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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

India  /  Published 18.12.21

WHO: Omicron detected in 89 countries so far

With seven countries in the South-East Asia Region confirming cases of new COVID-19 variant Omicron, WHO stressed on urgent scale-up of public health and social measures to curtail its further spread....
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.12.21

Fed sees three interest rate hikes in 2022

The US Federal Reserve, signaling its inflation target has been met, on Wednesday said it would end its pandemic-era bond purchases in March, paving the way for three quarter-percentage-point interest...
By AP, PTI in Washington

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

World  /  Published 10.12.21

'Don’t hoard vaccines'

The WHO warned wealthy countries on Thursday against hoarding Covid-19 vaccines for booster shots as they try to fight off the omicron variant, threatening supplies to poor countries where inoculation...
By Reuters

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Opinion  /  Published 05.12.21

Omicron: reminder of our common humanity

I have regular conversations with a doctor friend who tells me what to think about the virus. I consult him about surges, travel plans, going out and meeting friends. This is not normal. Treating the ...
By Mukul Kesavan

World  /  Published 03.12.21

WHO warns Asia-Pacific to brace for Omicron

Asia-Pacific countries should boost their healthcare capacity and fully vaccinate their people to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by the Omicron variant, officials at the World Health Or...
By Reuters in Manila

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.21

Bitter pill: Omicron

A virus knows no geographical boundaries. It is a truism the world learned through rare suffering early in the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, nearly two years later, a mutant variant of narrow nationalism is...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 01.12.21

Covid: 6 test positive on Day 1 of new guidelines

Six Covid-19 cases were reported on Wednesday after screening 3,476 passengers of 11 flights that arrived in India from "at-risk" countries and the samples have been sent for genomic sequenc...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 29.11.21

Omicron: WHO uncertain of effect

The World Health Organization has said it is not yet clear whether the newly-detected coronavirus variant Omicron is more transmissible or causes more severe disease compared to other variants, includ...
By Yoshita Singh in Geneva


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