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Drop in vaccine takers on Tuesday

Comparatively less number of people in Telangana were administered COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday. Usually, around 1.5 lakh people are given the jab in a day. However, only 1.04 lakh people were given the shot. Of them, 24,624 received the first dose and 80,268 took second dose of the vaccine. When asked, senior officials from the […]

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COVID-19 cases spike in Malappuram after a lull

3,925 persons contract virus through local contact COVID-19 cases has begun to rise again after a lull in Malappuram district. As many as 4,037 fresh cases were reported in the district on Tuesday with a test positivity rate (TPR) of 13.97%. The number of infected persons under treatment in the district rose to 21,603 even […]

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The most influential spreader of coronavirus misinformation online

President Joe Biden has blamed online falsehoods for causing people to refrain from getting the injections. Written by Sheera Frenkel An article that appeared in The New York Times on Feb. 9 began with a seemingly innocuous question about the legal definition of vaccines. Then over its next 3,400 words, it declared coronavirus vaccines were […]

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Covid-19: Maharashtra reports 6,910 cases

State adds over 3,500 deaths; case fatality rate climbs to 2.09% Maharashtra’s declining case trend continued on Tuesday with the State reporting 7,510 recoveries as against 6,910 new COVID-19 cases causing the active case tally to fall to 94,593. The reconciliation process (completed till July 12) has resulted in a massive updation of cases and […]

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Congress, SAD to skip govt’s all-party meeting on Covid management

During the meeting, the health secretary is expected to make a presentation,which is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well. The main opposition party Congress and BJP’s former ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have said they will not attend the government’s meeting with floor leaders of all parties on Covid management […]