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Omicron rewrites the COVID plan for 2022

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - As the Omicron variant gains momentum in Europe and the United States, scientists are rewriting their expectations for the COVID-19 pandemic next year. Just…

COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against Omicron – WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Preliminary evidence indicates that COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against infection and transmission linked to the Omicron coronavirus variant, which also carries a higher risk of…

Masks come off, rallies begin as India’s COVID-19 patient load falls

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India reported its lowest tally of active COVID-19 cases in 18 months on Monday, but a sharp drop in the use of protective face masks is…

Early indications suggest Omicron more transmissible than Delta, UK PM tells ministers

LONDON (Reuters) - Early indications suggest that the Omicron coronavirus variant is more transmissible than the earlier Delta variant, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his top team of cabinet…

WHO’s top scientist says Omicron could displace Delta

By Francesco Guarascio and Stephanie Nebehay (Reuters) -The World Health Organization's chief scientist told the Reuters Next conference on Friday the Omicron variant could become dominant because it is highly…

Effectiveness of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (COVISHIELD) vaccine against the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in India

SARS-CoV-2 has affected more than 200 million people causing more than 5 million deaths worldwide as per the WHO statistics. The rise in mutant variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus has led…

Analysis-How fast does it spread?: Scientists ask whether Omicron can outrun Delta

By Nancy Lapid and Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters) - As scientists race to understand the consequences of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, one of the most important questions is whether this new…

Delta subvariant won’t change COVID picture, Oxford vaccine chief says

LONDON (Reuters) - A subvariant of Delta that is growing in England is being monitored but is not likely to change the COVID-19 picture, Oxford Vaccine Group chief Andrew Pollard…

Second wave not over, third wave depends on people’s behaviour: Dr Randeep Guleria

New Delhi [India], August 13 (ANI): The second wave of Coronavirus pandemic is not yet over and the third wave depends on the Covid-19 appropriate behaviour by the people, said…

China punishes 20 more officials over COVID-19 spread

Beijing [China], August 12 (ANI): China has punished nearly 20 more officials in its Guangdong Province's Guangzhou for negligence in curbing the spread of coronavirus soon after it punished nearly…

Video shows Chinese officials locking residents inside their homes amid Delta variant surge

Taipei [Taiwan], August 12 (ANI): Numerous videos have surfaced on social media appearing to show Chinese officials locking residents inside their homes as China grapples with a nationwide surge of…

COVID-19: China raises alarm as Delta variant spreads

Beijing [China], August 1 (ANI): As the new COVID-19 cases have been reported in at least 18 Chinese provinces, experts in the country have raised alarm due to the latest…