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Delta Variant Covid

'Long COVID': Can Children Experience Symptoms Even After Recovery?

Sep 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Yes, but studies indicate that they're less likely than adults to be affected by symptoms that persist, recur or begin a month or more after infection.

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

Sep 07, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

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

US Hiring Slows To Just 235,000 Jobs In August After Two Months Of Robust Hiring

Friday's report provided numerous signs that the delta variant had a depressive effect on job growth last month.

US May Recommend Boosters Eight Months After Second Covid Vaccine Dose

Aug 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The action is expected for the Pfizer shot in the coming weeks. However, the Food and Drug Administration is yet to formally approve the vaccine.

Covid-19: Countries That Fully Vaccinated More Than Half Of Their Population Report Low Deaths

Speedy inoculation is protecting a significant percentage of the infected population from developing severe disease and causing death.

13 August, 2021

FDA Authorises Extra COVID Vaccines For Those With Weak Immunities

Associated Press (AP)

The announcement came on Thursday, by the Food and Drug Administration which applies to several million Americans who are especially vulnerable because of organ transplants, certain cancers, or other disorders.

12 August, 2021

Breakthrough Infection: Is It A Boon In Disguise In The Fight Against Covid-19?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

On one hand, it is a cause for concern that vaccinated people can be a spreader of the virus, on the other, it is a matter of great satisfaction that breakthrough infection is not severe and it gives the benefit of natural immunity to a vaccinated individual without putting his or her life at risk.

11 August, 2021

Is Herd Immunity Possible With Delta Variant; Know It From Expert

Outlook Web Bureau

On Tuesday, the UK recorded its highest daily death toll from coronavirus since March, with 146 new deaths, but the number of new cases fell to 23,510 from 25,161 on Monday.

11 August, 2021

Covid Delta Plus Variant Did Not Cause Exponential Surge In India Govt

Outlook Web Desk

Four types of variants are categorised as Delta Plus AY1 (B.1.617.2.1), AY2, AY3 and one more sub-lineage in which one more gene has been detected and its only sample was found in Maharashtra.

09 August, 2021

Covid Delta Variant Found In 80% Genome Sequencing Samples In Delhi In Last 3 Months

Outlook Web Desk

At a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which devises Covid management policies for the capital, the health department shared that the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) has been detected in 83.3 per cent of the samples sent for genome sequencing in Delhi in July.

05 August, 2021

Moderna Plans Booster Doses To Help Fight Virus

Associated Press (AP)

With “the rising force of infection” from Delta variant and eventual waning immunity, a “booster will likely be necessary to keep us as safe as possible” this winter, Moderna President Dr Stephen Hoge told investors.


31 July, 2021

Amid Lifting Of Restrictions, Canada Might Face 4th Covid Wave, Say Officials

Associated Press (AP)

About 6.3 million Canadians have not received a first dose and over 5 million have not had a second, a Canadian official said

30 July, 2021

Delta Variant May Spread As Easily As Chickenpox, Says US Document

Outlook Web Desk

Fully vaccinated people might spread the Delta variant at the same rate as unvaccinated people

30 July, 2021

US: States Race To Use Covid-19 Vaccines Before They Expire

Associated Press (AP)

The surge in infections in U.S is largely due to the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus, which has spread rapidly, particularly among unvaccinated people

29 July, 2021

Philippines President Says Unvaccinated Citizens Will Be Shut In Their Homes

Associated Press (AP)

With a population of roughly 110 million, the Philippines is experiencing a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Only 7 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated, and another 11 million have received their first dose.

28 July, 2021

China Mandates Negative Covid Test For Drivers Leaving Jiangsu Province As Cases Spike

Associated Press (AP)

The National Health Commission reported 48 new cases in Jiangsu over the previous 24 hours, bringing its total to 154 over recent days

27 July, 2021

Fiji Urges People To Get Vaccinated Amid Rising Covid Deaths

Associated Press (AP)

Fiji has reported a record 1,285 new cases in its latest daily update and 193 deaths since the outbreak began in April


26 July, 2021

Evidence Suggests Delta Variant Capable Of Infecting Fully Vaccinated People: Reports

Outlook Web Bureau

The Delta variant is classified as B.1.617. It has been found in nearly 100 countries and is a global variant of concern.

Photo Gallery

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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz