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Long COVID-19: Breathlessness, eye problem, muscle weakness, dementia most common symptoms, say doctors
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Long COVID-19: Breathlessness, eye problem, muscle weakness, dementia most common symptoms, say doctors

According to World Health Organisation, current evidence suggests approximately 10-20 per cent of people experience a variety of mid and long-term effects after they recover from the initial infection.

Centre writes to five states over rising COVID-19 cases, asks to maintain strict watch
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Centre writes to five states over rising COVID-19 cases, asks to maintain strict watch

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has advised advised them to continue monitoring the spread of infection and undertake the required steps for prompt and effective management of COVID-19

COVID-19 increases risk of blood clots for up to six months, even in mild cases, says study
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COVID-19 increases risk of blood clots for up to six months, even in mild cases, says study

Previous research has indicated that Covid raises the risk of blood clots, but the new study in the BMJ medical journal shows how long the threat can linger

India logs 1,233 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths in last 24 hrs; active infections dip to 14,704
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India logs 1,233 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths in last 24 hrs; active infections dip to 14,704

A reduction of 674 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Deltacron: Here's what scientists know so far about this new hybrid coronavirus
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Deltacron: Here's what scientists know so far about this new hybrid coronavirus

There may, however, be different deltacrons. Scientists at the Institut Pasteur have said the deltacron sequences reported in the UK and US have certain differences from those found in other countries.

How conditional market authorisation to Covishield and Covaxin will change India’s COVID-19 vaccine drive
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How conditional market authorisation to Covishield and Covaxin will change India’s COVID-19 vaccine drive

Highly-placed sources have said that the conditional market authorisation will now allow the two vaccines to be made available at private hospitals and clinics at pre-decided costs

India’s COVID-19 caseload sees a rise of 2,85,914 infections; daily positivity rate stands at 16.16%
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India’s COVID-19 caseload sees a rise of 2,85,914 infections; daily positivity rate stands at 16.16%

The health ministry in its daily bulletin stated that the active coronavirus cases have decreased to 22,23,018, while the national recovery rate has decreased to 93.23 per cent

America’s COVID-19 vaccine booster drive is faltering with just 40% receiving third dose
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America’s COVID-19 vaccine booster drive is faltering with just 40% receiving third dose

A new poll has found that Americans are more likely to see the initial vaccinations — rather than a booster — as essential

Republic Day 2022 Updates: Grand flypast by IAF craft wows spectators; celebrations continue
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Republic Day 2022 Updates: Grand flypast by IAF craft wows spectators; celebrations continue

Republic Day 2022 LATEST Updates: Last year, President Kovind hosted the ‘At Home’ reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day. The ceremony has been cancelled this year in view of the COVID-19 situation

Explained: What it means for COVID-19 to be endemic and how Europe is considering new strategy
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Explained: What it means for COVID-19 to be endemic and how Europe is considering new strategy

The idea is to move from crisis mode to control mode, approaching the coronavirus in much the same way countries deal with flu or measles

COVID-19 vaccine booster provides effective antibody protection against Omicron, says Lancet study
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COVID-19 vaccine booster provides effective antibody protection against Omicron, says Lancet study

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster | The study found that in people who had received the Pfizer vaccine for all three doses, antibody levels against Omicron after a third dose were similar to those previously reached against Delta after only two shots.

Arvind Kejriwal isolates at home after he tests positive for COVID-19, a day after his Uttarakhand rally
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Arvind Kejriwal isolates at home after he tests positive for COVID-19, a day after his Uttarakhand rally

The Delhi chief minister's announcement came a day after Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that she was quarantining after a member of her family and one of her staff members tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday

Scientists have identified antibodies that can block Omicron variant, says research
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Scientists have identified antibodies that can block Omicron variant, says research

The research, published in the journal Nature, may help design vaccines and antibody treatments that will be effective against not only Omicron but other variants that may emerge in the future.

Why experts believe that antibodies aren’t the only line of defence against COVID-19
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Why experts believe that antibodies aren’t the only line of defence against COVID-19

Antibodies have made top news recently because COVID-19 shots don't produce as many of them that work against the heavily mutated Omicron variant compared to past strains — at least, not without a booster

'Around 28% chances that world will see a pandemic in the next 10 years': What experts have to say on future outbreaks
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'Around 28% chances that world will see a pandemic in the next 10 years': What experts have to say on future outbreaks

The Global Health Security index revealed that the entire world remains unprepared for the next pandemic even as we battle COVID-19

Joe Biden opens winter battle against COVID-19 as US braces for new threat against Omicron
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Joe Biden opens winter battle against COVID-19 as US braces for new threat against Omicron

Nine cases of the new strain have so far been confirmed in the United States, including five in New York announced Thursday evening by state Governor Kathy Hochul, and one in the Pacific island state of Hawaii

Supreme Court orders payment of Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to kin of COVID-19 victims
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Supreme Court orders payment of Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to kin of COVID-19 victims

The compensation would be disbursed from state disaster relief funds within 30 days of submitting application and cause of death being certified as of COVID-19, said the bench

Gandhinagar municipal polls: Voting begins in 11 wards, 162 candidates in fray
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Gandhinagar municipal polls: Voting begins in 11 wards, 162 candidates in fray

This is the first major election after Bhupendra Patel took charge as the chief minister of Gujarat

Bengaluru school sealed after 60 students test positive for COVID-19; one hospitalised
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Bengaluru school sealed after 60 students test positive for COVID-19; one hospitalised

The development comes only a day after 12 students tested positive for the infection in a school in Kolar district

Doctor and nurse suspended for mistakenly administering Thane resident with anti-rabies vaccine instead of COVID-19
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Doctor and nurse suspended for mistakenly administering Thane resident with anti-rabies vaccine instead of COVID-19

Officials said that the two medical personnel, who were deputed at Atkoneshwar healthcare centre, without inspecting any case paper gave an injection of anti-rabies vaccine to a person who was there to take a dose of Covishield on Monday