Tag: covid 19

WHO advises against blood plasma treatment for Covid-19

PARIS: Covid treatments using plasma taken from the blood of recovered coronavirus patients should not be given to people with mild or moderate illness, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Convalescent plasma showed some early…

Over 50% of adult population in India now fully vaccinated | India News

NEW DELHI: India has vaccinated more than 50% of its adults with two jabs within 11 months of the launch of its anti-Covid programme. A total of 127.93 crore doses have been administered across the…

omicron: India’s Omicron tally pushed to 21; states step up surveillance: Top developments | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday reported 17 more cases of Omicron, taking the total number of cases in the country to 21. Maharashtra on Sunday reported seven more cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19, Jaipur…

New York state finds five cases of Omicron variant

WASHINGTON: Multiple cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in New York, health officials said Thursday, including a man who attended an anime convention in Manhattan in late November and tested positive for…

Vaccinated California man first in US to test positive for Omicron

WASHINGTON: A person in California who had been vaccinated against Covid-19 became the first in the United States to have an identified case of the Omicron variant, the White House announced Wednesday as scientists continue…

Kohli’s fate as ODI skipper set to be decided in next few days as SA squad to be named this week | Cricket News

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli‘s future as India ODI captain will be decided this week when the national selection committee, led by Chetan Sharma, selects the squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. The BCCI top…

Kids with poorly controlled asthma more at Covid risk, says study | India News

NEW DELHI: Children with poorly controlled asthma infected with Covid-19 are more likely to require hospitalisation than children with well-controlled asthma, or those without asthma, a new study shows. The authors suggest prioritising this group…

omicron: Missing ‘S’ gene in RT-PCR test can point to Omicron | India News

PUNE: With the emergence of the Omicron variant, public health experts want laboratories to conduct RT-PCR tests in whole for all the three genes, particularly on international travellers, to help detect the absence of the…

Expert panel mulls nod to ‘additional dose’ of Covid vaccine to elderly | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid mounting fear over the new SARS-COV2 variant Omicron, an expert committee on Covid immunisation is considering to recommend an “additional dose” to those who are immunocompromised or are elderly and at high…

Why Omicron spread could be ‘good sign’ for Delta-hit world

NEW DELHI: Health authorities across southern Africa, currently dealing with an outbreak of the Omicron variant, are consistently reporting that the symptoms of the new highly infectious Covid strain are “different but very mild”. Around…