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Covid-recovered at 3-5 times more Omicron reinfection risk: WHO

Covid-recovered at 3-5 times more Omicron reinfection risk: WHO

🕔11:55, 8.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Individuals who have recovered from Covid-19 are 3 to 5 times more likely to be reinfected with the Omicron variant compared to Delta, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). According to Hans Henri P Kluge,

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Omicron: How to prevent infection?

Omicron: How to prevent infection?

🕔06:36, 4.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Even as India is seeing a steep rise in Covid cases driven by infections caused by the Omicron variant, there’s an urgent need to scale up preventive measures such as masks, vaccinations, social distancing and not

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Omicron risk ‘very high,’ could ravage health systems: WHO

Omicron risk ‘very high,’ could ravage health systems: WHO

🕔12:42, 29.Dec 2021

Geneva, Dec 29 (IANS) The overall risk associated with the Omicron variant remains ‘very high’ which could cause widespread disruption to health systems and other critical services, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. In its weekly epidemiological update, the WHO

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Omicron may do good by replacing Delta from world: Experts

Omicron may do good by replacing Delta from world: Experts

🕔18:59, 28.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid, which has so far been detected in more than 100 countries so far, may help the world get rid of the Delta strain that claimed so many lives across

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Omicron variant now in 22 African nations

Omicron variant now in 22 African nations

🕔14:19, 24.Dec 2021

Addis Ababa, Dec 24 (IANS) The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the new Omicron Covid-19 variant has spread to at least 22 nations across the continent. “As of today, 22 African countries are reporting the presence

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Centre advises states to follow five-fold strategy amid Omicron scare

Centre advises states to follow five-fold strategy amid Omicron scare

🕔19:06, 23.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday advised states and UTs to not let their guard down and maintain their preparedness in fight against Covid pandemic and to follow five-fold strategy in view of the new variant Omicron. The

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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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Omicron variant spread to 89 countries, cases doubling in 3 days: WHO

Omicron variant spread to 89 countries, cases doubling in 3 days: WHO

🕔10:36, 19.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The hyper mutated Omicron variant of Covid-19 has now spread to about 89 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. Omicron is a highly divergent variant with a high number of mutations, including 26-32

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Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO

Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO

🕔12:00, 15.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Omicron variant is spreading at an unprecedented rate, the World Health Organization has said. WHO Director General Tedros A. Ghebreyesus said that a total of 77 countries have reported Omicron cases so far but the

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Omicron likely to become dominant Covid-19 variant in US: Fauci

Omicron likely to become dominant Covid-19 variant in US: Fauci

🕔07:29, 15.Dec 2021

Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The newest Omicron variant is likely to become a dominant Covid-19 variant in the US, said top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci. “Omicron is going to be a challenge because it spreads very rapidly, and the

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Omicron may cause up to 75,000 deaths by April end in UK

Omicron may cause up to 75,000 deaths by April end in UK

🕔17:23, 12.Dec 2021

London, Dec 12 (IANS) UK scientists have warned that the number of deaths from the Omicron variant by the end of April could range from 25,000 to 75,000 depending on how well vaccines perform in the country. But the experts behind

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Omicron variant may change course of Covid-19 pandemic: WHO chief

Omicron variant may change course of Covid-19 pandemic: WHO chief

🕔11:25, 9.Dec 2021

Geneva, Dec 9 (IANS) Certain features of the Omicron variant, including its global spread and large number of mutations, suggest it could have a major impact on the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, said the chief of the World Health Organization

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Miniature llama antibodies can tackle SARS-CoV-2 variants

Miniature llama antibodies can tackle SARS-CoV-2 variants

🕔07:40, 9.Dec 2021

New York, Dec 9 (IANS) Miniature antibodies called nanobodies, derived from llamas, have demonstrated therapeutic potential in the fight against Covid and its variants, according to a study. Amid the growing threat of Omicron – the new and potentially more dangerous

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Omicron more contagious, less dangerous than Delta: Israeli scientist

Omicron more contagious, less dangerous than Delta: Israeli scientist

🕔12:40, 6.Dec 2021

Jerusalem, Dec 6 (IANS) The Omicron variant, with more than 30 mutations on its spike protein, may not be as dangerous as the Delta and Alpha and other variants of coronavirus, which has so far claimed more than five millions lives

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Novel test identifies antibody effectiveness against Delta, Omicron

Novel test identifies antibody effectiveness against Delta, Omicron

🕔22:59, 4.Dec 2021

New York, Dec 4 (IANS) A team of researchers has devised a test that could measure patient immunity against multiple Covid-19 variants such as Omicron and Delta at once and inform which synthetic monoclonal antibody to use for treatments. The findings

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No evidence to suggest if Omicron more severe than other variants: Singapore

No evidence to suggest if Omicron more severe than other variants: Singapore

🕔22:49, 4.Dec 2021

Singapore, Dec 4 (IANS) As the Omicron variant has been detected in several countries, Singapore’s Ministry of Health said that there is no evidence yet to suggest if the Omicron variant is more severe than other variants. Singapore has preliminarily detected

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Omicron impact may lead to return of extensive travel curbs: IATA

Omicron impact may lead to return of extensive travel curbs: IATA

🕔07:43, 3.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The sudden emergence of Covid-19’s Omicron variant may force countries to re-impose extensive travel restrictions, said International Air Transport Association. According to IATA, the sudden imposition of strict new travel requirements as a result of Omicron

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Omicron may dominate, overwhelm world in 3-6 months: Singapore Doc

Omicron may dominate, overwhelm world in 3-6 months: Singapore Doc

🕔20:40, 2.Dec 2021

Singapore, Dec 2 (IANS) The new Covid variant Omicron will likely “overwhelm the whole world” in the coming months, warned a Singapore-based infectious disease doctor. According to Dr. Leong Hoe Nam of Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, vaccines against the strain can

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Omicron reaches India, two cases detected in Karnataka

Omicron reaches India, two cases detected in Karnataka

🕔20:31, 2.Dec 2021

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Two persons in Karnataka have tested positive for Omicron, the newest variant of Covid-19, after genome sequencing, Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said here on Thursday. Both cases have travel history

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What vaccine makers are saying on protection against Omicron variant

What vaccine makers are saying on protection against Omicron variant

🕔23:43, 1.Dec 2021

London, Dec 1 (IANS) With Omicron raising concerns about Covid vaccines’ efficacy, drugmakers are stress-testing existing jabs while also racing to prepare new formulas, according to media reports. All major drug makers including Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and AstraZeneca have

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