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Gennova Biopharmaceuticals submits Phase 2,3 trial data of India's first mRNA COVID vaccine to DCGI
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Gennova Biopharmaceuticals submits Phase 2,3 trial data of India's first mRNA COVID vaccine to DCGI

The company has also developed an Omicron-specific vaccine which will be tested on humans for efficacy and immunogenicity

Should we be worried? COVID-19 once again raises its ugly head in China and US
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Should we be worried? COVID-19 once again raises its ugly head in China and US

Just as India was settling into a semblance of a routine life of pre-COVID times with schools, colleges and offices opening, disconcerting news reports have started coming in from around the world of another surge of the deadly disease.

DCGI grants restricted EUA to Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax for 12-18 age group
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DCGI grants restricted EUA to Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax for 12-18 age group

This is the third vaccine to have received EUA from the DCGI for the age group of 12-18 years after Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin

Fast-spreading, heavily mutated Omicron variant detected in 57 countries, says WHO
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Fast-spreading, heavily mutated Omicron variant detected in 57 countries, says WHO

The BA.2 sub-variant is believed to be more infectious than the original Omicron

Over 500 samples of Omicron sub-variant detected in India: Here’s what we know so far of BA.2
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Over 500 samples of Omicron sub-variant detected in India: Here’s what we know so far of BA.2

Commonly called ‘Stealth Omicron, the new sub-variant reportedly doesn’t show up on RT-PCR tests; experts say one mustn’t panic, but maintain vigilance

India reports single-day jump of 2.6 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 4.83% higher than yesterday
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India reports single-day jump of 2.6 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 4.83% higher than yesterday

The total tally of COVID-19 cases is now at 3,65,82,129 which includes 5,753 cases of the Omicron variant

Will Omicron bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s what experts have to say
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Will Omicron bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s what experts have to say

The coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa, has caused a massive spike in cases across the world, forcing governments to impose new restrictions

As COVID-19 cases rise, China locks down third city, raising affected to 20 million
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As COVID-19 cases rise, China locks down third city, raising affected to 20 million

The lockdown of Anyang followed the confirmation of two cases of omicron on Monday that are believed to be linked to two other cases found Saturday in the city of Tianjin.

India logs 1.6 lakh new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours; Omicron tally rises to 4,461
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India logs 1.6 lakh new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours; Omicron tally rises to 4,461

The active COVID-19 cases rose to 8,21,446, the highest in 208 days, while the toll climbed to 4,84,213 with 277 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

South Africa has changed tack on tackling COVID-19 and here's why it makes sense
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South Africa has changed tack on tackling COVID-19 and here's why it makes sense

The South African government has decided to take a more pragmatic approach while keeping an eye on severe COVID and whether or not health systems are imminently under threat.

Omicron Variant Updates: Reduced severity 'evolutionary mistake', COVID-19 not getting milder, says UK expert
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Omicron Variant Updates: Reduced severity 'evolutionary mistake', COVID-19 not getting milder, says UK expert

Omicron Variant LIVE Updates: Omicron Variant LIVE Updates: Ravindra Gupta, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases (CITIID), led a recent study on the Omicron variant and was among the first globally to describe the modified fusion mechanism of cells at play which might make Omicron more visible to the body’s immune defences

Tata's COVID-19 test kit to detect Omicron variant gets IMCR nod: All you need to know about 'OmiSure'
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Tata's COVID-19 test kit to detect Omicron variant gets IMCR nod: All you need to know about 'OmiSure'

The new test, which will provide results in two-and-a-half hours, will most likely be sold in the market by around 12 January

COVID-19 case counts may be losing importance amid Omicron variant threat
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COVID-19 case counts may be losing importance amid Omicron variant threat

Ali Mokdad, a professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, said that for each new infection detected, the US is missing two cases.

Explained: Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?
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Explained: Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?

People might mistakenly think the COVID-19 vaccines will completely block infection, but the shots are mainly designed to prevent severe illness, says Louis Mansky, a virus researcher at the University of Minnesota.

Explained: Why Omicron is spreading at such a fast speed despite being mild in most patients
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Explained: Why Omicron is spreading at such a fast speed despite being mild in most patients

Laboratory studies show the new COVID-19 variant is often limited largely to the upper airway: the nose, throat and windpipe, sparing the lungs, which may be the answer to why it spreads so quickly

COVID-19 on rise: Omicron in 84% of Delhi samples, fresh curbs in Goa as positivity rate hits 10.7%
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COVID-19 on rise: Omicron in 84% of Delhi samples, fresh curbs in Goa as positivity rate hits 10.7%

New Year celebrations and the new COVID-19 variant has driven up the caseload in the national capital and the western coastal state

COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 15-18 begins; over 16 lakh teens already given first dose
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COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 15-18 begins; over 16 lakh teens already given first dose

The process to administer coronavirus vaccines to children comes amid a rapid rise in infections fuelled by the Omicron variant

How will pandemic end? Ultra-contagious Omicron may forecast the endgame of COVID-19
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How will pandemic end? Ultra-contagious Omicron may forecast the endgame of COVID-19

The Omicron crisis shows that the world will reach a point where SARS-CoV-2 will be treated as an endemic much like flu, hopes infectious disease expert Stephen Kissler of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

India's fight against COVID-19 enters new era as it begins vaccinations for teens aged between 15-18
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India's fight against COVID-19 enters new era as it begins vaccinations for teens aged between 15-18

Teenagers in the age group of 15-18 lined up across the country outside medical centres to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The new drive comes as the country is witnessing a spike in daily infections owing to the Omicron variant

Omicron tally in India rises to 1,700; total COVID-19 cases sees sharp spike with 33,750 fresh infections
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Omicron tally in India rises to 1,700; total COVID-19 cases sees sharp spike with 33,750 fresh infections

The active cases have increased to 1,45,582 comprising 0.42 percent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 98.20 percent