SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant
A variant of SARS-CoV-2 first detected in November 2021
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Global Governments Bracing for Future Waves of COVID Variants
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Covid-19 update: India logs 16,935 new cases and 51 deaths in last 24 hours | Oneindia News *News
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Are BA.5 Patients More Likely To Lose Sense of Smell?
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How the BA.5 Subvariant Could Affect the US
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New sub-variant of Omicron detected in 10 Indian states, alerts Israeli expert | Oneindia News *News
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'We should not be complacent' over COVID-19 rise on the continent, WHO Europe chief says
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FDA Calls for Fall COVID Boosters To Target Omicron Subvariants
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COVID-19: New wave of Omicron mutations spreading across EuropeA new wave of Covid-19 is sweeping across Europe driven by Omicron mutations, an EU Medicines Agency official has warned.
Omicron's BA.2.75 sub-variant has limited circulation in IndiaBA.2.75 has so far not been recorded to have enhanced severity or the spread of COVID-19.
Covid-19: Samples collected from central, south, southeast Delhi show presence of BA.5 sub-variant of Omicron
Covid-19 update: 23 new cases of Omicron sub-variants BA.4, BA.5 in Maharashtra, total at 49Among the 49 samples, 28 are located in Mumbai, 15 in Pune, 4 in Nagpur, and two in Thane.
Risk of long COVID lower from Omicron compared to Delta variant, study suggestsThe Omicron variant of coronavirus is less likely to cause long COVID than the Delta strain, new research suggests.
Covaxin booster beats back Delta, Omicron variants: NIVThe researchers compared the efficacy of Covaxin after the second and third doses against the Delta variant, and also studied its efficacy against the Omicron variants in a Syrian hamster model.
Covaxin booster dose enhances vaccine effectiveness against Delta, Omicron variants, says ICMR studyThe protective efficacy of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin following two and three-dose immuniszations against the Delta variant and the efficacy of the Covaxin against Omicron variants were studied in a..
Catching Omicron 'does little to protect against reinfection from variant'Infection with the Omicron variant of COVID does little to boost our immunity against subsequent infection, even among people who have been triple jabbed, according to new analysis.
Parts of Beijing in lockdown as city struggles to contain Omicron outbreakBeijing has locked down parts of the city as it once again struggles to contain the Omicron COVID variant, with 74 new cases registered in the last 24-hour period.
Covid: Mumbai detects three cases of BA.4 and 1 of BA.5 Omicron sub-variantsBA.4 and BA.5 are sub-variants of the highly transmissible Omicron strain of the coronavirus which had triggered the 3rd wave of Covid in India.
New variants of Omicron seen in 7 Maharashtra patientsAmidst rising Covid-19 cases in the state, health officials on Saturday said seven patients were found infected with newer Omicron sublineages of BA.4 (four patients) and BA.5 (three patients). These..
Maharashtra reports first cases of BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of OmicronMaharashtra reported four patients of B.A. 4 variant and three cases of B.A. 5 variant of Omicron in Pune.
Centre confirms BA.4 & BA.5 subvariants of Omicron in India
Two rare Omicron types reclassified as COVID variants of concern in UKTwo rare types of Omicron have been reclassified as COVID variants of concern in the UK.
Double-jabbed less likely to get long COVID from Omicron than Delta, data suggestsThe Omicron variant of COVID-19 is less likely than Delta to result in long COVID in people who have had two doses of vaccine, new figures have suggested.
Two Omicron sub-variants can trigger fresh Covid wave, says study; ICMR clears doubt on 4th coronavirus waveFourth wave: In a study, the scientists from several institutions found those vaccinated with Pfizer's shot were found to be better protected.
Covid 4th wave: Genome sequencing confirms first case of new variant BA12 in Bihar13 samples went for genome sequencing of which Omicron sub-variant BA 2 was found in 12 samples, while BA 12 has been confirmed in one sample report.
Covid 4th wave in Delhi: High time to be on your guardThe genome sequencing laboratory in Delhi-based Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences has detected Omicron's sub variant in some samples.
Breakthrough Delta infection, reinfection with Omicron in person vaccinated with CovishieldThe patient received the first dose of Covishield vaccine on January 31, 2021, and the second dose on March 3, 2021.
Covid 4th wave: New Omicron sub-variant may be behind Delhi's case surgeAccording to a source from INSACOG, Omicron sub-lineage BA.2.12 was detected in several samples sequenced from the national capital.
Omicron's BA.2.12.1 mutant found in a Delhi patient, all you need to know about the sub-variantScientists associated with INSACOG said that this new sub-variant appears to be more infectious than BA.2 which was very active in India in January.
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Voluntary use of masks must be promoted in view of new XE variant: ExpertsVoluntary use of masks must be promoted in the country in view of Covid-19's new XE variant, healthcare experts said, calling it the single-most effective intervention against all variants of the..
Omicron COVID symptoms less severe than Delta variant, study concludesPeople who contract the Omicron variant of COVID-19 are likely to experience less severe symptoms than those with Delta, a new study has found.
XE a slightly tuned-up version of Omicron, says Covid task force co-chiefJayadevan said the XE variant is the combination of BA.1 and BA.2 where X stands for Recombinant Type and E is the sequence of its discovery.
High immune response to Covid variants in breakthrough cases after 2 Covaxin jabs: ICMR studyIn a recent ICMR study, breakthrough cases after full vaccination with Covaxin have shown a significant increase in the immune response against coronavirus' variants of concern -- Beta, Delta and..
Covid: India's first case of Omicron's new variant 'XE' detected in MumbaiA 50-year-old South African costume designer, who arrived in Mumbai, in February has become the first known case of the Omicron-XE variant of Covid-19 in the country. The XE variant has raised concerns..
Greater Noida's Delta, Omicron sectors likely to get renamed after 30 yearsNames of Greater Noida residential sectors such as Alpha, Beta, Delta and Omicron could be replaced by numeric figures like Sector 1, 2, 3.
Vaccination helped India sail through Omicron wave: Mansukh Mandaviya
Covid 4th wave: Covid teeth a possible symptom? Know what experts have to sayScientists have expressed fears that India may soon face the fourth wave due to the subvariant of Omicron, BA.2.
COVID-19: Second Omicron surge may have peaked already, data suggestsThe second Omicron COVID-19 surge looks to have peaked already, data suggests.
Covid 4th Wave: Know the difference between Stealth Omicron, Omicron, Delta variantsExperts have determined that the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to reach its peak in June or July, and is likely to stay till the en
Why are COVID cases and hospital admissions rising again in the UK?A combination of three factors - waning vaccine immunity, more social contacts and a new strain of Omicron - has led to a surge in COVID cases and an increase in the number of older people being..
More elderly people being admitted to hospital with COVID than at peak of Omicron waveMore elderly people are now being admitted to hospital with COVID than they were at the peak of the Omicron wave, according to the latest official data.
Centre studying if boosters can be given to all over 18Even as the Centre is close to taking a decision on expanding its Covid vaccine booster programme to cover more adults in the wake of the surge in Omicron infections in several countries, deliberations..
Threat of Omicron has not gone away from India: Health ministry
As cases rise elsewhere, govt set to cut Covishield shots gapThe government’s top vaccination advisory panel, National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), has recommended reducing the interval between the two primary doses of Covishield to 8-16..
Phase 2,3 trial data of India's first mRNA Covid vaccine submitted to DCGIPune-based Gennova Biopharmaceuticals has submitted the phase-II and phase-III trials data of India's first mRNA Covid vaccine to the regulator Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Friday, said..
Data shows India managed Omicron wave better than others, says govtWhile many countries are still experiencing a surge in cases, which is higher than the previous surges, India experienced a much lower peak and cases declined much faster in merely 24 days during the..
South Korea records highest ever daily COVID deaths as Omicron cases surgeSouth Korea has recorded the highest number of daily COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic as the country continues to battle a surge of Omicron cases.
India fared better than others in managing Omicron-driven Covid surge, claims health ministryGlobal Covid case surge due to the Omicron variant led to a peak six times the previous waves but India managed to control its spread causing lower hospitalisation and fewer deaths than earlier surges,..
EC’s graded easing of curbs allowed polls with low impact on Covid graphThe Madras High Court’s oral observations during the assembly polls last year — that Election Commission officials should be booked for murder for allowing physical rallies as the second Covid wave..
IISc ‘warm vaccine’ neutralises Omicron too: CSIRO study
Omicron has weakened need for booster shots, says officialLarge scale exposure to Omicron variant of Covid-19 has led to immune boosting in majority of the population, weakening the need to get booster shots of Covid jabs, scientific assessment by government..
Next COVID variant 'could be more severe' and future winters will be 'tricky', govt advisers sayThe next coronavirus variants "could be more severe" than Omicron and future winters will be "tricky", the government's top medical advisers have warned.
NITI Aayog's VK Paul says THIS about Omicron-driven third waveDr Paul made sure for everyone to know that India cannot let its guard down just as of yet and have to stay prepared for any 'eventuality'.
Covid can be said to have become endemic only after 4 weeks of consistently low cases: VirologistHe also said the endemic phase of Covid-19 is expected to last many months and it is " most unlikely" that another variant with higher transmissibility than Omicron and greater virulence than Delta..
Omicron detected in 95% samples during Mumbai's recent genome sequencing exerciseOut of the 190 patients from Mumbai whose swab samples were sent for genome sequencing, 23 have died and 21 of them were infected with Omicron.
In Mumbai, Omicron found in 95% samples in latest genome sequencing