India is looking at several re-purposed drugs such as favipiravir, umifenovir and another drug used to treat psoriatic arthritis. The government is also trying to hold a hackathon, in which students aware of computational drug discovery will work with best computational tools to work on possible molecules to treat Covid-19. … [Read more...] about India working on 30 vaccine candidates for Covid: Govt
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That’s surprisingly low considering the effort going into the global race for a vaccine against the coronavirus that has sparked a pandemic since first emerging from China late last year. But more people might eventually roll up their sleeves: The poll, released Wednesday, found 31% simply weren’t sure if they’d get vaccinated. Another 1 in 5 said they’d refuse. … [Read more...] about Only Half Of Americans Would Get A Coronavirus Vaccine, Poll Shows
I didn't hesitate about sticking my hand up, or rather, rolling up my sleeve. After all, I rely on patients to agree to me filming them in order to illustrate some aspect of healthcare, so it was a good thing for me to experience what that's like. Very often they are taking part in a medical trial, be it for cancer, diabetes or any number of other conditions. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why do healthy people volunteer to be vaccine guinea pigs?
They also asked what CDC is doing about the increasingly loud voices of vaccine skeptics. "Is CDC planning a public information campaign to address vaccine hesitancy, and if so, how will CDC ensure that the necessary communication on the importance of routine immunizations is reaching parents and families?" they asked. … [Read more...] about Senators ask CDC for plan to fix coronavirus-related drop in vaccinations
One way to avoid a very loud meltdown from your unsettled child is to distract them, rather than putting your mobile phone or other precious sentiments in the firing line - some brightly coloured toys accompanied by some funny sounds usually does the trick. … [Read more...] about Best baby car toys for 2020: keep little ones entertained on travels