Home Health Wellness Wellness on January 9, 2022 Mansukh L Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, stated on Sunday that vaccinated citizens can now obtain their vaccination certificates via WhatsApp within seconds. The Health Minister's office stated that anyone who wishes to download their vaccination certificate could send a WhatsApp message to a specific number. The certificate will be sent to the recipient immediately. In India, carrying your COVID-19 vaccination certificate has become a requirement for gaining access to public areas, particularly when cases of Coronavirus have increased dramatically in the last ten days. The majority of states require their citizens to show proof of vaccination in order to gain entry to malls, complexes, and cinema halls. It is now possible to download your COVID-19 vaccination certificate via WhatsApp. You will not be required to enter your reference ID here, and you will only have to enter … [Read more...] about How To Get Covid Vaccination Certificate On WhatsApp: Step-By-Step Guide
Experts hope that the vaccine will be mass produced soon
Home Pregnancy parenting Kids Kids on January 4, 2022 As India launched a COVID-19 vaccination drive for the 15-18 age group on Monday, January 3, over 40 lakh children received their first dose with many of the beneficiaries and their parents saying they feel a sense of relief, especially in the backdrop of the fresh rise in cases. From setting up attractive selfie points to putting up imaginative posters and colourful balloons, the designated vaccination centres, mostly schools and educational institutes, were decked up to welcome the youngsters. he children, some dressed in school uniforms and others in casuals, were greeted with flowers and were gifted pens and eatables at some places after receiving the vaccine. "Well done Young India! Over 40 Lakhs between 15-18 age group received their first dose of #COVID19 vaccine on the 1st day of vaccination drive for children, till 8 PM. This is another feather in the cap of India's … [Read more...] about India Vaccinates Over 40 Lakh Adolescents Between 15-18 Years On First Day: Children Talk About The Experience
Home Health Wellness Wellness on January 13, 2022 The year begins on a hopeful note, unlike the last one, with a number of vaccines made available against COVID-19. Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has, in December last year, granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to yet another vaccine, CORBEVAX, making it the eighth vaccine to have EUA in the country. How effective is CORBEVAX against COVID-19 and when will the vaccine be available in India? Know everything you need to know about CORBEVAX. Caption: Peter Hotez and Maria Bottezi, the developers of Corbevax. Image credits: Livemint What is CORBEVAX vaccine? Dubbed "The World's COVID-19 Vaccine", CORBEVAX was developed by Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine-the production is licenced to Hyderabad-based vaccine and pharmaceutical company Biological E. Limited. Dr. Peter Hotez, Professor and Dean of the National School of Tropical … [Read more...] about Corbevax: What Do We Know About Biological E’s New COVID-19 Vaccine?
Home Health Health on January 3, 2022 The notion that Omicron is a natural vaccine is a "dangerous idea" spread by irresponsible people who don't take into account "long COVID" about which very little is understood, experts have said. The Omicron variant of COVID-19, which is said to be much more infectious than the other variants, is, however, causing milder infections, less hospitalisation and deaths which is leading to the notion that it can act as a natural vaccine. Recently, a Maharashtra health official also claimed that Omicron will act as a natural vaccine and may help in COVID-19's progression towards the endemic stage. Noted virologist Shahid Jameel said the notion that Omicron is a natural vaccine is a dangerous idea spread by irresponsible people. "It breeds complacency and is rooted more in pandemic fatigue and the inability to do more, than in evidence available at this time," he told PTI. Jameel, the former … [Read more...] about Omicron Natural Vaccine? Experts Call Notion Dangerous, Say Doesn’t Take Long Covid Into Account
Home Health Health on January 4, 2022 Israel is poised to begin administering the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for medical personnel and people aged 60 and above in a bid to curb the spread of Omicron infections in the country, the Prime Minister's Office said on Wednesday. The announcement comes after a top panel of medical experts had recommended on Tuesday to begin administering the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Those eligible for the fourth dose can administer only if four months have passed since the third dose, the panel said. Most of the vaccinated in Israel has received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett welcomed the decision, terming it "wonderful news that will assist us in getting through the Omicron wave that is engulfing the world". "The State of Israel is continuing to stand at the forefront of the global efforts to deal with the pandemic. The citizens of Israel were … [Read more...] about Israel To Administer Fourth Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine For Medical Personnel And Senior Citizens
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure on January 9, 2022 From 10 January, India will begin administering the 'precaution dose' of the COVID vaccine to frontline workers and seniors with comorbidities. However, India's Omicron cases are also on the rise when the world is experiencing the fourth surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, states are taking restrictive measures. A booster dose for strengthening immunity against emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 has already been introduced in the world. Several countries have adopted this strategy. India, however, does not refer to it as a booster dose  . As of now, there is no exact definition of the term' precaution dose'. Nevertheless, according to the recommendations given by the technical team on COVID vaccination, the third dose of the COVID vaccination should be a vaccine based on a different platform than the first two. Online Appointment For … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Vaccination: How To Register For ‘Precaution’ Dose – Online Appointments Begin January 8
Home Health Wellness Wellness on January 13, 2022 India is blessed with the youngest workforce, and thus as a country, we have immense potential. Still, at the same time, we are sitting on a ticking time bomb where healthcare is concerned. There has been a consistent increase in the lifestyle diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, mental health issues, etc. Plus, we have the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, in the next decade or two, the drop in fertility rates and increased lifespan will significantly burden healthcare expenses. There is no compact solution for this problem. Yet, Genome Sequencing and Pharmacogenomics can assist in reaching some form of solution. In simpler words, pharmacogenomics helps researchers identify disease-causing genes related to illnesses like cancer, heart diseases, and many others. If a particular community has a common gene associated with a specific illness, giving them … [Read more...] about Expert Article: Why Genome Sequencing And Personalised Medicine Are Important For Indian Healthcare
Home Health Wellness Wellness on January 15, 2022 A United Nations report said on Thursday that the deadly wave of COVID-19 Delta variant stole 240,000 lives in India between April and June in 2021 and disrupted economic recovery, and warned that "similar episodes" could take place in the near term. The flagship United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2022 report also said that with the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 unleashing new waves of infections, the human and economic toll of the pandemic are projected to increase again. "In India, a deadly wave of infection with the Delta variant stole 240,000 lives between April and June and disrupted economic recovery. Similar episodes could take place in the near term, said the report. "Without a coordinated and sustained global approach to contain COVID-19 that includes universal access to vaccines, the pandemic will continue to pose … [Read more...] about Deadly Delta Wave Stole 2,40,000 Lives In India, ‘Similar Episodes’ Could Take Place Soon: UN Report
Home Health Health on January 6, 2022 India is seeing an exponential rise in the number of coronavirus cases, which is believed to be driven by its Omicron variant, the Centre said on Wednesday while highlighting that the country's R-naught value that indicates the spread of the infection is 2.69, higher than the 1.69 recorded during the peak of the pandemic's second wave. Addressing a press conference here, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava said the spike in the number of Covid cases is being witnessed in cities and "the Omicron variant is the predominant circulating strain". Mass gatherings need to be avoided to lower the speed of the infection spread, he stressed. "We are now facing an exponential rise in (the number of) COVID-19 cases and we believe that largely, it is being driven by Omicron, particularly so in the western parts of our country and even particularly so in larger … [Read more...] about India Witnessing Higher Spread Of COVID-19 Infection Than Second Wave Peak, Says Govt Official
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure on January 1, 2022 In the first 24 hours of the new year, India has recorded 22,775 new cases and 406 deaths. The number of Omicron cases in India now stands at 1431. There are currently 1,04,781 active cases in the country. As a result of Omicron, cases of Coronavirus disease have increased worldwide, including in India. Friday, the final day of 2021, Delhi reported 1,796 new cases of Covid-19, while Maharashtra reported a staggering 8,067 cases  . Common symptoms of COVID-19 still include cough, high fever, and loss of taste and smell. But experts pointed out that Omicron also has some symptoms specific to that particular variant. COVID-19 Symptoms Specific To The Omicron Variant Initial symptoms of Omicron infection may appear to be milder than those associated with the Delta variant. Symptoms of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may be well known, such as a stuffy, runny … [Read more...] about Omicron: What Are The COVID-19 Symptoms Specific To The Omicron Variant?