coronavirus

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

Is a fourth dose of Covid-19 mRNA vaccine needed?

A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2) vaccine for over 60 has been approved in Israel. Two retrospective cohort studies now assess its COVID-19 prevention efficacy.

April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022

We can’t let our guard down against Covid

With Covid-19 cases receding worldwide, our lives are entering a new phase, where the “normal” perhaps means a strategic co-existence with an ever-present, maleficent viral disease.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

Covid-19 variant ‘XE’: India reports 1st case

India today reported its first case of the new Covid-19 variant “XE” when a 50-year-old woman who reached Mumbai from South Africa was found infected with the strain, said India’s Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the civic body of Mumbai.

March 3, 2022
March 3, 2022
WHO

Covid has taken severe mental health toll: WHO

The Covid pandemic has taken a dire toll on mental health, the WHO said yesterday, indicating that cases of anxiety and depression had swelled by over 25 percent globally.

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

How worried should we be about the Omicron variant?

It could take weeks before we can understand its impact.

July 11, 2021
July 11, 2021

Voices of the People Keeping Food on Our Tables

Eight individuals, who shared their experiences of risk, determination, resilience, and hope.

March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021

News of general holiday over Covid-19 false: health ministry

News of general holiday over Covid-19 run by different media outlets is false and baseless, health ministry sources said today.

January 17, 2021
January 17, 2021

Govt approves 2 new stimulus packages of Tk 2,700 crore

To reduce the impact of coronavirus fallout, the government today approved two new stimulus packages of Tk 2,700 crore to boost the cottage, small and medium enterprises, and to develop the living standards of people at the grassroots level.

July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020

Five takeaways from Monday's data on experimental coronavirus vaccines

Two potential vaccines to protect against the novel coronavirus - one from Oxford University and AstraZeneca Plc and the other from China's CanSino Biologics - induced immune responses in healthy volunteers without causing dangerous side effects, according to studies published on Monday in The Lancet.

June 27, 2020
June 27, 2020

Covid-19: Pope donates 2 ventilators to Bangladesh

Pope Francis has donated 35 ventilators in recent weeks to various countries, of which two were sent to Bangladesh to support the fight against coronavirus.