Face mask with anti-viral layer can deactivate coronavirus

Washington, Oct 30 (PTI) Scientists have designed a new face mask with an anti-viral layer to deactivate the novel coronavirus, that can make the wearer less infectious. “We quickly realised that a mask not only protects the person wearing it, but much more importantly, it protects others from being exposed to the droplets (and germs) released More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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WHO scheme may compensate people in poor countries against coronavirus vaccine side-effects

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A vaccine scheme co-led by the World Health Organization is setting up a compensation fund for people in poor nations who might suffer any side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines, aiming to More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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How does the coronavirus affect the heart?

How does COVID-19 affect the heart? Even though it’s known as a respiratory virus, doctors believe the coronavirus can directly infect the heart muscle and cause other problems leading to heart damage. The doctors More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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COVID-19: Antibody response in most people strong, does not decline rapidly, study says

New York, Oct 29 (PTI) A vast majority of individuals infected with mild-to-moderate COVID 19 mount a “robust” defence via antibodies that is relatively stable for “at least five months”, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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Germany and France prepare new lockdowns as COVID-19 sweeps Europe

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – Germany and France prepared to announce restrictions approaching the level of last spring’s blanket lockdowns on Wednesday as COVID deaths across Europe rose almost 40% in a week, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency: Study

London, Oct 28 (PTI) A study of over 200 COVID-19 cases in a hospital in Spain found that about 80 per cent patients had vitamin D deficiency, scientists said on Wednesday. Vitamin D is essential for bone health, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trials produce robust immune response in elderly – FT

LONDON (Reuters) – The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc produces a robust immune response in elderly people, the Financial Times said on Monday, citing early More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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Vaccine storage issues could leave 3 billion people without access

Gampela (Burkina Faso), Oct 25 (AP) The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. With the pandemic now in its eighth month, logistics experts More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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COVID-19: Recovery rate touches 90 pc; only 8.5 pc of total caseload active in India

New Delhi, Oct 25 (PTI) With a total of 70,78,123 people having recuperated from COVID-19, the national recovery rate for the disease has touched 90 per cent, while 62,077 people have recovered in a span of 24 hours More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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Asymptomatic children have low coronavirus levels compared to those with symptoms, study finds

Boston, Oct 23 (PTI) An analysis of over 800 pediatric cases of the novel coronavirus infection has revealed that most asymptomatic children have significantly low levels of the virus compared to those who experience More...