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Omicron’s ‘stealth’ version, GSK treatment to Dr Fauci’s claim – Top 10 updates on new Coronavirus variant

Omicron's 'stealth' version, GSK treatment to Dr Fauci's claim - Top 10 updates on new Coronavirus variant

South Korea’s daily virus jump exceeds 7,000 for 1st time

More than 5,600 of the new 7,175 cases were reported in Seoul and the nearby metropolitan region, where a delta-driven surge has led to a shortage of hospital beds and strained an already depleted health care workforce.

Coronavirus Omicron India Live Updates: India inching towards 130 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses mark; US scientist Anthony Fauci says Omicron milder than previous variants

Covid-19 India Live News, New Omicron Variant Cases in India, Coronavirus Vaccine Statistics and Registration Latest Update Live, December 8: Allaying fears regarding the new Omicron variant of Coronavirus that has the world on tenterhooks, US scientist Anthony Fauci has said that early indicators suggest Omicron is not worse than the previous strains of the virus, and possibly milder

Serum Institute plans to cut monthly production of Covishield by 50%

The company has ramped up Covid-19 vaccine production and taken its capacity to 250 million doses a month in December 2021. SII has a stockpile of 500 million doses with them, which has a shelf life of nine months.

COVID-19: Serum Institute of India may halve Covishield monthly production amid demand slump

Poonawalla said the government has been informed and the company would wait for a few days for them to come back before deciding on its next course of action.

The top myths about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lungs are equally important as heart and brain, with time and age they can become less flexible and lose their strength which can make it more difficult to breathe.

COVID-19: Over 129 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far, says Union Health Ministry

According to the ministry, the daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late in the night.

COVID-19: Mumbai reports 191 new cases, 1 death, 235 recoveries

The city has witnessed a marginal rise in the new COVID-19 cases, but a dip in the fatalities as compared to Monday, when it had reported 168 infections and four deaths.

WHO Europe: Kids in 5-14 age group show highest COVID rates

WHO Europe regional director Dr Hans Kluge also argued that vaccine mandates should be “an absolute last resort,” and said that COVID-19 deaths remain “significantly below previous peaks.” But he said that coronavirus cases and deaths have more than doubled in the last two months in the 53-country region stretching to central Asia.

NTAGI meeting: No final recommendation on additional vaccine dose, vaccine for children in the meeting

The government has so far held off the booster doses for everyone.

India has supplied over 723 lakh doses of Covid vaccine to 94 countries, two UN entities: Govt

India supplied COVID-19-related medical and other assistance to over 150 countries since the beginning of the pandemic, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

123.25 cr Covid vaccine doses given as of Nov 30; 49,819 AEFI reported: Govt to Rajya Sabha

Of the 49,819 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI), 47,691 were minor events, 163 severe and 1,965 were serious cases, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar told the Upper House in reply to a question.

Govt keeping close watch on COVID-19 situation: MoS Health

The Centre has also established the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Consortium for genomic sequencing and tracking the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variant strains, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said in a written reply.

Mixing other vaccines with AstraZeneca, Pfizer jabs generates robust immune response: Lancet study

The researchers said the findings have implications beyond COVID-19 and will inform new approaches to immunisation against other diseases that are, as yet, not vaccine preventable.

Bengaluru doctor who recovered from Omicron is covid positive again

The South African, of Gujarati origin, who was quarantined here, later flew to Dubai.

Young people recover quickly from rare side effect of Covid vaccine: Study

Most young people under the age of 21 who develop suspected COVID-19 vaccine-related inflammation of heart muscle, known as myocarditis, have mild symptoms that improve quickly, according to a study.

New covid variant: Omicron cases only travel-related, no domestic transmission reported so far, says expert

Experts have urged people to not panic and not fall for "wild speculations" until the correct evidence comes out.

Delhi: Forty new cases of COVID-19 in national capital, one fatality

The national capital reported 40 cases of COVID-19 and one death due to the infection on Monday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.09 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here on Tuesday.

Be confident of your immune response with antibody testing

The past couple of years have been challenging with spikes and dips related to the COVID-19 infections in India. We went through quite a severe second wave, and Niti Aayog has predicted the third wave around the end of this year.

Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical

Some scientists, poring over data from South Africa and the United Kingdom, suggest omicron could emerge the victor.

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