Covishield booster post Covaxin priming improves immune response 58x: CMC

Covishield fares significantly better as a booster or third shot after primary vaccination with either Covishield or Covaxin, shows a Christian Medical College, Vellore study on heterologous vaccine boosting. In an interview with Karan Thapar, microbiologist and professor at CMC, Vellore, Gagandeep Kang said that heterologous boosting with Covishield as a … Read more

Covid vaccine for kids under 5 moves closer to FDA authorization after committee backs shots

A kindergarten student gives the thumbs up to her teacher before starting the first day of kindergarten at Laguna Niguel Elementary School in Laguna Niguel, CA on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Paul Bersebach | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for infants through preschoolers has moved a step closer to authorization by the … Read more

FDA committee recommends Modern two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

A young man receives his Covid-19 vaccination at a vaccination clinic. People receive the Modern vaccine in Milford, Pennsylvania. Preston Ehrler | LightRocket | Getty Images Moderna’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for kids ages 6 through 17 received the endorsement from the Food and Drug Administration’s committee of independent immunization experts on Tuesday, a key step … Read more

US monkeypox cases have more than doubled over the last week to 20, CDC says

The US has identified 20 confirmed or suspected monkeypox cases across 11 states as public health authorities increase testing in an effort to isolate patients and prevent the virus from spreading in communities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, a CDC official, said the overall health risk to the … Read more

Daily Covid cases in India (58,097) up 6 times in 9 days

COVID-19 cases have risen again in India as the country enters a third wave New Delhi: India reported 58,097 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 55 percent higher than yesterday’s 37,379 cases. The country reported about 9,000 cases on December 28, so the number has now increased more than six times in just … Read more

Omicron: Data show the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, US records 1 million cases

A string of new studies have confirmed the golden edge of the omicron variant: Although the number of cases is rising to records, the number of serious cases and hospitalizations has not. The data, some scientists say, signal a new, less worrying chapter of the pandemic. The development comes as more than 1 million people … Read more

See: Stamped-like scene at a congress marathon in UP, stitches missing

The marathon in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly was organized by a local congressman Lucknow: A marathon organized by a congressman in Uttar Pradesh as part of the party’s “ladki hun, lad sakti hun (women can fight) “the election campaign came close to a kind of onslaught this morning. In pictures, hundreds of women and teenage girls … Read more

Can Omicron’s ‘immunity’ end the Covid-19 pandemic? Experts suggest “silver lining”

A string of new studies have confirmed the golden edge of the omicron variant: Although the number of cases is rising to records, the number of serious cases and hospitalizations has not. The data, some scientists say, signal a new, less worrying chapter of the pandemic. “We are now in a completely different phase,” said … Read more

Arvind Kejriwal tests positive for Covid, says “symptoms mild”

Delhi’s Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he has isolated himself at home. New Delhi: Delhi’s Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted this morning that he has tested positive for Covid and has isolated himself at home. “I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Have isolated me at home. Those who have been in contact with … Read more

Omicron spike-specific binding antibodies attenuate disease despite increasing transmission

In a recent study published on medRxiv* preprint server, researchers are investigating the capacity of vaccine-induced antibodies to generate Fc effector activity against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron variant in three vaccinations against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Despite the rapid global transfer of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant, death rates have not increased, … Read more