Omicron variant three times more transmissible: Centre warns states Omicron variant 

Omicron variant three times more transmissible: Centre warns states

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Centre has told states that the Omicron variant of coronavirus, based on current scientific evidence, is at least three times more transmissible than the Delta strain, asking them to ensure prompt and focused action if there is any sign of a surge. The Union health ministry has noted said that 200 cases of Omicron have been detected in the country, so far, with Maharashtra and Delhi reporting the most — 54 cases of the variant each. Of total Omicron cases in the country, 77 have been discharged or have recovered. In a letter…

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WHO plans slew of COVID-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout International 

WHO plans slew of COVID-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to approve several COVID-19 vaccines from Western and Chinese manufacturers in the coming weeks and months, an internal document seen by Reuters shows, as it aims for rapid rollouts in poorer countries. COVAX, a global scheme co-led by the WHO, wants to deliver at least 2 billion COVID-19 doses across the world this year, with at least 1.3 billion going to poorer countries. But it has so far struggled to secure enough shots due to a shortage of funds,…

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WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of COVID-19

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. The WHO has previously said the virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink to the ground. But in an open letter to the Geneva-based agency, published on Monday in the…

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