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India runs out of oxygen as Covid wave surges

India is in the middle of a devastating second wave of coronavirus. On Thursday, officials reported an astonishing 3,80,000 new cases, setting a world record for the second day in a row. And all the while, deaths keep rising. Now, India’s healthcare system has reached a breaking point. At one hospital in Delhi, 25 people […]

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India records world’s biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases

India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of crumbling health services to cope. Health officials across northern and western India including the capital, New Delhi, said they were in crisis, with most hospitals full and […]

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COVID19 CASES IN INDIA SURGE 2,00,000

Indians scrambled on Thursday to secure beds in hospitals for relatives stricken with coronavirus as infections surged to a daily record, overwhelming medical facilities and drying up oxygen supplies. A massive second wave of infections is centred on the rich state of Maharashtra, which makes up a quarter of the tally, and is spreading wider […]

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Vaccine Trials for Kids

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents United States of America New clinical trials showed that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine elicits “100% efficacy and robust antibody responses” in adolescents from 12-15 years old, the drug company announced Wednesday. The trial included 2,260 trial participants; the results are even better than earlier responses from participants […]

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Nobel Prizes announced for Chemistry, Physics and Medicine

The 2020 Nobel Prizes have been announced. The prestigious award comes with a gold medal and prize money of 10 million Swedish kronor (over $1,118,000), courtesy of a bequest left 124 years ago by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel.  Chemistry: History made Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. created […]

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Covid vaccine: Indian company gets nod for human testing 

While many pharmaceutical firms around the globe are trying to find a vaccine for Coronavirus, a few have started testing the drug on humans. One of them to get an approval is India’s Bharat Biotech.  Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for human trials, making it India’s first domestic candidate to get the green […]

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Is this the answer to Covid 19? 

Scientists in the UK have discovered a cheap and available treatment for COVID-19 patients. They have described the use of a common steroid drug as a “major breakthrough”. The drug, dexamethasone, reduced death rates by a third for patients on ventilators, and by a fifth for patients needing oxygen. The results have been published from […]

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A doctor’s advice in the time of lockdown 

These are tough times, and there would be more problems ahead. But we as people need to recognise our strengths and work with hope and energy.  Dr Sunita Dube is a renowned MD radiologist and founder chairman of MedScapeIndia. She is actively involved in the fight against Coronavirus. She talked to MyCoup about the ongoing […]

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What is Hydroxychloroquine, and why is it in the news? 

You may not pronounce it but you must be hearing or reading about it a lot. Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug has been hailed as the top fighter against Covid 19. India agreed to export this drug after the US  President Donald Trump asked Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to uplift the ban on its export. […]

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India may continue lockdown as cases rise 

The 21-day lockdown announced by the centre government was supposed to come to an end on April 14. But looking at the amount of rising cases, there’s all the possibility that you may have to stay indoors a bit longer. Many states have already suggested that the lockdown be continued. States like Maharashtra, Telangana, Odisha […]

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