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Past articles by Kaunain:

Explained: New row over Charak Shapath; what is it, and what does it say?

In a letter published in IMA News, the association’s national president Dr Sahajanand Prasad Singh said that at an “interactive meeting” with an IMA delegation on February 21, Mandaviya had “assured that Charak Shapath will be optional and will not be forced to replace the Hippocratic Oath”. → Read More

All you need to know about the heatwave, how to protect yourself

As large parts of the country continues to swelter under the grip of a scorching heatwave, and with temperatures expected to intensify over the next five days, here’s your complete guide to understanding the phenomenon and ways to stay safe → Read More

Explained: Five takeaways from PM Modi’s meeting with CMs on Covid-19 surge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi specifically told the states that for early tracking of the variants the local administration should conduct 100% RT PCR testing of all hospitalised patients with influenza like illness and severe acute respiratory illness. → Read More

Expert panel recommends emergency use authorisation for Corbevax for 5-12 age group

Corbevax vaccine is India’s first indigenously-developed protein sub-unit vaccine against Covid-19. → Read More

All adults to get precautionary dose of Covid vaccine from Sunday: Health Ministry

The ministry said all those who are more than 18 years of age and have completed nine months after receiving the second dose of the vaccine would be eligible for the precautionary third dose. → Read More

Covid-19 surge in China and other countries: Union health minister chairs high-level meeting

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, sources said, during the meeting directed the authorities to do aggressive genome sequencing of samples to detect possible new variants circulating in the community. → Read More

Explained: The Centre’s decision to open up Covid-19 vaccination for kids in 12-14 age bracket

According to the Health Ministry, Corbevax, that is manufactured by the Hyderabad-based Biological-E, will be used to inoculate kids in this age group. → Read More

Union Budget 2022: Govt rolls out national tele-mental health programme amid Covid pandemic

The rollout comes in the backdrop of growing scientific evidence that shows mental health sequels post Covid-19 infection. → Read More

Explained: The shelf life of Covid-19 vaccines

How long does a vaccine stay potent? This depends on stability tests, and can be extended based on data, as has happened with Covishield and Covaxin. What data are analysed, and how is shelf life determined? → Read More

Explained: What are the govt guidelines for vaccinating children against Covid-19?

The SOP outlines the type of vaccine that can be used as well as the methods of booking slots to get jabbed. → Read More

Covid: First ‘precautionary’ shots to those who got second jab 9 months ago

🔴 The decision to keep the interval between the second and third doses at nine months has been based on the findings of five scientific studies carried out by ICMR and the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad. → Read More

Centre sends teams to 10 states amid rising Omicron cases

The teams including specialists will be stationed in the states for the next three-five days, assessing the situation, suggesting remedial action, and submitting a report every evening by 7 pm. → Read More

Vaccination not enough; 9 of 10 affected by Omicron jabbed with both doses: Centre

Sharing the results of the analysis of 183 persons affected by Omicron, the Centre emphasised that “vaccine alone is not sufficient to contain the pandemic” and reminded that the use of masks and surveillance is key to breaking the chain of transmission. → Read More

Centre warns states on Omicron: Activate war rooms, curfew if needed

Pointing out that based on “current scientific evidence”, the Omicron variant is at least three times more transmissible than the Delta variant, the Centre has said that decision-making at the district level “must be very prompt and focussed”. → Read More

Explained: What does WHO’s latest report spell out on Omicron?

WHO has presented an update on the current situation on four key issues on Omicron — transmissibility, clinical severity, risk of reinfection and the potential impact of the vaccines. → Read More

Explained: What has CDC said about Omicron’s transmissibility, vaccine efficacy, treatment

At this point, CDC says it remains unknown if Omicron spreads more easily than the Delta, which is the dominant Covid-19 variant found across the globe. → Read More

1 crore Covid vaccine shots on Saturday, India crosses half-way mark in full dose

🔴 India’s active caseload as of Saturday stood at 99,974, the lowest since March 2020. The daily positivity rate has remained below 2% for the last 61 days, and under 1% for 20 days. → Read More

Experts will take call on booster dose: Govt in LS

🔴 Referring to unutilised doses with the private sector, the Health Minister said that the vaccination drive has predominantly been run by the public sector. → Read More

Explained: Why has Centre asked Maharashtra to revise guidelines for international travellers?

The Centre stated that Maharashtra’s guidelines are divergent from the rules laid down by the Health Ministry. → Read More

Explained: Revised guidelines for international travellers arriving in India amid Omicron threat

There are 12 ‘at-risk’ countries listed by the Health Ministry. These include the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel. → Read More