The missing piece in Omicron’s family tree: Where did the variant originate?
There are currently 3 thoeries being considereed by the medical fraternity
Global COVID-19 cases set to triple with over 3 billion omicron infections in coming 2-3 months: IHME
Australia and New Zealand may experience their worst outbreaks of this pandemic
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
Simply Put: Dashing towards omicron disaster
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
With omicron reinfections, are we back to square one of the pandemic?
Case surge may not be as bad as during India's 2nd wave but lot depends on govt interventions, citizen behaviour, say experts
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?
‘Third COVID-19 wave imminent’: How prepared is India?
Medical oxygen capacity ramped up, oxygen beds increased, says Union government
In the backdrop of Omicron, why are India‘s junior doctors protesting?
Nearly 45,000-50,000 MBBS doctors are awaiting NEET-PG counselling
Inconvenient truth: Why omicron emerged, and why it could have been avoided
Best bet to tide over current crisis remains what we have known since the beginning of pandemic: Treat vaccine hesitancy and vaccine nationalism, …
COVID-19: Cases, positivity rate soar in Kolkata after Christmas revelry
The positivity rate in the city rose from 3.2 per cent in early December to 5.5 per cent on December 28
Omicron in southern Africa: How the region reacted after the variant emerged
Omicron variant: How should India deal with a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases?
India reported 1,700 omicron cases as of January 3
Overall mortality rose 41% in Chennai during COVID-19 pandemic
There were 5.18 excess deaths per 1,000 people in Chennai between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021: The Lancet
Simply Put: O for Omicron
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 …
Simply Put: Old virus, new strain
How virulent is omicron? Study from Gauteng looks at clinical severity of 4th wave
Hospitalisations triggered by omicron infections fewer than those triggered by beta and delta variants; average time spent in hospital also less
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 …
What is Omisure, India’s first RT-PCR kit that identifies omicron in under 4 hours
This kit can identify omicron by targeting two regions of the spike gene, which bears heavy mutations
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
COVID-19 third wave: How do Delhi’s hospitals fare?
DTE visited a few hospitals in the national capital to take a pulse of the situation
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 …
DTE Exclusive: 70% COVID-19 cases in Kolkata now due to Omicron
Ganga Sagar Mela given go-ahead by Calcutta High Court with conditions
COVID-19 third wave: The world is still dangerously unprepared
World enters an endless loop of disease outbreaks and remains dangerously unprepared for such crises even in third year of the COVID-19 pandemic