J&J’s Covid Shot Gets FDA Warning About Rare Immune Disorder

The fact sheet for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine was revised to warn of the risk of a rare immune-system disorder, adding new headwinds for a shot once expected to be a linchpin of the U.S. immunization effort. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Monday that it was adding the warning…

Coronavirus: 1,206 Covid Deaths In India In 24 Hours, 42,766 Fresh Cases

India today added 42,766 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than yesterday’s 43,393 cases. Kerala leads the states with most number of cases in a day. The country has so far reported 3,07,95,716 cases and 4,07,145 deaths. Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India: The daily positivity…

India’s Limited Overs Series vs Sri Lanka Likely To Be Postponed: Sources

The limited-overs series between India and Sri Lanka is likely to be postponed after two members of Sri Lanka’s staff tested positive for coronavirus, sources in the Sri Lanka cricket board told NDTV. Sri Lanka Cricket has proposed a new schedule, with the series — which was to get underway on July 13…

What is Zika virus that has now been detected in Kerala

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic is in retreat, much slower in Kerala, which now has detected the first confirmed case of Zika virus infection. It was confirmed on Thursday in a 24-year-old pregnant woman in Thiruvananthapuram. The condition of the woman is stable, who gave birth to a child on June 7. She had begun…

39,796 Fresh Covid Cases In India, Lowest Daily Rise In Nearly 3 Months: 10 Points

With less than 40,000 fresh Covid cases recorded in the last 24 hours, India registered the lowest daily rise since March 19 amid easing of curbs in several parts after tough restrictions due to the second wave. 723 deaths were recorded since Sunday. Here are ten points on coronavirus cases in India: India has logged…

Third wave of Covid-19 may hit its peak between October-November if…: Govt panel scientist

A possible third wave of Covid-19 may hit its peak in October-November this year if Covid-appropriate behaviour is not followed, but it is likely to see half the number of daily cases that were recorded during the second surge, said a scientist of the government panel in charge of modelling Covid-19 cases. However, if…

No antibodies against Delta variant in 16% samples after two doses of Covishield: Study

A new study claims that neutralising antibodies against the Delta variant (B1.617.2) of Covid-19 were not found in 16.1 per cent samples from those who had been administered both doses of the Covishield vaccine. Further, neutralising antibodies were not observed in 58.1 per cent of serum samples from those who had been…

Covaxin Overall 77.8% Effective, Claims Bharat Biotech In Phase 3 Data

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is overall 77.8 per cent effective against Covid, the vaccine maker said today in a statement, citing the data from the third phase of clinical trials. The data, however, is yet to be peer-reviewed. The vaccine offers “65.2 per cent protection”, it said, against the rapidly…

44,111 New Covid Infections In India, Active Cases Below 5 Lakh

India reported 44,111 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than Friday, and added 738 deaths. The country crossed a grim milestone of 4 lakh Covid deaths on Friday – the third after US and Brazil. Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India: Active Covid cases have declined to 4.95…

No campus life, full fee: How Covid-19 changed IIM journey of batch 2020-22

Students who joined Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in 2020 prepared long and hard for one of the toughest entrance exams in the country — the Common Admission Test (CAT) — but have been unable to live the IIM experience fully due to the coronavirus outbreak. While some students got to be…