Four coronavirus COVID-19 vaccines may soon enter clinical trial stage in India – Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that at least four of the 14 candidate vaccines for novel coronavirus in the country may enter the clinical trial stage very soon.

In a social media interaction with BJP leader G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, the Minister said within five months, four of the vaccine candidates in the country may enter the clinical trial stage.

Rao asked the Health Minister about the status of the development of the vaccines in the country. The Minister said, “The whole world is trying to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. There are over 100 candidate vaccines which are at different levels of development.

‘Age, Male Sex, Underlying Illness Validated as Risk Factors for Death Due to Covid-19’

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‘Age, Male Sex, Underlying Illness Validated as Risk Factors for Death Due to Covid-19’

Age, male sex, and underlying illnesses like diabetes have emerged as risk factors for death due to novel coronavirus infection, according to a large cohort study which can help health professionals learn more about how the COVID-19 illness progresses.

According to the study, published in the BMJ, the risk of death increases in people above the age of 50, as does being being male, obese, or having underlying heart, lung, liver and kidney disease.

Carbon emissions in India drop 26% amidst COVID-19 lockdown

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COVID-19 – UN calls for international help in Africa

COVID-19 – UN calls for international help in Africa UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for international action to help Africa deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. “These are still early days for the pandemic in Africa, and disruption could escalate quickly. Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative — now and for recovering better,”…