In a bad turn number of older people getting coronavirus in Europe is rising again.

October 22, 2020 Aariv 0

According to the ECDC’s latest situation report, at least 13 countries in Europe saw new infection rates among people aged 65 or over rise to what ECDC defines as “high” last week between 64 per 100,000 in Croatia and 206 per 100,000 in the Netherlands.

WHO lends support to IP-waiver proposal from South Africa, India

October 18, 2020 Aariv 0

The support comes even as the recently-concluded TRIPS Council meeting failed to reach a consensus on the issue, setting it up for informal consultations for resolution by the year-end. The TRIPS Council is responsible for implementing the TRIPS (Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) agreement.

Covid-19 vaccine: Sputnik V to undergo trial in India, Dr Reddy’s gets DCGI approval

October 17, 2020 Aariv 0

After striking down the first proposal, the Drug controller General of India has finally allowed Dr Reddy’s to conduct phase 2/3 clinical human trial of Sputnik V, the Covid-19 vaccine that makes Russia the first country to have come up with a vaccine.

PM Modi Calls For Scaling Up Of COVID-19 Testing, Sero Surveys

October 16, 2020 Aariv 0

Calling for continued vigilance and a high state of preparedness against the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday directed health authorities to scale up COVID-19 testing and sero-surveys and said the facility to get tested regularly and speedily at a low cost must be available to all at the earliest.

WHO study says remdesivir did not cut hospital stay or mortality in COVID-19 patients

October 16, 2020 Aariv 0

The results are from WHO’s “Solidarity” trial, which evaluated the effects of four potential drug regimens, including remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, anti-HIV drug combination lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon, in 11,266 adult patients across more than 30 countries.

After Sputnik V, Russia Approves Another COVID-19 Vaccine

October 15, 2020 Aariv 0

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, 14 October, announced that the country has registered a second Covid-19 vaccine, according to media reports. The second Russian vaccine to get regulatory approval has been developed by the Vector State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology.