Plasma Therapy Viable Treatment Option for COVID19

A new trial has found that convalescent plasma therapy is a safe treatment option for patients with severe Covid-19 synptoms, say researchers as globally the coronavirus infection has affected over 6 lakh people and at least half of them have succumbed to the pandemic. For the findings, published in The American Journal of Pathology, researchers

App Informs on Beds and Ventilators

In order to tackle lack of information on availability of Covid beds and ventilators in the city, the Delhi government on Tuesday launched a mobile application — ‘Delhi corona’ — to enable people easily access such details. Speaking to the media while launching the app, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the data on the

COVID Positive Doctor Uses Telemedicine

The inspiring story of a Covid-19 positive doctor at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University has won many hearts and kudos from his admirers. Prof Mohammad Shameem, Department of TB and Chest Diseases, continues to treat patients after testing positive for coronavirus, unmindful of his own health. Quarantined at his residence,

Two-metre Distance Effective

Keeping at least two-metre distance from other people is significantly more effective at reducing the transmission of Covid-19 than one metre, according to a new study, published in ‘The Lancet’ journal. The systematic review and meta-analysis based on 172 observational studies in 16 countries by the World Health Organisation (WHO), also revealed that face masks

Newspapers Must Convince People they are Safe

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, who holds the crucial portfolios of Information & Broadcasting and Environment, has the huge task of reaching out to people amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. A minister, who has the confidence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drive the government’s image building exercise at this time, Javadekar is also entrusted with