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Minutes of an International Weekly Meeting on COVID-19 held by the HCFI Dr KK Aggarwal Research Fund in association with experts from CMAAO Nations

23rd July 2021 Multispeciality
Topic: Covid situation in CMAAO countries: An update from all NMAs
17th July, 2021, Saturday, 9.30am-10.30am
Key points from the discussion
• Malaysia Update: Cases are increasing, delta variant – 12-13,000 cases per day, with 120-130 daily deaths. The country is in a total lockdown since 1st July, but the number of cases has not come down. The government will revert to phased lockdowns (phase 1,2,3,4). About 350,000-400,000 people are being vaccinated every day,...Read more »
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World COVID Meter 22nd July 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease

23rd July 2021 Multispeciality
Global Scenario
Coronavirus Cases:192,794,203 Deaths:4,142,014 Recovered:175,323,612 ACTIVE CASES:13,328,577 Serious/Critical Cases: 82,193...Read more »

Effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HBV infection

23rd July 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has caused multiple interventions with an objective of reducing the public health effect of this virus. On the contrary, several studies both from high-income and...Read more »
Hypertension update

Amlodipine and Atenolol: Combination Therapy Versus Monotherapy for blood pressure Management

23rd July 2021 Multispeciality Cardiology
Cardiovascular diseases remain a serious public health challenge that affects an unlimited majority of the population across the world. Among the numerous risk factors for cardiovascular diseases,...Read more »

News From All Specialities

US President says CDC will advise unvaccinated children to wear mask in school

23rd July 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
U.S. President Joe Biden has stated that the Centers for Disease Control will likely advise children who haven't received a COVID-19 vaccine to wear masks when they come to school in the fall...Read more »
News From All Specialities

Delta variant to dominate within months, says WHO

23rd July 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 is going to become the dominant strain of the virus in the coming months. The Delta variant has now been reported from 124 territories and is accountable for over three-quarters...Read more »
News From All Specialities

J&J COVID-19 vaccine appears less effective against Delta variant

23rd July 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Emergency Medicine
Johnson & Johnson one shot COVID-19 vaccine led to the production of relatively low levels of antibodies against the Delta variant in a recent study. The laboratory study has been released on the preprint server bioRxiv, and is yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal...Read more »
News From All Specialities

France rolls out health pass amid rise in COVID cases

23rd July 2021 Pharmacists Emergency Medicine
A new COVID health pass has been enforced in France amid a rise in new COVID-19 cases. People will now need proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from COVID-19 to have access to most museums and cinemas. Lawmakers will later discuss whether its use...Read more »
News From All Specialities

Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccines Effective Against Delta Variant after 2 Doses

23rd July 2021 Pharmacists Pathology & Lab Medicine
A new study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines were less effective against symptomatic COVID-19 when people were ...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


Res ipsa loquitur in situations of gross negligence

23rd July 2021
The burden of proof of negligence, carelessness, or insufficiency usually lies with the complainant. However, the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur, i.e., “the thing speaks for itself”, comes into play in situations of gross negligence or rashness. No proof of negligence is required beyond...Read more »

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