Brian Stelter says Covid-19 coverage is changing as cases dissipate in the United States, and it’s important for media outlets to model the “new normal.” Amanda Marcotte says journalists are feeling more “empowered to ask hard questions” of public health authorities. At the same time, David Zurawik points out, memories of the pandemic’s peak are still fresh.
As India battles the raging second COVID wave, Israeli's Ambassador to India, Ron Malka on May 09 informed that Israel is sending team of experts to help India amid COVID second wave. "We are sending teams of experts to India. For example, we are going to send a team for rapid testing, and a team to develop very easy producing oxygen concentrators. India has remarkable manufacturing capabilities," said Israel Envoy.
Expressing the deep solidarity with India, Israeli's Ambassador to India, Ron Malka on May 09 said that his country will never forget the remarkable assistance that they got from India. "We will never forget the remarkable assistance we got from India at the beginning of this pandemic. India and Israel share strong values of friendship. We are sharing practices, expertise, IPs whatever we can this is a life-saving time. This equipment that we sent is from the heart of the people of Israel to the heart of India. Organisations from private sectors and companies are also collecting equipments and sending it to India," said Israel Envoy.
Uttarakhand Minister Subodh Uniyal on May said, "Uttarakhand government has decided to impose 'COVID Curfew' between 6 am on May 11 and 6 am on May 18 across the state to contain the spread of the disease. Essential services will be allowed during this period." "Interstate travellers will now have to produce negative RT-PCR result not older than 72 hours and will have to register themselves on the Dehradun administration's portal. People of Uttarakhand coming from outside will have to undergo 7-day isolation," he added.
At the time when COVID cases are surging with a rapid speed, thief in Haryana's Jind showed humanity. The thief has stolen bags but returned it when he came to know that the stolen bag contains COVID vaccines. Narrating the incident, Jiytender Khatkar, DSP said, "At 12:30 pm, an unidentified man came to a tea stall and gave a bag to an old man. 1,710 stolen doses of COVID vaccines were recovered from the bag. The probe is underway. No arrest has been made yet".
24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
A consignment of 25 boxes of Covishield vaccine arrived at Raipur from Mumbai. Following Chhattisgarh High Court orders, the stare government had commenced vaccination drive for citizens between 18-44 age groups. The state required vaccines in order to continue the vaccination process.
Health Minister of Chhattisgarh, TS Singh Deo on May 08 said the state government will receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the further vaccination will go on with this. "We received 1.50 lakh Covaxin doses from Bharat Biotech on May 1 and the vaccination is going on with that. We'll receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the vaccination will further go on with this," Deo said media persons.
Speaking on COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on May 04 said, "Few centres were closed yesterday due to doses' shortage. Got 9 lakh vials today, to last for 2-3 days. 1 lakh inoculated so far in 18-44 age groups. Order placed for 18.5 lakh vaccines (Covishield and Covaxin).
While it must be understood that taking both doses of any vaccine whether it be Covishield, Covaxin or Sputnik, the ones that are available in India, are critical, here is what we know about one dose vaccine efficiency.
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A third of adults in England have now had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, NHS England said.A total of 44,449,424 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and May 8, according..
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So far, 1,37,22,160 doses have been administered in the Uttar Pradesh, in which 1,09,37,928 people took the first jab, and 27,84,232 people have taken both the doses of the vaccine, informed Additional..