COVID-19 vaccination Current Affairs, GK & News

Vice President launched ‘Vaccinate India Programme’

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, launched “Vaccinate India Programme” on August 24, 2021. On the occasion, he appealed to the people to strictly follow COVID-19 norms. Key points This programme was organised by Give India Foundation and Sustainable Goals Coordination Centre in Bengaluru. It was launched under CSR in association with Planning Department ..

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Israel launched Covid antibody tests for children aged 3

Israel launched antibody testing for children aged as three in order to get the exact number of unvaccinated youths who have developed antibody against coronavirus. Key Points These tests were launched in the backdrop of opening up of schools. Despite increasing daily infections because of highly transmissible Delta variant, Government of Israel wants to avoid ..

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Can Antibodies post vaccine fight Delta variant?

According to a lab study conducted in US, Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus cannot evade antibodies generated by vaccination. Key Points Findings were published in journal ‘Immunity’. It helped in explaining why vaccinated people have escaped the worst of Delta variant surge. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, US analysed the panel of ..

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Uneven vaccination in India’s most populous districts

India’s most populous districts are witnessing uneven vaccination coverage over the past months. This raise concerns over resurgence in covid-19 cases in some of the districts. Highlights 30 most populous districts in India, that account for one sixth of India’s population, have recorded a drop in number of active covid cases. Cases have almost reduced ..

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Study: COVID-19 during pregnancy is linked with preterm birth

Recently, a study was published in “The Lancet Regional Health-Americas” on impact of covid-19 on pregnancy. According to the study, covid-19 during pregnancy is linked with preterm birth. Key findings Risk of the preterm birth, that occurs at less than 32 weeks of gestation, was 60 per cent higher for people infected with COVID-19. According ..

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