Not 100% reliable Why would different tests yield different results? “There’s variability in the quality of these tests,” said Kate Grabowski, an assistant professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. Their accuracy still isn’t high enough to let you take a single positive test to the bank—so although you can now get an antibody test for free by donating blood, that should not be your reason to give blood. … [Read more...] about Here’s what it’s like to get a coronavirus antibody test
For example, Google may ban certain content from YouTube, but allows websites with that same content to monetize it on its ad network. In May, Google took down conspiracy theorist David Icke’s YouTube channel for making unproven claims about COVID-19. However, the company continues to place ads on his website. The Tech Transparency Project found a Google advertisement for cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks on Icke’s website next to a video pushing false claims about the virus. The organization also found Google ads next to video interviews with Icke on Activist Post, another conspiracy theory website. … [Read more...] about Google is placing ads next to COVID-19 misinformation on conspiracy sites
Clinical trial data is a critical factor in determining whether a vaccine works or not. Though experts say that inactivated vaccine is the established approach, some doubts were raised in March about the safety and efficacy of inactivated whole virus vaccine. Inactivated vaccines used against SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndromme) had led to poorly regulated inflammatory responses or cytokine storms where the immune system overreacts. … [Read more...] about Explained: How did Bharat Biotech emerge as dark horse in race for COVID-19 vaccine?
50 million cubic litre water from Upper Vaitarna released for Mumbai: Jayant Patil Scientists decode how smell, taste sensation loss in COVID-19 patients improves with time China reacts to PM Modi's Ladakh visit, says 'avoid actions that may escalate tension' … [Read more...] about India’s first COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN: Here is everything you want to know