When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

Top health officials say the end of this year would be a best case scenario. But scientists have never created a vaccine so quickly, and there’s no guarantee any under development will ultimately work. It’s a matter of waiting to see how many in each group become infected with the virus. Worldwide, testing recently started or is about to start for More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Half of COVID-19 cases may experience altered sense of taste: Study

Washington: Nearly 50 per cent of people who contract COVID-19 may experience altered or lost sense of taste, according to a review of studies. Of the 817 patients studied, 49.8 per cent experienced changes to their More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Virus expands grip in many areas, as US nears 100,000 deaths

Seoul: South Korea reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks on Wednesday and India saw another record single-day jump of more than 6,000 cases, as the pandemic expanded its grip across More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
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Confident that COVID-19 vaccine will be available by next year, says Harvard Professor

New Delhi: Harvard Professor Ashish Jha on Wednesday said that three vaccines are showing promising results in the fight against coronavirus and expressed confidence that there will be a COVID-19 vaccine by next More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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India has low coronavirus death rate but worries about migrants on the move

Mumbai: India on Tuesday recorded a total of 145,380 coronavirus infections and a death toll of 4,167, comparatively low figures for the world’s second-most populous country. Migrant workers and their families More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes

Bangkok: As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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China reports zero coronavirus case for first time since pandemic began

Shanghai: China reported zero new confirmed coronavirus infection or death and only two suspected cases in last the 24 hours, the first time it had seen no daily rise in the number of cases since the pandemic began More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Drug touted by Trump as COVID-19 treatment tied to increased risk of death: study

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which U.S. President Donald Trump says he has been taking and has urged others to use, was tied to increased risk of death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a large More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Virus accelerates across Latin America, India, Pakistan

New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic accelerated across Latin America, Russia and the Indian subcontinent on Friday even as curves flattened and reopening was underway in much of Europe, Asia and the United States. A More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Coronavirus infection may cause thyroid disease: Study

London: Patients with coronavirus may develop an inflammatory thyroid disease called subacute thyroiditis, according to a new case study. SARS-CoV-2 may be considered accountable for the onset of subacute thyroiditis. Subacute More...