General News Articles

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2020 Mar 25
New Scientist
How does coronavirus testing work and will we have a home test soon?
Mass testing is crucial to halting the spread. Can we do it at home?
Diagnosis
2021 Jan 25
Current Science
Effect of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic inducedlockdown on the aerosol loading over thecoastal state, Goa
The current study focuses on the effect of lockdown on theabundance of atmospheric aerosols over Goa.
Environmental science
2020 Feb 12
New Scientist
Will the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak die out in the summer's heat?
Will the covid-19 outbreak caused by the new coronavirus fade as the northern hemisphere warms up?
Epidemiology
2020 Sep 22
New Scientist
Covid-19: Asymptomatic people may be more infectious than we thought
People who have the coronavirus without symptoms appear to have similar levels of the virus in their noses and throats to people with mild symptoms, a study has found.
Epidemiology
2021 Feb 19
New Scientist
Why hasn't India had a second wave of the coronavirus?
India is emerging from the worst of its coronavirus epidemic, with no sign of a second wave in sight.
Epidemiology
2021 Apr 16
New Scientist
Covid-19 news: Infections in England at lowest level in 7 months
An estimated one in 480 people in England had covid-19 in the week up to 10 April. The lowest number in seven months.
Epidemiology
2021 Apr 19
The Hindu
Allocation of Remdesivir has to be need-based: Bombay High Court to Centre, Maharashtra government
“If contribution towards COVID-19 cases is 40% from Maharashtra, then it is only right to say that 40% of Remdesivir injections are allotted to this State,” a division Bench of Justices Sunil Shukre and S. M. Modak said.
Medicine
2020 Oct 01
Science Reporter
Unravelling the Coronavirus Genome
Knowledge of SARS-CoV-2 genomes, as well as genomes of infected/recovered/dead individuals, can throw light on specific host-pathogen interactions.
Molecular biology
2020 Sep 16
New Scientist
Scientists dismiss new claims that the coronavirus was made in a lab
A research paper claiming to prove that the coronavirus was cooked up in a laboratory has been widely dismissed by mainstream scientists.
Molecular biology
2021 Feb 16
New Scientist
Exclusive: Two variants have merged into heavily mutated coronavirus
The UK and California variants of coronavirus appear to have combined into a heavily mutated hybrid, sparking concern that we may be entering a new phase of the covid-19 pandemic.
Molecular biology
2020 Jul 19
BBC
Coronavirus: Are mutations making it more infectious?
Mutations
2020 Nov 13
BBC
Mutated coronavirus may 'jump back and forth' between animals
Mutations
2021 Jan 20
New Scientist-
As the coronavirus mutates, we will need to adjust our approach to it.
The emergence of new variants with different properties has changed the rules of engagement.
Mutations
2021 Apr 19
BBC
Covid-19: How India failed to prevent a deadly second wave
Public health
2021 Dec 19
BBC
Covid: The countries worried they won't get the vaccine
How there is a wide gap in vaccinating of the citizens of privileged and poor nations
Public health
2021 Apr 17
BBC
Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world
Public health
2020 Apr 01
Science Reporter
Coronavirus Challenge - Propelling a New Paradigm of Work from Home
The coronavirus pandemic forced governments and corporates worldwide to switch to a new paradigm: Work From Home. Could this be a viable option, even after the crisis passes?
Public health
2020 Mar 01
Science Reporter
Novel Coronavirus-2019 – Prevention is the Only Cure
The mingling of symptoms, lack of proper information and unavailability of both vaccine/medication and reliable rapid diagnostic tests raises the concern that 2019-nCoV infection may spread globally.
Public health
2020 Feb 12
New Scientist
Coronavirus: How well prepared are countries for a covid-19 pandemic?
No country is fully prepared for a coronavirus pandemic, according to a public health expert. But some countries will be better placed to handle an outbreak than others.
Public health
2020 Jan 27
New Scientist
Can an N95 face mask protect you from catching the new coronavirus?
There are two main types of face masks that are being used to do that. One is a standard surgical mask and the other is the N95 respirators which offer more protection. Such devices are designed to prevent 95 per cent of small particles from entering the nose and mouth area. But they only work if they fit properly, and aren't suitable for children or people with facial hair.
Public health
2021 Jan 27
New Scientist
New coronavirus variants detected in sewage before showing up in tests
VARIANTS of coronavirus can be detected in wastewater long before they are spotted by tests in people. Those infected with coronavirus shed it in their faeces.
Public health
2020 Mar 25
New Scientist
How long does coronavirus stay on surfaces and can they infect you?
Research conducted on the new coronavirus and others similar to it, such as SARS, suggest the virus can spread through particles in the air and via contaminated surfaces.
Public health
2020 Aug 21
New Scientist
How likely are you to be infected by the coronavirus on a flight?
People have doubts about travelling by air.
Public health
2021 Feb 03
New Scientist
Life in the pandemic is exhausting, but there is hope for calmer times.
Working from home and people losing jobs, can be stressful at times.
Public health
2021 Apr 19
The Hindu
No difference in mortality in COVID-19 'first' and 'second wave': ICMR
There was no difference in mortality among COVID-19 patients in the first and second wave, leading doctors, who are in charge of India's national COVID-19 management strategy have said. Those over 60 years continue to be most at risk from dying.
Public health
2021 Apr 18
The Hindu
Doctors insist on timely care in the case of children
Over 2,000 children aged 0 to 12 years have tested positive in the last 10 days; rapid surge in family clusters
Public health
2021 Apr 13
The Hindu
Data | Dissecting India's second COVID-19 wave
Since April 3, India has been consistently recording the highest number of daily cases globally, surpassing the U.S. and Brazil on an average. Statistical analysis of the second wave
Public health
2021 Apr 13
The Hindu
COVID-19 pandemic a long way from over, says WHO chief
WHO chief expresses concern that confusion, complacency and inconsistency in public health measures.
Public health
2021 Apr 16
BBC
Covid-19: Most positive rapid tests 'were correct' and vaccine passports 'risk discrimination'
Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic
Public health
2021 Apr 07
WION
These are the three new symptoms of COVID-19. Don't take them lightly
Conjunctivitis/pink eye,Dysfunction of Eustachian Tube/Hearing loss,Gastrointestinal Disorders demand rapid attention and diagnosis.
Symptoms
2021 Apr 17
Lokmat
Two more symptoms of coronavirus have been reported in majority of patients
New symptoms such as dry mouth and dry tongue have been reported in majority of patients.
Symptoms
2020 Jun 25
New Scientist
The coronavirus is leaving some people with permanent lung damage
People infected with the coronavirus may be left with permanent lung damage. Doctors are reporting growing numbers of people who still have breathlessness and coughing months after falling ill with covid-19, and whose chest scans show evidence of irreversible lung scarring.
Symptoms
2021 Apr 19
India Today
Covid clinical symptoms, CT scans/X-rays should be used to rule out false negatives: Experts
Experts are of the opinion that clinical symptoms and CT scan reports should be the guiding factor for treatment rather than relying only on the RT-PCR test, as the test has sensitivity of around 80 per cent and therefore 20 per cent of the cases can still be missed out.
Symptoms
2021 Apr 19
The new Indian Express
Watch out for new symptoms, get COVID-19 jab to win battle
New symptoms to watch out for with the increase in cases during the second peak in India
Symptoms
2021 Apr 15
BBC
Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?
More than a year into the pandemic, deaths in Brazil are now at their peak. But despite the overwhelming evidence that Covid-19 rarely kills young children, in Brazil 1,300 babies have died from the virus.
Symptoms
2021 Jan 05
BBC
Covid symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?
Record numbers of Covid-19 cases are being confirmed across the UK. But given it's also the flu season, how can you be sure whether you have coronavirus, a cold or the flu?
Symptoms
2021 Jan 28
BBC
Covid symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
There are three main symptoms of coronavirus. If you get just one of them, you should get a test.
Symptoms
2021 Apr 16
India Today
How second wave of Covid-19 is different from first in symptoms, spread
The second wave of coronavirus has small but differentiating character from the symptoms to how it spread.
Symptoms,Epidemiology
2021 Dec 05
WION (News Channel)
AI software successfully predicts patients susceptible to severe COVID-19
Technology
2021 Mar 10
New Scientist
Covid-19: The story of a pandemic
Time line of the COVID-19 pandemic
Timeline
2021 Apr 10
Current Science
Adaptive cluster sampling-based design forestimating COVID-19 cases with randomsamples
This article focuseson estimating the number of COVID-19-positivepersons over a geographical domain
2021 Mar 31
The new Indian Express
New research: T cells of earlier Covid-19 patients recognise all 3 major new variants
2021 Apr 28
The new Indian Express
Serious fungal infection seen in some Covid patients with co-morbidities: Expert
2021 Dec 05
WION (News Channel)
Covid antibodies last 8 months after infection: Study