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Why WHO is worried about vaccine supplies amid Omicron fears
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Why WHO is worried about vaccine supplies amid Omicron fears

The global health body has repeatedly warned of vaccine hoarding by developed countries like the US, UK and even countries in the European Union during the pandemic.

Omicron COVID-19 variant is a cause for concern, not panic: US President Joe Biden tells Americans
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Omicron COVID-19 variant is a cause for concern, not panic: US President Joe Biden tells Americans

When omicron arrives, and it will, Biden said, America will “face this new threat just as we’ve faced those that have come before it.”

UK faces calls for ‘Plan B’ with COVID-19 cases high and rising; scientists blame waning vaccine immunity
India

UK faces calls for ‘Plan B’ with COVID-19 cases high and rising; scientists blame waning vaccine immunity

Studies have suggested that vaccines’ protection gradually wanes over time. Millions of people in Britain are being offered booster shots, but critics say the program is moving too slowly

COVID-19 booster dose not central theme at the moment, double shot priority: ICMR
India

COVID-19 booster dose not central theme at the moment, double shot priority: ICMR

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 20 percent of India's adult population have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 62 percent have got at least one dose

UK to launch COVID-19 vaccine booster programme next week for vulnerable groups
World

UK to launch COVID-19 vaccine booster programme next week for vulnerable groups

Health minister Sajid Javid also approved a controversial proposal to offer jabs to children aged 12-15 as concern mounts about the spread of the virus in schools

India may have reached COVID endemicity, says WHO's Soumya Swaminathan
India

India may have reached COVID endemicity, says WHO's Soumya Swaminathan

On the prevalence of COVID-19 among children, Swaminathan said parents need not panic

COVID-19 survivors are twice as likely to get re-infected, are urged to get vaccinated
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COVID-19 survivors are twice as likely to get re-infected, are urged to get vaccinated

Vaccinated survivors can make antibodies that can recognize all kinds of variants even if you were never exposed to the variant.