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Efficacy of Covaxin, Covishield, Sputnik V more or less equivalent: Dr Randeep Guleria

New Delhi | Data available till now shows clearly that efficacy of all vaccines — whether Covaxin, Covishield or Sputnik V — are more or less equivalent, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said amid rumours about differentiated abilities of Covid-19 vaccines available in India in terms of production of antibodies or higher seropositivity rate. “We should […]

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No data to show children will be seriously hit in next Covid waves: AIIMS chief

New Delhi | There is no data, either from India or globally, to show that children will be seriously infected in any subsequent Covid-19 waves, AIIMS, Delhi, Director Dr Randeep Guleria said on Tuesday. Addressing a media briefing here, he said that “it is a piece of misinformation that subsequent waves of the Covid-19 pandemic are […]

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Steroids a strict no-no for mild Covid patients: Dr Randeep Guleria

New Delhi | Amid rise of mucormycosis (black fungus) infection, diabetic patients are advised to frequently monitor and control their blood sugar levels. Diabetic patients (those with uncontrolled diabetes), steroid usage and being Corona positive, a combination of these factors places one under risk of getting mucormycosis. Therefore, diabetic patients should regularly monitor and control their […]

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‘Vaccine won’t kill you’: AIIMS Director allays fears

New Delhi: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Monday allayed apprehensions about the coronavirus vaccines and assured that the side-effects will not result in death of the beneficiary. The nationwide Covid vaccination drive had commenced on January 16 and a total of 447 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) were reported during the first two days, with most […]