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New Zealand Admits It Can No Longer Get Rid Of Coronavirus, Focuses On Vacciantion

Oct 04, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

"Elimination was important because we didn't have vaccines. Now we do, so we can begin to change the way we do things.” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

Unions Split On Vaccine Mandates, Complicating Biden Push

Sep 11, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Dissent in Biden's own coalition may make it especially hard for him to implement new vaccination requirements. The divide complicates matters for Biden as he tries to get the delta variant under control.


Percentage Of Delta Variant Found In Delhi Rose Steadily During April-July: Official data

The information was shared during a recent meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which devises COVID-19 management policies for the capital.

'Long COVID': Can Children Experience Symptoms Even After Recovery?

Sep 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Yes, but studies indicate that they're less likely than adults to be affected by symptoms that persist, recur or begin a month or more after infection.


Increased Infectivity, Ability To Escape Immunity: Here’s What Drove Delta Variant

The B.1.617.2 or Delta variant was first observed in India in late 2020. It has since spread around the globe.

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03 September, 2021

US Hiring Slows To Just 235,000 Jobs In August After Two Months Of Robust Hiring

Associated Press (AP)

Friday's report provided numerous signs that the delta variant had a depressive effect on job growth last month.


17 August, 2021

US May Recommend Boosters Eight Months After Second Covid Vaccine Dose

Associated Press (AP)

The action is expected for the Pfizer shot in the coming weeks. However, the Food and Drug Administration is yet to formally approve the vaccine.


17 August, 2021

Covid-19: Countries That Fully Vaccinated More Than Half Of Their Population Report Low Deaths

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Speedy inoculation is protecting a significant percentage of the infected population from developing severe disease and causing death.


13 August, 2021

FDA Authorises Extra COVID Vaccines For Those With Weak Immunities

Associated Press (AP)

The announcement came on Thursday, by the Food and Drug Administration which applies to several million Americans who are especially vulnerable because of organ transplants, certain cancers, or other disorders.


12 August, 2021

Breakthrough Infection: Is It A Boon In Disguise In The Fight Against Covid-19?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

On one hand, it is a cause for concern that vaccinated people can be a spreader of the virus, on the other, it is a matter of great satisfaction that breakthrough infection is not severe and it gives the benefit of natural immunity to a vaccinated individual without putting his or her life at risk.


11 August, 2021

Is Herd Immunity Possible With Delta Variant; Know It From Expert

Outlook Web Bureau

On Tuesday, the UK recorded its highest daily death toll from coronavirus since March, with 146 new deaths, but the number of new cases fell to 23,510 from 25,161 on Monday.


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11 August, 2021

Covid Delta Plus Variant Did Not Cause Exponential Surge In India Govt

Outlook Web Desk

Four types of variants are categorised as Delta Plus AY1 (B.1.617.2.1), AY2, AY3 and one more sub-lineage in which one more gene has been detected and its only sample was found in Maharashtra.


09 August, 2021

Covid Delta Variant Found In 80% Genome Sequencing Samples In Delhi In Last 3 Months

Outlook Web Desk

At a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which devises Covid management policies for the capital, the health department shared that the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) has been detected in 83.3 per cent of the samples sent for genome sequencing in Delhi in July.


05 August, 2021

Moderna Plans Booster Doses To Help Fight Virus

Associated Press (AP)

With “the rising force of infection” from Delta variant and eventual waning immunity, a “booster will likely be necessary to keep us as safe as possible” this winter, Moderna President Dr Stephen Hoge told investors.


31 July, 2021

Amid Lifting Of Restrictions, Canada Might Face 4th Covid Wave, Say Officials

Associated Press (AP)

About 6.3 million Canadians have not received a first dose and over 5 million have not had a second, a Canadian official said


30 July, 2021

Delta Variant May Spread As Easily As Chickenpox, Says US Document

Outlook Web Desk

Fully vaccinated people might spread the Delta variant at the same rate as unvaccinated people


30 July, 2021

US: States Race To Use Covid-19 Vaccines Before They Expire

Associated Press (AP)

The surge in infections in U.S is largely due to the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus, which has spread rapidly, particularly among unvaccinated people


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29 July, 2021

Philippines President Says Unvaccinated Citizens Will Be Shut In Their Homes

Associated Press (AP)

With a population of roughly 110 million, the Philippines is experiencing a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Only 7 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated, and another 11 million have received their first dose.


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Pakistan's cricket captain Babar Azam, left, and Mohammad Rizwan celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan runs to celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, centre, hugs Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan won the the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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India's Mohammed Shami reacts after he was hit by three consecutive boundaries during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan reacts after hitting a six during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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