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USA: Food & Drug Administration approved single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. This is the third vaccine which was authorised in the United States. Highlights It is a cost-effective alternative vaccine of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. This vaccine can be stored in the refrigerator rather than a ..

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WHO: UK Variant of COVID-19 in 41 countries

The World Health Organisation recently announced that the United Kingdom covid-19 variant has been detected in more than 41 countries. The VOC-202012/01 the was first detected in South Africa. This variant is 70% more transmissible than the other covid-19 mutants. Has VOC-202012/01 reached India? Yes. Around 38 people have been found infected with the mutant. It has ..

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International Day of Epidemic Preparedness: December 27

The first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness was celebrated by the United Nations on December 27, 2020. The day is being celebrated to facilitate exchange of information, transmission of scientific knowledge and exchange best practices regionally, locally, and internationally. The day will help to prevent COVID-19 like situations. It will also help to equip the ..

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Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz Campaign

The Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz Campaign was recently applauded by the World Health Organization. The campaign has been uploaded for its initiatives to promote physical activity. The campaign was launched as a part of the Fit India Movement. It was launched by the Union Minister of Youth affairs and Sports Kiren rijiju. The ..

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Foul Air Death

The UK has recorded the world’s 1st foul air death or death legally certified to have been caused by air pollution. A 9-year old girl who lived near a busy road in London had passed away due to respiratory complications and an inquest is underway. According to WHO, air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths ..

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