Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicDelta variant

Topic: Delta variant

Deltacron: What scientists know so far about this new hybrid coronavirus

The fact that deltacron has spread across borders emphasises the need for ongoing genomic surveillance to keep tabs on how the virus is changing.

UK reports Delta x Omicron combine variant, leading Indian virologist says no reason to panic

UK Health Security Agency has added ‘Delta x Omicron Recombinant (UK)’ under list of Covid variants being monitored and investigated. Experts say such cross mutations are expected.

Covid spilling over to free-ranging animals? Dead leopard cub had Delta, didn’t die of it

Case was detected at a time when infection levels had dropped significantly in humans, says 12 January report by scientists from Indian Veterinary Research Institute.

Covid has surged, but there are hardly any ‘black fungus’ cases this time — doctors explain why

Experts said cases of mucormycosis peaked due to excessive misuse of steroids amid the 2nd wave. Unmonitored blood sugar levels and self-medication by many also contributed.

Study shows Covaxin booster dose neutralises both Omicron, Delta variants: Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech said a study at Emory University demonstrated that people who got a Covaxin booster, 6 months after the two doses, witnessed neutralising of the two Covid variants.

Omicron infection may reduce risk from Delta variant too, South African study shows

The latest findings suggest the likelihood of someone infected with Omicron variant of Covid-19 being reinfected by the Delta variant is limited.

How errors, inaction sent deadly Delta variant around the world in 2021

Delta has been the most dominant form of Covid for much of 2021, when more than 3.5 million people died of the virus — almost double the toll during the first year of the pandemic.

Booster shot of Pfizer vaccine can cut mortality from Delta variant by 90%, says Israeli study

Data culled from 54-day study period involving 8 lakh participants aged over 50, some of whom had got the booster shot.

Omicron has higher risk of reinfection than Delta, Beta variants, Singapore’s health ministry says

The ministry also said studies so far show antigen rapid tests, in addition to the PCR tests, are effective in detecting Covid infection, including Omicron cases.

ICMR study pushes for Covishield booster doses, says Delta derivatives could reduce efficacy

The study, however, says vaccines will continue to provide sufficient protection against the severity of the disease and fatality, based on breakthrough infections data they analysed.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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