Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about International flights on November 30: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Mission
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Commemorated since 1988, the World AIDS Day always has a theme, and this year it is "global solidarity, shared responsibility". World-over, 78 million people have been infected with HIV and 35 million have died from the illness since the first case was detected more than 35 years ago, according to UNAIDS. … [Read more...] about World AIDS Day: Is India winning the fight against new HIV infections?
A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Bill Gates, the virus and the quest to vaccinate the world
The document, which CNN verified via six independent experts, revealed how the region struggled to manage the coronavirus outbreak between October 2019 and April 2020. It showed what appeared to be an inflexible health care system constrained by top-down bureaucracy and rigid procedures that were ill-equipped to deal with the emerging crisis. … [Read more...] about Leaked documents suggest China mishandled COVID-19 situation in early stages: Report
"I do feel there is some lack of dialogue prior to passing of these bills in Parliament. Had all the stakeholders been taken on board prior to the passage of the bills, we would have better situation now," Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI on November 29. … [Read more...] about Farmers’ protest: Should have held talks with stakeholders before enacting farm laws, says BJP MP Brijendra Singh