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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China drops plans to sell tickets as virus cases rise
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China drops plans to sell tickets as virus cases rise

It is unclear how these spectators will be selected and whether they will have to quarantine before or after the Games.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China virus cases highest in nearly two years, weeks before Games
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: China virus cases highest in nearly two years, weeks before Games

Athletes and officials have already started to land in the capital ahead of the Games, immediately entering a tightly controlled bubble separating them from the rest of the population.

Epstein-Barr virus may be leading cause of multiple sclerosis, suggests study
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Epstein-Barr virus may be leading cause of multiple sclerosis, suggests study

Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease that occurs when immune system cells mistakenly attack the protective coating on nerve fibers, gradually eroding them

After 'IHU' in France, now Deltacron emerges in Cyprus: What we know about new variant
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After 'IHU' in France, now Deltacron emerges in Cyprus: What we know about new variant

Dr Leondios Kostrikis at the University of Cyprus, said the frequency of mutation among hospitalised patients was higher and could point to a correlation between the new variant and hospitalisation

How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or COVID-19?: here's what experts say
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How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or COVID-19?: here's what experts say

With many similar symptoms caused by the three virus types, testing remains the best option to determine which one you may have

Why Africa, which has less than 6% of people vaccinated, is 'least affected' by COVID-19
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Why Africa, which has less than 6% of people vaccinated, is 'least affected' by COVID-19

Some researchers say lower rates of urbanisation, genetic reasons or exposure to other diseases may have spared the continent the more lethal effects of the virus so far

China's Zero-COVID policy under stress amid recurring virus spikes
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China's Zero-COVID policy under stress amid recurring virus spikes

Beijing has been reporting stray cases since Tuesday this week, ending the zero-case record for over two months.

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.

Risk to mama and baby from COVID infection is far greater than risk from vaccine side-effects
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Risk to mama and baby from COVID infection is far greater than risk from vaccine side-effects

A viral infection can disrupt the placenta’s function, leading to preterm birth and, in the worst case, the death of the foetus in the womb.

Coronavirus continues to evolve: What does the future hold for the viral infection and us?
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Coronavirus continues to evolve: What does the future hold for the viral infection and us?

“The virus has no interest in killing us,” said Jessica Metcalf, an evolutionary biologist. “Virulence only matters for the virus if it works for transmission.”

COVID-19: Mask wearing, social-distancing practices declining among public, finds pan-India survey
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COVID-19: Mask wearing, social-distancing practices declining among public, finds pan-India survey

The report suggested the need for awareness creation and ensuring compliance in Tier-3, 4 towns and rural districts where, in some cases, compliance was at near-zero levels

Long COVID: Double vaccination halves risk of developing lasting symptoms, shows study
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Long COVID: Double vaccination halves risk of developing lasting symptoms, shows study

The COVID Symptom Study's data shows that vaccines significantly reduce the risk of catching COVID-19, with only 0.2 percent of those fully vaccinated later testing positive for the virus

COVID-19 Fact Check: Does a mask protect me from the infection if I am the only person wearing one indoors?
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COVID-19 Fact Check: Does a mask protect me from the infection if I am the only person wearing one indoors?

While the lab studies all show a mask can protect the wearer, how well the masks perform in the real world depends on a number of variables, including how consistently people use them,

COVID deaths in US climb to more than 1,900 a day for the first time since March
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COVID deaths in US climb to more than 1,900 a day for the first time since March

Health experts say the vast majority of the hospitalised and dead have been unvaccinated

Vaccines and medicines have brought Ebola is under control, says scientist who discovered the virus
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Vaccines and medicines have brought Ebola is under control, says scientist who discovered the virus

Jean-Jacques Muyembe first came across the virus in 1976 as a field epidemiologist when he was called to the village of Yambuku in northern DRC for a mysterious illness that had just appeared.

From gargling with whiskey to having beef extract: How the world dealt with Spanish flu pandemic
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From gargling with whiskey to having beef extract: How the world dealt with Spanish flu pandemic

Modern day technology has helped researchers track which interventions work well and which ones don’t, a privilege unavailable in 1918

Breakthrough infections: These four factors can increase the risk of vaccinated people getting COVID-19
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Breakthrough infections: These four factors can increase the risk of vaccinated people getting COVID-19

The five most common symptoms of a breakthrough infection are a headache, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat and loss of smell.

Delta variant sees global uptick, might have killed the idea of herd immunity in many countries
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Delta variant sees global uptick, might have killed the idea of herd immunity in many countries

Herd immunity is achieved when a certain threshold of the global population has either been inoculated against a pathogen or has recovered from infection.

AstraZeneca's vaccine effectiveness against COIVD-19 lasts longer than Pfizer's finds study
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AstraZeneca's vaccine effectiveness against COIVD-19 lasts longer than Pfizer's finds study

Pfizer had "greater initial effectiveness" but saw "faster declines in protection against high viral burden and symptomatic infection."

Genomic sequencing hubs must be made a permanent part of India’s pandemic response
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Genomic sequencing hubs must be made a permanent part of India’s pandemic response

Public labs put into action by the INSACOG for this purpose are not adequately funded and have the capacity to process only 30,000 samples a month.