SARS CoV 2 Current Affairs, GK & News

Study: Children born during pandemic have lower IQs

A United Nations based study has claimed that, Children born during Covid-19 pandemic have reduced verbal, motor, and overall cognitive performance as compared to those born pre-pandemic. Key findings According to the study, males and children in lower socioeconomic families have been most affected due to pandemic. It also notes that, even in the absence ..

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WHO: Delta variant may become dominant lineage

World Health Organisation has warned that; Delta variant, which is significantly more transmissible strain of COVID-19, is expected to become a dominant lineage if current trends continue. Warming came after WHO reported in 85 countries & continues to be detected at more places worldwide. Highlights WHO warned this in its “COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update” which ..

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Vajra Kavach Disinfection System

Mumbai-based start-up, Indra water has developed “Vajra Kavach Disinfection System” which removes scourge of viral particles from equipment used by Corona warriors front line workers. About Disinfection System Disinfection System removes any possible traces of SARS-Cov-2 virus from Personal Protective Equipment, coats, gloves, N95 masks and gowns. Thus, it enables reuse of PPEs and other ..

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DNA Vaccines Effective in Hamsters

Researchers from Taiwan developed a vaccine using DNA of coronavirus spike protein and tested its efficacy on Mice and Hamsters. This technique is different than mRNA vaccines. Highlights DNA vaccines are usually hard to deliver into cells. But, researchers from National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan, coupled electroporation while delivering DNA vaccination. According to research, mice ..

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IIT Mandi reveals Key Protein Structure in Covid-19 Virus

Part of structure of a key protein in COVID-19 virus was revealed by researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi. How this study is significant? Covid-19 protein structure will help in understanding mode of action & its role in spread and severity of covid-19 disease. It will also help in development of antiviral therapeutics. Further, ..

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