Covid 19 Omicron Variant

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Anthony Fauci cautions against 'too much optimism' over Omicron's severity, urges unvaccinated Americans to get jabbed
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Anthony Fauci cautions against 'too much optimism' over Omicron's severity, urges unvaccinated Americans to get jabbed

While a little more than 70 percent of the US population has had at least one shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, another 50 million eligible people remain unprotected

Omicron outbreak across the world: UK reports its first death from new COVID-19 variant; China records first case
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Omicron outbreak across the world: UK reports its first death from new COVID-19 variant; China records first case

According to the World Health Organization, 63 countries have recorded cases of Omicron till 9 December.

China detects first Omicron case as it prepares to host Winter Olympics in February
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China detects first Omicron case as it prepares to host Winter Olympics in February

The world's most populous nation is on high alert for potential outbreaks as it prepares to host the upcoming Games

Mumbai bans big gatherings for two days after three cases of Omicron variant detected; Maharashtra’s tally climbs to 17
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Mumbai bans big gatherings for two days after three cases of Omicron variant detected; Maharashtra’s tally climbs to 17

The order from the Mumbai Police coincided with the Centre’s warning about declining mask usage and safety norms

Omicron variant likely to be present in all major Indian cities, not coming from airports, says top Indian scientist
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Omicron variant likely to be present in all major Indian cities, not coming from airports, says top Indian scientist

Dr Rakesh Mishra, the chief of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, said that vaccinations, wearing face masks, maintaining social distance and hand hygiene are of utmost importance in the fight against the disease

Past COVID-19 infection does not provide protection from Omicron, say South African scientists
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Past COVID-19 infection does not provide protection from Omicron, say South African scientists

Much remains unknown about the new coronavirus variant, including whether it is more contagious, whether it makes people more seriously ill, and whether it can thwart the vaccine

Will Omicron lead to third COVID-19 wave in India? Centre has all the answers for you
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Will Omicron lead to third COVID-19 wave in India? Centre has all the answers for you

The government in its FAQ said that given the fast pace of vaccination in India and high exposure to the Delta variant, the severity of the disease is anticipated to be low

COVID-19: Scientists find reinfections three times more likely with Omicron variant compared to Delta
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COVID-19: Scientists find reinfections three times more likely with Omicron variant compared to Delta

South African experts said that vaccines will still however protect against the severe disease

As Omicron variant spreads across the world, India's third dose policy may become reality in 14 days
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As Omicron variant spreads across the world, India's third dose policy may become reality in 14 days

India has so far not reported a case of the new COVID-19 variant, which was first detected in South Africa's Botswana on 11 November 11

India's new rules for international flyers kick in from today as new COVID-19 variant Omicron spreads
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India's new rules for international flyers kick in from today as new COVID-19 variant Omicron spreads

Cases of Omicron, deemed as a 'variant of concern' by the World Health Organization, have been detected in countries across the globe — spanning from United Kingdom to Japan

Amid Omicron threat, BMC postpones reopening of Mumbai schools to 15 Dec
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Amid Omicron threat, BMC postpones reopening of Mumbai schools to 15 Dec

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday said it has pushed the reopening of schools in Mumbai to 15 December, instead of 1 December, in the wake of concerns over the emergence of the potentially more transmissible 'Omicron' variant of coronavirus

No case of Omicron variant in India so far, all measures being taken: Centre tells Parliament
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No case of Omicron variant in India so far, all measures being taken: Centre tells Parliament

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya speaking in the Upper House said that the COVID-19 situation is under control in India at present but the country is not free from this disease and Covid-appropriate behaviour should be followed

Large number of Indians may be protected from Omicron COVID-19 variant, says eminent virologist Shahid Jameel
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Large number of Indians may be protected from Omicron COVID-19 variant, says eminent virologist Shahid Jameel

Shahid Jameel, who is the former head of the advisory group to the Indian SARS-COV-2 Genomics Consortia (INASACOG), said people must be cautious and keep wearing masks