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Herd immunity

Jun 30, 2020 04:14
Across states, even in ones such as Tamil Nadu that are testing aggressively, it isn’t usually possible for someone without symptoms, or who has not had contact with a Covid-positive person, to be tested. read more
Jun 28, 2020 19:16
According to senior doctors, the survey indicated that the transmission is high in the metropolis, which is far from developing herd immunity or antibodies to combat Covid-19. read more
Jun 24, 2020 23:24
A region can achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 with fewer people than previously estimated, a new study said on Wednesday, but experts cautioned that the humanitarian and medical costs of taking the route continue to remain high, especially in India. read more
Jun 24, 2020 18:07
Scientists, including those from the University of Nottingham in the UK, noted that herd immunity develops when individuals contracting the disease build up natural immunity, and by people receiving a vaccine. read more
Jun 07, 2020 01:01
Meanwhile, state health minister Rajesh Tope announced that the government will procure 10,000 vials of Remdesivir injections for critical patients. read more
May 18, 2020 14:43
Actor Anil Kapoor has said that the film industry will chalk out a ‘pandemic-proof’ future, and that he hopes we build herd immunity against the coronavirus soon. read more
May 15, 2020 18:04
Monitor research; practise emergency responses; draw up priority lists; and leverage India’s production capacity read more
May 03, 2020 23:42
A vaccine for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at least a year – if not two or more -- away. The most successful of therapies identified till now have limited benefits at best. read more
May 01, 2020 23:38
The scientists posited two key takeaways from comparisons with the influenza pandemics. The first that the outbreak may stretch to 18-24 months as immunity slowly builds up in the population. read more
Apr 18, 2020 15:43
In this week’s column, Vir Sanghvi asks how the ongoing global pandemic will end as it will take atleast a year or so for life to return to normal for the world. However, even though things look bleak right now, the pandemic will end sometime. read more
Apr 18, 2020 09:38
Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergencies expert, also said that even if antibodies were effective there was little sign that large numbers of people had developed them and were beginning to offer so-called “herd immunity” to the broader population. read more
Apr 13, 2020 06:07
A more feasible option is to achieve herd immunity – a concept which predicts that all of India would be protected as long as at least 65% of the population has experienced the infection, even if without symptoms or in its mildest form. read more
Mar 17, 2020 21:36
Herd immunity stops the spread of an infectious disease by building mass immunity within a population, usually through vaccination. read more
Jun 21, 2019 05:57
“Next four months are very important for the health of the people of Delhi. We have to do better than last year and get the number of the cases further down. We are all together in this fight,” said Kejriwal. read more
Oct 24, 2018 09:00
With 190 new cases reported in the week ending October 20, the total number of infections reported by the Municipal Corporations of Delhi has gone up to 1,020 cases. Five more suspected dengue deaths were reported by Delhi hospitals and are waiting to... read more