Wednesday, February 21, 2024

COVID19 Updates

Protests over zero Covid policy spread across China

Hundreds of demonstrators and police have clashed in Shanghai as protests over China’s severe COVID-19 restrictions continued into the third day and spread to several other cities, Al Jazeera...

30,000 people have died each day WTO dragged its feet on vaccine patents: Oxfam

JULIA CONLEY As public health advocates prepared a global day of action to demand an end to Covid-19 vaccine inequity,...

India’s COVID-19 toll highest in the world, 10 times official figure

A new estimate by World Health Organisation says India accounts for almost a third of Covid deaths globally...

Rich nations, big pharma still blocking ‘early exit’ from pandemic: Experts

In a scathing letter on Wednesday, more than 300 public health experts, academics, labour leaders, and activists accused rich...

Study shows COVID-19 infection linked to brain shrinkage, cognitive decline

A new study published in the journal Nature on Monday shows an association between brain size and structure among those infected...

Omicron continues to sweep the world: WHO Chief

"Last week, there were more than 18 million reported cases," reminded World Health Organisation’s chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday in his opening remarks at the media briefing...

India reports 2.71 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases

India on Sunday reported 2,71,202 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, marginally higher than Saturday, according to the Union Ministry of Health. A total of 7,743 Omicron cases have been...
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Third-wave: India records over 2.47 lakh new cases

India on Thursday reported 2,47,417 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending at 9 am, up by 27% since yesterday. The daily positivity rate has risen to 13.11%. With 84,825...

Omicron overwhelming health systems around the world: WHO chief

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday warned the world not to take the Omicron variant of COVID-19 as"mild" reminding the global leaders that the highest number...
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Omicron may not be the final variant, but it may be the final variant of concern

Ben Krishna, University of Cambridge It is controversial whether viruses are alive, but – like all living things – they do evolve. This fact has become abundantly clear during the...

Omicron and market sell-off

Arturo Bris, International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Until the Omicron variant hit the headlines, the signs were that 2021 was going to close with a stellar stock-market performance. Most...
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Rich countries blamed as new Covid variant sparks global alarm

The detection of a new, heavily mutated, and potentially vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant in Botswana and other nations is sending shockwaves worldwide as public health officials rush to understand the strain and its possible...

Why are COVID cases in India decreasing, despite the low double vaccination rate?

Rajib Dasgupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University COVID continues to slow down in India. The festival season, which includes Durga Puja and Diwali where large groups of Indians gather, did not lead...
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Europe, US in grip of devastating fourth coronavirus wave

Europe is in the grip of a potentially devastating fourth coronavirus wave and the United States has now recorded more Covid-19 deaths in 2021 than it did in 2020, heightening alarm among public health...

UK threw out 600,000+ Covid vaccine doses in August

The government of the United Kingdom threw out more than 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in August after they expired unused, a revelation that came as billions of people in...
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Lives disrupted: Students anxious as pandemic forced to cancel their plans

"Mental health issues have always been stigmatized in our society and with the rampant spread of the virus, the situation has just amplified for the worse," says Arouba Kabir,...

Indian scientists say they didn’t back doubling of vaccine dosing gap: report

Reuters on Tuesday reported that three Indian scientists of an advisory group on Covid-19 vaccination did not back the Union Government’s decision last month to double the interval between two...
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