Thursday, December 1, 2022

Omicron

New Omicron subvariant resistant to all antibody therapies: Indian-origin scientist

Omicron sub-lineage BQ.1.1, currently on the rise worldwide, is resistant to all approved antibody therapies, a new Lancet study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed. The researchers found that the Omicron subvariant BQ.1.1 could not be neutralised by either...

Over 300 Omicron subvariants circulating: WHO

COVID is not over. Over 300 subvariants of Omicron are circulating and they all have similar symptoms, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. Out of these, 95 per cent of those are BA.5 sublineages and 20 per cent of...

Omicron’s XBB subvariant rapidly spreading in India

Omicron’s newly identified variant — XBB strain — is rapidly spreading in India, with Covid-19 cases caused by it nearly doubling in the last week, according to experts.This strain, they added, could likely become a dominant subvariant in another...

Mask mandate should continue: Mandaviya

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Tuesday reviewed the Covid situation amid detection of cases of a new sub-variant of Omicron in India.The meeting concluded that wearing masks and following Covid-appropriate behaviour should continue, a health ministry statement said.During the...

Highly infectious new Omicron sub variant BF.7 detected in India

With a declining trajectory of fresh Covid cases, a new Omicron sub variant-- BF.7 also known as the ‘Omicron spawn’, however, is posing a new threat in the country.According to some reports, the first case of BF.7 in India...

Highly infectious new Omicron sub variant BF.7 detected in India

With a declining trajectory of fresh Covid cases, a new Omicron sub variant, however, is posing a new threat in the country. According to some reports, the first case of BF.7 has been detected by the Gujarat Biotechnology Research centre....

Omicron’s main subvariant mutating further, INSACOG rings alarm bells

Even as Covid-19 cases have seen a consistent fall in the number of daily cases reported in India, the Omicron variant may play spoilsport. According to Insacog scientists, Omicron’s BA.2.75 variant that has been the most dominant one may...

Half of people infected with Omicron may not have known it

Are you one of those folks who thinks they have somehow miraculously managed to avoid COVID-19 infection more than two years into the pandemic?You might be mistaken, claims new research that discovered most people hit by the highly contagious...

Omicron, sub-lineages circulating predominantly in India: Report

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), in a weekly meeting, reviewed the data of genomic surveillance of variants and found that at present, Omicron and its sub-lineages are the predominant mutations that are circulating in India.“Presently, only Omicron and...

Cong walk-out as FM explains price rise

Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman, responding to the debate on price rise in the Lok Sabha today, gave an account of all the parameters to assess the economy, and said there is no chance of the country going into recession...