HOME
OMICRON

Maha: After Covid, Omicron catapults to record high

Mumbai |Sunday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST

A day after Covid-19 cases scaled a new high above 48,000 mark, Omicron infections set a new record with Mumbai notching the maximum cases of the variant and deaths remained in double-digits, health o

Read more

3 doses of mRNA Covid vaccines very effective against Omicron, Delta: Study

New York |Saturday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST

Three doses of mRNA Covid-19 vaccines, either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, are effective in protecting against emergency department visits (ED) and hospitalisations associated with Omicron and Delta va

Read more

Indian-origin scientist creates 1st molecular structure of Omicron protein

Toronto |Saturday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST

An Indian-origin researcher at University of British Columbia (UBC) has created the world's first molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein.

Read more

UK classifies new form of Omicron as 'variant under investigation'

London |Saturday, 2022 6:15:07 PM IST

A new form of Omicron named BA.2 has been designated a "variant under investigation", with 426 cases of the Covid-19 strain's sub-lineage confirmed in Britain, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) sa

Read more

Chinese vaccine Sinovac no match against Omicron variant: Study

New Delhi |Saturday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST

Millions of people in 48 countries have received two shots of Sinovac, a Chinese-manufactured Covid-19 vaccine, but those vaccinations alone are of no help against the Omicron variant, a peer-reviewed

Read more

Maha: Covid cases scale new record; Omicron infections, fatalities increase

Mumbai |Saturday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST

Maharashtra Covid-19 cases scaled a new high above 48,000 mark and Omicron infections also increased while deaths continued to remain in double-digits, health officials said here on Friday.

Read more

Omicron may cut future severity, protect against Delta: S.African study

New Delhi |Friday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST

A new research on Omicron-infected patients suggests that the current Covid wave, driven by the new strain, appears to cause less severe illness and even provide protection against the deadlier Delta

Read more

WHO European Office releases fact sheet on Omicron variant

Copenhagen |Friday, 2022 3:45:08 PM IST

A fact sheet addressing "speculation, assumptions and misinformation being communicated about the Omicron Covid-19 variant" was released by the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Office for Eu

Read more

S.Korea reports 6,769 new Covid cases amid Omicron woes

Seoul |Friday, 2022 1:15:08 PM IST

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed over 6,000 for a second straight day on Friday amid concerns over the spread of the omicron variant ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.

Read more

Maha: Covid cases again breach 46K-mark, Omicron infections drop

Mumbai |Friday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST

Maharashtras daily Covid-19 numbers again shot above the 46,000-mark on Thursday though Omicron cases declined to remain in the 100-plus range, while deaths continued to be in double-digits, health of

Read more

Sputnik V shows strong protection against Omicron: Joint Italian-Russian study

New Delhi |Friday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST

The Sputnik V vaccine has demonstrated strong protection against Omicron variant, with over 2 times higher virus neutralising activity compared to the Pfizer vaccinea, ccording to a study conducted by

Read more

Omicron patients below 60 years can take paracetamol: Expert

New Delhi |Friday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST

People below 60 years of age with no comorbidities, infected by the Omicron variant of Covid-19, can begin their treatment with paracetamol, Dr Shashank Joshi, member of Maharashtra's Covid task force

Read more