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India health minister: Don’t panic over new UK coronavirus strain

December 22, 2020

An Indian health minister has advised against panicking over a new virulent strain of the coronavirus which was recently identified in Britain. India, which has the second-highest number of cases after the US, does not currently mandate institutional quarantine for international travellers if they have a negative COVID-19 test result 72 hours before entering India.However, […]

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UPDATE: Oxford coronavirus vaccine spells good news for older adults

November 20, 2020

Good preliminary results for the Oxford coronavirus vaccine co-developed with drugmaker AstraZeneca adds to the already promising trial results for three other vaccines – Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Russia’s Sputnik. According to research data, the Oxford vaccine shows a strong immune response in adults suggesting that it can protect age groups most at risk from the […]

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Aerosol drug found to inhibit activity of coronavirus

November 2, 2020

An international team of researchers from UK and Germany have identified a drug with the potential to provide relief from COVID-19 complications. Led by professors from the University of Kent, the Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main, and the Hannover Medical School, the researchers found that the drug compound, known as aprotinin, displayed inhibitory activity against […]

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