Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on October 18 remembered the sacrifice of Corona warriors in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. He said, "This Navratri, I urge you to be mindful of your role in defeating COVID-19. As we bow down in prayer, we must keep sacrifice of lakhs of corona warriors in our thoughts, those who've lost their lives and those who're battling the dreaded disease for saving us. I have decided to keep my celebrations subdued. There is so much suffering across the world due to the pandemic. We must all let charity take precedence, donate with a large heart to the underprivileged." "Find poor people in your neighbourhood. Buy their children new clothes, sweets and articles of need, you'll feel good. As we worship Maa Shakti in her nine avatars, I hope to see more empowered women and a society free of discrimination and atrocities against women," he added.
[NFA] Wisconsin and other states in the U.S. Midwest are battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalizations rising to record levels - a sign of a nationwide resurgence as temperatures get colder. But Trump insists he will not allow a nationwide shutdown as a means of slowing the spread. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Researchers in Ireland say they have developed a system that can predict who will suffer from severe COVID-19. According to UPI, the team of researchers revealed their study and findings on Wednesday. The scoring system, called the Dublin-Boston score, is designed to enable clinicians to make more informed decisions. Physicians will be able to identify patients who may benefit from steroids and other treatments after being infected.
UPI reports people sickened with COVID-19 produce "high-quality" antibodies. The antibodies work against the virus five to seven months after they become infected. The findings suggest those infected with COVID-19 potentially can develop a long-lasting immunity to it. Antibodies are proteins produced by the human immune system to help the body fight off viruses. Many concerns have been expressed about immunity against COVID-19 not lasting.
A new, rapid, bedside test for COVID-19 delivers results in less than two hours. UPI reports a new study says such a quick turnaround means appropriate treatment can start earlier for those already hospitalized because of their symptoms. The standard COVID-19 test swabs the patient's nose and uses polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, technology. It typically takes over 20 hours to produce results.
New research from Harvard and Calgary Universities have shed new light on who is more or less likely to observe COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. UPI reports more North American and European men, and young adults of both sexes, fail to adhere to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines than older adults. The data showed 59% of male respondents said they adhered to local social distancing guidelines, while 69% of female respondents reported doing so.
During the 2019-20 flu season, 52% of people in the US were vaccinated against the seasonal influenza. And results of a new survey by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases are likely to have public health officials cheering. UPI reports that of the 1,000 people surveyed, 60% of people in the United States plan to be vaccinated against the flu this winter. Nearly half said they were concerned about the potential effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 on the seasonal bug.
A list of countries and territories in Europe from which people don't need toquarantine on arrival in England, as it's announced that arrivals from Denmarkwill not have to self-isolate, while travellers from Liechtenstein will.
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Eight Indian beaches are awarded the 'Blue Flag' certification and Padubidri Beach in the Udupi district, is among one of them. Tourists were seen doing recreational activities around the beach on Sunday. The 'Blue Flag' certification is awarded by Denmark based NGO, Foundation for Environment Education (FEE).