India  

India records first ‘Omicron death’

IndiaTimes Thursday, 30 December 2021
Maharashtra confirmed the presence of Omicron in a 52-year-old man who recently died of heart attack in Pimpri Chinchwad, but stopped short of calling him the first casualty of the variant and attributed the death to his underlying health conditions.
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant November 2021 variant of SARS-CoV-2

'We should not be complacent' over COVID-19 rise on the continent, WHO Europe chief says [Video]

'We should not be complacent' over COVID-19 rise on the continent, WHO Europe chief says

Many European countries are experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 infections, with the more transmissible Omicron subvariant BA.5 spreading across the continent.

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 01:55Published
FDA Calls for Fall COVID Boosters To Target Omicron Subvariants [Video]

FDA Calls for Fall COVID Boosters To Target Omicron Subvariants

FDA Calls for Fall COVID Boosters , To Target Omicron Subvariants. NBC News reports that on June 30, the Food and Drug Administration asked vaccine makers to modify upcoming booster shots to target subvariants of Omicron. The Omicron subvariants the agency wishes to target are BA.4 and BA.5. Officials have called on vaccine makers Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna to produce bivalent vaccines, . which are intended to target the original strain of COVID-19 as well as its subvariants. As we move into the fall and winter, it is critical that we have safe and effective vaccine boosters that can provide protection... , Dr. Peter Marks, FDA, via NBC News. ... against circulating and emerging variants to prevent the most severe consequences of COVID-19. , Dr. Peter Marks, FDA, via NBC News. As of the week ending June 25, Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 were responsible for 52% of all new cases of COVID-19. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BA.1, the first variant of Omicron, caused 0% of new cases. Pfizer and Moderna have thus far altered vaccines to target the original strain of COVID-19 and BA.1. which increased the immune response to earlier iterations, though both have waned in their efficacy against BA.4 and BA.5

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:30Published

Covid-19 update: 23 new cases of Omicron sub-variants BA.4, BA.5 in Maharashtra, total at 49

Among the 49 samples, 28 are located in Mumbai, 15 in Pune, 4 in Nagpur, and two in Thane.
DNA
Moderna Says New Booster Shows 'Superior' Omicron Response [Video]

Moderna Says New Booster Shows 'Superior' Omicron Response

Moderna Says New Booster , Shows 'Superior' Omicron Response. NPR reports Moderna claims its most recent vaccine candidate has shown a "superior neutralizing antibody response" when compared to its first vaccine. It is "bivalent," engineered to target two different antigens. Per NPR, Moderna intends to make its newest booster available in fall 2022. We are submitting our preliminary data and analysis to regulators with the hope that the Omicron-containing bivalent booster will be available in the late summer. , Stéphane Bancel, Moderna CEO, via statement. Due to a higher antibody response, Moderna believes its newest vaccine will offer protection that is "more durable over time" against Omicron. Due to a higher antibody response, Moderna believes its newest vaccine will offer protection that is "more durable over time" against Omicron. Moderna officials think their new vaccine could potentially offer protection for one year. As new variants continuously arise, Moderna officials hope the new bivalent vaccine can counter the more contagious strains taking hold in the United States. As new variants continuously arise, Moderna officials hope the new bivalent vaccine can counter the more contagious strains taking hold in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two new subvariants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5, are spreading quickly across the country. Experts say another wave of coronavirus is bound to occur next winter as cold weather drives citizens back indoors

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories    Duration: 01:30Published

Maharashtra Maharashtra State in the western and central peninsular region of India

Maharashtra speaker elections to take place on July 3rd | Thackeray vs Shinde | Oneindia News *News [Video]

Maharashtra speaker elections to take place on July 3rd | Thackeray vs Shinde | Oneindia News *News

The voting for selecting the new speaker for Maharashtra speaker will take place on July 3rd. #Maharashtra #UddhavThackeray #EknathShinde

Credit: Oneindia    Duration: 01:36Published

Amit Shah tells NIA to probe if Maharashtra man killed for backing Nupur Sharma

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday directed the NIA to take over the probe into the June 21 murder of a 54-year-old veterinary chemist in Maharashtra’s..
IndiaTimes

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena MLAs with Eknath Shinde return to Mumbai, Assembly Speaker election tomorrow

Shiv Sena MLA Rajan Salvi filed his nomination as the candidate of the Shiv Sena-NCP- Congress coalition for Maharashtra Assembly Speaker's election.
DNA

Related videos from verified sources

Pfizer's Antiviral COVID-19 Pill Authorized by FDA [Video]

Pfizer's Antiviral COVID-19 Pill Authorized by FDA

Pfizer's Antiviral COVID-19 Pill , Authorized by FDA. NPR reports the Food and Drug Administration has officially authorized the first COVID-19 antiviral pill. The pill, Paxlovid, was created..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:30Published
First Omicron Death in U.S. Was an Unvaccinated Man Previously Infected with COVID [Video]

First Omicron Death in U.S. Was an Unvaccinated Man Previously Infected with COVID

The first confirmed death from the Omicron variant in the U.S. was a reinfection. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 00:40Published
US reports first Omicron death, an unvaccinated man from Texas: US media report | Oneindia News [Video]

US reports first Omicron death, an unvaccinated man from Texas: US media report | Oneindia News

On Monday, the US reported its first death related to the Omicron Covid-19 variant. The Harris County health department said that the man who was from Texas was unvaccinated. #OmicronCases..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:11Published

Related news from verified sources

Maharashtra Announces New Covid Rules and Denial Center

🔴 Earlier on Wednesday, Coalition Health Minister Rajesh Bhushan wrote to Dr. Pradeep Kumar Vyas, Additional Secretary-General of Maharashtra.   In addition...
IndiaVision Also reported by •Zee NewsDNAIndiaTimes

Covid-19: Align state’s international travel norms with Centre’s, Maharashtra govt told

The Centre on Wednesday asked Maharashtra government to align its international travel guidelines with those issued by it to ensure uniform implementation across...
IndiaTimes Also reported by •DNA

'You can continue probe but can't file chargesheet against Param Bir Singh': Supreme Court to Maharashtra police

A Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul has although allowed Maharashtra police to continue its probe and asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to...
Zee News