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How COVID-19 Omicron variant forced South Korea to change its successful method against Delta
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How COVID-19 Omicron variant forced South Korea to change its successful method against Delta

Under its new strategy, the government will dedicate its monitoring efforts to high-risk patients who are staying at home

Third COVID wave in Karnataka dominated by Delta not Omicron variant, says health minister
India

Third COVID wave in Karnataka dominated by Delta not Omicron variant, says health minister

Data shared by government shows that of the 6,000 samples used for genome sequencing, 73.89 per cent were Delta and its sub-lineage while 18.59 per cent were Omicron

Elections in pandemic times: Why our political parties need to switch to digital canvassing
Politics

Elections in pandemic times: Why our political parties need to switch to digital canvassing

If the nation, pushed by Covid-19, switched to online working in a short time, then in similar circumstances, it can move to digital canvassing

Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year
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Farewell 2021: Your A to Z guide of the biggest news events of the year

As we turn the page of the calendar and make new resolutions (which shall be broken in no time at all), here’s our take, letter by letter, on everyone and everything that defined this year

‘Risk of hospitalisation lesser for Omicron-infected patients than those suffering from Delta’
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‘Risk of hospitalisation lesser for Omicron-infected patients than those suffering from Delta’

Research by Imperial College London found that people infected with the new COVID-19 variant are 40 to 45 percent less likely to spend a night or more in hospital compared with the Delta variant

What is Delmicron? How is it different from Omicron? All your questions answered
Health

What is Delmicron? How is it different from Omicron? All your questions answered

Delmicron is the double variant of coronavirus that is spreading increasingly in the West. This name has been derived by combining the Delta variant and the Omicron variant

Omicron more transmissible and reduces vaccine efficacy but causes less severe severe symptoms: WHO
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Omicron more transmissible and reduces vaccine efficacy but causes less severe severe symptoms: WHO

Countries with sufficient vaccine supplies such as Britain and France have encouraged their populations to receive a third 'booster' jab to fight Omicron.

Omg, Omicron! Why it's too soon to panic about new vaccines to tackle the COVID-19 variant
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Omg, Omicron! Why it's too soon to panic about new vaccines to tackle the COVID-19 variant

Vaccines may end up protecting us against Omicron after all, as they have done with earlier variants. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it will take us another two to four weeks to figure out what's going on

'Little different from Delta': K'taka Health Min after two found COVID-19 positive at airport
India

'Little different from Delta': K'taka Health Min after two found COVID-19 positive at airport

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar asked people not to panic about the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' and suggested following COVID-19 precautionary measures strictly

Omicron COVID-19 cases pop up as many countries shut borders and rush to learn more
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Omicron COVID-19 cases pop up as many countries shut borders and rush to learn more

The variant was identified days ago by researchers in South Africa, and much is still not known about it, including whether it is more contagious, more likely to cause serious illness

Two South Africans who tested COVID-19 positive were infected with Delta variant, says official
India

Two South Africans who tested COVID-19 positive were infected with Delta variant, says official

He further said the duo tested positive on 11 and 20 November, debunking the fear of any possible spread of the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron'

Covaxin 50% effective against Delta variant, shows Lancet study
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Covaxin 50% effective against Delta variant, shows Lancet study

The study assessed 2,714 hospital workers from AIIMS New Delhi, who were most exposed to COVID-19 and were primarily offered the country's indigenous vaccine

China puts nearly 1,500 students under observation, shuts down university campus after COVID-19 outbreak
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China puts nearly 1,500 students under observation, shuts down university campus after COVID-19 outbreak

The order was issued Sunday after several dozen cases were reported at Zhuanghe University City and is part of China’s zero-tolerance approach to the outbreak

COVID-19 can be transmitted by fully vaccinated people at home, shows Lancet study
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COVID-19 can be transmitted by fully vaccinated people at home, shows Lancet study

Researchers led by Imperial College London, UK, found that vaccinated people clear the infection more quickly, but the peak viral load among them is similar to that seen in unvaccinated individuals

New Delta Plus COVID-19 strain on rise in UK: Is variant more contagious? Should India be worried?
India

New Delta Plus COVID-19 strain on rise in UK: Is variant more contagious? Should India be worried?

AY.4.2, dubbed 'Delta Plus' and now named VUI-21OCT-01 by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), has been under closer scrutiny in recent days after evidence indicated that it spread more quickly than the dominant Delta variant

New Delta subvariant AY.4.2 spreads fast in UK, US, Russia, Israel: Everything you need to know
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New Delta subvariant AY.4.2 spreads fast in UK, US, Russia, Israel: Everything you need to know

Experts say that given how the Delta variant has predominated samples of Covid-19 globally for more than six months, it was seen as an indication that the novel coronavirus had reached its “evolutionary limit".

COVID-19 Fact Check: As long as COVID persists, new variants of the virus will keep emerging
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COVID-19 Fact Check: As long as COVID persists, new variants of the virus will keep emerging

Delta is twice as contagious as earlier versions of the virus and it could still mutate to become more infectious, it probably won’t double its transmission rate.

Delhi's COVID-19 outbreak in 2021 shows herd immunity against Delta variant difficult
India

Delhi's COVID-19 outbreak in 2021 shows herd immunity against Delta variant difficult

According to a study, the Delta variant was between 30-70 percent more transmissible than the previous SARS-CoV-2 lineages in the Capital

COVID vaccines effective at preventing severe infection, 90 percent less likely to be hospitalised or die finds study
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COVID vaccines effective at preventing severe infection, 90 percent less likely to be hospitalised or die finds study

This study is one of the largest research conducted with them looking at data from 22 million people over 50 years starting in December 2020.

India doesn't have numbers needed for reopening as vaccinated population is small, says top virologist
India

India doesn't have numbers needed for reopening as vaccinated population is small, says top virologist

Virologist Dr W. Ian Lipkin said, ''There are variants, already circulating, don't have names. Will they be more capable of transmission? We don't know.