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News  /  Published 19.01.22

Bengal tops in Covid death rate; Kolkata health experts blame it on other ailments

The number of Covid deaths has risen in the last fortnight but doctors and public health experts said most of the patients died because of other ailments and not any critical condition resulting from ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.01.22

Why no mask? ‘I have it in my bag’, says Kolkatan

The Telegraph discovers that many were not wearing masks and many were not inclined to wear one despite being told to do so on Sunday...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Gautam Bose in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.01.22

Universities in Kolkata mull retests for students

Students are testing positive for Covid and not being able to write the end semester examinations of various universities over digital platforms, said officials of the institutions. Symptoms like hig...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 15.01.22

Two out of 10 people down with Covid Delta variant in Bengal

The Delta variant was found in the rest — 22.8 per cent — of the samples, according to the state health department. Genome sequencing is done to ascertain what variant of virus had  i...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

India  /  Published 12.01.22

Omicron: Covaxin booster effective

Bharat Biotech on Wednesday said a study has demonstrated that a booster dose of Covaxin has a neutralising effect on the Omicron and Delta variants of COVID-19. The study conducted at Emory Universi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


News  /  Published 10.01.22

Why the mask is a must in omicron battle

According to Kaushik Basu, a clinical immunologist and associate professor at Calcutta Medical College, the best antidote for the time being is the oldest one — masks. “It is known from st...
By Sanjeet Bagcchi

World  /  Published 05.01.22

Treatment decisions vex doctors

Most US doctors have no way to determine which variant of the coronavirus a patient is carrying, a distinction that could mean the difference between life and death. High-risk patients carrying the D...
By Christina Jewett, New York Times News Service in New York

Opinion  /  Published 03.01.22

Slowpoke: vaccine mess

Yet another promise — or was it a jumla? — made by the Narendra Modi government has been broken. The Centre had pledged, no less to the Supreme Court, that the process of inoculating ...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 02.01.22

Omicron: More cause for relief

People who contracted the omicron variant of the coronavirus were about half as likely to need hospital care as those infected with the Delta variant, and one-third as likely to need emergency care, a...
By Marc Santora, Adeel Hassan in London

India  /  Published 31.12.21

India: Omicron replacing Delta

Omicron has started replacing Delta variant in the country in terms of the number of Covid-19 cases and 80 per cent of international travellers who tested positive have this new variant, official sour...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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