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WHO to take final decision to grant EUL to Covaxin next week

Hyderabad: The World Health Organization (WHO) tweeted on Tuesday that WHO and an independent group of experts will meet next week to carry out...

Telangana’s fight against malaria on track

TS, which aims to eliminate the disease in two years, sees steady decline in cases

UAE to issue tourist visas from Aug 30

As per the new UAE travel guidelines, tourists will need to be vaccinated with one of the Covid-19 vaccine shots approved by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Opinion: Continue basic immunisation of children

Don’t change immunisation schedule and adhere to age-specific recommendations on vaccines

China forced Covid-19 origins probe to drop lab-leak theory: WHO

Peter Ben Embarek said the Chinese researchers were against the theory that Covid-19 pandemic emerged from a genetically modified virus which leaked from the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology

Opinion: Vaccine rollout ignores the many inequities

Equity groups need to be given priority access to vaccinations to ensure those already more vulnerable are protected

Over 2 million people died of drowning in last decade: WHO

Ahead of the first World Drowning Prevention Day to be marked on July 25, the WHO, in a statement released on Friday, said at least 236,000 people drown every year.

Decision on emergency use listing of Covaxin likely in 4-6 weeks: WHO

Speaking at a webinar organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Friday, Swaminathan said the WHO is reviewing Covaxin as its manufacturer Bharat Biotech is now uploading its entire data

Editorial: Grim milestone

The death count is showing a clear declining trend in the countries with relatively better vaccination coverage, exposing the widening global health inequity

Will one dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine protect me?

With the delta variant, a study by British researchers found people were well protected when they got both doses of either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.

Covid Delta variant detected in 96 countries: WHO

Africa has reported many new outbreaks of the variant as Tunisia, Mozambique, Uganda, Nigeria and Malawi are among the 11 countries targeted by Delta.

A look at how Doctors maintain their mental health amidst the pandemic

Keeping in touch with their families and loved ones is the what most doctors say help them stay calm even after working non-stop for long hours.

Editorial: New concerns over Delta

Given the virulence of Delta Plus variant, India needs to be extremely cautious about its unlocking measures

One in 100 deaths is by suicide: World Health Organization

In 2019, more than 700,000 people died of suicide, one in 100 deaths, which was more than HIV, malaria, wars or homicide, the world body said in a statement issued on Thursday.

Editorial: The deadly ‘Delta’ variant

Vaccination rate must go up 3-fold to cover 80% of adult population by Sept, given the rapid mutation of the virus

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