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Omicron May Be As Severe As Previous COVID-19 Variants, Study Finds

Omicron May Be As Severe As Previous COVID-19 Variants, Study Finds

The B.1.1.529 (Omicron) variant has previously been reported as more transmissible, but less severe than other SARS-CoV-2 variants.

05 May 2022
What Is BA.2 Sub-Variant Of Omicron, Should You Be Concerned? All You Need To Know

What Is BA.2 Sub-Variant Of Omicron, Should You Be Concerned? All You Need To Know

Like the original variant, this BA.2 sub-variant is also believed to have the ability to escape immunity from vaccines and from some antibody treatments. 

03 March 2022

How 'Short-Lived Mutational Bursts' Enable New Covid-19 Variants To Emerge

New research finds that the virus undergoes ‘short-lived mutational bursts’, meaning that the virus mutates rapidly and extraordinarily every now and then...

Airborne Coronavirus Particles May Travel Farther Than Thought, Lab Study Suggests

Airborne Coronavirus Particles May Travel Farther Than Thought, Lab Study Suggests

The researchers from the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) noted that mucus allows many viruses to travel further than...

17 February 2022

WHO: New COVID Cases Drop By 19 Per Cent Globally, Deaths Stable

WHO said that all other coronavirus variants, including alpha, beta and delta, continue to decline globally as omicron crowds them out.

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11 February 2022
Odisha Logs 1,572 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Fresh Fatalities

Odisha Logs 1,572 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Fresh Fatalities

On the other hand, Omicron has replaced Delta as the dominant variant in the state, with over 98 per cent of the samples recently undergoing genome sequencing...


09 February 2022
Possibility Of New Covid-19 Variant, Very High: WHO

Possibility Of New Covid-19 Variant, Very High: WHO

Omicron is the latest variant of concern. It will not be the last variant of concern that the World Health Organization will speak about, WHO's Covid-19...


29 January 2022
Omicron Dominates Covid Third Wave In Karnataka, Minister Clarifies Deleting Previous Tweet

Omicron Dominates Covid Third Wave In Karnataka, Minister Clarifies Deleting Previous Tweet

According to the data gathered using genome sequencing activity for a sample of 5,659, up to December 2021, there were cases of 4,027 Delta and its...


28 January 2022
Delhi: Omicron In 79 Pc Of Samples Sequenced In January

Delhi: Omicron In 79 Pc Of Samples Sequenced In January

Across India, Omicron accounted for 75 per cent of the total samples sequenced in January, according to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).


19 January 2022
Both Omicron & Delta Variants Causing Surge In COVID-19 Cases: Kerala Health Minister

Both Omicron & Delta Variants Causing Surge In COVID-19 Cases: Kerala Health Minister

George also warned of stringent action against those unleashing false propaganda regarding the pandemic and vaccination through social media platforms.


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15 January 2022
Mistakes Of 2021 Being Repeated; Unnecessary Medication, Tests Should Be Avoided: Doctors Write To Govt

Mistakes Of 2021 Being Repeated; Unnecessary Medication, Tests Should Be Avoided: Doctors Write To Govt

"Wanton use of drugs" can be harmful, as seen during the earlier two waves of the pandemic, they warned in the open letter.


12 January 2022
Omicron May Replace Delta As Most Dominant Covid-19 Strain: Why It Matters

Omicron May Replace Delta As Most Dominant Covid-19 Strain: Why It Matters

Even though Omicron has caused fewer cases of severe disease and hospitalisation than Delta, the new Covid-19 variant might not be entirely harmless, WHO...


04 January 2022
Alpha To Delta And Now Omicron: A Look At All Covid-19 Variants And Those That  Aren't

Alpha To Delta And Now Omicron: A Look At All Covid-19 Variants And Those That Aren't

The World Health Organisation has so far identified 13 Covid-19 variants. These include the deadly Delta and the highly infectious Omicron but also variants...


03 January 2022
Omicron Common Viral Fever, But Exercising Caution Important: Adityanath

Omicron Common Viral Fever, But Exercising Caution Important: Adityanath

He said eight Omicron cases have so far been reported in Uttar Pradesh and of the patients, three have recovered and the others are in home isolation.


31 December 2021
2022: A New Year Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic

2022: A New Year Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic

The last two years have shown that the pandemic is a great leveller. It struck every country with equal ferocity. What awaits the world in 2022? Uncertainty...


27 December 2021
MHA Issues Fresh Advisory For COVID-19 Management, Asks States, UTs Not To Let Guard Down

MHA Issues Fresh Advisory For COVID-19 Management, Asks States, UTs Not To Let Guard Down

In the countries with Omicron-driven surge, the home secretary said, the growth trajectory of cases has been very steep and in our country, 578 Omicron cases...


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21 December 2021
Equipped To Handle Higher Number Of Samples For Genome Sequencing, Say Labs Amid Omicron Scare

Equipped To Handle Higher Number Of Samples For Genome Sequencing, Say Labs Amid Omicron Scare

"We would like to know if these are cases of old variants or the new Omicron variant. Hence, all samples which test positive will be sent for genome...


19 December 2021
India's Omicron Tally Rises To 126; Maha, Kerala, K'taka Report More Cases

India's Omicron Tally Rises To 126; Maha, Kerala, K'taka Report More Cases

Of the six new cases in Karnataka, one is a passenger from the UK, while five others are from COVID-19 clusters in two educational institutions in Dakshina...


17 December 2021
28 From Overseas Detected With S-Gene Drop Fuel Suspicion Of Omicron: Health Minister

28 From Overseas Detected With S-Gene Drop Fuel Suspicion Of Omicron: Health Minister

The Minister for Medical and Family Welfare said the samples of the 28 passengers have been sent for genomic sequencing analysis.


13 December 2021
Covid-19: China Reports Spurt In More Fatal Delta Strain 'Sub-Lineage' Cases

Covid-19: China Reports Spurt In More Fatal Delta Strain 'Sub-Lineage' Cases

According to the official report from Hangzhou, the provincial headquarters, of the 138 cases in Zhejiang, 44 cases were reported in Ningbo, 77 cases in...


11 December 2021
Omicron Covid-19 Variant Milder Than Delta: South African Doctors

Omicron Covid-19 Variant Milder Than Delta: South African Doctors

Omicron Covid-19 variant is causing milder infection than delta, even if it seems to be spreading faster, the South African doctors suspect. They said most of...


03 December 2021
Omicron Covid-19 Variant: WHO Says Delta Measures Effective Against It

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: WHO Says Delta Measures Effective Against It

Omicron Covid-19 variant: The WHO has warned the Asia-Pacific region faces a surge in Covid-19 cases as the Omicron variant spreads. Elsewhere, a British study...


01 December 2021
Delhi Airport Says International Arrivals Running Smoothly After New COVID Guidelines

Delhi Airport Says International Arrivals Running Smoothly After New COVID Guidelines

The strict guidelines for international passengers, especially coming from 'at-risk' countries, came into effect from Tuesday midnight amid rising concerns...


01 December 2021
Karnataka Chief Minister To Discuss Administration Of Booster Dose Of COVID Vaccine With Union Health Minister

Karnataka Chief Minister To Discuss Administration Of Booster Dose Of COVID Vaccine With Union Health Minister

Speaking to reporters, he said he will get to know from the Union Minister the scientific developments on administering the booster dose and the Centre's take...


26 November 2021
Why The New Covid Strain 'B.1.1.529' Is More Lethal Than Delta

Why The New Covid Strain 'B.1.1.529' Is More Lethal Than Delta

First identified in South Africa this week, the strain has spread to nearby countries, including Botswana. Israel has identified a case of a Covid-19 variant...


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