Category: Health

Ascent of the R-Value: What is it and Why it Threatens India’s Fight Against Covid

India kept on seeing an ascent in the Covid chart as 44,230 new cases were accounted for on Friday, the most elevated in three weeks, inciting fears of another flood of contaminations. The R-factor, which demonstrates the speed at which COVID-19 contamination is spreading in the nation, is climbing consistently with Kerala and the northeastern states possessing the best positions fuelling stresses over the pandemic…

Pregnant women now eligible for Covid vaccination says Health Ministry

Pregnant women may now register on CoWIN or walk-in to the nearest Covid Vaccination Centre to get themselves vaccinated, the Union Health Ministry said In a significant development, the Union Health Ministry on Friday accepted the recommendations of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) that Covid-19 vaccination is safe for pregnant women. Pregnant women may now register on CoWIN or walk-in to the…

Your pets can catch Covid from you, and cats appear more susceptible than dogs

Pet cats and dogs are much more likely to contract Covid-19 than their stray peers — and cats are more susceptible to the virus than their canine counterparts, new research suggests. In the new study, researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario tested 48 cats and 54 dogs from 77 different households that had a positive Covid-19 case in the previous nine months. They compared the…