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“I think Nepal handled the pandemic relatively well,” says Dr. Digbijay Raja Mahat

Dr. Digbijay Mahat, a research scientist at MIT, has developed and patented a novel methodology for single cell nascent RNA sequencing. His technology is used in blood biopsy, which helps to identify cancers before they metastasize to other organs. During the current pandemic, Dr. Mahat helped develop a new RT-PCR …

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Distributing the Vaccine

“(It will be) the largest and most complex global logistics operation ever undertaken”—IATA Rich countries like the United States and European nations have booked in advance billions of COVID-19 vaccine doses from several companies, even if they are in development. Th e US has committed nearly $10 billion to procure …

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Pfizer Begins Transporting Vaccines

Pfizer Begins Transporting Vaccines After being granted emergency use authorization by the FDA, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now being transported to different distribution sites across the United States, thus launching the biggest vaccination drive in the country’s history. Priority will be given to vaccinate healthcare workers and nursing home …

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Now, Moderna!

After US manufacturer Pfizer’s 90% effectiveness claim of its COVID-19 vaccine, and Russia’s Sputnik V’s claim of 92% effectiveness, now, US company Moderna is saying that its vaccine is 94.5% effective against the virus that has turned the world upside down. Wonder who’s going to be the first to claim …

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UK authorizes COVID-19 vaccine for Emergency Use

Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for emergency use in the United Kingdom, which has ordered 40 million doses, enough for 20 million people, since two doses are required for each individual. The government expects to receive 10 million doses before the end of the year. The developers …

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COMMON QUERIES ABOUT VACCINES

How do vaccines work? Vaccines, which are made from killed, weakened, or partial version of specific pathogens, prime the body’s immune system against future attacks by those pathogens. So, following vaccination, in case of an attack by a particular pathogen, the immune system will recognize it and fight it off. …

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Influenza and COVID-19

As far as similarities between influenza and COVID-19 are concerned, both have similar presentation, in that they both cause respiratory disease presenting as a wide range of illness, from asymptomatic or mild to severe disease and death. Because both are transmitted by contact, droplets, and fomites, they require the same …

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