Covid flare up in China, spreading to schools

The latest resurgence of Covid-19 in China has shown a tendency of spreading among schools, affecting students and kindergarten children, as at least four places have detected outbreaks related to schools and kindergartens, Global Times reported. Continue Reading

Lockdown relaxations from today: Bars reopen, 100% occupancy in cinemas

Relaxations to the Covid-19 induced restrictions, announced by the Tamilnadu government, came into effect from today, with theatres allowing 100 per cent occupancy and liquor bars reopening after many months. Continue Reading

Editorial: Virus worries

At a time when Covid-19 cases are coming down across the world, their rise in some countries is causing worry. The daily number of Covid deaths in Russia hit another high Tuesday amid a surge in infections that has forced the Kremlin to order most Russians to stay off work starting this week. Continue Reading

Safeguarding students from virus post reopening of schools

As schools, colleges, and educational institutes reopen across various States, there are still serious concerns about the safety of students, teachers, and staff, especially since children are not eligible for the vaccine yet. Continue Reading

Free health camp on spinal cord

In line with Spinal Cord Injury Day which is observed globally every year on 5 September, Hamsa Brain and Spine Rehabilitation Centre, a unit of Kauvery Hospital Chennai, is organising a free health camp and Covid vaccination for those affected by spinal cord injuries. Continue Reading

Covid: Long-lasting symptoms rarer in kids

When Covid-19 arrived, it quickly became clear that older age was the biggest risk factor for developing severe disease. Indeed, there are few diseases for which age is so clearly the most important risk factor. Continue Reading

Expert talks about information and misinformation doing rounds over Covid pandemic

First there was a contention between Covaxin and Covishield, which is the better one to take? Then a confusion as to whether the same will be available for the second shot. Continue Reading

All about antibody tests

While choosing an antibody test, one must see if the test provides concordance with neutralising antibodies and should be quantitative and traceable to WHO standards. The reason why such tests are important is because post vaccination, some people do not respond. Continue Reading