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Indians stepping up to try to save lives during COVID-19's catastrophic second wave

Despite declaring victory over COVID-19 in January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been on the receiving end of scathing criticism for holding election rallies that allowed thousands to gather and spread the virus.

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Millions are rejecting one of humanity’s best weapons for saving lives: Vaccines

Vaccines show the immune system what the virus looks like so our bodies can manufacture specific antibodies to that virus. These antibodies then bind to and inactivate or destroy invading viruses.

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Working with dangerous viruses sounds like trouble – but here’s what scientists learn from studying pathogens in secure labs

There is no such thing as zero risks in any endeavour, but over many years, researchers have developed safe laboratory methods for working with dangerous pathogens.

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As pressure builds on India's Narendra Modi, is his government trying to silence its critics?

“First in the world ‘24/7’ crematorium launched by Modi Govt in India”.

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With COVID-19 cases surging, Nepal asks global community for urgent vaccine help

Nepal’s Ministry of Health said: “Since coronavirus cases have spiked beyond the capacity of the health system and hospitals have run out of beds, the situation is unmanageable.” The ministry also said it had no more vaccines.

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What causes miscarriages? An expert explains why women shouldn't blame themselves

Pregnancy loss can be mentally and physically taxing. Women often have feelings of sadness, anger, isolation and guilt. Often, women blame themselves for the loss, which may lead to feelings of hopelessness and depression.

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COVID-19 messages make emergency alerts just another text in the crowd on your home screen

COVID-19-related messages are a new use of this alert system. They indicate changing ideas about what constitutes an emergency and underscore the challenges of public messaging in a personalized media environment.

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Can people vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the coronavirus?

As restrictions are lifted and people start to leave their masks at home, some people worry: Can you catch COVID-19 from someone who’s vaccinated?

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COVID-19 Delta variant in Canada: FAQ on origins, hotspots and vaccine protection

The acceleration of the Delta variant around the world is raising questions about its origin, transmissibility, hotspots and potential for vaccine resistance.

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6 important truths about COVID-19 vaccines

One of the biggest barriers standing in the way of ending the pandemic isn’t medical or logistical. It’s the misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Fecal microbe transplants help cancer patients respond to immunotherapy and shrink tumors

Following this fecal microbe transplant treatment, tumors of six out of 15 patients in the study had tumors that shrank or remained the same.

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As India's COVID crisis worsens, leaders play the blame game while the poor suffer once again

For now, the Indian government has just asked the states to focus on “stringent containment and public health measures”, including testing, tracing and inoculations.

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