delta variant

2021 Covid outbreak in Delhi shows herd immunity against Delta variant difficult: Study

Researchers found that among 24 reported cases, Delta was seven-fold more likely to lead to vaccination breakthrough infections than non-Delta lineages.

published on : 15th October 2021

Delta variant catching up in Kerala as breakthrough infections rise 

At the current rate, one in four people contracting the virus now had received vaccine doses

published on : 14th October 2021

High COVID-19 rate in 0-19 age group in India; frequent post-vax infections with Delta variant: Study

According to the WHO update, the study found an increased number of infections among the 0-19 age group and women, higher mortality and more frequent incidences of post-vaccination infections.

published on : 8th October 2021

US sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions despite doubts over efficacy

CDC said boosters should be offered to people 65 and older, nursing home residents and those ages 50 to 64 who have risky underlying health problems.

published on : 24th September 2021

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

The delta variant has been identified in at least 180 countries, according to the World Health Organization.

published on : 23rd September 2021

No evidence of any new variant of coronavirus in country: INSACOG

There is a small but steady increase in AY.1 since June 2021, which is being monitored, the INSACOG noted.

published on : 23rd September 2021

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk amid spread of Delta variant

The ruling represents a drastically scaled back version of the Biden administration's sweeping plan to give third doses to nearly all American adults to shore up their protection.

published on : 23rd September 2021

'No strong evidence that delta variant of COVID-19 worse for kids', say experts

Delta's ability to spread more easily makes it more of a risk to children and underscores the need for masks in schools and vaccinations for those who are old enough.

published on : 23rd September 2021

'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day amid Biden's bet on rapid tests

The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year, delayed the return to offices and demoralized health care workers.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Antibodies from original Covid virus strain don't bind to variants: Study

The researchers studied the convergent antibodies' ability to bind to several variants and found that they no longer bound to some.

published on : 21st September 2021

COVID: Hybrid immunity to stave off Delta variant in Kerala, feel experts

One is the surge in the number of new infections and its recoveries. The second is the faster vaccination coverage surpassing the national average during the period.

published on : 20th September 2021

'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
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