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 Best to skip kissing, advisable to wear a mask while having sex, says Canada’s top doctor
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Qamar says that he thinks telemedicine could make concierge-like health services more broadly available, but telemedicine has its limits. The New Yorkers who have had to leave their house every morning and evening to work through the pandemic are also the ones who suffered through limited testing availability and too-late test results. Telemedicine can certainly help identify probable COVID-19 cases if the patient is symptomatic, but it cannot track asymptomatic cases, which matters when you are asking people to continue working in ways and places where the disease can be transmitted. Most of all, telemedicine cannot push the people who need testing and care the most to the front of the line. In our current system, only money can do that. … [Read more...] about The hottest new amenity for the rich? On-demand doctors and COVID-19 tests
In Test matches (cricket’s longest format), three of the most successful bowlers are spinners. Remarkably, the two bowlers (Shane Warne and Anil Kumble) from the above elite club (Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has the highest of 800 wickets) are leg-spinners. Traditionally, leg-spin has always been regarded as one of the most difficult arts to master and at the same time most rewarding. Test cricket and T20 formats are so different in many ways that sometimes it may appear that both are altogether separate sports. However, one thing is common in both formats of the game and that is the dominance of leg-spinners as a match-winner. … [Read more...] about Nothing succeeds like leg-spin in T20 format!
Vinkesh Gulati, president, Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), said, “FADA has been interacting regularly with the RBI and Industry Monitoring Group for restructuring support. The economic fallout on account of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to significant financial stress for auto dealers. The resultant stress can potentially impact the long-term viability of dealerships.” … [Read more...] about Kamath Committee report | Implementation is key, says auto sector
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Health Ministry issues post-COVID protocol for recovered patients; here are the details