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

Dec 03, 2021 Deutsche Welle

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 found that mRNA vaccines provide the biggest boost to antibody levels.

Delhi Airport Says International Arrivals Running Smoothly After New COVID Guidelines

Dec 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The strict guidelines for international passengers, especially coming from 'at-risk' countries, came into effect from Tuesday midnight amid rising concerns over the emergence of the COVID variant Omicron.

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 or recommendation in this connection.

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

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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 with a large number of mutations "in a person who returned from Malawi".

Mutated Delta Covid-19 Variant Less Likely To Display Symptoms: UK Study

Delta AY.4.2 variant, the study said is less likely to show any symptoms amid concerns of increased transmissibility.

04 October, 2021

New Zealand Admits It Can No Longer Get Rid Of Coronavirus, Focuses On Vacciantion

Associated Press (AP)

"Elimination was important because we didn't have vaccines. Now we do, so we can begin to change the way we do things.” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

11 September, 2021

Unions Split On Vaccine Mandates, Complicating Biden Push

Associated Press (AP)

Dissent in Biden's own coalition may make it especially hard for him to implement new vaccination requirements. The divide complicates matters for Biden as he tries to get the delta variant under control.

09 September, 2021

Percentage Of Delta Variant Found In Delhi Rose Steadily During April-July: Official data

Outlook Web Bureau

The information was shared during a recent meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which devises COVID-19 management policies for the capital.

09 September, 2021

'Long COVID': Can Children Experience Symptoms Even After Recovery?

Outlook Web Desk

Yes, but studies indicate that they're less likely than adults to be affected by symptoms that persist, recur or begin a month or more after infection.

07 September, 2021

Increased Infectivity, Ability To Escape Immunity: Here’s What Drove Delta Variant

Outlook Web Bureau

The B.1.617.2 or Delta variant was first observed in India in late 2020. It has since spread around the globe.

03 September, 2021

US Hiring Slows To Just 235,000 Jobs In August After Two Months Of Robust Hiring

Associated Press (AP)

Friday's report provided numerous signs that the delta variant had a depressive effect on job growth last month.


17 August, 2021

US May Recommend Boosters Eight Months After Second Covid Vaccine Dose

Associated Press (AP)

The action is expected for the Pfizer shot in the coming weeks. However, the Food and Drug Administration is yet to formally approve the vaccine.

17 August, 2021

Covid-19: Countries That Fully Vaccinated More Than Half Of Their Population Report Low Deaths

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Speedy inoculation is protecting a significant percentage of the infected population from developing severe disease and causing death.

13 August, 2021

FDA Authorises Extra COVID Vaccines For Those With Weak Immunities

Associated Press (AP)

The announcement came on Thursday, by the Food and Drug Administration which applies to several million Americans who are especially vulnerable because of organ transplants, certain cancers, or other disorders.

12 August, 2021

Breakthrough Infection: Is It A Boon In Disguise In The Fight Against Covid-19?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

On one hand, it is a cause for concern that vaccinated people can be a spreader of the virus, on the other, it is a matter of great satisfaction that breakthrough infection is not severe and it gives the benefit of natural immunity to a vaccinated individual without putting his or her life at risk.

11 August, 2021

Is Herd Immunity Possible With Delta Variant; Know It From Expert

Outlook Web Bureau

On Tuesday, the UK recorded its highest daily death toll from coronavirus since March, with 146 new deaths, but the number of new cases fell to 23,510 from 25,161 on Monday.

11 August, 2021

Covid Delta Plus Variant Did Not Cause Exponential Surge In India Govt

Outlook Web Desk

Four types of variants are categorised as Delta Plus AY1 (B.1.617.2.1), AY2, AY3 and one more sub-lineage in which one more gene has been detected and its only sample was found in Maharashtra.


09 August, 2021

Covid Delta Variant Found In 80% Genome Sequencing Samples In Delhi In Last 3 Months

Outlook Web Desk

At a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which devises Covid management policies for the capital, the health department shared that the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) has been detected in 83.3 per cent of the samples sent for genome sequencing in Delhi in July.

Photo Gallery

India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong during their women's singles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

A disabled girl walks through a corridor at a school run by the Association of People with Disability in Bengaluru.

AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

A group of physically challenged people stage a protest on the 'International Day of Disabled Persons' in Srinagar.

PTI Photo/S. Irfan

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers issue at AICC HQ in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

Workers prepare beds inside a special COVID-19 ward to treat persons infected with the Omicron variant, at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai.

PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar

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Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh