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Last Updated : Jul 10, 2020 10:27 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Coronavirus wrap July 10: Complete lockdown in Pune for 10 days; Karnataka CM home-quarantined

Globally, there have been over 1.2 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 5.5 lakh people have died so far.

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India has recorded over 7.93 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 21,604 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update. Of these, 2,76,685 are active cases while 4,95,513 have recovered.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi.

Globally, there have been over 1.2 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 5.5 lakh people have died so far.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

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How does a vaccine work?

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.

How many types of vaccines are there?

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.

What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?

Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.

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>> A 10-day total lockdown was declared in Pune,  neighbouring Pimpri-Chinchwad and a few other parts of the district starting July 13.

>> An advance team from the World Health Organization (WHO) left for China to organise an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus, which has led to a pandemic, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

>> Lockdown in Kerala's Thiruvanthapuram was extended by a week.

>> Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has been home quarantined and his office-cum- residence has been sealed after some of the staff there tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

>> The Union Health Ministry said that India's COVID-19 case fatality rate has dipped to 2.72 percent.

>> India recorded a single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases.

>> Germany will start the 2020-21 season of Bundesliga on September 18.
First Published on Jul 10, 2020 10:27 pm
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