Behind Ethiopia’s surge in COVID-19 cases
Africa’s second-most populous nation has become the fifth-most affected country on the continent
COVID-19: Isolated virus mutation found in India raises alarm
The mutated strain could capsize global vaccine development efforts, according to researchers
Coronavirus mutation is not as scary as it sounds
Most mutations lead to no beneficial change in the protein properties at all. In fact, mutations that change the properties of a protein are more …
Infographic: Do we need a booster dose?
Omicron, the most common COVID-19 strain in the world today, has dramatically reduced the efficacy and duration of vaccine protection
The ‘kraken’ COVID variant XBB.1.5 is rising quickly in the US — here’s what it could mean for the UK
While XBB’s mutations enable it to evade our immune systems better than previous omicron subvariants, it doesn’t appear to be causing&…
Know the Delta: A game of hide and seek
Should we be studying the variants more?
Is SARS-CoV-2 becoming more stable? A new study tracks virus’ evolution
The virus also showed signs of stabilising around some proteins, according to the study
IMTech Chandigarh to start novel coronavirus genome sequencing
Two other institutes under CSIR already on the job
COVID-19 update: India overtakes Brazil as 2nd worst-hit country
A few government and private hospitals will again be converted into fully COVID-19 facilities, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Coronavirus variants: why being more transmissible rather than more deadly isn’t good news
At the heart of this assertion lies an old foe that has plagued us right from the start of this pandemic: exponential growth
Dismal figures: ‘India sequenced less than 1% of total COVID-19 samples in nearly 3 months’
Lack of funds, difficulty in getting samples among reasons for poor numbers
Health ministry confirms 2 more coronavirus variants in India
Uptick in cases in 5 states cannot be linked to these variants as of now, said NITI Aayog member VK Paul
COVID origins debate: What to make of new findings linking the virus to raccoon dogs
The latest data supports the link of COVID-19 origins to Wuhan’s animal trade, it is unlikely to provide irrefutable evidence
WHO says COVID remains a global emergency, but we’re at a transition point. What does this mean?
We still face significant challenges, with high rates of transmission in many countries
Understanding zoonotic diseases: Is COVID-19 Disease X that WHO warned of in 2018?
Disease X predictions: mortality rate higher than seasonal flu; spread as easily as the flu; shake financial markets even before turning pandemic
‘Let me be blunt’: What’s bothering WHO chief on COVID-19
WHO Director-General expresses concern over rising cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Coronavirus: Where do new viruses come from?
The first thing to know is that it is rare for viruses to jump between species
Should we worry about the long-term impact of the novel coronavirus?
Pathogens differ in their ability to affect multiple organs but they all invariably cause long-term effects