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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

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

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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

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Soon 'rasam' may have to be imagined without tomatoes

Red hot prices Sir — The fox who could not get the grapes presumed them to be sour. Similarly, people wanting to buy tomatoes may now have to assume that they are rotten. After all, instead of ...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 25.11.21

Burn ward: smoking

Playing with smoke can lead to devastating fires. Smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable death around the world, resulting in the demise of millions every year. But even here, there ...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 19.11.21

Wuhan vendor 1st Covid case

A scientist who has pored over public accounts of early Covid-19 cases in China reported on Thursday that an influential World Health Organisation inquiry had most likely got the early chronology of t...
By Carl Zimmer, Benjamin Mueller, Chris Buckley in Washington


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