Tuesday, 21 March, 2023

Topic: CDC

Buying an N95 mask to guard against Omicron? Here’s how to know if it’s the real thing

Government guidelines do not specify which masks are appropriate for what settings, or how to spot counterfeits. But there are standardised logos and markings one can watch out for.

Unvaccinated people 29 times more likely to be hospitalised with Covid, CDC report finds

Population-level analysis by the US's Centers for Disease Control makes a powerful case for vaccines as a means not just to reduce serious illness but also reduce chances of infection.

WHO ‘too compromised’, says ex-US CDC director, pushes ‘lab leak’ Covid origin theory again

Manner in which Covid-19 spread so quickly from human to human contradicts the behaviour of other deadly viruses with a similar profile, Robert Redfield tells Fox News.

Covid is airborne, scientists say. WHO and CDC are beginning to agree

Cleaner indoor air won’t just fight Covid, it will minimise the risk of catching flu and other respiratory infections, researchers said in a study in the journal Science Friday.

Vaccines become race against time in as US CDC warns of Covid surge

Scientists nationwide are calling out the dangers of loosening state measures like mask mandates and capacity restrictions.

Give 2nd dose of vaccine upto 6 weeks, if not possible within 3-4 weeks, says US health body

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted new guidelines, while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said slight delays shouldn’t affect the protection offered.

Cloth masks highly effective Covid prevention for wearer, others — top US health body

CDC says multi layered cloth masks can block up to 50-70% of aerosols, blocks most large droplets and helps reduce inhalation of these droplets by the wearer.

Time to return to our regularly scheduled pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aggregate forecasts show cases plateauing in coming weeks in hard-hit states like Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Live coronavirus found on packaging of imported frozen fish, China health authority confirms

It is first time in the world that living coronavirus has been isolated from packaging of cold-chain food, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Coronavirus can sometimes spread indoors in air beyond 6 ft, US CDC says

CDC said the coronavirus can sometimes be spread through small particles that can linger in the air and infect people separated by distances previously considered safe.

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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...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

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.