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Which Covid Vaccine Should I Prefer?

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This is a choice to be made individually basing on the data available. There are many vaccine options available with time. In India, there are two approved vaccines at present – COVAXIN (inactivated) and COVISHIELD (Adenovirus carrier vaccine). The Phase III data of COVAXIN have not been made public despite approval and use of the […]

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Impact of Obesity on Respiratory Diseases?

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In the world, about 1400 million adults are overweight and 500 million obese. Although, BMI is an indirect measure of metabolic health, in the respiratory system it compromises the mechanical and pulmonary homeostasis due to the interaction of hormonal, metabolic, inflammatory, neurological, and dietary factors. Among the mechanisms that contribute to the development of respiratory […]

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Is Remdesivir Still the “Molecule of Hope”?

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Remdesivir was first identified as an investigational drug to treat Ebola virus disease during the West African outbreak in 2013–2016. Given the mechanism of action of remdesivir as an antiviral that halts viral replication, these trial findings support the use of remdesivir in the early active viral replication phase in the COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction-positive […]