February 2021

Pfizer vaccine may be less effective in people with obesity, says study

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine may be less effective in people with obesity, data suggests. Italian researchers have discovered that healthcare workers with obesity produced only about half the amount of antibodies in response to a second dose of the jab compared with healthy people. Although it is too soon to know what this means for the […]

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Doctors urge people with comorbidities to take Covid-19 vaccine without hesitation – ET HealthWorld

As India gears to vaccinate all citizens above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities from March 1, the centre on Saturday released the list of 20 comorbidities that would be covered for vaccination. The document will work as a certificate to identify individuals with comorbidities that enhance the risk of

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Companies ‘feel betrayed’ due to capping of COVID-19 vaccine price: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – Express Healthcare

Read Article Kiran Mazumdar Shaw asked, “If WHO has agreed to USD 3 per dose, why beat them down to USD 2?” Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has hit out at the government capping COVID-19 vaccine price at Rs 250 at private hospitals, saying vaccine companies “feel betrayed” as it is too low to sustain. Reacting

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No vaccinations over weekend as states gear up for 2nd phase – Express Healthcare

Read Article States to register CVCs, plan sessions, populate lists for second doses and prepare COWIN 2.0 to provide access to citizens As India gears up to start the second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations on March 1, for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified

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Second wave will not be as severe as first, would be shorter and fizzle off sooner: Experts – Express Healthcare

Read Article Vaccination to help in combating second wave Experts at a recent industry panel discussion on “Coronavirus – variants and vaccination” said that though there will be a second wave of COVID-19, it will not be as severe as the first and would fizzle off sooner. Dr V Ramasubramanian, Infectious Diseases Specialist, Apollo Hospital,

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Private health insurers offering 80-100% discounts on renewal premia – ET HealthWorld

Private health insurers are encouraging their customers to lead healthy and active lives by offering steep discounts on the renewal premia between 80 and 100 per cent, along with a host of other rewards and benefits. Most health insurance provides no-claim bonus for claim-free years but that usually ranges from 25 per cent to 50

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Covid-19: Kerala dismisses reports on excluding private hospitals from 2nd phase vaccination – ET HealthWorld

As the country gears up for the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive from Monday, the Kerala government has dismissed reports that private hospitals were excluded from the programme and said steps have been taken to ensure their cooperation which is “essential” for the initiative. State Health Department officials here said preparations have been

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J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd Covid-19 vaccine – ET HealthWorld

The US is getting a third vaccine to prevent Covid-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. Health experts are anxiously awaiting a one-and-done option to help speed vaccinations, as they race against a virus that already has killed

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Centre, states discuss fresh spurt in cases; Focus on strict enforcement of surveillance and testing – ET HealthWorld

The Centre on Saturday advised states and UTs reporting an increase in coronavirus cases to enforce Covid-appropriate behaviour by dealing firmly with violations and ensure effective surveillance in case of potential super spreading events so as not to squander last year’s gains. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a high-level review meeting with chief secretaries of

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Covid-19: India adds 16,000 cases, Kerala tally reaches 1m mark – ET HealthWorld

India’s seven-day rolling average of new Covid-19 cases crossed the 15,000-mark for the first time in 41 days as the country continued to record more than 16,000 daily infections for the fourth straight day on Saturday. The seven-day rolling average was 15,047 on January 17, which started going down since and reached 11,430 on February

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