The pandemic’s big mystery: How deadly is the coronavirus? – ET HealthWorld

More than six months into the pandemic, the coronavirus has infected more than 11 million people worldwide, killing more than 525,000. But despite the increasing toll, scientists still do not have a definitive answer to one of the most fundamental questions about the virus: How deadly is it? A firm estimate could help governments predict […]

How the world missed COVID-19’s silent spread – ET HealthWorld

By Matt Apuzzo, Selam Gebrekidan & David D. KirkpatrickMUNICH: Dr. Camilla Rothe was about to leave for dinner when the government laboratory called with the surprising test result. Positive. It was Jan. 27. She had just discovered Germany’s first case of the new coronavirus. But the diagnosis made no sense. Her patient, a businessman from […]

Is it a crime to do asymptomatic testing? Biocon chief expresses anguish – ET HealthWorld

BENGALURU: Biotechnology industry veteran Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on Friday criticised the Indian Council of Medical Research for “not permitting” asymptomatic testing in large numbers, asserting that individuals have a right to know whether they are positive or negative for COVID-19. The Executive Chairperson of Bengaluru-headquartered biotech major, Biocon Ltd, said given the size of the country, […]

IIT-Kharagpur develops COVID-19 predictive model – ET HealthWorld

Kolkata: IIT Kharagpur has developed a model to help predict the future spread of COVID-19 which can facilitate decision making in health-care, industry and even academics. The study also indicates that the disease may continue to prevail in the country till September-end, a statement issued by the institute said. Prof Abhijit Das from the Department […]

Privatise healthcare facilities to ensure accountability: Dr Girdhar Gyani, AHPI – ET HealthWorld

With Covid-19 positive cases rising, the Delhi state government decided to allow private hospitals to join in managing the increasing number of infected patients’ load. As on June 18, the Covid-19 tally in Delhi stood around 47,000 including 1,904 casualties. Speaking on the current developments, director general of Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI), […]