COVID-19 update: Deltacron & omicron subvariant — 2 looming threats?
COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the United States, countries in Europe and Southeast Asia
Shanghai COVID-19 update: No relief from lockdown in sight amid record case surge
Economic activities have come to a halt; military deployed to help tackle situation
WHO begins monitoring two new variants of COVID-19 named BA.4 and BA.5
The move comes in the footsteps of the global health body declaring two more variants in circulation named XE and XD
Are booster doses for COVID-19 vaccines the new normal?
Making boosters integral to India’s containment strategy can trigger medical, ethical dilemmas
COVID-19: INSACOG shares genome sequencing data after a gap of 3 months
India sequenced 89,860 samples between January and April, according to the latest bulletin. The total is now 240,570 sequenced samples
COVID-19: What we know so far about fresh case surge in South Africa
In April, more than half the samples sequenced in South Africa were reported as BA.4 and BA.5
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
COVID-19: What’s driving Portugal’s high caseload, toll despite impressive vaccination rates?
Around 87% of Portugal’s population is fully vaccinated & over 65% received boosters
COVID-19: Omicron's stealthy behaviour behind reinfections in people with immunity, says new study
People infected with initial strains had less sustained antibody response to omicron, scientists find
Update COVID-19 vaccine to target omicron variants: Advisory panel to USFDA
Unclear which combination of updated vaccine will work best; body expected to decide by July
Experts suggest updating vaccines for new variants. How does it work & what are the challenges?
It is easier to update certain vaccine platforms than others, say experts
Clever coronavirus: Spike mutations help Omicron dodge antibodies
Research findings can help developers of vaccines, treatments understand what part of novel coronavirus to target
Omicron’s BA.5 sub-variant is 4 times more vaccine-resistant
Study finds sub-lineage behind rise in COVID-19 cases in Europe, US
COVID-19: BA.5 spread has differed from one country to another; here is why
Eric Topol, a US-based professor of molecular medicine, argues it is the immunity wall of a country that plays a decisive role in whether BA.…
A vaccine only for Omicron: Does India really need it?
Experts bat for considering benefits, economics carefully before spending on bivalent shots
COVID-19 surge in Delhi: 8-10 deaths every day, doctors recommend masks, booster dose
The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi can be attributed to the dominance of omicron sub-variant BA 2.75
Patients unaware of omicron infection, may be contributing to COVID-19 spread: Report
Study finds 56% people were unaware of infection status
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
New ‘highly infectious’ Omicron strains scare China
BF.7 variant was first detected in the northwestern region of China and has spread fast to the southern side
COVID-19: Is SARS-CoV-2 evolving differently after omicron
Cases are expected to rise with the advent of winter
COVID-19: Infections to rise in India in winter; more hospital resources needed
In the past 24 hours, India reported 1,946 new cases
Can China’s dynamic zero-COVID policy survive in the face of citizen protests, infectious variants?
China is recording more than 70,000 COVID-19 cases daily, a pandemic high for the country
COVID: What we know about new omicron variant BF.7
BF.7 may well cause more serious illness in people with weaker immune systems.
Fingers crossed: Experts cautious about variant evolution in the wake of China’s COVID-19 tsunami
Any new variant that emerges from the current surge in China may not have the same lethal ability as past ones. But one cannot rule out …
2022 too short, too far: How the pandemic progressed
Down To Earth recaps the primary environment, health and developmental news from 2022