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Delta Variant of Concern in COVID-19

Dr Shashank R Joshi, Mumbai
16th June 2021
The Delta variant is the most recently designated variant of concern (VOC), as classified by the World Health Organization (WHO). This variant is now seen across the world, though it may have geographic origins in India. It is essentially the B.1.617.2 lineage and has likely contributed to the fast spreading and now the faster recovering Indian second wave. It seems to have high transmissibility but appears to be less virulent...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

World COVID Meter 15th June 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious novel viral disease

16th June 2021 Multispeciality
Coronavirus Cases:177,021,662 Deaths:3,827,510 Recovered:161,203,382 ACTIVE CASES:11,990,770 Serious/Critical Cases: 84,608...Read more »
Dr k k Aggarwal

WGO recommendations about chronic liver disease (CLD) patients during COVID-19

16th June 2021 Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Patients with stable, compensated liver diseases should postpone medical visits and routine labs or should be encouraged for telemedicine or phone visits... Read more »
Cough Update

A prospective study shows association between and thyroidectomy and postoperative cough

16th June 2021 Allergy & Immunology Multispeciality
A huge proportion of the worldwide increase in thyroid cancer is assumed to be because of an actual increase in the prevalence of papillary thyroid cancer or the increased identification of the disease... Read more »
Hypertension update

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

16th June 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

COVID cases decline for seventh week, deaths do not drop as quickly: WHO

16th June 2021 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
The number of fresh COVID-19 cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) has shown a fall for seven consecutive weeks. The agency’s top official called it the longest sequence... Read more »

Delta variant doubles risk of hospitalization among COVID-19 patients

16th June 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
The delta variant of the coronavirus, which was first detected in India, may increase the risk of hospital admission among COVID-19 patients two-fold, in comparison with the alpha variant, first identified in the UK,... Read more »

Novavax COVID vaccine over 90% effective in trial

16th June 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Novavax Inc has released late-stage data from its U.S.-based clinical trial which suggests that its vaccine is over 90% effective against COVID-19 across different variants of the virus... Read more »

Headache, runny nose tied to Delta variant

16th June 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
According to researchers, headache, sore throat and runny nose seem to be the most commonly reported symptoms tied to COVID infection in the UK. Prof Tim Spector, running the Zoe COVID Symptom study,...Read more »

20-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine Receives FDA Approval

16th June 2021 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
The FDA has granted approval for a new pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine that can protect against 20 serotypes associated with most cases of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and pneumonia...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner


Can a doctor disclose his patient's information to the relatives?

16th June 2021
As per Medical Council of India Code of Medical Ethics Clause 7.14, “The registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the exercise of his/her profession except -...Read more »

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