An RNA molecule that stimulates the body's early antiviral defence system may provide protection against a range of SARS-CoV-2 variants, including Delta, according to a study conducted in mice.
The US has reported its first death due to the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus with an unvaccinated man in his 50s succumbing to the fast-spreading disease in Texas, according to health officials.
Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the US, accounting for 73 per cent of new infections last week, federal health officials said Monday.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, United States' top pandemic advisor said that the 'real problem' for the US hospital system is that 'we have so many people in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who have not yet been vaccinated.'
'Thus far, it does not look like there's a great degree of severity to it,' said US Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci as he encouraged early reports suggesting that Omicron variant of Covid-19 might be less deadly than Delta variant.
Saudi Arabia's state-run press Agency confirmed that the Omicron case came from a citizen arriving from a 'North African country'. The infected individual and his close contacts had been quarantined.
On World AIDS Day, Anthony Fauci told the U.N. General Assembly that tackling Covid-19 has disrupted supply chains and increased the risk for people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, of being infected with another deadly virus.
The US authorities said current travel restrictions will remain in place until the administration rolls out a 'new system' for regulating international travel.
The top infectious disease expert in the U.S. says the Food and Drug Administration's decision Monday should encourage people who cited lack of approval as a reason for not getting vaccinated
Fauci said clinical studies and laboratory data have yet to fully bear out the need for a booster to the current two-shot Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson regimen.
Dr Anthony Fauci said the Delta variant, which was first identified in India, now makes up more than 20 per cent of all new cases in the US
Andy Slavitt, White House Covid-19 Senior Advisor said the vaccines that are available in the US are effective against the Indian variant.
“Covid-19 has shown a bright light on our own society's failings,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
America's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci told senators that India made the 'incorrect assumption' that it was finished with the Covid-19 pandemic.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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