Symptoms, causes, precautions and risk of infection

Overview Since the emergence of the COVID-19 variant Omicron in late 2021, it has rapidly evolved into multiple sub-variants. A sub-variant, Omicron BF.5.2.1.7 (also referred to as Omicron BF.7), driving the current wave of COVID infection in China has left the World Health Organization (WHO) “deeply concerned”, raising fear around the world, including India, is … Read more

How to improve lung health after COVID-19

It is common to experience respiratory distress after recovering from COVID-19. One of the main focuses during the overall recovery after COVID-19 is the recovery of lung function. There are many benefits to focusing on lung health. COVID-19 can have long-term effects on lung function. A critical part of the recovery process is regaining proper … Read more

Children’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Covaxin Receives Emergency Use Approval for Children Over 2 Years Old

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on Covid-19 has given emergency use approval for Covaxin, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, for children ages 2-18. This is one of the first global approvals for COVID-19 vaccines for the 2-18 age group. Covaxin is the second COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in children in India. … Read more

Omicron COVID Variant – Learn more about the novel coronavirus strain

What is the Omicron COVID-19 Variant? Omicron is a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) mutant identified by South African scientists in November 2021. This new variant is said to be responsible for the recent spike in COVID-19 infections in the region and now around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) gave this new B.1.1.529 strain of … Read more

Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccination of Children Aged 15 – 18

The Department of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has issued guidelines for COVID vaccination of children aged 15-18 and for administering preventative doses to healthcare workers, frontline workers and seniors (over 60 years old) with comorbidities The MoHFW guidelines for children would go into effect January 3, 2022 and would be revised from time to … Read more

Guidelines for COVID-19 ‘precautionary dose’ of healthcare professionals, frontline workers and seniors

The Department of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has issued guidelines for COVID vaccination of children aged 15-18 and for administering precautionary doses to priority groups, including health care workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs). Seniors (people over the age of 60) with comorbidities are also eligible for precautionary doses. These guidelines outline who is … Read more

Breathing Exercises for COVID-19 – Apollo Hospitals Blog

Once a person contracts COVID-19, it can affect the lungs and respiratory system, sometimes leading to serious damage. COVID-19 often leads to pneumonia and even acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a severe lung injury. Recovery of lung function is possible, but may require therapy and regular exercise for months after treatment of the infection. The … Read more