Brazil hospitals 'lack oxygen' for virus patients By BBC | Last Updated: 17th January, 2021, 11:02

Brazil has recorded more than 205,000 virus deaths - the second-highest tally in the world, behind the US

Covid-19: Brazil hospitals 'run out of oxygen' for virus patients

New, contagious coronavirus variant could worsen pandemic, CDC warns New coronavirus could worsen pandemic, CDC warns

New, more contagious variants of the coronavirus will likely accelerate the spread of the virus


Vaccine more effective if longer gap between doses: Serum Vaccine more effective if longer gap between doses: Serum

The efficacy of the Covishield vaccine goes up if the gap between two doses is more than 28 days


Norway warns of vaccination risks for sick elderly patients after 23 die Norway warns of vaccination risks for sick elderly patients after 23 die

Pfizer and BioNTech are working with the Norwegian regulator to investigate the deaths in Norway


Bangladesh to get ‘first’ priority in receiving India’s vaccines: Delhi official Bangladesh to get ‘first’ priority in receiving India’s vaccines: Delhi official

India considers Bangladesh as a priority country among its neighbours to receive Covid-19 vaccine


Bangladesh has capacity to preserve 15cr COVID-19 vaccines: Maleque 'Bangladesh has capacity to preserve 15cr vaccines'

The health minister tells this in a meeting on “Application and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines” at the health ministry 


Reforming harmful laws and policies is essential to end AIDS by 2030 in Asia and the Pacific Reforming laws and policies is essential to end AIDS

New report provides update on trends in the region and outlines the problematic laws and policies that continue to impact people living with HIV and key populations


270m doses of Covid-19 vaccine secured by African Union Africa secures 270m Covid-19 vaccine doses

The vaccines have been secured from three major suppliers: Pfizer, AstraZeneca (through Serum Institute of India) and Johnson & Johnson," AU head South African President Cyril Ramaphosa  said


8 tips for coping with Covid-19 stress, from mental health experts 8 tips for coping with Covid-19 stress, from mental health experts

The pandemic has forced many people to come to grips with how much control they have over situation—particularly what they can and can't do


Coronavirus: COVID-19 is likely to affect these six organs Coronavirus: COVID-19 is likely to affect these six organs

Coronavirus patients or individuals who have recovered from the infection often complain of fatigue, chest pain and shortness of breath


WHO warns coronavirus herd immunity unlikely this year WHO warns coronavirus herd immunity unlikely this year

Infections numbers are surging around the world, especially in Europe where nations have been forced to ramp up virus restrictions even as vaccines are rolled out


Russia says 1.5 million vaccinated globally with Sputnik Russia says 1.5 million vaccinated globally with Sputnik

Russia announced Monday that 1.5 million people around the world had received its Sputnik V coronavirus…


Mass Covid vaccination centres to open in England Covid: Mass vaccination centres to open in England

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says that about two million people in the UK had been vaccinated, with some 200,000 jabs administered in England daily


Moderna becomes third Covid vaccine approved in the UK Third Covid vaccine approved in UK

The UK has pre-ordered 17 million doses of the Moderna vaccine - 10 million more than planned 


Saaol method may reduce health budget: Health Secretary on Saaol’s Anniversary Saaol method may reduce health budget: Health Secretary

Modern science has created many diseases while trying to find cure for diseases


Covid-19 immunity may lasts for years: Study Covid-19 immunity may lasts for years: Study

The study shows immune cells primed to fight the coronavirus should persist for a long time after someone is vaccinated or recovers from infection, said a report of MIT Technology Review


Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant

New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found


WHO Europe calls for intensified measures over ‘alarming’ virus variant WHO Europe calls for intensified measures over ‘alarming’ virus variant

WHO’s regional director for Europe Hans Kluge told a press conference


7 DNA fingerprints that decide who may get cancer discovered 7 DNA fingerprints that decide who may get cancer discovered

The samples include 22 distinct cancers, including lung, pancreatic, bladder, breast, brain, stomach, thyroid, and bone and a dozen more


South African scientists seek to understand new variant S Africa scientists seek to understand new variant

Vaccines teach the body to mount an immune response - which includes creating antibodies - to fight the coronavirus, should it ever encounter it


New diseases deadlier than Covid-19 could hit humans: Doctor who discovered Ebola warns New diseases deadlier than Covid-19 could hit humans

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said “Disease X”, where “X” stands for unexpected


Covid: Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to begin UK first country to start Oxford vaccine rollout

Six hospital trusts - in Oxford, London, Sussex, Lancashire and Warwickshire - will begin administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab on Monday


Coronavirus:5 signs of COVID-19 spreading in your lungs 5 signs of COVID-19 spreading in your lungs

Nonetheless, early detection is better than later problems


New variant 'raises R number by up to 0.7' in UK New variant 'raises R number by up to 0.7' in UK

The UK's latest R number has been estimated at between 1.1 and 1.3. It needs to be below 1.0 for the number of cases to start falling


Health sector buckles under pandemic Health sector buckles under pandemic

The corruption and irregularities, reshuffle in the ministry and DGHS, and recognition for successfully facing the pandemic were some incidents of the outgoing year worth mentioning


Coronavirus infection: Should you wear a face mask at home? Coronavirus: Should you wear a face mask at home?

The virus can linger in the air for hours increases the risk of contagion


Coronavirus vaccine: Will COVID-19 vaccines prove effective against the new COVID strain? Will COVID-19 vaccines prove effective against the new COVID strain?

 Estimates have claimed up to 70 percent more transmissible than the old virus


Russia approves Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for people over 60 Russia approves Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for people over 60

People over 60 have thus far been excluded from Russia’s national inoculation programme as the shot was tested on this age group separately


Covid: Post-exposure antibody protection trialled Covid: Post-exposure antibody protection trialled in UK

 It could be offered to people with health vulnerabilities by their GPs


Don’t squander sacrifices of 2020: WHO chief Don’t squander sacrifices of 2020: WHO chief

The sacrifices made to protect people during the coronavirus pandemic must not be squandered over the festive period


Mexico to start vaccination with Pfizer today Mexico to start vaccination with Pfizer today

The vaccine delivery comes as Mexico City shut down all nonessential activity due to a spike in coronavirus cases


Swiss start Covid-19 vaccinations Swiss start Covid-19 vaccinations

Switzerland started its Covid-19 vaccine rollout on Wednesday


Govt working on corona vaccine rollout plan

Govt working on corona vaccine rollout plan

According to DGHS, the frontline fighters who are at risk of getting exposed to the virus, people aged above 60 years and freedom fighters will get the vaccine on a priority basis

 

 


Hunting for 'Disease X' Hunting for 'Disease X'

Showing early symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, the patient sits quietly on her bed


UK coronavirus variant now has no significant impact on vaccines UK coronavirus variant now has no significant impact on vaccines

According to WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, SARS-CoV-2 virus has mutated at a much slower rate


Now smart ring to detect fever before you feel it Now smart ring to detect fever before you feel it

The goal of the study is to develop an algorithm that can predict the onset of symptoms such as fever, cough and fatigue


New coronavirus variant: What do we know? New coronavirus variant: What do we know?

The rapid spread of a new variant of coronavirus has been blamed for the introduction of strict tier…


Coronavirus: Trump's Covid vaccine chief admits delivery mistake Trump's Covid vaccine chief admits delivery mistake

The Pfizer-BioNTech doses are being rolled out following approval - and a Moderna vaccine is now also approved


US approves Moderna as second Covid-19 vaccine Covid: US approves Moderna as second vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorised the US-made jab about a week after approving a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine


Wildfire smoke may spread infectious disease Wildfire smoke may spread infectious disease

Scientists are now beginning to uncover the scale of the potential infectious threat posed by smoke from wildfires

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