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Omicron variant did not eliminate Delta, it may return: Study
Omicron variant did not eliminate Delta, it may return: Study

Unlike the Delta variant, previously considered to be the main variant of concern in most countries, the dynamics of the Omicron variant showed different characteristics, they said.

60% Of Covid Infections In Odisha Are of Omicron Variant: ILS Director
60% Of Covid Infections In Odisha Are of Omicron Variant: ILS Director

Around 60% of COVID infections reported in Odisha these days are related to the new Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the Director of Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, Ajay Parida said.

Delta Variant Accounts For 25-30% Of New Covid-19 Cases In Odisha
Delta Variant Accounts For 25-30% Of New Covid-19 Cases In Odisha: Health Director

A few days ago, a sample survey was conducted in which presence of the Delta variant in 25-30 per cent positive cases was found

Why Omicron Variant Is Less Severe Than Delta
Why Omicron Variant Is Less Severe Than Delta

The cell culture study also showed that Omicron viruses remain sensitive to eight of the most important antiviral drugs and drug candidates for the treatment of Covid-19.

Omicron Now In 171 Countries, Will Soon Replace Delta Globally: WHO
Omicron Now In 171 Countries, Will Soon Replace Delta Globally: WHO

Despite a lower risk of severe disease and death following infection than previous SARS-CoV-2 variants, the very high levels of transmission have also resulted in significant increases in hospitalisation.

‘50K Deaths A Week’
COVID19 Is Taking 50,000 Lives A Week & It Is Not Acceptable: WHO

COVID19 Is Taking 50,000 Lives A Week & It Is Not Acceptable: WHO

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‘It’s Still Killing People’
OMICRON Is Still Killing People: WHO’s Maria Van Kerkhove

OMICRON Is Still Killing People: WHO’s Maria Van Kerkhove

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Omicron Rapidly Replacing Delta In Almost All Countries: WHO
Omicron Rapidly Replacing Delta In Almost All Countries: WHO

At the same time, while the immunisations remain very effective at preventing severe disease and death, they do not fully prevent transmission.

BOOSTER WORKING
COVAXIN Booster Dose Data Shows Promising Results

COVAXIN Booster Dose Data Shows Promising Results

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No Science Behind Night Curfews In India: WHO Chief Scientist Swaminathan
No Science Behind Night Curfews In India: WHO Chief Scientist Swaminathan

In a separate tweet on Friday, Swaminathan said: "Hospitalisations are also rising, mostly in unvaccinated people. Though #Omicron may cause less severe disease, a small percent of a huge number is still very large & can overwhelm health systems".

Covid Now Infecting Thousands Of Kids In US Amid Omicron Surge
Covid Now Infecting Thousands Of Kids In US Amid Omicron Surge

An Al Jazeera report mentioned, quoting doctors, that more severe Covid-19 symptoms being seen in hospitalised children this month include difficulty breathing, high fever, and dehydration.

Omicron Variant
Omicron may do good by replacing Delta from world: Experts

Omicron, first detected from southern Africa in late November, has become dominant in several countries including the US and the UK, outpacing the previously dominant Delta variant, which was considered to be the dominant strain in many countries until recently.

Omicron 3 Times More Transmissible Than Delta, Gear Up: Centre
Omicron 3 Times More Transmissible Than Delta, Gear Up: Centre

The states have been advised that the main elements of the framework to be used should be based on the test positivity rate of 10 per cent or more in the last one week and on bed occupancy of 40 per cent or more on oxygen supported or ICU beds.

Omicron Spreading Faster In India
Omicron Spreading Faster: Takes 18 Days To Infect 200 Vs 45-Days For Wuhan Virus

A look at UK data hints big. Unless remedied, Omicron has the potential to acquire community transmission in just 30-days

Weak Immune System, Old Age Can Spur Delta, Omicron Co-Infections: Experts
Weak Immune System, Old Age Can Spur Delta, Omicron Co-Infections: Experts

Some reports also have suggested that people living in areas with lower vaccination rates are at greater risk of getting co-infected. In addition, the risk of co-infection has been found more among the elderly, those with co-morbidities and a compromised immune system.

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