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When Will COVID-19 Pandemic End? What’s the Status of Coronavirus Vaccine and Drug? Here Are All FAQs Answered!

The coronavirus pandemic has gripped nations across the world. The virus that creates COVID-19 disease among individuals, has infected people in millions and thousands could not survive as well.

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The coronavirus pandemic has gripped nations across the world. The virus that creates COVID-19 disease among individuals, has infected people in millions and thousands could not survive as well. Meanwhile, public health experts and government leaders around the world have pinned much hope on the rapid development for a vaccine to beat back the pandemic. But it may not be an easy resolution to this global crisis, worries health experts. People are restricted indoors, and it has been months doing the same. But now, many countries, including India, are reopening, though at a slower rate and significant restrictions. While humans continue to struggle and adjust to the ‘new normal’ life, many questions are arising related to the pandemic. When will COVID-19 pandemic actually be over? Will we have to learn to live with it? What is the status of a vaccine? And many more questions run every day on the search engine box. Amid the race for coronavirus vaccine and drug, in this article, we bring you all the latest updates on COVID-19 pandemic and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) answered.

When Will COVID-19 End?

It is difficult to predict as to when COVID-19 pandemic will actually end. Studies suggest that there are two options—an effective vaccine or herd immunity. A new study suggests that our immunity to SARS-CoV-2 does not last very long—as little as two months for some people. It means that a potential vaccine is required for the continuous boost to immunity. Regular Exercise Can Strengthen Immune System! Here Are Five Easy Home Exercises to Boost Immunity. 

What’s the Status of COVID-19 Vaccine?

Experts and doctors at the World Health Organisation (WHO), have stated that the fastest way to bring an end to the pandemic is through a vaccine. As per the latest list of WHO, above 160 vaccines for novel Coronavirus were being developed across the world. It is noteworthy, that as a relatively new disease, much remains unknown about COVID-19. According to the latest updates, Russia plans to start vaccinating against COVID-19 starting October, 2020 as the drug is yet to complete all the clinical trials.

Marci Cavaleri, the European Union’s top vaccine official, reported to Bloomberg in July that the EU could approve a vaccine for COVID-19 most likely before the end of 2020. The United States of America’s health experts are hoping that the country may have a safe and effective vaccine by the start of 2021. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have last month reported that human clinical trials for a vaccine for COVID-19 were initiated in the country.

Will COVID-19 Become an Endemic?

In May, this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that coronavirus could become what is known as endemic and may never go away. Nothing much can be said at this point in time, unless the rate of positive coronavirus cases drops, significantly, for a sustained period of time. Several countries in Asia that had successfully beat the virus, have begun seeing new cases again, such as Hong Kong, Vietnam, South Korea and China.

The health experts and researchers across the globe, are working round the clock to know more about COVID-19 and find a way to beat the virus. As of now, all we can do is stay home as much as possible, unless to get essential services, follow social distancing and wear masks whenever we step out of the house.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Aug 05, 2020 03:05 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Sun Pharma Launches Favipiravir in India for Rs 35 Per Tablet

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said on Tuesday it has launched Favipiravir (200 mg) in India under the brand FluGuard at an economical price of Rs 35 per tablet for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.

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Mumbai, Aug 4: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said on Tuesday it has launched Favipiravir (200 mg) in India under the brand FluGuard at an economical price of Rs 35 per tablet for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.

Favipiravir is the only oral anti-viral treatment approved in the country for the potential treatment of patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 disease.nWith over 50,000 COVID-19 cases being reported daily in India, there is an urgent need to provide more treatment options to healthcare professionals, said Kirti Ganorkar, CEO of India Business at Sun Pharma. Hetero Launches Generic COVID-19 Drug Favipiravir at Rs 59 Per Tablet.

“We are launching FluGuard at an economical price to make the drug accessible to more and more patients, thereby reducing their financial burden. This is in line with our continuous efforts to support India’s pandemic response,” he said in a statement.

The company will work closely with the government and medical community to ensure the availability of FluGuard to patients across the country. The stocks of FluGuard will be available in the market this week.

Sun Pharma is the world’s fourth-largest speciality generic pharmaceutical company and India’s top pharmaceutical company.nDelivering products for customers and patients in over 100 countries, its global presence is supported by manufacturing facilities spread across six continents which are approved by multiple regulatory agencies.

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Karti Chidambaram Tests COVID-19 Positive, P Chidambaram’s Son Places Himself Under Home Quarantine

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son — Karti Chidambaram — on Monday announced that he has been tested positive for coronavirus.

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New Delhi, August 3: Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son — Karti Chidambaram — on Monday announced that he has been tested positive for coronavirus. He added he has opted for home quarantine as his symptoms are mild. Karti has appealed to all the people who were recently in contact with him to follow medical protocol.

Informing about his health update, Karti Chidambaram took to Twitter and wrote, “I have just tested positive for #Covid. My symptoms are mild and as per medical advice, I am under home quarantine. I would urge all those who have recently been in contact with me to follow medical protocol.” Amit Shah Tests Positive For COVID-19: Babul Supriyo, MoS for Environment, Goes Into Self-Isolation, Says Met Union Home Minister ‘A Day Before’.

Here’s what Karti Chidambaram said:

I have just tested positive for #Covid. My symptoms are mild and as per medical advice I am under home quarantine. I would urge all those who have recently been in contact with me to follow medical protocol.

— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) August 3, 2020

Earlier on Sunday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that he has been tested COVID-19 and admitted in Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. Apart from this, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit too were tested coronavirus positive.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Aug 03, 2020 11:47 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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India’s COVID-19 Recovery Rate Increases to 65.44% from 64.53%, Fatalities Decline to 2.13%, Says Health Ministry

The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Sunday said that India’s COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 65.44 per cent from 64.53 per cent.

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New Delhi, August 2: The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare on Sunday said that India’s COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 65.44 per cent from 64.53 per cent. The Union government also informed that the ratio for COVID-19 recoveries to deaths stands at 96.84 per cent to 3.16 per cent respectively.

Informing about the latest update, the Union Health Ministry said that India has conducted tests on 1,98,21,831 COVID-19 samples, out of which 4,63,172 samples were tested on Saturday. Among other details, the Ministry stated that the fatalities declined to 2.13 per cent on Sunday. India Reports 54,735 New Coronavirus Cases, 853 Deaths in Past 24 Hours, COVID-19 Count Crosses 17 Lakh.

Here’s what the Union Ministry said:

#CoronaVirusUpdates:

📍Total #COVID19 Cases in India (as on August 2, 2020)

▶️32.43% Active cases (567,730)

▶️65.44% Cured/Discharged/Migrated (1,145,629)

▶️2.13% Deaths (37,364)

Total COVID-19 confirmed cases = Active cases+Cured/Discharged/Migrated+Deaths

Via @MoHFW_INDIA pic.twitter.com/ZeYz09rqJm

— #IndiaFightsCorona (@COVIDNewsByMIB) August 2, 2020

Earlier in the day, India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 17-lakh mark with a rise of 54,735 cases and 853 deaths. The total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 17,50,723. This includes 5,67,730 active cases (32.43%), 1,145,629 recovered cases (65.44%) and 37,364 deaths (2.13%).

Among the worst affected states, Maharashtra topped the charts with 4,31,719 cases after a rise of 9601 cases in the past 24 hours. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi saw a spike of 5879, 9276 and 1118 COVID-19 cases in just a day. With this, their COVID-19 tally stood at 251738, 150209 and 136716 respectively. States like Arunachal Pradesh, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim registered zero deaths in past 24 hours.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Aug 02, 2020 11:44 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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