Simply Put: It’s a deal, Omicron
Lesotho imposes compulsory vaccination on Basotho migrants returning from South Africa
Those who have been vaccinated while in South Africa will be expected to produce proof upon arrival.
COVID: What we know about new omicron variant BF.7
BF.7 may well cause more serious illness in people with weaker immune systems.
COVID-19 in South Africa: what to expect in the short and long term
Fallout from pandemic put significant obstacles in the way of managing patients with chronic illnesses
South African and UK hospitalisation data: What it tells us about how deadly omicron is
Does omicron cause less serious disease than delta and will omicron waves be shorter in duration than delta waves?
Simply Put: Dashing towards omicron disaster
Omicron update: UK caseload shows travel curbs failed
Variant of Concern already identified in 52 countries
Weekly COVID-19 deaths on the rise in several European, African countries
The spike in weekly deaths is significantly large in smaller European countries, according to Worldometer
COVID-19: Did IMA meet lead to hundreds of doctors in Bihar testing positive
Out Patient Department and other healthcare services affected in Bihar due to sheer number of infections among doctors, say reports
COVID-19: Calcutta HC to decide on Ganga Sagar Mela, Bengal municipal polls
Doctors, activists have urged judiciary, state government to defer ‘super spreader’ events such as Ganga Sagar Mela, municipal polls …
Omicron in southern Africa: How the region reacted after the variant emerged
South Africa ends contact-tracing, CDC reduces isolation period — how the world's approach to tackle COVID-19 has evolved
Mask mandates also vary within countries; the type of mask is also a concern
Omicron update: ‘UK’s current 80,000 tally would have been 1.4 million at India’s population level’
India already has 101 patients infected with the latest Variant of Concern in 11 states
COVID-19: India now has 21 cases of Omicron
Nineteen persons tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 December 4 and 5
Omicron: What we know so far
The recent variant of concern threatens to derail the process of normalisation across the world. Here’s a quick primer
2022 too short, too far: How the pandemic progressed
Down To Earth recaps the primary environment, health and developmental news from 2022
COVID-19: Time to watch out for BF.7
For almost a year now, omicron and its lineages and sub-lineages have dominated the global COVID-19 variant map
COVID-19: New data on South Africa hospitalisations reveals how omicron dodges vaccines
Some 22.6% of those hospitalised currently in South Africa are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
How effective are vaccines against omicron? An epidemiologist answers 6 questions
Melissa Hawkinsan epidemiologist, explains the way researchers calculate how well a vaccine prevents disease, what influences these numbers and …
WATCH: Should you get a booster dose if you are fully vaccinated?
Why have certain countries administered millions of booster doses while India has not?
Will Omicron be more contagious than delta?
The conditions that led to the emergence of the variant are not yet clear, but what is clear is that the sheer number and configuration of …
COVID-19: Is Omicron travelling faster than Delta? An analysis
Omicron was detected in 16 countries across 4 continents in 5 days
Omicron: 5 steps to avoid, 10 to take immediately
The virus will disseminate irrespective of travel bans, as has been the case in the past
COVID-19: Infections to rise in India in winter; more hospital resources needed
In the past 24 hours, India reported 1,946 new cases
Clever coronavirus: Spike mutations help Omicron dodge antibodies
Research findings can help developers of vaccines, treatments understand what part of novel coronavirus to target