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Sub-variants of Omicron replacing Delta in India: Report

New Delhi: The highly transmissible Omicron with three sub-variants is likely replacing the previously dominant Delta strain in India, pushing the daily tally of...

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

According to Hans Henri P Kluge, the WHO's Regional Director for Europe, Omicron variant can evade previous immunity in people.

Omicron grows 70x faster than Delta in lungs but is less severe

Hong Kong: The hyper mutated Omicron Covid-19 variant infects and multiplies 70 times faster than the Delta variant and the original SARS-CoV-2 in human...

US, China and Taiwan

Mounting tensions put the US in a difficult position but armed conflict between the two superpowers is unlikely

Editorial: New strain, new stress

Emergence of Omicron shows Covid-appropriate behaviour is still critical for breaking the transmission chain

Editorial: Europe, the epicentre of virus surge

We must change our tactics from reacting to surges of Covid-19 to preventing them from happening in the first place

41% of Indians unaware of examinations related to women’s health

New Delhi: Over the last one-and-a-half-year, people have been vocal about both mental and physical health in relationships. Even while miles away from one...

WHO to take final decision to grant EUL to Covaxin next week

Hyderabad: The World Health Organization (WHO) tweeted on Tuesday that WHO and an independent group of experts will meet next week to carry out...

Telangana’s fight against malaria on track

TS, which aims to eliminate the disease in two years, sees steady decline in cases

UAE to issue tourist visas from Aug 30

As per the new UAE travel guidelines, tourists will need to be vaccinated with one of the Covid-19 vaccine shots approved by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Opinion: Continue basic immunisation of children

Don’t change immunisation schedule and adhere to age-specific recommendations on vaccines

China forced Covid-19 origins probe to drop lab-leak theory: WHO

Peter Ben Embarek said the Chinese researchers were against the theory that Covid-19 pandemic emerged from a genetically modified virus which leaked from the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology

Opinion: Vaccine rollout ignores the many inequities

Equity groups need to be given priority access to vaccinations to ensure those already more vulnerable are protected

Over 2 million people died of drowning in last decade: WHO

Ahead of the first World Drowning Prevention Day to be marked on July 25, the WHO, in a statement released on Friday, said at least 236,000 people drown every year.

Decision on emergency use listing of Covaxin likely in 4-6 weeks: WHO

Speaking at a webinar organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Friday, Swaminathan said the WHO is reviewing Covaxin as its manufacturer Bharat Biotech is now uploading its entire data

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