coronavirus

India’s Covid-19 deaths per million lowest globally: Ministry


New Delhi: India’s Covid-19 cases and deaths per million population is still among the lowest in the world, despite being a country with 1.3 billion people, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday. Currently, India has 538 cases per million population. Cases per million population in some countries are at least 16-17...

Why we need to be ethical in Covid-19 vaccine race


By Dinesh C Sharma The race for an Indian vaccine to combat Covid-19 is heating up with the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech announcing on June 29 that its vaccine, Covaxin, has regulatory approvals for phase 1 and 2 human clinical trials. The approval is based on data of preclinical studies that “demonstrated safety and immune response,”...

India races to release first Covid-19 vaccine by Aug 15


New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for clinical trials of an indigenous vaccine for the coronavirus disease. BBIL is using the virus strain isolated at ICMR’s National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune to develop the vaccine. The clinical trials will be held in 12 institutes...

The Power of Tulsi, Uninterrupted


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Recently Patanjali, the uber-successful Ayurveda venture of Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna, released a medicine called Coronil to cure coronavirus disease. Promptly, the authorities have asked Patanjali to stop advertising until data can be shown that substantiates such claims. At the launch, their clinical data, independently verified in a study done at...

Suraj Patel files lawsuit in vote battle with Rep. Maloney


Indian American candidate Suraj Patel, pitted against Rep Carolyn Maloney for the Democratic Party nomination to run for 12th Congressional district has asked a Manhattan court to supervise the counting of votes in a tight race where he is lagging by just 1.6 per cent of the ballots counted so far. The counting of absentee ballots...

If too many people refuse, Covid-19 vaccine may not get US to herd immunity: Fauci


Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would "settle" for a Covid-19 vaccine that's 70% to 75% effective, but that this incomplete protection, coupled with the fact that many Americans say they won't get a coronavirus vaccine, makes it "unlikely" that the US will achieve sufficient levels of immunity to quell the outbreak. With government support, three...

Gilead’s 5-day Covid-19 treatment to cost $2340 as HHS secures doses

Post Date: July 1, 2020

Drug maker Gilead has set the price for its coronavirus treatment remdesivir at $390 per vial for the U.S. government and developed countries. That puts the price of a five-day treatment course at $2,340 per patient for people enrolled in federal health programs like Medicare and Medicaid — but private insurers will pay $520 per...

NY-NJ pause indoor dining, malls asked to install corona filters


New York: malls will need high quality air systems that can filter out the coronavirus before they will be allowed to reopen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday. “Any malls that will open in New York, large malls, we will make it mandatory that they have air filtration systems that can filter out the Covid...

India records worst spike of 17,000 Covid cases


New Delhi: India witnessed the highest spike of almost 17,000 fresh Covid cases, with Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu contributing more than 62 per cent of it in the past 24 hours taking the total in the country to 4.73 lakh, data from the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry revealed on Thursday. A total...