As Covid-19 vaccines start being rolled out in several countries, a new strain of the coronavirus discovered in Britain has yet again added fuel to the flames. The strain, which is said to be up to 70 per cent more transmissible than the original, has already forced several countries to shut their borders or ban travel with the UK and has sowed fears of further health crisis and economic disruptions.

Covid 19 India

At a time where coronavirus has made people around the country locked under the roof of fear, India is introducing ways to meet the rising challenges. The new initiatives to tackle the coronavirus ranges from a drive-through test for COVID 19 to kiosks for collecting samples from people with symptoms for COVID 19.  Delhi lab […]

For the past few months, the world has been grappling with coronavirus, which has created a wave of fear among the people. Now, the coronavirus has the world on edge. As the number of confirmed cases of illness ways back to many countries, anxiety, fuelled by uncertainty arises. The virus has till now affected 199,491 […]

Swine Flu India

Bringing another challenge to the country, which is already busy dealing with the coronavirus, two employees were tested positive for H1N1 swine flu in Bangalore. Following this, German software giant SAP, where the employees are working on Thursday shut down their offices in India for “extensive sanitation”. As a precautionary measure, the company temporarily closed […]

Donating plasma can save lives, indeed the power of the plasma is beyond our thinking, it can do wonders. Now, to win over the battle against the coronavirus, twenty recovered coronavirus patients donated their plasma to those in severe condition in Wuhan. A move which deserves applauds. According to the province’s COVID-19 scientific research team, […]

Nipah, ICMR

When the deadly Nipah mercilessly claimed 17 lives in 2018, a lab in Manipal played a great role in detecting and controlling the spread of the virus. But now, it has found itself off the list of Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratories for no fault of theirs.  The Manipal […]

As the deadly coronavirus claimed 1000 lives in China, the World Health Organisation in a conference about battling the virus as China, said that the coronavirus poses a “very grave” global threat. WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said this in an appeal for sharing virus samples and speeding up research into drugs and vaccines. According […]

As the coronavirus continues to create a serious impact on the lives of the people, the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) is offering an ‘experimental repurposed drug’ for treatment of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus within the country. According to Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, the head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases (ECD) division, ICMR, they started […]

As the doctors and scientists all over the world run searching for the exact cause and treatment of the deadly coronavirus, Thai doctors claim they’ve seen success in treating severe cases of the coronavirus with the combination of medications for flu and HIV. According to the doctors, the initial results show vast improvement in a […]

Corona Virus

The World Health Organisation has declared the novel coronavirus outbreak as a global public health emergency. The declaration was made as the virus continues to spread outside China. Following the WHO declaration of the coronavirus as an emergency, the US has warned its citizens to not travel to China. The Director-General of the WHO Dr […]