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Telangana: RT-PCR not done on those who test antigen negative
HYDERABAD: While Telangana, after much delay, has started rapid antigen testing, it is not following the protocol strictly. Though the ICMR has suggested that those who test negative in an antigen test, need to undergo a RT-PCR test, the government has decided to ask symptomatic people to go into isolation, instead of testing them again. Incidentally, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai tested negative in the rapid antigen test, but turned positive in the RT-PCR test.
CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Lab Testing
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World COVID Meter 13th July: India Number 3, 213 Countries Affected
Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29, 11M July 4, 12M July 10 ,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 21 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 (571518 + 58926 x 15 == 8839) = 580356,Coronavirus Cases: 13,034,955,Deaths: 571,518,Recovered: 7,581,525....read more
Sewa the best dharma
Offering help is the best service to the humanity. As per Sikhism, Sewa (unconditional service), Simran (meditation) and Satsang (company of good people) constitute the trio to acquire happiness and spiritual health. In Sikhism, Sewa is the main path for acquiring spiritualism. In a Gurudwara, one even offers sewa by cleaning the shoes of others or by cleaning the entry paths to the Gurudwara.
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After over six months of novel coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 12 million people and killed over 500,000 all over the world, the clinical trials of the purportedly world's first coronavirus vaccine have been successfully completed. ,The clinical trials of the world's first coronavirus vaccine on volunteers at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University has been successfully completed, Vadim Tarasov, the director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, according to Russian news agency Sputnik, adding that the first group of volunteers would be discharged on 15 July and the second on 20 July.
India is considering importing certain active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and intermediaries from alternative sources such as the United States, Italy, Singapore and Hong Kong, leading to ramping up domestic capacity in a bid to reduce dependence on China, two officials aware of development said.
The team of STARS-2, Crime Branch has arrested one doctor Gajender Kumar Nayyar and his associate Mukesh Sangwan for their involvement in issuing fake medical certificates to accused, convicts. They were also involved in issuing the fake medical documents to family members of accused and convicts for extraneous consideration to facilitate them in obtaining favorable orders of bail, interim bail and suspension of sentence. Accused Mukesh Sangwan used to provide clients to the doctor.
After Russia became the first country to successfully conclude human trials for the world's premier coronavirus vaccine, India is set to begin the human clinical trials for vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19). For the purpose of the trials, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna has selected 18 volunteers on whom the vaccine trails will be conducted. ,According to sources, the hospital authority is set to begin the human trials of the vaccine from today (i.e. July 13, Monday). ,Till now, only the Bharat Biotech International Ltd and the Zydus Cadila pharmaceutical companies' indigenously developed vaccine prototypes have got an approval for the human trials from the Drugs Controller General of India.