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Omicron Threat: Time To Create An Emergency Fund If You Don’t Have One Already

Nov 29, 2021 Meghna Maiti

Prepare for the Omicron threat by having an emergency fund in place and to remain prepared in advance. you could start investing a part of your savings or investments to build emergency funds. Here’s how you can go about it.

Omicron: Why WHO Skipped 'Xi' While Naming New Covid-19 Variant

Nov 28, 2021 Jheelum Basu

World Health Organization (WHO) this time skipped two other Greek letters 'Nu' and 'Xi' before settling for 'Omicron' as the name for the new strain of SARS-CoV2 which is believed to have originated from South Africa.


Omicron: New Strain Of Coronavirus Escalates Need For Global Vaccine Sharing

'Despite the repeated warnings of health leaders, our failure to put vaccines into the arms of people in the developing world is now coming back to haunt us', wrote former British PM Gordon Brown.

Omicron: Italy, Germany Report Cases Of New Covid-19 Variant

Nov 28, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Italy's health ministry is urging all regions to increase its tracing of the virus and sequencing to detect cases of the new variant first identified in South Africa.


What Is Omicron: All You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

After the detrimental Delta variant which took the world by storm in the second wave of Covid-19, ‘Omicron’ recently has been declared as the latest ‘variant of concern’ (VOC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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28 November, 2021

Covid-19: Experts' Take On Omicron And Possibility Of Third Wave In India

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Though the health experts and scientists in India have advised caution yet they feel that the current immune profile of the majority of the population in India makes them less vulnerable to Omicron as compared to any other country in the world.


26 November, 2021

Super Mutant Covid Variant Will Reduce Vaccine's Efficacy To 40%

Outlook Web Desk

The new "super mutant" Covid variant has more transmissible capability than the Delta variant and the vaccines that the world currently have may be significantly less effective against it.


09 September, 2021

Kashmir Shows 84.3% Antibodies Against Covid

Naseer Ganai

The IgM antibody which is usually produced by recent infection with SARS Cov-2 (can rarely also be produced in recent vaccination. This antibody was positive in about 20.75 % of participants.


09 September, 2021

Covid Update: Japan Extends Virus Emergency Until End Of September

Associated Press (AP)

Despite the prolonged emergency, the largely voluntary measures have become less effective as the exhausted public increasingly ignores them.


07 September, 2021

Covid: Over 70 Crore Vaccine Doses Administered In India So Far, Says Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

The coronavirus has to be defeated and vaccination is the way to victory, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.


07 September, 2021

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

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.


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07 September, 2021

Covid Update: Travellers Arriving In Hong Kong From China Will No Longer Need To Quarantine

Associated Press (AP)

Travellers will still need a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival and must take several tests while in Hong Kong to ensure they're not infected.


30 August, 2021

India May See A Third Covid Wave In October; Intensity Expected To Be 1/4 Of Second Wave: Expert

Outlook Web Bureau

If the third wave peaks, the country may see only 1 lakh daily cases as against more than 4 lakh when the deadly second wave was at its peak in May.


30 August, 2021

Is New Covid Variant C.1.2 More Infectious? Here’s What The Study Says

Outlook Web Bureau

The potential variant of interest, C.1.2, was first detected in the country in May this year.


26 August, 2021

Kerala Covid: Onam Spike Anticipated, Likely To Stay For A Few More Weeks, Say Experts

Preetha Nair

Kerala Covid surge: Fewer hospital admissions is a silver lining amidst the surge


26 August, 2021

Is Covid Riskier For Heart Than Pfizer Vaccine? Here's What Study Says

Associated Press (AP)

US health officials say they have confirmed about 800 vaccine-associated cases total of two types of inflammation - in the heart muscle and in the lining of the heart.


26 August, 2021

Delta Will Charge Unvaccinated Employees Rs 15,000 Per Month

Associated Press (AP)

CEO Ed Bastian said that all employees who have been hospitalized for the virus in recent weeks were not fully vaccinated.


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25 August, 2021

Japan To Further Expand Virus Emergency Areas As Cases Surge

Associated Press (AP)

The government last week extended the state of emergency until Sept 12 and expanded the areas covered to 13 prefectures from six including Tokyo.


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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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