Delta Variant

'Burnt out': Philippine nurses battle Covid, resignations

The country is enduring a record rise in infections, fuelled by the Delta variant, with the health department reporting a nursing shortfall of more than 100,000.

published on : 18th September 2021

US panel backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters only for elderly, high-risk

The twin votes represented a heavy blow to the Biden administration's sweeping effort, announced a month ago, to shore up nearly all Americans' protection amid the spread of Delta variant.

published on : 18th September 2021

COVID-19: Second Chinese city sees outbreak of delta variant as 59 new cases found

The port city of Xiamen has confirmed 33 cases in the past two days.  Another 59 cases have been found in Putian, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) north on the coast.

published on : 14th September 2021

British PM Boris Johnson to set out lockdown-free winter COVID plan

Under the autumn-winter proposals, the government is set to repeal some powers of its emergency Coronavirus Act, brought in to tackle the pandemic last year.

published on : 13th September 2021

In COVID-slammed Idaho, schools risk buckling hospitals

Kootenai Health, the hospital at the epicenter of the region's COVID-19 health care crisis, is just a 10-minute walk from the Coeur d'Alene School District's headquarters.

published on : 10th September 2021

US COVID surge: The summer of hope ends in gloom as Delta variant wrecks havoc

The delta variant is filling hospitals, sickening alarming numbers of children and driving coronavirus deaths in some places to the highest levels of the entire pandemic.

published on : 10th September 2021

Two new sub-lineages of Delta variant in Bengaluru

Strand Life Sciences, which did the sequencing here, was given a mandate by the Covid Task Force in Karnataka to start genome sequencing to help detect trends in mutations in the state.

published on : 9th September 2021

Will focus on dealing with pandemic here than to delve in conspiracy theories: Supreme Court

The top court made this observation while refusing to entertain a petition seeking direction to set up an international taks force for finding scientific answeres about the Delta variant's origin.

published on : 6th September 2021

COVID: 18 cases of Delta sub-lineage AY.12 reported in Andhra, Centre yet to confirm

In Andhra Pradesh, there has been no official confirmation as to where the first AY.12 case was detected and the total number of cases reported. 

published on : 6th September 2021

India sends 150 tonnes of oxygen to Sri Lanka to help it tackle coronavirus surge

Indian naval ship Shakti in August delivered 100 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to Sri Lanka to help the island nation.

published on : 4th September 2021

Brazil starts booster shots while many still await a second covid jab

Older Brazilians have expressed concern about the efficacy of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine against the delta variant, prompting authorities to offer the booster shots.

published on : 4th September 2021

Paramount postpones sequels of 'Top Gun', 'Mission: Impossible' amid surge in Covid cases

The development comes days after the studio successfully launched the clips and footage of the two films at CinemaCon 2021.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines wouldn't have got nod had they done phase three trials in second wave: Krishna Ella

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, the manufacturer of COVID-19 Covaxin, said the efficacy of its vaccine would have been 85 per cent against the original strain of the virus.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Is Kerala Covid situation a cause for concern? 

Kerala was more successful than any other Indian state in slowing down the transmission as noted in the 4th national sero survey. This meant that it had proportionately more susceptible population...

published on : 31st August 2021

What a third COVID-19 wave means to your money

A country’s response is based on the state of the government finances. India does not have the luxury of printing an endless amount of money as the Rupee is not a reserve currency.

published on : 30th August 2021
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