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COVID-19 News Updates

Omicron Scare: Odisha Districts Bordering Andhra Pradesh In The Spotlight
Omicron Scare: Odisha Districts Bordering Andhra Pradesh In The Spotlight

Odisha districts sharing their borders with Andhra Pradesh are on focus since the neighbouring state has already reported an Omicron case.

WHO
Omicron Spreading At Unprecedented Rate: WHO

WHO Director General Tedros A. Ghebreyesus said that a total of 77 countries have reported Omicron cases so far but the reality is that this variant is probably yet to be detected in some countries.

Global Covid Caseload
Global Covid Caseload Tops 271.4 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,703,644 infections and 475,888 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,195,775 infections and 616,970 deaths).

India COVID19 Update
COVID-19: Active Cases In Country Decline To 87,562

A decline of 1,431 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Anti-Viral Pill 89% Effective For High-Risk Covid Patients: Pfizer
Anti-Viral Pill 89% Effective For High-Risk Covid Patients: Pfizer

Pfizer also released early data from a second clinical trial showing that the treatment reduced hospitalisations by around 70 per cent in around 600 standard-risk adults.

Omicron Will Not Likely Affect India The Way Delta Did: Top Virologist
Omicron Will Not Likely Affect India The Way Delta Did: Top Virologist

Besides South Africa, the Omicron strain has surged Covid cases in many countries including France, Russia, the US, and Israel. In the UK, it is expected to replace Delta as the dominant variant and the UK Health Security Agency estimates that the number of daily infections could touch 200,000.

Covavax- SII Vaccine For 3+ Kids By Mid-2022, Says Adar Poonawalla
Covavax- SII Vaccine For 3+ Kids By Mid-2022, Says Adar Poonawalla

Globally, the supply of vaccines has outmatched the demand and to keep up with the momentum, countries need to join and form some agreement in order to prepare standard rules for clinical trials and manufacturing of the vaccines.

Needle-Free Vax That Targets New Covid Variants
Needle-Free Vax That Targets New Covid Variants

While current Covid-19 vaccines use genes taken from the virus spike protein to encode antigens, which causes the immune system to produce antibodies, the new vaccine uses predictive methods to mimic the wider family of coronavirus antigens that researchers hope will give more protection.

Omicron Case In Andhra Pradesh: Gajapati Dist Admin Steps Up Vigil Expecting Mass Arrivals
Omicron Case In Andhra Pradesh: Gajapati Dist Admin Steps Up Vigil Expecting Mass Arrivals

It is expected that a large number of people working in Andhra Pradesh will return to Gajapati district this month due to the Omicron scare.

‘Cross Protection’ Likely!
Odisha’s Action Plan To Tackle Omicron: Top Health Official Says Vaccination Crucial

Amidst the scare of the new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’, Odisha Health & Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahi on Tuesday (Dec 14), requested all beneficiaries who are yet to receive their first dose of the vaccine to get the shot as soon as possible.

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Bijay Panigrahi
Vaccines Would Offer Protection Against Omicron, Says Top Odisha Health Official

Fully vaccinated people will not be that much critical if they are infected by Omicron. There is also a less chance of hospitalisation and death for them

Serum Institute To Launch COVID Vaccine For Children In six Months: Poonawalla
Serum Institute To Launch COVID Vaccine For Children In six Months: Poonawalla

Further, Poonawalla said there was enough data to show that the vaccines will work and protect the children against the infectious disease.

Delhi Reports 4 New Omicron Cases, Tally Reaches 6
Delhi Reports 4 New Omicron Cases, Tally Reaches 6

"Out of total 38 admitted in the hospital, 35 have tested positive for Covid and five of these Omicron positive and three are suspected."

Omicron Likely To Affect Fully Vaccinated, Shows Oxford Study
Omicron Likely To Affect Fully Vaccinated, Shows Oxford Study

Elsewhere, an Israeli study published on Saturday also found that a three-dose course of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provided significant protection against the omicron variant.

COVID19 India
COVID19: India Records 5,784 Fresh Cases, Lowest In 571 Days, 252 Deaths

A decline of 2,463 cases was recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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