Need solution, not hollow speech: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said the crisis in the country is not just due to Covid-19 but due to the ‘anti-people’ policies of the Central government and called for a solution instead of hollow speeches. Continue Reading

Curbs in containment areas around TN to be intensified

Warning that the growth rate of positive cases is higher than during the earlier surge in 2020, the directorate of public health advised district health officials to take effective control measures. Continue Reading

Ultrasound has potential to damage novel coronaviruses: MIT study

A latest study has claimed coronaviruses may be vulnerable to ultrasound vibrations, within the frequencies used in medical diagnostic imaging. Continue Reading

Covaxin shows 81% efficacy in phase 3 trial: Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech’s vaccine, whose emergency use approval before finishing final stage testing had triggered a row, has shown an 81 per cent efficacy in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 in an interim analysis of the advanced clinical trial, the company said, boosting prospects of its usage. Continue Reading

Global consumer spending on apps to double: Report

Global consumer spending on premium apps, in-app purchases, and subscriptions across Apple’s App Store and Google Play will reach $270 billion annually by 2025, nearly 2.5 times what consumers spent in 2020 as Covid-19 accelerated mobile trends. Continue Reading

‘Not all Covid patients have enough antibodies’

Billionaire Elon Musk has become a co-author of a study on Covid-19 where he joined researchers to track coronavirus infection in 4,000 SpaceX workers who came forward as volunteers. The findings suggest that only a certain threshold of antibodies may provide people lasting protection against the virus. Continue Reading

IMA questions Health Minister over Patanjali’s Coronil

The IMA expressed shock over the ‘blatant lie of WHO certification’ for Patanjali’s Coronil tablet, which the company claims is an evidence-based medicine to fight Covid-19, and demanded an explanation from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in whose presence the medicine was launched. Continue Reading

Explained: How corona may hijack human cells

Researchers have identified parts of human proteins which the novel coronavirus could be using to hijack host cell processes, an advance that may lead to the development of new drugs for treating Covid-19. Continue Reading