Re-infections can and have happened, even shortly after recovery. And they will become increasingly common as immunity wanes and new SARS-CoV-2 variants arise.
"We were previously told by the scientific advisory group for emergencies (Sage) that there would be problems if a variant was 40 per cent to 50 per cent more transmissible."
Dumping of dead bodies in the Ganga or its tributaries or sub-tributaries is a serious matter, particularly at a time when the country is grappling with the COVID-19 crisis.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against the management of Tablighi Jamaat Markaz headquartered in south Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. An FIR has been registered against TJ for violating the Epidemic Act provisions and also IPC Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) while the case has been handed over to the Crime Branch for probe, […]
London: Wendy Barclay, chairwoman in influenza virology at Imperial College London, has said that coronavirus particles can remain infectious in the air for more than an hour. Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Barclay said: “”It is the first time that the World Health Organization has acknowledged that the airborne route contributes to the spread […]
Beijing: New research has added to the growing body of evidence that asymptomatic patients suffering from Covid-19 are less likely to infect close contacts compared to severe cases. According to the study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, the risk for transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to close contacts of infected persons has not been […]
London: Nearly 86 per cent of people who tested positive for COVID-19 during lockdown did not have any of the known coronavirus symptoms such as cough, fever and loss of taste or smell, a new UK study revealed on Thursday. The University College London (UCL) authors behind the analysis, published in Clinical Epidemiology’, conclude that […]
London: Ban on public events can bring down the COVID-19 reproduction number (R) number, a key measure of virus transmission by 24 per cent in less than a month, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet journal. An R value above 1 indicates a growing outbreak, whereas an R value below 1 indicates […]