Morning Digest: Centre terms Delta plus ‘a variant of concern’; Congress goes into damage control over Punjab dissidence, and more

June 23, 2021 0 Comments

The Centre on Tuesday termed the emerging Delta plus variant a ‘variant of concern’ just hours after Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and chairman, National Empowered Group on Vaccination V.K. Paul said it was only a ‘variant of interest (VoI)’. The Rashtra Manch meeting hosted by Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar in the Capital on …

Talks on with Pfizer, J&J, Moderna for possible local manufacturing: Shringla

June 3, 2021 0 Comments

MEA says it is making ‘all efforts’ to increase vaccine supplies, particularly from U.S. India was in talks to allow major foreign vaccine manufacturers to carry out “local manufacturing”, said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday, as the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) asserted it was making “all efforts” to increase vaccine supplies, particularly …

Centre must take action against Ramdev for making unscientific statements against allopathy: IMA

May 22, 2021 0 Comments

Citing Ramdev’s remarks, IMA said such “untutored and unlearned” statements are a threat to society. The Union Health Ministry should take action against yoga guru Ramdev as he has misled people by making “unlearned” statements against allopathy and defamed scientific medicine, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday. Ramdev should be prosecuted under the …

These three medical innovations ushered in by Covid-19 will survive the pandemic’s end

March 14, 2021 0 Comments

A number of technologies and tools got a chance to prove themselves for the first time in the context of Covid-19. Three researchers working in gene-based vaccines, wearable diagnostics and drug discovery explain how their work rose to the challenge of the pandemic, and their hopes that each technology is now poised to continue making …