कोरोना हमारे डीएनए में मौजूद एसीई-2 रिसेप्टर पर अटैक करता है, पर 60% भारतीयों में ये जीन बहुत मजबूत है; इसीलिए हम ज्यादा सुरक्षित

कोरोना हमारे डीएनए में मौजूद एसीई-2 रिसेप्टर पर अटैक करता है, पर 60% भारतीयों में ये जीन बहुत मजबूत है; इसीलिए हम ज्यादा सुरक्षित

28 मिनट पहलेलेखक: गौरव पांडेय कॉपी लिंक बीएचयू के प्रोफेसर ज्ञानेश्वर चौबे और उनकी टीम ने दुनियाभर के 483 लोगों के जीनोम की स्टडी कर पता लगाया यूरोपीय और अमेरिकी लोगों में ये जीन सिर्फ 7% से 14% लोगों में ही है, इसके चलते वहां मृत्युदर बहुत ज्यादा स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय के मुताबिक, भारत में कोरोना का रिकवरी रेट दुनिया में सबसे ज्यादा, मृत्यु दर सबसे कम है भारत में कोरोना के अब तक 56 लाख से ज्यादा केस आ चुके हैं। 90 हजार से ज्यादा लोगों की जान जा चुकी…

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Britain to impose new virus curbs as WHO issues grim warning

Britain to impose new virus curbs as WHO issues grim warning

By AFP LONDON: The British government announced fresh steps on Tuesday to try to stop a coronavirus surge in England, as the World Health Organization warned that new cases worldwide soared to record levels last week. The tally of 1,998,897 infections was “the highest number of reported cases in a single week since the beginning of the epidemic”, the WHO said, adding that the number of deaths fell compared with the previous week. The death toll in the United States passed another dismal milestone on Tuesday, soaring beyond 200,000 as cases…

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COVID-19 cases surpass 4 million mark in Brazil

COVID-19 cases surpass 4 million mark in Brazil

By ANI BRASILIA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 43,773 to 4,041,638 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Thursday. The death toll has risen by 834 to 124,614 within the same period of time. The number of recovered patients has reached 3,247,610. A day earlier, Brazil reported 46,934 new cases of coronavirus and 1,184 new fatalities. Brazil comes second in terms of coronavirus cases after the United States, which has recorded more than 6.1 million COVID-19 cases. The…

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Schools face big coronavirus test as students return to classroom in US

Schools face big coronavirus test as students return to classroom in US

By Associated Press Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part. As educators prepare to welcome students back to class for the first time in months, schools’ ability to quickly identify and contain coronavirus outbreaks before they get out of hand will be put to the test in thousands of districts around the country. Newly reopened schools in Mississippi, Indiana and Georgia have already reported infections just days into the academic year, triggering virus protocols that include swiftly isolating infected students, tracing their contacts and quarantining…

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Russia's race for virus vaccine raises concerns in the West

Russia's race for virus vaccine raises concerns in the West

By Associated Press MOSCOW: Russia boasts that it’s about to become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as early as October using shots that are yet to complete clinical trials — and scientists worldwide are sounding the alarm that the headlong rush could backfire. Moscow sees a Sputnik-like propaganda victory, recalling the Soviet Union’s launch of the world’s first satellite in 1957. But the experimental COVID-19 shots began first-in-human testing on a few dozen people less than two months ago, and there’s no published…

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Coronavirus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths and new cases mount

Coronavirus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths and new cases mount

By PTI WASHINGTON: US testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results. An Associated Press analysis found that the number of tests per day slid 3.6% over the past two weeks to 750,000, with the count falling in 22 states. That includes places like Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri…

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New UK survey highlights greater ethnicity-related impact from COVID-19

New UK survey highlights greater ethnicity-related impact from COVID-19

By PTI LONDON: The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the UK’s ethnic minority communities, including those of Indian heritage, as they are over-represented in COVID-19 severe illnesses and deaths because of long-standing racial and socio-economic inequalities, according to a survey published in London on Wednesday. The “Over Exposed and Under-Protected ” The Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in Great Britain report by the Runnymede Trust and ICM also found that as lockdown has eased, the economic fallout is further exposing vulnerable minority…

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Iran records highest COVID-19 cases in over month

Iran records highest COVID-19 cases in over month

By AFP TEHRAN: Iran confirmed Tuesday over 2,700 new COVID-19 infections, its highest single-day count in more than a month, as the health ministry called for those without masks to be fined. Deaths and infections from the novel coronavirus have been on a rising trajectory in the Islamic republic since hitting a months-long low in May. This has prompted Iran to make wearing masks mandatory in enclosed spaces and reimpose restrictions lifted gradually since April to reopen the economy. Despite the rule, people without masks can still be seen inside the…

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Mandatory masks becoming the rule amid Europe's coronavirus uptick

Mandatory masks becoming the rule amid Europe's coronavirus uptick

By Associated Press ROME: New rules on wearing masks in England came into effect Friday, with people going to shops, banks and supermarkets now required to wear face coverings. The move came a day after Belgium imposed its own mask requirement to slow increasing coronavirus infections. Those in England can be fined as much as 100 pounds ($127) by police if they refuse. The British government had given mixed signals for weeks before deciding on the policy. Venues like restaurants, pubs, gyms and hairdressers are exempt. John Apter, the national…

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Three-year-old dies as Belgium coronavirus cases grow

Three-year-old dies as Belgium coronavirus cases grow

By AFP BRUSSELS: A three-year-old girl has become Belgium’s youngest known victim of the coronavirus, officials said Friday, as the country confronts a worrying growth in new infections. Health spokesman Boudewijn Catry said three people die each day in Belgium from COVID-19, including recently the toddler and an 18-year-old. The young girl had “severe” pre-existing conditions, but Catry warned against complacency among the healthy and that 85 percent of new cases diagnosed last week were among the under-60s. “It’s true that it’s rare that a young person dies of COVID-19, but it’s…

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