coronavirus

With time we have better understanding of Coronavirus, treatment


By The SATimes News Service For this pandemic there’s a greater chance of survival for those getting infected 3 months later like June 2020 than those who got infected 3 months earlier say February 2020. The reason for this is that doctors and scientists know more about Covid-19 now than 3 months ago and hence...

Dr.Sanjay Gupta’s report raises eyebrows over scrapped White House mask distribution plan


By The SATimes News Service CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta raised eyebrows on Friday over his reporting citing a "source" who said that "80 to 90 percent" of the nearly 200,000 coronavirus deaths in the U.S. could have been saved by the Trump administration if it implemented a newly uncovered mask distribution plan that...

Airborne transmission: CDC removes guidance ‘posted in error’


By The SATimes News Service The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday abruptly reverted to its previous guidance about how coronavirus is transmitted, removing language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier. The guidance pertained to the way the novel coronavirus is spread. While it's known it can spread through droplets among people standing less...

Why alarming surge of Covid-19 in rural India is a big challenge


By The SATimes News Service By Aroon Purie On March 24, at 8 pm, India imposed one of the severest lockdowns in the world due to the corona pandemic. On that day, there were 574 Covid-19 cases and one death in India. The country’s 75,062 Covid deaths as on September 10 represent the third-highest toll in the...

India registers 5.1 million Covid-19 cases

Post Date: September 17, 2020

By The SATimes News Service New Delhi: With a massive single day spike of 97,894 new cases and 1,132 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 tally on Thursday crossed the 51-lakh mark with total number of cases reaching 51,18,253. Of the total cases so far, 10,09,976 are active, while around 40,25,080 have recovered from...

COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 78.28 pc in India


Covid-19 spread linked to dining at restaurants: CDC study


By The SATimes News Service Adults who tested positive for COVID-19 were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant in the 14 days before becoming ill than those who tested negative, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “In addition to dining at a restaurant,...

China okays human trials for nasal spray coronavirus vaccine

Post Date: September 15, 2020

By The SATimes News Service China has approved the first phase of human trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine administered through a nasal spray. The inoculation is being developed by researchers at Xiamen University, Hong Kong University, and vaccine maker Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise, according to Bloomberg News. This is the 10th such candidate from China to proceed to the crucial stage of human testing. The spray...

Serum Institute’s Adar Poonawalla warns millions globally won’t get Covid vaccines till 2024


By The SATimes News Service Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive of Serum Institute of India (SII), has warned there won’t be enough vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for everyone in the world till the end of 2024, according to a report on Monday. The CEO of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer has estimated that the...