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Risk of reinfection from Omicron three times higher than any other variant: Study

National daily cases almost doubled on Wednesday, days after countries across the world halted flights to and from southern Africa

03 Dec 2021 3:57 PM

New warning on Omicron variant severity from South African scientists

Leading South African scientists warned it is still too early to determine that the omicron variant will only cause mild illness

02 Dec 2021 12:20 PM

Very large number of Indians may be protected from Omicron: Virologist Shahid Jameel

Jameel said more data is awaited but vaccine effectiveness against the variant may dip by a few points

30 Nov 2021 12:49 PM

Explainer: Here's what we know so far about the new variant in South Africa

A new variant of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 has been identified in South Africa, with officials there saying it’s of concern

26 Nov 2021 1:23 PM

ITC starts clinical trials of nasal spray for COVID-19 prevention

Developed by scientists at ITC Life Sciences and Technology Centre, the company plans to market it under the Savlon brand

25 Nov 2021 1:10 PM


Deepavali Detox

First came the Deepavali indulgence and then the comfort food binge with the onset of rainy weather, and now everyone’s in detox mode

24 Nov 2021 4:44 PM

Mutation linked to remdesivir resistance found in Covid patient

Genetic analysis of the virus showed that it acquired a mutation during treatment that appeared to reduce the effectiveness of the drug

11 Nov 2021 1:52 PM

Vaccinated 16 times less likely to die from Covid, study shows

The results add to a growing body of evidence that the vaccines’ protection against severe disease and death holds up well

09 Nov 2021 3:16 PM

COVID-19 pills are no substitute for vaccines, disease experts say

Some disease experts fear the arrival of oral COVID-19 treatments may further impede vaccination campaigns

09 Nov 2021 10:38 AM

Pfizer results open door to new chapter for COVID-19 treatments

If the drugs are authorized by regulators, they are likely to overtake currently-available antibody treatments

06 Nov 2021 12:07 PM


Pfizer says Covid pill 'Paxlovid' 89% effective against severe disease

The results from the clinical trial are so good that Pfizer will stop recruiting new people for the trial, the company said

05 Nov 2021 5:44 PM

Covid booster dose effective in reducing severe disease outcomes: Lancet study

Individuals were assigned to each group dynamically based on their changing vaccination status

01 Nov 2021 12:50 PM

Suicide rate up in 2020 in India, Maharashtra tops the list with near 20k

The overall male to female ratio of suicide victims was 70.9 to 29.1, the report stated

29 Oct 2021 1:44 PM

Cheap antidepressant shows promise treating early COVID-19

Some experts predict various treatments eventually will be used in combination to fight the coronavirus

28 Oct 2021 12:30 PM

Long COVID may not be as fatal as acute COVID-19 but can worsen existing ailments

About half of people with long-COVID reported an improvement in their symptoms after getting the vaccine

17 Oct 2021 1:19 PM


Children who spent more time in nature during lockdown fared best: Study

Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health

15 Oct 2021 12:31 AM

Vaccines prevent severe Covid, even from Delta: study

The researchers compared the outcomes of 11 million vaccinated people with 11 million unvaccinated subjects

11 Oct 2021 11:34 AM

Cadila Healthcare gets DCGI nod to conduct phase 3 trials for two-dose COVID vaccine

The company has got the permission for conduct of phase III trials for two-dose Covid vaccine, Cadila Healthcare said in a regulatory filing

05 Oct 2021 5:22 PM

Smoking may increase risk of COVID-19 severity, death, study finds

The latest study is first of its kind to pool observational and genetic data on smoking and COVID-19

28 Sep 2021 2:40 PM

Covid virus expected to continue to transmit for a very long time: WHO

Populations where more people were previously infected and where vaccination coverage is high are expected to be less impacted by the virus

28 Sep 2021 1:44 PM