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India  /  Published 07.09.21

Global study sheds light on Delta dominance

The Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has become the dominant strain in India and many other countries, most likely spread through its ability to evade neutralising antibodies and increased...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.09.21

Govt: Breakthrough Covid cases within expectations

The reported breakthrough Covid-19 infections in India are well within the expected numbers taking into account the total infections and other factors, genome sequencing government consortium INSACOG ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 30.08.21

New Covid variant more lethal: Study

A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, has been detected in South Africa and many other countries globally which could be more transmissible and evade protection provided by vac...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.08.21

Covaxin response in Covid survivors

A single dose of the homegrown Covaxin in people already infected with Covid-19 is equivalent to two doses in uninfected persons, the country’s health research agency said on Saturday after a pr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 28.08.21

US has failed to detect origins of Covid: Report

The US intelligence community has failed to reach any firm conclusion on the exact origin of Covid-19 and is split on whether it leaked from a lab in China or emerged in nature, even though it does no...
By Lalit K Jha in Washington


India  /  Published 20.08.21

Delta behind case hike: Govt

Breakthrough infections of coronavirus cases comprise a very high proportion of the Delta variant, the INSACOG, a genome sequencing government consortium of laboratories, has said. The continuing Cov...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 18.08.21

Vaccine nationalism risks rising Covid variants: Study

Vaccine stockpiling by nations may strongly impact global trajectories of COVID-19 case numbers, and increase the potential emergence of novel variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a modelling study has w...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 10.08.21

India is battling numerous mutant strains

Walking on the roads the other day, I found myself thinking how nothing much seems to have changed from before the pandemic. Now that things have opened up again, Calcutta traffic has reverted to bein...
By Ruchir Joshi

India  /  Published 09.08.21

Scientists offer clue to severe Covid

Calcutta scientists have discovered that immune system cells calibrate their responses to inflammation by chemically “talking” to each other. Their work provides fresh insights into the p...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 06.08.21

Covid: New study gives hope

The levels of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 remain stable, or even increase, seven months after infection, according to a study of healthcare workers published in the journal Nature Communications...
By Our Bureau, PTI in London


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