Saturday, 3 December, 2022

Topic: BCG

11 papers by JNU scientist & BJP candidate Das flagged for ‘manipulation’, he blames politics

Gobardhan Das, a professor at JNU's Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, claims people are trying to pull him down ever since he applied for a directorship position at a 'big institute'.

Why poorer nations have low Covid deaths per million as compared to richer countries

In episode 651 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at data on Covid fatalities. He also shares findings of a peer-reviewed research paper on India’s low fatality.

ICMR data shows BCG vaccine raises immune response in elderly, could protect against Covid

NIRT study did not specifically look at whether BCG vaccine offers protection against Covid, but it found enhanced adaptive & innate immune response in elderly.

Peer-reviewed JNU study among 2 that link BCG & Covid again, but some experts not convinced

Two peer-reviewed studies have shown a pattern of reduced mortality from Covid among BCG-vaccinated countries, but epidemiologists don’t think evidence is strong

Authentic numbers are absent, Covid-19 crisis has exposed India’s data-ignorance

Dharavi Covid numbers can be correlated with the BCG vaccination programme but there has been no effort in India to analyse this data.

JNU prof says he was first to suggest BCG vaccine trials for Covid-19 but was ‘turned down’

Professor Gobardhan Das said he had emailed Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and the ICMR with the suggestion in March. Govt announced the trials in mid-April.

We need to take a break from real-time updates on the Covid vaccine trials. BCG is a far cry

The euphoria around BCG vaccine is quite like the one associated with HCQ. We hope that both pass the test, but until then social distancing is our only answer.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.