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.
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.
'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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Despite the prolonged emergency, the largely voluntary measures have become less effective as the exhausted public increasingly ignores them.
The coronavirus has to be defeated and vaccination is the way to victory, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.
The B.1.617.2 or Delta variant was first observed in India in late 2020. It has since spread around the globe.
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.
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.
The potential variant of interest, C.1.2, was first detected in the country in May this year.
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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.
CEO Ed Bastian said that all employees who have been hospitalized for the virus in recent weeks were not fully vaccinated.
The government last week extended the state of emergency until Sept 12 and expanded the areas covered to 13 prefectures from six including Tokyo.
Former Indian cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin plays a shot during an exhibition cricket match between BCCI President's XI and BCCI Secretary's XI, on the eve of the Board’s 90th Annual General Meeting, at Eden Garden...PTI Photo
BCCI secretary Jay Shah during an exhibition cricket match between BCCI President's XI and BCCI Secretary's XI, on the eve of the Board’s 90th Annual General Meeting, at Eden Garden in Kolkata.
Former Indian cricketer and BCCI President Saurav Ganguly during an exhibition cricket match between BCCI President's XI and BCCI Secretary's XI, on the eve of the Board’s 90th Annual General Meeting, at Eden Garden...PTI Photo
BCCI secretary Jay Shah during an exhibition cricket match between BCCI President's XI and BCCI Secretary's XI, on the eve of the Board’s 90th Annual General Meeting, at Eden Garden in Kolkata.PTI Photo
Fire personnel check cyclone rescue and rehabilitation equipments before going to predicted landfall and affected districts, in view of Cyclone Jawad, in Bhubaneswar.PTI Photo
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