Deaths, hospitalisation can go up due to Omicron, warns Europe’s health agency
A ‘stealth’ version of Omicron can raise risks of virus spread
Wuhan strain to Omicron: Where are we headed now?
Why has the original strain disappeared and what has replaced it?
FAQ on COVID-19 subvariant XBB.1.5: Why is it nicknamed ‘Kraken’?
Answers to questions like what is it, where is it prevalent and how does it differ from Omicron
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 …
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
COVID-19 resurgence: Cases rise in China, Europe and New Zealand
Hong Kong and New Zealand facing huge waves; situation in Hong Kong similar to India delta wave
COVID-19 update: Why did UK call BA.2 a ‘variant under investigation’?
At least 40 countries have detected this omicron sub-lineage since November 17, 2021
Vaccine inequity created perfect conditions for emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants: WHO
Cannot call omicron mild only because it is causing less severe disease, says WHO
Omicron, Delta driving 3rd COVID-19 wave in Kolkata and Bengal: Experts
Delta constitutes a large number of the current infections but Omicron will soon take over as the dominant COVID-19 variant in Kolkata and West …
New novel coronavirus variant reported in 12 cases from southern France has 46 mutations
At least 12 people test positive for the virus with this new variant, called IHU; too early to comment on its virological, epidemiological or …
COVID-19: First few peer reviewed studies suggest vaccine induced antibodies fail to protect from Omicron
The studies, published in Nature, covered Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, but not India’s indigenous Covaxin
Omicron can partially evade vaccines, booster dose needed : Studies
Vaccinated persons who had contracted COVID-19 in the past have better protection against the disease
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
Treatment for COVID-19 in Omicron wave: What to go for, what to avoid
Experimental therapies used to treat COVID-19 in India’s first two waves should not be used this time, warn doctors
Festivities, election rallies: What happened in the weeks leading up to India's 2nd COVID-19 wave
An account of last year's superspreader events illustrates how we may be in a similar sitation now
How do you make a universal flu vaccine? A microbiologist explains
Success of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 shows promise for their use in achieving the vision of an effective universal influenza vaccine
COVID-19: Is SARS-CoV-2 evolving differently after omicron
Cases are expected to rise with the advent of winter
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
Are booster doses for COVID-19 vaccines the new normal?
Making boosters integral to India’s containment strategy can trigger medical, ethical dilemmas
Nearly 60% of global population to be infected with omicron by March: IHME
Daily COVID-19 cases set to hit 5 million by January, despite a major drop in the infection-detection ratio, says IHME
Genomic sequencing: Here’s how researchers identify omicron and other COVID-19 variants
When an organism replicates, it makes a copy of its entire genome to pass on to its offspring. Sometimes errors in the copying process can lead …
COVID-19 is already endemic, lack of data plagues understanding about vaccine efficacy: Gagandeep Kang
Gagandeep Kang, ex-officio member of a working group on COVID-19 vaccines at the WHO, talks to DTE on vaccines, their effectiveness and urgent …
COVID-19: 2 years into pandemic, original virus nowhere as variants take over
Data from GISAID has revealed the current dominance of the GK clade, to which the Delta variant belongs, in nearly every continent
Lancet study flags breakthrough omicron infections after boosters
Cases of omicron infection noted among 7 Germans who visited South Africa; All had received at least 2 shots of an mRNA vaccine while 5 had …
Omicron: India will not get African Cheetahs this year
The team of experts delegated to carry out the project was about to leave for Namibia in November, but had to return from the airport …