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US authorises new antibody drug ‘Eli Lilly’ to fight Omicron variant

Image Source : AP New antibody drug from Eli Lilly that specifically targets the omicron variant, a key step in restocking the nation’s arsenal against the latest version of COVID-19 US health regulators have authorised a new antibody drug that targets the omicron variant, a key step in restocking the nation’s arsenal against the latest …

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Mansukh Mandaviya to hold review meeting with southern states, UTs over COVID situation today

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to hold review meeting today with southern states, UT’s over COVID situation.  Highlights Health Min will chair high-level virtual meeting with health ministers of Southern states’, UTs He’ll review COVID situation as well as response measures being taken in context of Omicron variant The meeting …

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Pfizer, BioNTech begin study tweaking original vaccine to match Omicron variant

Image Source : AP A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 sits on a table at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. Highlights Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have begun a study to update their vaccine for Omicron. The original vaccines still offer good protection against severe illness and death. The new U.S. study is …

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As Delhi, Mumbai see dip in fresh Covid-19 cases; Kerala’s tally soars

Image Source : PTI Movie theaters, swimming pools and gyms are not allowed to function in C category districts in Kerala.  Delhi on Monday reported 5,760 new Covid cases and 30 deaths, while the positivity rate dropped to 11.79 percent. Mumbai reported under-2,000 new coronavirus cases at 1,857, down by 693 from the previous day …

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Omicron variant driven wave of COVID-19 will turn to villages after metros: Health expert

New Delhi: The Omicron variant driven wave of COVID-19 will now turn to small towns and villages in the coming few weeks after its transmission in metro cities as each time a wave follows this trend, said Dr Rajeev Jayadevan who is advising COVID-19 task force at IMA Kochi, Kerala. “Each time, a wave first …

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Omicron will soon replace Delta globally due to ‘immunity evading potential’: WHO

Image Source : AP People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in Times Square, New York Highlights WHO on Sunday said that the Omicron variant of Covid 19 has been identified in 171 countries. The global health body said that Omicron is soon set to replace Delta globally. WHO said that current evidence …

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Omicron cases surge: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding due to Omicron surge.    Highlights New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern on Jan 23 informed that she has canceled her wedding She cancelled her marraige amid a new wave of Omicron cases in New Zealand PM said that health authorities have …

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Home testing kits may give false negative reports even after having COVID symptoms, says Health Expert

New Delhi: There are chances of false-negative reports in rapid antigen home testing kits even after having COVID symptoms and people should self-isolate themselves as a precaution, said Dr Harsh Mahajan, Founder and Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging. Speaking to ANI, Dr Harsh Mahajan said, “There are two kinds of tests that are being done. One is …

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