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The daily dose: August 29, 2021

PT Jyothi Datta | Updated on August 29, 2021

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# First batch of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin from its Gujarat facility, to be released by Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, today.

Read more: Union Health Minister to visit Bharat Biotech’s Ankleshwar facility

#Non-Covid ventilators see a 40-50 percent surge in demand as more hospitals look to install the life-saving device. The second wave of coronavirus saw hospitals running short of ventilators as patients overwhelmed facilities.

Read more: Non-Covid ventilator demand up 50% as hospitals start building permanent facilities

# An ICMR study finds that those who have had Covid-19 infection are able to generate the same level of antibodies with a single dose of Covaxin, as compared to those with given both the doses.

Read more: One Covaxin shot generates good antibody response in those infected: Study

#Kerala has decided to carry out a seroprevalence study of its own following the surge in Covid-19 infections after the second wave hit the State during May and June and in the context of public behaviour, mobility and other factors changing with various stages of easing of restrictions.

Read more: Kerala orders own seroprevalence survey next month

Published on August 29, 2021

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