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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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