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Covishields efficacy rises to 90% if doses given in gap of 2-3 months: Adar Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, CEO, SII

Adar Poonawalla, CEO, SII

Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India, which has developed the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield with AstraZeneca and Oxford University, has said that the efficacy of the vaccine rises to 90% if the two doses are given two-three months apart.

Poonawalla said: One arm of trials, in which doses were given one month apart, was 60-70 percent effective. And there was another group of a few thousand patients where they gave a gap of 2-3 months between the two doses. That is where they found the efficacy to be 90 percent. If you look at other vaccines as well, the long gap you keep between the doses, the better their efficacy.

Poonawalla added: We found an excellent response below the age of 50 with one dose. We can say after a month, even with one dose, there is excellent protection, more than even what you find in a Covid-19 recovered patient. About 70 percent of people are fully protected with one dose, but the second dose is necessary for long-term immunity protection.

For the uninitiated, last month the government had increased the gap between two doses of Covishield on the recommendation of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration. 

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Union Minister Dr Bhagwat Karad unveils Dr Kavita Chandak’s book ‘Healing women with Homeopathy’

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Dr Kavita Chandak at National Conference of Homeopathy held in Aurangabad

Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad recently unveiled Dr Kavita Chandak’s book ‘Healing women with Homeopathy’ at the recently held National Conference of Homeopathy (HAMI 2022) in Aurangabad. Prominently present during the conference were renowned homeopath Dr Arun Bhasme and 3,000 other doctors.

In her book, Dr Chandak, who hails from Nagpur, has covered the most important and widespread gynecological disorders such as menarche, over dysmenorrhea to menopause; reflects issues from which women suffer frequently like sterility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast issues, pregnancy-related conditions like constipation, morning sickness, heartburn, uterine prolapse, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and urinary problems, to mention a few.

Dr Chandak has also given a thorough explanation on topics like cancer of the breast, uterus and cervix, which are the most prevalent types of cancers in women. Her book contains a study of several homeopathic remedies with special emphasis on gynecology through the chapters like the core of a few important female remedies and the homeopathic gynecological kit. The book also gives a glimpse of rare and lesser-known remedies.

It is worth noting that Dr Chandak holds two golden book world records for treating kidney disorders and a case of mucormycosis. She is also the recipient of ‘The Excellence in Homeopathy award 2022’ given by Hpathy.com to 66 renowned homeopaths throughout the world. Over the years, Dr Chandak has organized more than 800 free medicine distribution camps. She provides her services through her web clinic in 20+ countries. Her area of specialization is behavioral psychiatric disorders like autism and ADHD.

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COVID से बचने के लिए mask पहनने का सही तरीका क्या हैं? | Healthy India

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Pulmonologist Dr Sameer Arbat explains the right way to wear mask in order to protect ourselves from COVID-19.

 

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‘No cause for concern:’ Sharad Pawar after testing COVID positive

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Radhika Dhawad | Mumbai

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar (81), on Monday afternoon, said he had tested positive for COVID, but there was no cause of worry.

Pawar tweeted, “I have tested Covid positive but there is no cause for concern. I am following the treatment suggested by my doctor.”
He requested all those who had come in contact with him in the last few days to get themselves tested and take necessary precautions.

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