Kumaraguru Action for Relief and Empowerment (KARE), was founded in Nov, 2015 during the Chennai floods. KARE supports the victims of natural disasters such as floods, cyclone and other calamities and has supported during Kerala floods & Gaja Cyclone. This is a volunteer movement of Kumaraguru Institutions where many join hands when the need arises.
KARE COVID 19 Response Bulletin is an effort by a group of Kumaraguru alumni, students & informed citizens alike to clear the clutter around COVID 19 by providing informative, insightful news, articles & data around the world under various tags such as Research, Technology, Education, Economy & Insights with a short summary for each.
COVID19 Basic Info & Previous Bulletin Link: tinyurl.com/blog-KARE
The above graph depicts the status of COVID-19 confirmed cases across the country as of June 23, 2021. While the daily cases are considerably falling in other states, it is observed from the encircled area that Mizoram shows a sharp rise with the number of cases. |Prof. Shamika Ravi
COVID-19 vaccines reduce long COVID symptoms in patients
Long COVID is the state of experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for a long time. Some of the most common symptoms include cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, Joint pain, Chest pain, loss of taste or smell. During this period, patients can go from experiencing these symptoms or facing no issues at all. Experts have suggested that vaccines are effective in easing these lingering symptoms in long haulers. | Times of India
Delta Variant Affects the vaccinated people
According to Chezy Levy, the director-general of Israel’s health ministry the surge in new cases of Israel were due to the Delta variant. Also health officials added that, up to half of new cases could be among the vaccinated. Even fully vaccinated people who come in contact with Delta variant will be quarantined. The decision came after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett issued a warning on June 22,2021 about fresh Delta-related outbreaks, with daily infections rising following weeks of low levels because of Israel’s unprecedented mass vaccination campaign. As daily cases remained in the single digits, Israel began to relax its viral restrictions, terminating indoor masking last week.| Wio News
Moderna, A COVID-19 vaccine is effective in children below 12
While children are far less likely than adults to get seriously ill from COVID-19, they represent about 14% of the nation’s coronavirus cases. At least 316 have died in the U.S. alone, according to a tally by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Moderna aims to submit its teen data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other global regulators early next month. The company studied more than 3,700 12- to 17-year-olds. Preliminary findings showed that the vaccine triggered the same signs of immune protection in kids as it does in adults, and the same kind of temporary side effects such as sore arms, headache and fatigue. In a press release, the company also said the vaccine appeared 93% effective two weeks after the first dose.| Wbur
Delta variant triggers new phase in the pandemic
The delta variant has driven the COVID-19 case numbers up again. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has warned that the delta variant is likely to circulate extensively during the summer. This has made scientists to probe what makes the variant so dangerous. Delta’s arrival has brought about attention towards the potential of SARS-CoV-2 to evolve and adapt in the months and years ahead. The mutations in the delta variant could block immunity. Hence, scientists have been urging people to get fully vaccinated to protect themselves from the variant as the goal is not just to save lives but also stop the variant from evolving further. | Science Mag
COVID-19 proves the Indian economy’s resilience
Addressing a global investors’ meet hosted by the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), Finance Minister, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government has shown a strong record of ‘reform implementation in the last six years’ and showcased the ‘strong relief and reforms undertaken during the pandemic times’. Adding to this, she also said that the wide-range of reforms, including the innovation, R&D, FDI reforms along with the formalisation of economy and tax compliance makes India attractive for foreign investors. Ms. Sitharaman underlined that India had 15 new unicorns in 2021, reflecting its growing startup ecosystem ‘to be amongst the best in the world’. | The Hindu
Govt considers another economic relief package
The central government is likely to announce another economic relief package amid concerns about the third COVID-19 wave. The measures that may include a scheme to promote health infrastructure in tier 2 cities, and an increased Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) limit of Rs 4.5 lakh crore are likely to be announced around June – July. The government and Reserve Bank of India have together announced stimulus measures worth Rs 29,87,641 crore to revive the economy. |CNBC TV18
Health promoting schools
There has been increased stress, anxiety and other mental health issues, while an estimated 365 million primary school students have gone without school meals, according to the World Health Organization. Comprehensive health and nutrition programmes in schools, have significant impacts among students. Thus, WHO & UNESCO urge countries to make every school a health-promoting school, following the Global Standards for Health-promoting Schools that aim to ensure all schools promote life skills, cognitive & socioemotional skills & healthy lifestyles. By enhancing water and sanitation (WASH) services and supplies in school, as well as educating on menstrual hygiene, girls can maintain themselves with dignity and may even miss less school while menstruating. |UN News
COVID-19 and climate change top the agenda at UN humanitarian talks
The UN’s annual Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting held this year was focused on Climate change, and COVID-19 can have on famine risks. The humanitarian implications of COVID-19 will overshadow many of the discussions, with one high-level panel solely dedicated to protection issues related to the pandemic, including vaccine equity and healthcare for humanitarians. Innovation, data, and technology are also at the top of the agenda, again as a result of adaptations made during the pandemic. Issues related to children and young people are also highlighted this year. The other – a side event convened by UN organisations and a handful of NGOs aims to bring in the perspectives of frontline responders to explore how the intersecting factors of conflict, climate change, and COVID-19 are increasing famine vulnerability.
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KARE COVID-19 Response So Far
43038 Cooked meals
2279 Volunteering hours clocked.
10 Tons of Vegetables transacted so far.
28+ Number of Farmers impacted so far.
640 Helpline Calls.
500 Grocery Kits & 500 kg Rice
50+ hours of student mentoring & 8 Gadgets
1400 Liquid sanitizer packs
₹ 4,95,141 Funds Raised.
₹ 6,50,000 Funds Spent.
63000+ Lives Impacted
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KARE Bank Account Details
Account name: KCT KARE
Account number: 1245155000078376
Bank: Karur Vysya Bank
Branch: KCT Extension Counter
Bank address: Kumaraguru College of Technology, Chinnavedampatti, Coimbatore – 641036