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Covid-19: Pfizer Vaccine Not Effective Against Omicron Like Delta, Finds South Africa Analysis

Dec 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Covid-19 Omicron variant was first detected in South Africa. The large-scale analysis of Pfizer vaccine effectiveness seems to support early indications that the the vaccine shot effective against Omicron like Delta variant.

Percentage Of Delta Variant Found In Delhi Rose Steadily During April-July: Official data

Sep 09, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The information was shared during a recent meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which devises COVID-19 management policies for the capital.


Increased Infectivity, Ability To Escape Immunity: Here’s What Drove Delta Variant

The B.1.617.2 or Delta variant was first observed in India in late 2020. It has since spread around the globe.

Maharashtra Records Five Deaths Due To Delta Plus Variant, 66 Cases

Aug 14, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Some of the patients infected with the Delta plus variant of coronavirus were fully vaccinated


Mumbai Records First Death Due To Delta Plus Covid 19 Variant

This is Maharashtra's second death from the Delta Plus after an 80-year-old woman from Ratnagiri died last month.

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26 July, 2021

What's More Dangerous? Lambda, Kappa, Or Delta? And Why? Know It From The Doctor

Dr. Sulaiman Ladhani

Covid explained: B.1.617.3, a relative of the Delta variant; B.11.318, which contains 14 mutations; Lambda, a variant discovered by Public Health England and classed as a VOI by the WHO; and Kappa or B.1.617.1 are among the variants.


23 July, 2021

Odisha Covid Hotspots: Khurda, Cuttack Remain A Cause Of Concern

Sandeep Sahu

While the constant fall in the number of fresh cases and the TPR is a huge relief for health planners, the fact that the virus is remaining active in the body of the infected for much longer than usual is a big cause for concern.


22 July, 2021

Covid: Delta Variant Continues To Be Dominant Lineage In New Cases Across India

Outlook Web Bureau

Regions with high vaccination and strong public health measures, such as Singapore, continue to do well, INSACOG noted.


19 July, 2021

Delta Variant Accounts For 80% Of New Covid Cases: Govt Expert Panel Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

The variant is also around 40-60 percent more transmissible than its predecessor, Alpha variant, and has already spread to more than 80 countries, including the UK, the US and Singapore.


15 July, 2021

Delta Variant: Why It’s More Important Now To Get Covid Vaccination?

Outlook Web Bureau

A person can develop immunity – the ability to resist infection – in two ways: either after being infected with coronavirus or by getting vaccinated.


14 July, 2021

Covid Cases Will Increase Globally If Spread Of Delta Variant Not Curbed: WHO

Outlook Web Bureau

Globally, cases of the Alpha variant have been reported in 178 countries, territories or areas, while 123 countries reported cases of the Beta variant, 75 countries reported cases of the Gamma variant.


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13 July, 2021

Covid Explained: What Is Lambda Variant? Can Vaccines Protect Against It?

Dr. Trupti Gilada

Lambda Covid variant explained: The variant, also known as the C.37 strain, was first detected in Peru in August 2020.


12 July, 2021

Tripura Govt Says Delta+ In 91% Genome Sequencing Samples, Centre Denies

Pinaki Das

Dr. Siddharth Shiv Jaiswal, MD of NHM Tripura had reconfirmed that 91 per cent of 151 samples sent for genome sequencing test outside the state have found Delta Plus variant of the virus


10 July, 2021

Explained: What’s Kappa Covid Variant and How Dangerous Is It?

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the Union Health Ministry the Kappa Covid variant is not a new variant and it has been present in the country since February.


09 July, 2021

Uttar Pradesh Records Two Cases Of Kappa Variant Of COVID-19

Outlook Web Desk

Genome sequencing of 109 samples done at King George's Medical College revealed 107 cases of Delta Plus variant and two cases of Kappa Variant.


06 July, 2021

Germany Eases Restrictions For Travelers From India

Outlook Web Bureau

Strict restrictions were imposed on travelers from India and some other countries because of the rise of the contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.


30 June, 2021

Health Minister Says No COVID-19 Case From Delta Plus Variant Reported In Delhi

Outlook Web Desk

Disagreeing with the presence of cases from the lethal Delta Plus variant of coronavirus, the Delhi Health Minister mentioned that no communication on this matter has taken place between the Delhi government and the Centre.


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30 June, 2021

India's Covaxin Effectively Neutralises Delta Variant, Says US National Institute Of Health

Outlook Web Desk

Results of two studies of blood serum from people who had received Covaxin suggest that the vaccine generates antibodies that effectively neutralise both Alpha and Delta variants of coronavirus.


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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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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