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Reinfections 3 times more likely with Omicron compared to delta: Study

Reinfections 3 times more likely with Omicron compared to delta: Study

Johannesburg: A preliminary study by South African scientists published Thursday suggests the Omicron variant is three times more likely to cause reinfections compared to the Delta or Beta strains. The findings, based on data collected by the country’s health system, provides the first epidemiological evidence about Omicron’s ability to evade

WHO: Air pollution kills 7 million people every year; issues new guidelines

WHO: Air pollution kills 7 million people every year; issues new guidelines

New Delhi: Calling air pollution “one of the biggest environmental threats to human health’’ alongside climate change, the World Health Organisation has said that it kills an estimated 7 million people every year. “Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. Improving air

WHO accepts expression of interest for ‘Covaxin’ emergency use listing

WHO accepts expression of interest for ‘Covaxin’ emergency use listing

Hyderabad: After the vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech provided additional data sought by World Health Organization (WHO), Covaxin has inched a step closer to WHO’s emergency use listing (EUL) with the global body accepting manufacturer’s expression of interest (EoI) for the inactivated vaccine. The pre-submission meeting of the Indian vaccine maker with WHO

Bharat Biotech expects WHO nod for emergency use of Covaxin within 2-4 months

Bharat Biotech expects WHO nod for emergency use of Covaxin within 2-4 months

New Delhi: As countries prep to gradually restart travel and tourism after prolonged Covid restrictions, there is nervousness among students about the World Health Organisation and many countries not listing Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin among approved vaccines. The US, Canada, Australia, Ireland and the EU are among those do not have

WHO chief lauds Indian PM, says ‘Hope other countries follow your example’

WHO chief lauds Indian PM, says ‘Hope other countries follow your example’

New York: When the whole world is grappling with the deadly coronavirus, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his commitment to support vaccine equity and sharing COVID-19 vaccines with over 60 countries across the world. Praising PM’s initiative to help other countries in this disastrous