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Health  /  Published 21.06.22

'Omicron less likely to cause long Covid'

The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is less likely to cause long COVID than the Delta strain, according to a study published in The Lancet journal. Long COVID is defined as having new or ongo...
By Our Bureau, PTI in London

News  /  Published 03.03.22

Jab expert to ISI students: Failures key to success

Students should not be afraid of failures as all discoveries stem from what did not work, said Gagandeep Kang, a professor of Christian Medical College, Vellore. Kang, who addressed the 56th convocat...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.02.22

Covid deaths remain high despite drop in infection count in Kolkata

According to the data available on GISAID, a genomic database, updated till January 24, omicron is causing 100 per cent of the Covid cases in the country with the BA.2 sub-variant responsible for 97 p...
By The Plurals News Network

News  /  Published 02.02.22

Offline classes at St Xavier’s and NIT Durgapur for double vaccinated students

Institutions that are not saying anything on the vaccination status have decided to hold camps to fully inoculate the students at the earliest. Jadavpur University and Scottish Church College have de...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.01.22

Covid cases down, Kolkata hospitals shift focus back to vaccination

With Covid cases going down, the state health department's focus is again back on vaccination and non-Covid cases, an official said on Thursday. Bengal on Thursday completed 12 crore Covid vaccin...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

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World  /  Published 26.01.22

US limits antibody omicron treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has formally restricted the use of antibody treatments that lost their once-considerable effect when faced with the omicron variant, pausing a therapy that had been wi...
By Christina Jewett

Education  /  Published 25.01.22

Vaccine inequity is responsible for the new Covid-19 strains

NO Not following protocol is the issue  Not following the Covid-19 protocol is the main reason. If at least a majority of the people had abided by the norms, the spread would have been less. T...
By The Telegraph

News  /  Published 24.01.22

Low turnout for Covid booster triggers suspicion of eligible Kolkatans’ infection

The turnout of healthcare and frontline workers and eligible senior citizens for the precautionary shot against Covid continues to be low, officials of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) hav...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

World  /  Published 21.01.22

Jabs ‘more protective than immunity’

Previous infection with the coronavirus appeared to provide stronger protection against the delta variant than did vaccination in a large sample of patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
By Apoorva Mandavilli

News  /  Published 20.01.22

Kolkatans opt for self-test Covid kits instead of confirmatory RT-PCR test

Self-testing and no-testing are making many Covid patients in Kolkata turn critical in the third wave of the pandemic, doctors have said. This time, the majority of those testing positive for Covid a...
By Sanjay Mandal, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


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