Editor in Chief Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee                                                                               Dated:04 June,2020

Diagnostic centres see increase in requests to do Covid-19 tests

NEW DELHI:As India gradually opens up malls, restaurants and offices, private companies, hotel owners, airlines, air travellers and security agencies are rushing to private diagnostic centres to get Covid-19 all-clear for employees through a confirmatory test.
Private diagnostic centres and hospital laboratories have seen a 50% increase in the number of requests for RT-PCR tests within a day of home ministry’s new guidelines for opening up lockdown. ET contacted 10 private laboratories and two private hospital chains. All confirmed that a majority of the queries have come from hotel owners, hospitality sector and airlines....read more

CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 116: Prediction Formulas

(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
936: Round Table Expert Zoom Meeting on “Formulas in relation to COVID-19 pandemic for better understanding of data”
Participants: Dr KK Aggarwal; Dr Alex Thomas; Dr AK Agarwal; Dr DR Rai; Dr Suneela Garg; Dr Girdhar Gyani; Dr Ashok Gupta; Dr Jayakrishnan Alapet; Mr Bejon Misra; Dr K Kalra; Mrs Upasana Arora; Dr Major Prachi Garg; Ms Ira Gupta; Dr Sanchita Sharma
It has been seen that 1% of symptomatic cases die....read more

World COVID Meter 3rd June - 213 Countries affected: Wear mask at home

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8; 5M May 20, 6M May 30
Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity
Doubling time India 14.5 days, USA 33 days, Brazil 13 days, Russia 18 days, Spain 47 days, UK 35 days, Italy 55 days, France 49 days, Turkey 37 days
Likely minimum deaths (382227 + 54551 x 15 = 8182) = 390409....read more

Music as a Drug

Our body is the largest pharmaceutical group in the world and has the capacity to heal each and every disease. The very fact that there is a receptor for every drug in the body means that the body has the capacity to produce that drug. Music is one such modality, which can heal by initiating various chains of chemical reactions in the body.,Chanting vowels produces interleukin-2 in the body, which works like a painkiller....read more

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Coronavirus vaccine update: Positive development for Bharat Biotech COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna moves to second phase of human trials


It has officially been more than six months since the COVID-19 pandemic, since it started to spread. ,According to the latest figures, the infection cases have breached the 6 million mark, with 1,98,700 cases reported out of India alone. The rising number of cases across the world have paved the way for speedy clinical trials as the hunt for an effective vaccine or cure continues. Experts still suggest that it could take anywhere between 12-16 months for the world to get a ready vaccine to counter the virus. Even so, more than 110 groups around the world are in contention to manufacture a vaccine right now. Some have advanced to the second phase, while others are experimenting with alternative medicines. We give you an update on the latest round of development of the most promising vaccines right now.

‘How will we work if we aren’t healthy’, AIIMS Nurses’ Union protests against management

New Delhi: The AIIMS Nurses’ Union continued its protest outside the director’s office for the second day Tuesday against the facility’s “state of affairs” due to Covid-19 and the management’s apathy to their demands. “We have been facing a lot of health problems, including issues related to menstruation, urinary tract infection, weight loss etc. If the healthcare workers are not healthy, then how will they do their job. This is not a fight that will end any time soon,” Harish Kumar Kajla, president of the AIIMS Nurses’ Union told ThePrint.