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Second surge of COVID-19 rocks India

A fresh wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections is pushing the case counts across India to record highs even as the authorities vehemently deny the role of any mutant variant behind the sudden surge.

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Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine to prevent COVID-19 wins approval in UK

The Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK has granted a temporary authorization for emergency use for COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (BNT162b2) developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.


‘Herd debate’ catches fire in India

In India, the conversation on herd immunity intensified in July following sero-surveys in New Delhi and Mumbai, two of India’s most populated metros, that showed extensive COVID-19 infections in both cities.


How far to herd immunity

Herd immunity is one of the most controversial topics in the debate around COVID-19.

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Baxter India gets CDSCO approval for Oxiris Filter Set use in critical COVID-19 patients

Baxter India said on Tuesday (08/07) that it has received approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), India to use Oxiris Filter Set for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

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India’s first COVID-19 vaccine receives DCGI nod for human trial

The Hyderabad-based biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech has received the nod from the Drug Controller General of India for conducting phase I and II human clinical trials for India’s first COVID -19 vaccine candidate, code-named as COVAXIN.

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ICMR approves antigen-based test kit for detection of COVID-19

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recently approved a rapid antigen detection assay for the diagnosis of COVID-19 using nasal samples. Developed by SD Biosensor, Standard Q COVID-19 Ag detection kit is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of specific antigens to SARS-CoV-2.

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