Friday.

Surgical, N95, or cloth: Which mask should you be wearing?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have repeatedly underlined the importance of physical distancing, frequently washing hands, and wearing face masks or coverings.

09 Aug 2020

Russia News

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.

After bubonic plague death, China seals off Inner Mongolia village

Authorities in China have sealed off a village in the Inner Mongolia region after the death of a patient of bubonic plague.

04 Aug 2020


WhatsApp's new feature will help you fact-check forwarded messages

In a bid to curb the spread of misinformation, WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to check whether a text received on the messaging service is actually true or not.

04 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: Who will be first in line for the vaccine?

Amid global expedited efforts to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, experts are debating who should be the first to be vaccinated.

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

With the seventh month of battling the coronavirus pandemic over, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday repeated that guard can't be let down and blamed the younger population for driving the surge in some countries, adding that they aren't "invincible."

25 Jul 2020


How soon could there be a vaccine for COVID-19?

Since the coronavirus outbreak started late last year, researchers have been racing to develop a vaccine against the virus, SARS-CoV-2.

24 Jul 2020


Maharashtra: After winning coronavirus battle, Dharavi leads in plasma donation

Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, gave sleepless nights to the government after coronavirus cases rose alarmingly there.

23 Jul 2020


This device can 'disinfect' your home products with UV light

The scare of contracting COVID-19, which has been exploding in India, has got everyone worried.

US: Squirrel tests positive for Bubonic plague

While the United States (like the rest of the world) battles coronavirus pandemic, a new disease, which is as infectious, has made a landfall there.

Your AC could be spreading COVID-19: Here's how

A few days back, the World Health Organization suggested COVID-19 could be spreading through airborne particles breathed out in closed, indoor spaces.

08 Jul 2020


Now, WHO says airborne coronavirus transmission is a possibility

Ever since COVID-19 started spreading, the World Health Organization (WHO) has maintained that the disease primarily spreads through respiratory droplets.

06 Jul 2020

Soumya Swaminathan

Scientists say coronavirus is airborne in letter to WHO

Over 200 experts have written to the World Health Organization, urging the health agency to recognize airborne transmission of the coronavirus and change its recommendation.

05 Jul 2020


WHO calls off Hydroxychloroquine trial for COVID-19 treatment: Here's why

Anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and anti-HIV drug combination lopinavir/ritonavir will no longer be explored as potential treatments for COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO finally admits China didn't report about coronavirus outbreak

More than six months after the initial cases of coronavirus were reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) has finally acknowledged that China didn't inform it about the highly-contagious disease.

01 Jul 2020

Donald Trump

Coronavirus: Goldman Sachs says face masks can save US economy

Destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States can save itself by following one small practice — wearing masks. Leading investment bank Goldman Sachs declared that masks can not only save lives but rescue the economy too.

Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month

On Sunday, the world reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic — the death toll topped half a million. A total of 504,466 have died of the virus since it originated in China last year.

17 Jun 2020

University of Oxford

Confirmed! Dexamethasone drug can be 'life-saving' for COVID-19 patients

As the race to develop vaccines and anti-viral treatments for COVID-19 continues, researchers in the UK have confirmed that Dexamethasone, an existing and pretty affordable drug, can prove 'life-saving' for critical cases of the disease.

13 Jun 2020

United Kingdom

Health Ministry adds loss of smell, taste to COVID-19 symptoms

The Health Ministry has expanded the list of symptoms of COVID-19 to include the loss of smell and taste.

09 Jun 2020


Amid lockdowns, WHO says asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 is rare

COVID-19 has wrecked several major countries and is still nowhere near stopping or even slowing down.

09 Jun 2020


Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus

In a development that should worry all countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said the coronavirus situation was worsening globally, though some improvement was witnessed in Europe.

06 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: WHO expert says India's 2-lakh cases 'modest', could explode

Even as the coronavirus cases in India surpassed Italy's, top experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the outbreak is still "modest."

WHO takes a U-turn, resumes Hydroxychloroquine trials: Details here

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that it will be resuming the clinical trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine around the world.

01 Jun 2020

Health & Wellness

Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo

Four people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the nation's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.

30 May 2020

Donald Trump

US is terminating relationship with WHO, announces Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the US is ending its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged his country.

26 May 2020


COVID-19: ICMR defends Hydroxychloroquine's use after WHO halts trials

Hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) suspended all ongoing trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has defended its use.

26 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Doctors claim homeopathy cured coronavirus patients, experts unhappy

At a time when the world is scrambling to produce a vaccine for coronavirus, a state-run homeopathy hospital in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, claimed it has treated six patients, drawing fire from health experts.

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