The government has said that a social media post claiming that people who are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will die within two years of vaccination is fake. The fake post has quoted French Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier. "Vaccine is completely safe. Do not forward this image," the government has advised people.
A medical team crossed a river and trekked eight kilometres in a forest to reach a tribal village in Kerala after three members from one family in the settlement developed high fever. They then conducted rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 of more than 30 people, of which seven tested positive. Pictures of the doctors went viral.
American pharma company Moderna on Tuesday announced the Phase 2/3 study of its COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents found the vaccine was 100% effective in teens aged 12-17 two weeks after two doses. The study enrolled over 3,700 participants of ages 12 to less than 18 years in the US. The shot was found to be 93% effective after one dose.
Seetha Devi, an NGO Director, is running an 'oxygen auto' outside the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Tamil Nadu's Chennai to help patients for free. "I started this service after my mother died due to lack of oxygen," she said. "We started the service on May 6 and till now, we have saved over 300 lives," she added.