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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
Fresh Covid Wave In US? New Omicron Sub-Variants Spark Fears, Read All About Them

Fresh Covid Wave In US? New Omicron Sub-Variants Spark Fears, Read All About Them

New BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron are more transmissible than BA.2 which was itself 80% more transmissible than the original Omicron.

03 May 2022

India Witnesses Slight Increase In Covid-19 Cases, 32 Deaths

Covid-19 India: The death toll due to the coronavirus in the country has climbed to 5,23,654 with 32 more fatalities in the last 24 hours.

How To Care For Children With Covid-19?

How To Care For Children With Covid-19?

In view of the current surge in Omicron cases, ‘The Comprehensive Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 in Children and Adolescents Below 18 Years’ were...

27 January 2022

Delhi Records Over 24,000 Covid-19 Cases On Friday

The national capital on Friday recorded 24,383 COVID-19 cases, a 15.5 per cent decline from a day earlier, even as the positivity rate mounted to 30.64 per...

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30 November 2021
Omicron Threat: Time To Create An Emergency Fund If You Don’t Have One Already

Omicron Threat: Time To Create An Emergency Fund If You Don’t Have One Already

Prepare for the Omicron threat by having an emergency fund in place and to remain prepared in advance. you could start investing a part of your savings or...


28 November 2021
Omicron: Why WHO Skipped 'Xi' While Naming New Covid-19 Variant

Omicron: Why WHO Skipped 'Xi' While Naming New Covid-19 Variant

World Health Organization (WHO) this time skipped two other Greek letters 'Nu' and 'Xi' before settling for 'Omicron' as the name for the new strain of ...


28 November 2021
Omicron: New Strain Of Coronavirus Escalates Need For Global Vaccine Sharing

Omicron: New Strain Of Coronavirus Escalates Need For Global Vaccine Sharing

'Despite the repeated warnings of health leaders, our failure to put vaccines into the arms of people in the developing world is now coming back to haunt us',...


28 November 2021
Omicron: Italy, Germany Report Cases Of New Covid-19 Variant

Omicron: Italy, Germany Report Cases Of New Covid-19 Variant

Italy's health ministry is urging all regions to increase its tracing of the virus and sequencing to detect cases of the new variant first identified in South...


28 November 2021
What Is Omicron: All You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

What Is Omicron: All You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

After the detrimental Delta variant which took the world by storm in the second wave of Covid-19, ‘Omicron’ recently has been declared as the latest...


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28 November 2021
Covid-19: Experts' Take On Omicron And Possibility Of  Third Wave In India

Covid-19: Experts' Take On Omicron And Possibility Of Third Wave In India

Though the health experts and scientists in India have advised caution yet they feel that the current immune profile of the majority of the population in...


26 November 2021
Super Mutant Covid Variant Will Reduce Vaccine's Efficacy To 40%

Super Mutant Covid Variant Will Reduce Vaccine's Efficacy To 40%

The new "super mutant" Covid variant has more transmissible capability than the Delta variant and the vaccines that the world currently have may be...


09 September 2021
Kashmir Shows 84.3% Antibodies Against Covid

Kashmir Shows 84.3% Antibodies Against Covid

The IgM antibody which is usually produced by recent infection with SARS Cov-2 (can rarely also be produced in recent vaccination. This antibody was positive...


09 September 2021
Covid Update: Japan Extends Virus Emergency Until End Of September

Covid Update: Japan Extends Virus Emergency Until End Of September

Despite the prolonged emergency, the largely voluntary measures have become less effective as the exhausted public increasingly ignores them.


07 September 2021
Covid: Over 70 Crore Vaccine Doses Administered In India So Far, Says Govt

Covid: Over 70 Crore Vaccine Doses Administered In India So Far, Says Govt

The coronavirus has to be defeated and vaccination is the way to victory, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.


07 September 2021
Increased Infectivity, Ability To Escape Immunity: Here’s What Drove Delta Variant

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

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


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07 September 2021
Covid Update: Travellers Arriving In Hong Kong From China Will No Longer Need To Quarantine

Covid Update: Travellers Arriving In Hong Kong From China Will No Longer Need To Quarantine

Travellers will still need a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival and must take several tests while in Hong Kong to ensure they're not infected.


30 August 2021
India May See A Third Covid Wave In October; Intensity Expected To Be 1/4 Of Second Wave: Expert

India May See A Third Covid Wave In October; Intensity Expected To Be 1/4 Of Second Wave: Expert

If the third wave peaks, the country may see only 1 lakh daily cases as against more than 4 lakh when the deadly second wave was at its peak in May.


30 August 2021
Is New Covid Variant C.1.2 More Infectious? Here’s What The Study Says

Is New Covid Variant C.1.2 More Infectious? Here’s What The Study Says

The potential variant of interest, C.1.2, was first detected in the country in May this year.


26 August 2021
Kerala Covid: Onam Spike Anticipated, Likely To Stay For A Few More Weeks, Say Experts

Kerala Covid: Onam Spike Anticipated, Likely To Stay For A Few More Weeks, Say Experts

Kerala Covid surge: Fewer hospital admissions is a silver lining amidst the surge


26 August 2021
Is Covid Riskier For Heart Than Pfizer Vaccine? Here's What Study Says

Is Covid Riskier For Heart Than Pfizer Vaccine? Here's What Study Says

US health officials say they have confirmed about 800 vaccine-associated cases total of two types of inflammation - in the heart muscle and in the lining of...


26 August 2021
Delta Will Charge Unvaccinated Employees Rs 15,000 Per Month

Delta Will Charge Unvaccinated Employees Rs 15,000 Per Month

CEO Ed Bastian said that all employees who have been hospitalized for the virus in recent weeks were not fully vaccinated.


25 August 2021
Japan To Further Expand Virus Emergency Areas As Cases Surge

Japan To Further Expand Virus Emergency Areas As Cases Surge

The government last week extended the state of emergency until Sept 12 and expanded the areas covered to 13 prefectures from six including Tokyo.


25 August 2021
Fresh Covid Cases In India Surge Past 37K In Last 24 Hours; 648 Deaths Recorded

Fresh Covid Cases In India Surge Past 37K In Last 24 Hours; 648 Deaths Recorded

The active cases comprise 0.99 per cent of the total infections.


25 August 2021
Covid-19: Noted ICMR Scientist Rules Out Third Wave Predictions In India

Covid-19: Noted ICMR Scientist Rules Out Third Wave Predictions In India

The spread of infection during the second wave was not evenly distributed in every district in the country.


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