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Omicron Variant

Study Suggests Omicron May Be As Severe As Previous Covid-19 Variants, Here Is All You Need To Know

Study says that Omicron caused fewer hospitalisations and deaths only because of high vaccination and better treatments by the time it emerged.

06 May 2022

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Omicron Infection Linked With Common Respiratory Illness In Children: Study

The illness is marked by a distinctive barking cough and sometimes noisy, high-pitched intakes of breath known as stridor.


Study Finds Limited Efficacy Of COVID-19 Vaccines Against Omicron

The research, recently published in the journal Allergy, found that only individuals vaccinated with a third or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine form antibodies that can partially block Omicron.


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BA.2 'Stealth' Variant Of Omicron Becomes Most Dominant Globally: How Does It Affect?

According to the World Health Organisation, BA.2 now represents 86 per cent of all sequenced variants, making it more transmissible than the BA.1 and BA.1.1 strains. 

29 March 2022

Omicron Infection Linked With Common Respiratory Illness In Children: Study

The observational study, published recently in the journal Pediatrics, describes 75 children who came to the Boston Children's Hospital emergency department (ED) with croup and COVID-19 from March 1, 2020 to January 15, 2022.


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Reinfection With Different Subtypes Of Omicron Possible, Study Finds

The researchers found 67 cases in which the same individual had become infected twice at a 20-60-day interval, and where both infections were due to Omicron subtypes.

23 February 2022

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South Korea Sees Record Surge In COVID Infections, Deaths In 'Omicron Explosion'

South Korea recorded 6,21,266 new infections and 429 deaths in 24 hours in a record surge. A senior official said explosion of Omicron cases that has been bigger than they expected.

17 March 2022

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Omicron Variant Silent Killer, Recovery Takes Long : CJI

"It is a silent killer….I suffered in the first wave but recovered in four days, but now in this wave, it has been 25 days and I am still suffering," Ramana said.

23 February 2022

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01 February 2022
Covid-19: Nagaland Reports 54 Omicron Cases On Maiden Outbreak In State

Covid-19: Nagaland Reports 54 Omicron Cases On Maiden Outbreak In State

The reports from the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development were received on January 31. 73 cases were reported positive with 54 Omicron...


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