Category: Cover Story

September 11, 2021 0

Pandemic endgame wilts under delta heat

By S Harachand

In the battle against the SARS-CoV-2, few places in the global atlas scripted a victory as spectacular as did China. Within a span of less than two months, newly confirmed cases in this nation of 1.4 billion dropped to fewer than 100 per day from thousands at the height of the outbreak in 2020.

September 11, 2021 0

The Elusive Herd

By Joe C Mathew

On February 2, Satyender Jain, minister of health, Delhi, tweeted that the national capital has largely won over Covid-19.

August 7, 2021 0

mAbs to the rescue?

By S Harachand

Monoclonal antibodies or mAbs are fast emerging as hot favourites as clinicians find these biologic therapeutics “incredibly” efficacious in stalling the progression of COVID-19 to its severe form in certain high-risk individuals.

August 7, 2021 0

”To date, the authorised mAb products that target SARS-CoV-2 are less than perfect”

By S Harachand

Janice M Reichert, Ph.D, is Executive Director at The Antibody Society — an international non-profit association supporting antibody-related research and development. She is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of mAbs, a peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed biomedical journal that focuses on topics relevant to antibody research and development, and co-editor of Handbook of Therapeutic Antibodies.

August 7, 2021 0

“The virus could still be involved in severe COVID-19”

By S Harachand

Professor Richard Haynes is the Clinical Coordinator for the Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial which demonstrated that the investigational antibody combination casirivimab and imdevimab reduces the risk of death when given to patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 who have not mounted a natural antibody response of their own.

July 9, 2021 0

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE?

By S Harachand

Towards the end of May, as the daily case numbers of the devastating second wave of COVID-19 started to fall, Prakash Javdekar, the union minister for information and broadcasting, came out with an announcement: 108 crore Indians will be vaccinated by the end of the year 2021.