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In an interview with WebMD that was posted Wednesday, the infectious disease official suggested people could host weddings as early as June or July.(Reuters)

Top scientist Anthony Fauci says US could see return to normal by next summer

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 07:17 AM IST
Anthony Fauci said he believed priority populations, such as nursing home residents, health care workers, critical workers, the elderly, people at high risk etc. should receive their shots by March or early April.
Samples taken for coronavirus testing are laid out on a table during screening, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, India, November 18, 2020(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Samples taken for coronavirus testing are laid out on a table during screening, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, India, November 18, 2020(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Devise an India-specific Covid vaccination plan

By Anup Malani
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Over 0.1 million Indians have died from Covid-19 and this is far from over. A well-designed vaccination plan can reduce deaths by up to 70%. Given how much the country has sacrificed to slow the infection down, it is owed a carefully-planned – and customised – vaccine distribution plan.
The online content can be curated content (as provided by news portals or entities such as Netflix, Hotstar or Amazon), and also user-generated content. The words “providers” and “platforms” must be explained clearly to clarify whether both curated and user-generated content are covered under this notification. This will materially change the scope of the notification.(HTARCHIVE)
The online content can be curated content (as provided by news portals or entities such as Netflix, Hotstar or Amazon), and also user-generated content. The words “providers” and “platforms” must be explained clearly to clarify whether both curated and user-generated content are covered under this notification. This will materially change the scope of the notification.(HTARCHIVE)

Creating a robust and effective digital media regulatory mechanism

By Uday Kumar Varma
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 06:36 AM IST
A huge regulatory structure just to monitor content and process the violations seem neither optimal nor prudent.
While the positive samples the new test failed to catch had very low levels of the virus, the scientists said ultra-sensitive tests that identify individuals with even the smallest viral loads may not be needed to slow the spread of the disease.(REUTERS)
While the positive samples the new test failed to catch had very low levels of the virus, the scientists said ultra-sensitive tests that identify individuals with even the smallest viral loads may not be needed to slow the spread of the disease.(REUTERS)

Researchers develop new Covid-19 test that doesn’t use scarce reagents

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 02:29 PM IST
The researchers, including those from the University of Washington in the US, tested the new method using 215 Covid-19 samples that RT-PCR tests had shown were positive, with a range of viral loads, and 30 that were negative.
Technology experts have warned against serious risks to personal privacy posed by Aarogya Setu, the Indian contact tracing mobile app.(AP)
Technology experts have warned against serious risks to personal privacy posed by Aarogya Setu, the Indian contact tracing mobile app.(AP)

Embrace new health tech, but with due safeguards

By Shefali Malhotra
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 10:32 PM IST
Operate new technologies within an ethical framework, a robust regulatory process, and a new legal architecture
Unlike in the case of physical health, there is a denial of and resistance to less-than-perfect mental health in India(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Unlike in the case of physical health, there is a denial of and resistance to less-than-perfect mental health in India(SHUTTERSTOCK)

In India, the deepening of the mental health crisis | Opinion

By Preeti Sudan and Kavita Narayan
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 06:33 PM IST
With physical distancing and anxiety about the future, Covid-19 has exacerbated mental health issues
Aigars Bikse said of the sculpture, “The three-month long lockdown period and fear for their lives has made the people change their perspective towards doctors, nurses and other medical staff. Many just now for the first time in their lives realized the vital importance of medical staff.”(Instagram/ Aigars Bikse)
Aigars Bikse said of the sculpture, “The three-month long lockdown period and fear for their lives has made the people change their perspective towards doctors, nurses and other medical staff. Many just now for the first time in their lives realized the vital importance of medical staff.”(Instagram/ Aigars Bikse)

Medics to the World: Latvia unveils 20 feet high sculpture honouring medical workers

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 06:15 PM IST
Sculptor Aigars Bikse has paid tribute to the health care workers around the globe by installing a six-metre-tall (20 feet high) statue of a medical worker with her arms outstretched in Riga, Latvia.
In India, far more women are working in the field of childcare, in schools at the nursery level, and as health care providers in homes than men. In fact, with schools closing, their burden at home increases hugely(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
In India, far more women are working in the field of childcare, in schools at the nursery level, and as health care providers in homes than men. In fact, with schools closing, their burden at home increases hugely(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: Focus on reproductive health

UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 06:05 AM IST
Women’s health is a vital issue. In this, reproductive health has to take precedence. Health services are not reaching them in time in many urban and rural areas. At a time when basic health services are stretched, it is quite likely that women’s health needs, both in the public system and at home, are not a priority
The petition also said that with the increasing number of cases, the government should administer more tests. . photo:pradeep gaur/mint
The petition also said that with the increasing number of cases, the government should administer more tests. . photo:pradeep gaur/mint

Plea in HC against Delhi govt order forbidding testing of asymptomatic patients

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 02:15 AM IST
The petition filed by advocate Abhay Gupta stated that the Delhi government in its June 2 order had allowed the testing of only symptomatic persons, and asymptomatic individuals are restricted from being tested. The plea is likely to be heard on June 9.
As a temporary measure, these labs have been asked not to pick up individual samples but samples sent by various hospitals and other agencies will continue being processed in these labs, the statement added. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
As a temporary measure, these labs have been asked not to pick up individual samples but samples sent by various hospitals and other agencies will continue being processed in these labs, the statement added. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Fewer able to get tested as Delhi tightens rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:35 AM IST
At least 8 testing centres were banned by the Delhi government on Thursday and the administration issued notices asking them to explain why there documents were not in order and the reason for now following guidelines on who can be tested.
As for its ability as a therapeutic, The Lancet is reviewing a study that dismissed this (because it seems based on dodgy data), and the World Health Organization, which suspended HCQ trials following the study, has said it will now revive them.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
As for its ability as a therapeutic, The Lancet is reviewing a study that dismissed this (because it seems based on dodgy data), and the World Health Organization, which suspended HCQ trials following the study, has said it will now revive them.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 03:54 AM IST
Another is that science can only answer questions set for it – for instance, a study on whether HCQ has prophylactic benefits cannot answer questions on its therapeutic ability.
The change means that direct contacts of infected people that are asymptomatic will be tested only if they have co-morbidities or are senior-citizens between Day 5 and Day 10 of coming in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case..Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
The change means that direct contacts of infected people that are asymptomatic will be tested only if they have co-morbidities or are senior-citizens between Day 5 and Day 10 of coming in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case..Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times

Delhi limits access to Covid-19 testing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 05:38 AM IST
The new guidelines make the testing criteria in Delhi tighter than those issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research on May 18.
Depending upon the level of sero-prevalence of infection, appropriate public health interventions can be planned and implemented for prevention and control of the disease, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Depending upon the level of sero-prevalence of infection, appropriate public health interventions can be planned and implemented for prevention and control of the disease, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

ICMR asks states to do sero-survey in high-risk populations to assess exposure to Covid-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:47 PM IST
A sero-survey involves testing of blood serum of a group of individuals for the presence of antibodies against that infection to know who has been infected in the past and has now recovered.
A Chandigarh woman who recovered from Covid being given a ceremonial send off by the PGIMER team.(HT Photo)
A Chandigarh woman who recovered from Covid being given a ceremonial send off by the PGIMER team.(HT Photo)

Another Chandigarh woman recovers, discharged from PGIMER’s Covid ward

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 12:42 AM IST
Three others of her family who were also Covid patients were discharged a few days earlier
Apart from looking at immune-modulation through available vaccines, the article also suggests that natural exposure to mycobacterium (tuberculosis), Salmonella (Typhoid), and influenza can boost the immune system resulting in less severe infections and deaths due to Covid-19.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Apart from looking at immune-modulation through available vaccines, the article also suggests that natural exposure to mycobacterium (tuberculosis), Salmonella (Typhoid), and influenza can boost the immune system resulting in less severe infections and deaths due to Covid-19.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

BCG vaccine may help Covid-19 health workers: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 05:40 AM IST
Immunity conferred through BCG vaccine may be effective in preventing a cytokine storm, the article suggests. A cytokine storm is when the immune system goes into an overdrive and starts attacking the body’s own cells and tissues other than fighting off an infection.
A medical worker collects a swab sample from an infant to test for Covid-19 in Nabi Karim on Saturday.
A medical worker collects a swab sample from an infant to test for Covid-19 in Nabi Karim on Saturday.

With hospitals overwhelmed, pregnant women left with no care or place to give birth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 03:04 AM IST
Pregnant women, especially those about to give birth, are the worst hit by the ongoing lockdown as well as overwhelmed health care systems.
Doctors and other medical staff of Lok Nayak hospital attend to people outside the main building.
Doctors and other medical staff of Lok Nayak hospital attend to people outside the main building.

11 relatives of Lok Nayak dietician test positive for Covid

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 03:48 AM IST
The national capital reported 206 cases of the contagious disease reported on Tuesday, taking the total number in the city to 3,314. Of these, 54 people have died. However, no new deaths were reported in Tuesday’s bulletin.
The source of the infection is yet to be determined. One of the persons has a history of travel to Russia, before India imposed a complete ban on international travel on March 22. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan TimeS)
The source of the infection is yet to be determined. One of the persons has a history of travel to Russia, before India imposed a complete ban on international travel on March 22. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan TimeS)

Central Delhi: 12 people belonging to 2 families, including a 45-day-old, test positive for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 06:03 PM IST
The baby and three of these persons, who have underlying health issues such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease were admitted to the dedicated Covid-19 Lok Nayak hospital.
A public notice stating a lockdown hangs outside Jahangirpuri’s C Block, one of Delhi’s 87 containment zones, on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A public notice stating a lockdown hangs outside Jahangirpuri’s C Block, one of Delhi’s 87 containment zones, on Tuesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

5-star hotels for docs only: Govt revises rules for Covid warriors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 01:50 AM IST
In Tuesday’s order, the government said that doctors will be put up in premium hotels, nurses and paramedics in other hotels, and support staff in dharamshalas.
Working in close proximity to one another, as close as one-to-two feet from infected patients, Health Care workers expose themselves to great danger several times a day(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Working in close proximity to one another, as close as one-to-two feet from infected patients, Health Care workers expose themselves to great danger several times a day(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Health care professionals are heroes. Honour them| Analysis

By Shiv Kumar Sarin
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Every day, they are risking their lives. Yet, society is treating them unfairly. It’s time to recognise their service
A quarantined group of people is brought for screening tests by the district health department, on day sixteen of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Civil Hospital Sector 10 in Gurugram, India, on Thursday, April 09, 2020.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A quarantined group of people is brought for screening tests by the district health department, on day sixteen of the 21 day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Civil Hospital Sector 10 in Gurugram, India, on Thursday, April 09, 2020.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation public health department field workers arrive with a team of doctors and inspectors, Defence Colony, New Delhi, April 6, 2020(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation public health department field workers arrive with a team of doctors and inspectors, Defence Colony, New Delhi, April 6, 2020(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: Here is what India needs to do now

By Prabhat Jha
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 09:03 PM IST
Expand testing; protect the medical fraternity; and emphasise on better science and transparency in data
A worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant on a street as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus(AFP)
A worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant on a street as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus(AFP)

Covid-19 challenge seeks innovative solutions to mitigate pandemic impact

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 12:33 PM IST
NIF will help in incubating and scaling up shortlisted entries — innovations such as better PPE (personal protective equipment) kits and masks, rapid diagnostics, cheaper ventilators, sanitizers or anything else that can break the transmission of the virus.
Health workers flying to New York.(Instagram/@southwestair)
Health workers flying to New York.(Instagram/@southwestair)

Netizens shower love to health care workers flying to help NY

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 01:07 PM IST
The photo shows dozens of people, some wearing masks and gloves, holding their hands in the shape of a heart.
Dr Rajesh Parikh, Dr Swapneil Parikh and Maherra Desai.(Pravin Rane)
Dr Rajesh Parikh, Dr Swapneil Parikh and Maherra Desai.(Pravin Rane)

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Harnessing The Hurricane

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 11:59 PM IST
Coronavirus, What you need to know about the Global Pandemic is a book brought out by Penguin Random House which covers various aspects of the disease
The restrictions continue with hundreds of millions across China facing some kind of restrictions on their movements.(REUTERS)
The restrictions continue with hundreds of millions across China facing some kind of restrictions on their movements.(REUTERS)

‘Track the infected, their close contacts’: Chinese doctors’ advice on coronavirus

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 09:05 PM IST
By the end of January, China had taken unprecedented and aggressive measures including virtually locking down the province of Hubei with a 60 million population to contain the spread of coronavirus.
HT Image
HT Image

December 31 deadline near, GMCH-32 yet to buy lab equipment

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:47 AM IST
The junior doctors have been agitating since Tuesday in West Bengal demanding security for themselves in government hospitals,after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured.(Reuters File Photo)
The junior doctors have been agitating since Tuesday in West Bengal demanding security for themselves in government hospitals,after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured.(Reuters File Photo)

IMA launches 3-day nationwide protest, calls for strike on June 17

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 06:49 PM IST
The IMA has decided to continue their protest on Saturday and Sunday as well, which will include wearing black badges, dharnas, peace marches.
There is plenty that mothers and families can do to help protect their newborns. It is not all in the hands of doctors, nurses and birth attendants(Vageesh Lall/ Hindustan Times)
There is plenty that mothers and families can do to help protect their newborns. It is not all in the hands of doctors, nurses and birth attendants(Vageesh Lall/ Hindustan Times)

South Asia is a dangerous place to be born

By Jean Gough
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 07:45 AM IST
In 2018, one million newborn babies died before they reached one month of age. My wish for 2019 is that we will see many more South Asia babies getting the urgent attention and quality care that they need and deserve.
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