Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic?

Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic? Health experts say outdoor dining tents are generally safer than dining inside, but caution that they’re not all equal. Many restaurants are erecting individual tents, igloos and other outdoor structures that let people who are dining together avoid being indoors, where the coronavirus spreads More...

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By Manisha Sen On Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
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More than half of 20-year-olds in India’s metros likely to develop diabetes in lifetime: Study

New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) More than half of men, and nearly two thirds of women currently aged 20 years in India could develop diabetes in their life time, with most of those cases likely to be type 2 diabetes, according More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
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US allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received

U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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COVID-19 infection offers protection from reinfection for at least 6 months: Study

London, Nov 21 (PTI) A new UK study on Saturday suggests that individuals who have previously had COVID-19 are highly unlikely to contract the illness again for at least six months following their first infection. A More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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Abnormalities in immune system’s T cells linked to severe COVID-19: Study

Tokyo, Nov 21 (PTI) Researchers have found that abnormalities in the immune system’s T cells is linked to pneumonia seen in COVID-19 patients, findings which may lead to new ways of avoiding severe lung infection More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, November 20th, 2020
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PM Modi reviews India’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy

New Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting to review India’s vaccination strategy in which issues like prioritisation of population groups and tech platform for rolling More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, November 20th, 2020
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What does emergency use for a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? It’s when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and effectiveness are ongoing. That data is expected to be enough for More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Pfizer asks regulators for emergency COVID-19 vaccine use

NEW YORK — Pfizer will ask U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting a process that could bring first shots as early as next month. FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, November 20th, 2020
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India could get access to AstraZeneca vaccine by January, local manufacturer says

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The head of an Indian company contracted to make AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine said it could deliver it to health care workers and elderly Indians by January as the country’s More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij gets first dose in COVAXIN vaccine’s phase 3 trial

Ambala (Haryana) [India], November 20 (ANI): Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij was administered a trial dose of Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine ‘COVAXIN’ at a hospital in Ambala on Friday. Haryana More...