INTERVIEW | Omicron is the Usain Bolt among SARS-CoV-2 variants: Eminent virologist

Omicron is different from all other variants for the simple reason that it carries mutations from Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta in one bag, says virologist Dr V Ravi.

published on : 5th December 2021

COVID test mandatory at airport for travellers landing in India from 'countries at risk' 

The present guidelines also mandate that 5% of travellers coming from countries that are not in the ‘at risk category’ will also be tested on a random basis at airports for COVID-19.

published on : 29th November 2021

Inactivated virus vaccine Covaxin has cellular immune memory to Covid for at least six months: NII

Immunological memory is the ability of the immune system to respond more rapidly and effectively to pathogens that have been encountered previously.

published on : 16th November 2021

Covid vaccinated people with prior infection may have more antibodies: Study

The 73 were divided into two groups -- those who were infected at 90 days or closer to the first vaccine dose, and those whose exposure to the virus was more than 90 days before the initial shot.

published on : 2nd November 2021

AP records 385 new Covid cases, EG leads with 87; toll 14,373

The three north coastal districts reported over 50 new infections while the four Rayalaseema districts logged 86 new cases.

published on : 1st November 2021

‘Timely intervention saved patients with black fungus infection’

The most plausible explanation for the recent surge in mucormycosis cases is believed to be the irrational and prolonged use of steroids in Covid-19 patients.

published on : 17th September 2021

16,000 Covid samples submitted for genome sequencing in July, August: Centre

The govt said it was done to study the genetic variations in the virus, dismissing concerns that the pace of genomic surveillance had slowed down in the country.

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

6 students of Zilla Parishad school in Vizag test positive for Covid-19

Meanwhile, a class 7 student of Raviteja High School at Pulivendula in Kadapa district tested positive on Thursday.

published on : 27th August 2021

Covid infections cross 20L mark; 6 more fatalities

All districts report below 200 new cases each; total recoveries reach 19.70 lakh

published on : 21st August 2021

J&J says its single-dose Covid vaccine shows promising signs against Delta variant, lasts at least 8 months

The data showed that humoral and cellular immune responses generated by the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine lasted through at least eight months.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Delta variant was main circulating strain during second Covid wave in Chandigarh: PGIMER

The director of the city-based premier medical institute, Jagat Ram, also advised people to adhere to Covid appropriate behaviour and opt for vaccination to break the infection's chain of transmission

published on : 21st June 2021

India, Sri Lanka to scale up the genome surveillance for SARS-CoV-2

MicroLabs set up in tier 2 and tier 3 cities will be supported by the existing MegaLabs. 

published on : 16th June 2021

Samples sent for genome sequencing to identify new Covid-19 variant, says Maharashtra government

In its latest report on coronavirus variants, the health agency said Delta Plus was present in six genomes from India as of June 7.

published on : 14th June 2021

Full recovery distant dream for many patients as Covid may lead to neurological complications

Some patients with Covid-infected lungs can develop intracranial bleeding due to unavoidable anticoagulant therapies.

published on : 8th June 2021
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