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

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

COVID-19: Uttar Pradesh government announces new curbs

Uttar Pradesh The government on Tuesday announced a new set of measures in light of rising cases of Covid-19, limiting occupancy in public places and extending night hours, among others. The state tested 1.66 lakh samples over 24 hours on Tuesday, of which 992 turned out to be Covid-19 positive, a significant jump for Monday’s … 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

Omicron symptoms: Why they may be milder than other variants

TORONTO – There are new clues as to why the Omicron variant may produce milder COVID-19 symptoms, despite being more transmissible. Several recent studies that have looked at the effect of the virus on mice and hamsters have found that the Omicron variant leads to a lower viral load in the lungs and less tissue … Read more

23 younger doctors from Delhi Hospital test Covid + in a week as a random spiral

Delhi added 4,099 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. (representative) New Delhi: Twenty-three resident doctors at a top hospital in Delhi have tested positive for COVID-19 over the course of a week, although the national capital is raging during a sharp rise in cases. The doctors at Safdarjung hospital have mild symptoms and have isolated themselves, … Read more

How strongly mutated Omicron variant spreads so fast and spares the lungs

Researchers must now measure the viral load inside people’s airways. With Delta, people have on average 1,000 times more virus particles in their airways than with the original variants. “I want to see what the viral volumes look like for Omicron. Samples from people who are actually infected – that’s the gold standard. That’s where … Read more

Explained: Studies suggest why Omicron is less severe – it protects the lungs

A number of new studies of experimental animals and human tissues provide the first indication of why omicron variant causes milder disease than previous versions of coronavirus. In studies in mice and hamsters, omicron produced less harmful infections, often confined to the upper respiratory tract: nose, throat and trachea. The variant did much less damage … Read more

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 1,525 Omicron Among 27,553 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

COVID-19 India LIVE Updates: Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with 460 cases. (File) New Delhi: About 1,525 people in India have received the Omicron variant since the first case was reported in late November, data from the Ministry of Health showed. Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state with 460 cases. The country also reported a 21 … Read more

Study finds that changes in blood and not heart may be due to cardiac thrombosis in COVID-19 patients

ANI | Up to date: January 2, 2022 12:04 PM IS Washington [US]January 2 (ANI): A team of researchers examined autopsy tissue samples from hearts from patients who died early in COVID-19 pandemic.The study has been published in ‘The American Journal of Pathology’.Frequent and extensive blood clots (thrombosis) inside heart vessels were found as expected, … Read more