NEW DELHI: A registry of hospitalised Covid-19 patients across the country is being mooted to collect real time data which will help improve treatment outcomes, analyse trends in the progression of the pandemic and calibrate response, officials said. The ICMR in collaboration with the health ministry and the AIIMS is planning to set up the National Clinical Registry which will help researchers and policy makers understand effectiveness of investigational therapies, adverse effects taking place and generate evidence for improving the treatment of Covid-19 patients. "The aim is to collect data of the hospitalised Covid-19 patients like clinical and laboratory features, their demographics, comorbidities, treatment outcomes, complications in all age groups among others," officials said. The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and
NEW YORK: One of the first large studies of safety and effectiveness of a vaccine in the US began on Monday, according to the National Institutes of Health and the biotech company Moderna, which collaborated to develop the vaccine. The study, a Phase 3 clinical trial, is to enroll 30,000 healthy people at about 89 sites around the country. Half will receive two shots of the vaccine, 28 days apart, and half will receive two shots of a saltwater placebo. “We’re optimistic that the vaccine will work,” Moderna president Stephen Hoge said.
NEW DELHI: Five campaigns created by The Times of India (TOI) won gold, silver, bronze in various categories at the 9th Global Customer Engagement Award 2020 announced by ACEF on Friday. In addition, Times Prime, a part of Times Internet, collected the Grand Prix Award (Bronze) as the Most Admired Customer Engaged Brand. The campaigns are ‘Predict the Poll’, ‘Brain Baazi’, ‘Make India Water Positive’, ‘Bol Daal’ and ‘Education Times–Get Untangled’. While ‘Predict The Poll’ won gold for effectiveness in print and publishing, ‘Brain Baazi’ collected the award for innovation in print and publishing and ‘Education Times-–Get Untangled’ for creativity in print and publishing. Similarly, ‘Bol Daal’, a de-addiction initiative, raked in two golds for Effective use of Market Research