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What are the risks as China reports world’s first human case of H10N3 bird flu?

Source: livemint We don’t have any information about mutations of this H10N3 virus that could be useful in determining whether it might have the potential to be transmitted among humans’, Vincent Enouf of the Pasteur Institute said China revealed the first human case of H10N3 bird flu on Tuesday, an announcement that has so far…
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Can Coronavirus Live In Water?

Source: houstonmethodist Water is a big part of your life. You drink it, you wash your hands with it, you bathe in it and a lot of us also swim in it. In fact, more than half of your body weight is water — so you could even say that you practically live in it.…
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Worried about getting a COVID-19 vaccine? Ask your doctor these five questions first

Source: miragenews Many Australians have been putting off getting their coronavirus vaccination for weeks but a sudden surge in COVID-19 in Victoria has pushed them to rethink their ‘wait and see’ approach on vaccines. ACU vaccine expert Roger Lord says the association between the vaccine and risk of developing blood clots afterwards has been made…
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Covid’s deadliest phase may be here soon

Credit: health.economictimes.indiatimes If there is a reasonable possibility that the world faces a mounting threat, it’s best to intervene as early and aggressively as possible, because even a few weeks of delay could make a huge difference. If world leaders don’t act now, the end of the Covid pandemic may come with a horrible form of herd…
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Covid: Vietnam detects new UK-Indian variant, health officials say

Source: bbc Vietnam has detected a Covid variant that appears to be a combination of the Indian and UK variants and can spread quickly by air, officials say. Vietnam’s Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long described the latest mutation on Saturday as “very dangerous”. Viruses mutate all the time and most variants are inconsequential, but some…
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Did Covid-19 leak from Wuhan lab? All you need to know about US vs China feud

Source: indiatoday China has accused the US of “spreading conspiracy theories” after US President Joe Biden asked officials to ‘redouble’ their efforts to probe the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic. This came amid growing calls for a full scale probe of whether the coronavirus may have escaped from China’s bio lab. Here is what we…
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How effective are China’s Covid-19 vaccines? New research finds the answer

Source: businesstoday Two vaccines developed by China National Biotech Group Co, which is a unit of Sinopharm, showed the efficacy of 72.8 per cent and 78.1 per cent, respectively. The current efficacy rate largely falls in line with Sinopharm’s previous claims Chinese vaccine maker’s two inactivated Covid vaccines have demonstrated efficacy against the virus, a…
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