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Indian Medical Service on its way?

The long-pending demand for Indian Medical Services (IMS) along the lines of all India civil services such as IAS and IPS has received a major boost with a parliamentary committee recently recommending the formation of the same.

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“Biggest risk factor for getting severely ill with COVID-19 comes from Neandertals”

The current pandemic has yielded two striking examples: Neandertal variants on chromosome 3 that at least double the risk to become severely ill if infected with SARS-CoV-2, and other gene variants on chromosome 12 that reduce the risk by about 20%.

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Oxford halts paediatric trials of COVID-19 vaccine in UK

Following the detection of a possible link with the Oxford-AstraZeneca  COVID-19 jab and rare blood clots in adults in the UK, the university has decided to halt the trial which was being carried out in children.

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CEPI launches funding call to develop broad-based coronavirus vaccines

CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, launched a call for proposals to develop broadly protective SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and broadly protective Betacoronavirus vaccines.

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Phase 1 trial for Moderna’s COVID-19 variant vaccine begins

The National Institutes of Health has initiated the phase 1 trial of a new investigational vaccine known as mRNA-1273.351 designed to protect against the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant first identified in South Africa.

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Indian researchers detect ‘double mutant’ SARS-CoV-2 variant

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) recently detected a new “double mutant” variant of the COVID-19 causing coronavirus in the nation. Officials are checking if the new variant, where two mutations rise together in the same virus, maybe more infectious or less affected by vaccines.

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Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine prior to surgery:Study

Patients waiting for elective surgery should get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general population potentially helping to avoid thousands of post-operative deaths linked to the virus, according to a new global study conducted by the University of Birmingham.

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