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Oxford-AstraZeneca begins work on vaccine to target Omicron

Oxford-AstraZeneca begins work on vaccine to target Omicron

🕔07:09, 23.Dec 2021

London, Dec 23 (IANS) Faced with a vaccine evading Omicron variant, Oxford university and AstraZeneca announced that they have begun the work to develop a Covid shot that specifically targets the new strain. Early this month, all major drug makers including

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Biden announces 500 mn free at-home Covid test kits to fight Omicron

Biden announces 500 mn free at-home Covid test kits to fight Omicron

🕔13:02, 22.Dec 2021

Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Amid rising cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid, US President Joe Biden has announced 500 million free at-home test kits, even as he urged people to get vaccinated as well as take a booster

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Moderna says its booster shot effective against Omicron

Moderna says its booster shot effective against Omicron

🕔07:04, 21.Dec 2021

Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) US drugmaker Moderna on Monday announced that its booster shot increases neutralising antibodies against the new vaccine evading Omicron variant, compared to two doses. An authorised dose of 50 microgram booster increased neutralising antibody levels against Omicron

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Sputnik V Covid vax effective against Omicron variant: Study

Sputnik V Covid vax effective against Omicron variant: Study

🕔19:56, 17.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Sputnik V vaccine and the one-shot Sputnik Light booster are effective against the vaccine-evading and super mutant Omicron variant of Covid, claimed a preliminary laboratory study conducted by Russia’s Gamaleya Center on Friday. The study

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Delhi reports 10 new Omicron cases, tally reaches 20

Delhi reports 10 new Omicron cases, tally reaches 20

🕔13:53, 17.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The national capital on Thursday reported 10 new cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, pushing the total tally to 20, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. “Ten new cases of the Omicron variant have been reported

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Delhi reports 2 new Omicron cases, tally climbs to 10

Delhi reports 2 new Omicron cases, tally climbs to 10

🕔16:41, 16.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The national capital on Thursday reported two new cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, pushing the total tally to 10, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. “Delhi now has 10 cases of the Omicron variant. Out

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12 Omicron suspects in Delhi, genome sequencing awaited: Minister

12 Omicron suspects in Delhi, genome sequencing awaited: Minister

🕔19:31, 4.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that total 12 patients are suspected of carrying Omicron variant of the coronavirus so far in the national capital. He said that all have been admitted in the

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Centre clarifies on 3rd wave possibility after Omicron detection

Centre clarifies on 3rd wave possibility after Omicron detection

🕔16:31, 3.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Omicron cases are increasingly being reported from countries outside of South Africa. India has also reported two cases of Omicron Covid variant and is likely to spread to more countries. “Given the fast pace of vaccination

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New ‘Botswana’ variant is most mutated version of Covid

New ‘Botswana’ variant is most mutated version of Covid

🕔14:09, 25.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) British experts have sounded the alarm over a new Covid variant believed to have emerged in ‘Botswana’ that is the most mutated version of the virus yet, Daily Mail reported. Only 10 cases of the strain,

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Delta-like SARS-CoV-2 variant may increase pandemic severity

Delta-like SARS-CoV-2 variant may increase pandemic severity

🕔16:30, 20.Nov 2021

New York, Nov 20 (IANS) A SARS-CoV-2 variant with traits similar to that of the Delta variant might cause a more severe pandemic with more infections and breakthrough infections/reinfections than variants with either trait alone, finds a new study. The study,

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