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The basis for convalescent plasma therapy is simple: plasma – a component of the blood – from a recovered patient carries the specific antibodies that can neutralise the Sars-Cov-2 virus.(Shutterstock)

Plasma transfusion promise and unemployment rate: Covid-19 news today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 11:12 AM IST
Here are the top stories on Covid-19 pandemic from India today.
The study found that women were more susceptible to SARS (the male to female ratio was seen at 0.52: 1), while in the initial stages of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the ratio was seen at 1.3: 1. (HT PHOTO)
The study found that women were more susceptible to SARS (the male to female ratio was seen at 0.52: 1), while in the initial stages of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the ratio was seen at 1.3: 1. (HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 affects males more, 2003 Sars predominant in females: Study

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 05:07 AM IST
The SARS outbreak was the first to be caused by a mutant strain of the coronavirus, the Sars-CoV virus, which is related to the Sars-Cov-2 virus that is the reason for the current Covid-19 epidemic.
The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) does not appear to be as deadly as other coronaviruses, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(REUTERS)
The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) does not appear to be as deadly as other coronaviruses, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(REUTERS)

Covid-19 not as deadly as Sars, Mers: WHO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 12:31 AM IST
The death rate of the Covid-19 virus in mainland China is 2.3%, shows the study of people diagnosed with the virus in China since the infection began in December.
National Medical Products Administration approved 4 test kits on January 26.(Reuters image)
National Medical Products Administration approved 4 test kits on January 26.(Reuters image)

Coronavirus test report now possible in 15 minutes

Beijing | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Earlier, the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), Chinese health regulatory body, approved a kit developed by SunSure Biotech, which cut the screening time to 30 minutes.
Staff members wearing protective masks are seen at the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 7, 2020.(Reuters file photo)
Staff members wearing protective masks are seen at the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 7, 2020.(Reuters file photo)

Coronavirus death toll rises to 813, exceeds SARS fatalities in 2003

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 12:28 AM IST
Total infections from the coronavirus, which is similar to the SARS pathogen, reached around 37,500 on Sunday, and officials in Shanghai said they had observed a worrying new attribute in the new outbreak: the virus can infect new patients as an aerosol.
Death toll from the coronavirus jumped to 813 on Sunday.((Reuters image))
Death toll from the coronavirus jumped to 813 on Sunday.((Reuters image))

News updates from Hindustan Times: Coronavirus death toll soars to 813, exceeds SARS fatalities and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 09:01 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A nurse in a protective suit feeds a novel coronavirus patient inside an isolated ward at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, during the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 8, 2020.(REUTERS)
A nurse in a protective suit feeds a novel coronavirus patient inside an isolated ward at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, during the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 8, 2020.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus death toll soars to 803, exceeds SARS fatalities

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 04:57 AM IST
The toll is now higher than the global number of deaths caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, which killed 774 people in 2002-2003.
Li was reprimanded by local police for “spreading rumors” about the illness in late December, according to news reports.(Sina Weibo)
Li was reprimanded by local police for “spreading rumors” about the illness in late December, according to news reports.(Sina Weibo)

Coronavirus toll rises to 636, over 31,000 infected; Doc who sounded alert of outbreak dies

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 06:32 AM IST
The death of Li Wenliang, 34, comes amid a mounting toll of the coronavirus outbreak in China since he first shared his fears among a group of friends about a new “SARS-like” disease in the city of Wuhan.
Beijing on Friday sharply criticised the United States for warning American citizens to avoid China.(Reuters image)
Beijing on Friday sharply criticised the United States for warning American citizens to avoid China.(Reuters image)

China slams US for travel warning over Coronavirus

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 10:35 PM IST
The US State Department has raised its warning alert to the highest level, telling Americans to avoid China.
A couple wear masks to prevent contracting coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea.(REUTERS)
A couple wear masks to prevent contracting coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea.(REUTERS)

Wuhan Coronavirus: No hot meals, blankets, magazines as airlines step up fight on virus

Bangkok | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Wuhan Coronavirus: Passengers on some flights to China will have to make do without hot meals, blankets and newspapers, as airlines step up measures to protect crew and travellers from a new virus that has killed more than 130 in the country.
Wuhan Coronavirus: Passengers wearing face masks arrive at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.(AP)
Wuhan Coronavirus: Passengers wearing face masks arrive at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.(AP)

Decoding Coronavirus: Awareness and precautions are key

Hindustan Times | By Dr KK Aggarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Wuhan Coronavirus: Akin to a normal flu, it can spread during the incubation period and before the onset of symptoms.
Wuhan Coronavirus : Masked health professionals check the driver of vehicle at a screening checkpoint on a highway toll station on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)
Wuhan Coronavirus : Masked health professionals check the driver of vehicle at a screening checkpoint on a highway toll station on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)

5 deadly viruses that the world faced in the last few years

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 02:07 PM IST
Wuhan Coronavirus has so far claimed 106 lives in China and an increasing number of confirmed cases are being reported each day.
Wuhan Coronavirus: Masked health professionals and police officers stand at a screening checkpoint on a highway toll station on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)
Wuhan Coronavirus: Masked health professionals and police officers stand at a screening checkpoint on a highway toll station on the outskirts of Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)

What led to the outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The situation has triggered panic but the World Health Organization (WHO) has not yet declared the novel Wuhan Coronavirus to be a public health emergency.
Disease modelling could allow scientists to better prevent undesirable outcomes, such as more dangerous mutant strains from evolving and spreading.(Shutterstock)
Disease modelling could allow scientists to better prevent undesirable outcomes, such as more dangerous mutant strains from evolving and spreading.(Shutterstock)

Math has answers to how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 10:48 AM IST
A new study says that mathematics could help to understand human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious diseases.
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