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Covid-19 Travel Bubble

  • Recently, the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have opened their borders to one another, creating a coronavirus "travel bubble".

Disease Becoming Endemic

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), like HIV, the novel coronavirus could become endemic and “may never go away”, and urged for a “massive effort” to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Immunity Passport

  • As countries around the world are struggling to lift lockdowns due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, policymakers are deliberating how to deal with future outbreaks as and when they emerge.

Cytokine Storm Syndrome

  • Recently, there has been emerging evidence that a subset of the infected patients develop severe COVID-19 because of an overreaction of their immune systems, which triggers what is known as a “Cytokine Storm Syndrome” (CSS).

Convalescent Plasma Therapy

  • With no specific treatment available for novel coronavirus disease and a vaccine, recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved use convalescent plasma therapy to treat severely critical COVID-19 patients.

Herd Immunity

The outbreak of disease caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has raised questions about a phenomenon known as "herd immunity" and whether it might play a role in how the pandemic progresses.


Urgent Global Health Challenges For Next Decade

On 13th January, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a list of 13 urgent health challenges the world will face over next decade.


WHO Launches First World Report On Vision

Recently, World Health Organisation (WHO) released its first world report on vision, addressing the increasing eye problems across the globe.


UN High-Level Meeting On Universal Health Coverage

On 23rd September, 2019, the United Nations General Assembly held the first ever high-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) under the theme- Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World.


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