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Could oral antiviral pills be a game-changer for COVID-19? An infectious disease physician explains why these options are badly needed

If these drugs get authorized in the coming weeks, they could be an important new treatment option for people with COVID-19, especially for those at high risk in the early stages of infection.

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A more hopeful Diwali: we should still be cautious, but the future looks brighter

It’s Diwali – and things look a lot more hopeful than last year. But the pandemic isn’t over.

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How did Kerala become the latest Covid-19 hotspot?

Nearly 70% of India’s Covid-19 cases last week were in Kerala. Yet a year ago, the state's response to the virus was a great success story.

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Covax misses its 2021 delivery target – what’s gone wrong in the fight against vaccine nationalism?

Covax misses its 2021 delivery target – what’s gone wrong in the fight against vaccine nationalism?

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Immunocompromised people make up nearly half of COVID-19 breakthrough hospitalizations – an extra vaccine dose may help

One reason for this recommendation is high hospitalization rates among immunocompromised people who are vaccinated.

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How a vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine travels from a lab in Missouri to an arm in Bangladesh

Some of the vaccines require super-cold storage at virtually all points along the journey until they reach someone’s upper arm.

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After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

India emerged in June and July of 2021 from a particularly savage second wave of COVID-19, with total confirmed cases at about 32 million and more than 400,000 deaths.

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Ten reasons why Modi must resign: Part two

A group of Indians in London have issued a list of ten reasons why it’s time for Narendra Modi to resign. It’s a clear summary of the key problems in India today.

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Farmers markets are growing their role as essential sources of healthy food for rich and poor

While numerous farmers markets shut down at the start of the pandemic, many soon reopened under state or local guidelines that mandated masks, social distancing and other precautions.

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COVID: study finds lower antibody activity against delta variant at single dose – but vaccines still work

With cases rising exponentially and restrictions lifted, it is important to understand how well the vaccines are faring against the delta variant

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Bats are hosts to a range of viruses but don’t get sick – why?

Coronaviruses, or “CoVs”, infect a variety of animals, with human infections ranging from HCoV-229E, which causes some cases of the common cold, to MERS-CoV, which is fatal in up to 30% of cases.

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Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine

Parents of children under the age of 12, who are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, there is still no collective sigh of relief.

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