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Busting vaccine myths

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Why are antibody test counts so low after getting vaccinated for COVID-19? Is it unsafe for pregnant women to get the jab? Is AstraZeneca's vaccine dangerous for younger people? Health experts have the answers...

Rights Watch | 29th April 2021

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One Rubina, who had been gravely wounded after being stabbed by her husband Ejaz some days back , succumbed to her injuries while under treatment at a hospital on Wednesday. Her husband had assailed her following a minor altercation. For more human rights news, keep reading.

Lahore hospitals on the brink of oxygen shortage

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April 25th, 2021; Asra Haque & Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; As critical cases increase, so does the healthcare sector's demand for oxygen cylinders. But suppliers are already diverting industrial supplies to hospitals and are warning of an India-like situation if the pandemic is not reined in.

REGEN-COV effective in reducing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms

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April 16th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; One REGEN-COV clinical trial showed that the antibody cocktail provided 72% protection against symptomatic COVID19 infection in the first week and 93% by the second week
A vaccine shortfall on the horizon

Despite govt optimism, a vaccine shortfall is on the horizon

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With just a few hundred-thousands of vaccines in supply remaining, the Federal Government is worryingly optimistic that it will receive an expected three million CanSinoBIO doses in time.

Kamran Arif breathes his last

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April 2nd, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Human rights lawyer and staunch campaigner against torture and death penalty, Kamran Arif, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, due to complications from COVID.
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COVID Watch | 31st March 2021

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28 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses manufactured by India under the WHO's COVAX programme have yet to leave the country due to India’s new export restrictions owing to a surge in national cases. For more stories on the pandemic situation, keep reading.
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COVID Watch | 30th March 2021

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The NCOC revealed on Monday that 26 cities of Punjab, Peshawar and Azad Kashmir reported a case positivity rate of over 8%. Meanwhile 100 patients reportedly succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease. An overall positivity rate of 8.83% was recorded with 4,084 fresh infections. For more, keep reading.
The third wave is unlike anything Pakistan has dealt with before

The third wave is unlike anything Pakistan has dealt with before

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The tried and true smart lockdown policy might not work for the recent COVID-19 wave in which the UK variant, a far more transmissible mutation of the original virus, is wreaking havoc in Pakistan.

Rights Watch | 20th March 2021

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Police booked a case against a seminary teacher under section 372 (selling a minor for purposes for prostitution) and section 18 of the Motion Pictures Ordinance 1979 after coming across a video of the suspect raping a minor boy. For more news on human rights concerns, keep reading.