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Kamal Pratap Singh According to the latest news article published on Business Today February 7, 2022, total 70,102 adverse events after vaccination are reported in India in which Covishield comprised 63,315 cases, followed by Covaxin at 6,757 and Sputnik at 30. Out of the total cases a total 1,013 fatalities are reported following the COVID-19 vaccines, 921 were after Covishield, 92 after Covaxin, and Sputnik reported zero such incidents, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed the Parliament. So we have seen that Covishield has highest rate of adverse event including number of deaths, but it is also important…

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To better understand the level of intimidation, its effects, and the ways scientists cope with it, Science asked 9585 researchers who have published on COVID-19 to fill out an online survey about their experiences. Of 510 who responded, 38% reported at least one type of attack, ranging from insults to death threats, delivered on social media, by email or phone, or sometimes even in person. Those who were harassed described a range of effects on their lives, including workplace problems and mental health issues. The findings broadly align with other indications that harassment is hitting science and related fields. The…

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Dr Seema Pavgi Upadhye, Krish Gupta We all know that plastics are one of the leading pollutants on the planet, from mountains to oceans large amounts of plastic waste is dumped which enters into food chains. A recent study on plastics “ Micro-plastics Found In Human Blood For First Time” has shattered the world since it is a direct health hazard when we are using plastic for our daily needs. Tiny particles of plastics, called micro plastic have been detected in the human blood for the first time by a group of researchers from the Netherlands. Microplastics are tiny pieces…

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What we need is one robust National Healthcare System where all the resources of our country are channelized for the best care of our people. Dr Maya Valecha As is thoroughly exposed during this corona time, not only the fact that private sector healthcare service is of no use when it comes to the health care of vast majority of “poor” people during normal time but during a health crisis it was of no use also to the minority of rich people from whom it earned exorbitantly all along. It was only our government hospitals which were neglected in the…

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The petitioners’ daughter, a postgraduate student, was vaccinated with Covishield on July 28, 2021. Since she started feeling unwell the very next day, on August 5, she was taken to a hospital where an antigen test was taken. But the test result came out to be negative. Therefore, she was given symptomatic treatment for her headache and fever, treated in casualty and was discharged on the same day. However, her condition worsened soon and was thereafter taken to another hospital with complaints of reduced responsiveness, tiredness, headache and a history of vomiting. While at the hospital, she remained unconscious and…

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Phablecare, a continual illness administration startup, on Monday stated it has raised ₹187 crore in a funding spherical led by Kalaari Capital, which additionally noticed participation of Aflac Ventures, Digital Horizon and Stride Ventures together with present buyers Omron Ventures, SOSV, Social Starts, and Fresco Capital. hablecare’s companies are utilized by over 30 lakh sufferers, 1,000 pharmacists. An official assertion stated the corporate’s valuation has grown six occasions in a yr with out delving a lot into the main points. “Our focus over the next two years would be to take the technology to over 30 million Indian households and…

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According to recently leaked secret records, Pfizer hired 1,800 additional full-time employees in the first half of 2021 to deal with “the large increase” in adverse reactions to its COVID vaccination. “Pfizer has also taken a multiple actions [sic] to help alleviate the large increase of adverse event reports. This includes significant technology enhancements, and process and workflow solutions, as well as increasing the number of data entry and case processing colleagues,” the confidential report stated. “To date, Pfizer has onboarded approximately 600 additional full-time employees (FTEs). More are joining each month with an expected total of more than 1,800…

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Six experts from India, South Africa and the United States have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reject the current version of a proposal at the World Trade Organisation on intellectual property waivers for COVID-19 medicines, that includes vaccines, drugs and diagnostics. In October 2020, at the WTO’s Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Council, India and South Africa proposed that the WTO do away with certain provisions of the TRIPS Agreement for the duration of the pandemic to facilitate access to technologies necessary for the production of vaccines and medicines. Such a waiver would aid scaling…

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Professor Joyoti Basu is in Department of Chemistry, Bose Institute. Her areas of specialization are Molecular and Cellular Biology with special reference to mycobacteria. Dr Basu was awarded the INSA Medal for Young Scientists (1989) and the National Bioscience Award of the Department of Biotechnology (2002). She is a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad. According to the retraction on 24 Feb 2022, Following the publication of this article “Novel Role of Phosphorylation-Dependent Interaction between FtsZ and FipA in Mycobacterial Cell Division”, concerns were raised regarding the results presented in several figures.…

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed it has suspended the supply of Covaxin, produced by city-based Bharat Biotech, through UN procurement agencies and recommending to countries that received the covid vaccine to take actions as appropriate. A statement issued by WHO on Saturday said the suspension is in response to the outcomes of its post EUL (emergency use authorisation) inspection held between March 14-22, 2022 and the need to conduct process and facility upgrade to address recently identified GMP (good manufacturing practice) deficiencies. There will be interruption of supply of Covaxin due to suspension of production for export, WHO…

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