Delta Variant
World  /  Published 30.12.21

US breaks daily Covid case record

The US record for daily coronavirus cases has been broken, as two highly contagious variants — delta and omicron — have converged to disrupt holiday travel and gatherings, deplete hospital...
By Ron DePasquale in Washington

World  /  Published 29.12.21

WHO: Concerned about 'tsunami' of Covid cases

A "tsunami" of omicron and delta Covid-19 cases will pile pressure on health systems already being stretched to their limits, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday. The WH...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Geneva

World  /  Published 29.12.21

'Omicron can displace Delta'

Research by South African scientists suggests that omicron could displace the delta variant of the coronavirus because infection with the new variant boosts immunity to the older one. The study only ...
By Reuters in Johannesburg

World  /  Published 24.12.21

Omicron milder than Delta: Study

Elderly Indians living in multi-generational families in the UK are at particular risk from omicron this Christmas even though early analysis from Imperial College London and Edinburgh University sugg...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 23.12.21

Omicron: Lower infirmary risk

Covid-19 infections with the Omicron variant of coronavirus are less likely to result in hospitalisation compared to the Delta strain, according to early results from a study conducted in the UK. The...
By Our Bureau, PTI in London


India  /  Published 21.12.21

Omicron: Govt asks states to 'activate war rooms'

Asserting that the omicron variant is at least thrice more transmissible than delta, the Centre Tuesday asked states and union territories to "activate" war rooms, keep analyzing even small ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 14.12.21

Complaints pour in over Covid protocol violation in MAKAUT colleges

Students are carrying masks but not wearing them properly and colleges are conducting classes in disregard of physical distancing norms. Many complaints have emerged about how the guard has been lowe...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.12.21

Flier from UK found Omicron negative in Kolkata hospital

The 18-year-old girl who was admitted to a private hospital in the city on Friday after she tested positive for Covid on arrival from the United Kingdom was not infected by Omicron, a health departmen...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.21

Omicron: economies face fresh challenges

This year closes with Omicron’s shadow upon the upcoming one. Amidst the unknown attributes of this new mutation of the coronavirus, economies are being tested by high inflation, impending withd...
By Renu Kohli

World  /  Published 12.12.21

Omicron reduces vaccine efficacy

The omicron coronavirus variant is more transmissible than the delta strain and reduces vaccine efficacy but causes less severe symptoms according to early data, the World Health Organization said Sun...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Geneva


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