Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Covaxin trials on humans to being at a Karnataka hospital

Four candidates, two male and two female, were administered the vaccine. They were progressing on expected lines with no reactions being witnessed after four days. The second dose will be administered to them on the 14th day after the first dose has been administered, Bhate said.

Hope for Covid-19 vaccine: Novel coronavirus strains show little variability

The original one is the L strain, that appeared in Wuhan in December 2019. Its first mutation — the S strain — appeared at the beginning of 2020, while, since mid-January, we have had strains V and G, they said.

EVFTA expected to contribute to EU recovery after coronavirus crisis

Hanoi (VNA) – The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) strengthens EU economic links with Southeast Asia and will potentially contribute to its recovery after the coronavirus crisis, quoted an EU official as saying in a story published on August 3. The EVFTA, which took effect on August 1, will not only ultimately scrap duties […]

The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away

Back in the winter, public-health officials were more hopeful about SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. SARS, a closely related coronavirus, emerged in late 2002 and infected more than 8,000 people but was snuffed out through intense isolation, contact tracing, and quarantine. The virus was gone from humans by 2004. SARS and SARS-CoV-2 differ in […]

Despite several effective vaccines for coronavirus, no silver bullet: WHO

“A number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection. However, there’s no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be. For now, stopping outbreaks comes down to the basics of public health and […]

People are oblivious to distractions when focusing on a specific task because the human brain has a ‘limit’ on how much information it can process at once

‘When your brain is at capacity, you are likely to fail to process some information – you might not even notice an important email come in because your child was speaking to you, or you might miss the oven timer go off because you received an unexpected work call. 

Venezuela coronavirus cases spike, opposition warns healthcare system may be overwhelmed

CARACAS (Reuters) – Coronavirus cases in Venezuela have jumped in recent weeks and two top lieutenants of President Nicolas Maduro have tested positive, triggering warnings from health workers that the pandemic may overwhelm the country’s already battered healthcare system.

‘We’re fighting a ghost’: six months on, coronavirus victories remain fragile

But even at this record-breaking rate, a vaccine is unlikely to be approved before the end of the year, and it would then need to be rolled out around the world. That is likely to take months at least, or longer if countries continue not to collaborate on their pandemic responses. “No country will be […]

Spain to roll out COVID-19 app twice as effective as human tracers in pilot

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain aims to roll out a COVID-19 contact-tracing app across the country in September after saying on Monday that a pilot showed it could detect almost twice as many potential infections as human trackers during a simulated outbreak on a tiny island.

Trump administration awarding $35M in grants for housing to human trafficking survivors

Ivanka Trump, President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband’s coronavirus death in obit: ‘May Karma find you all’ Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE’s daughter and adviser, has made human trafficking one of […]