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Covid Infected People May Have Variants Hidden In Body Parts: Study

Covid Infected People May Have Variants Hidden In Body Parts: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 02, 2022, London

People suffering from COVID-19 may have several variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus hidden away from the immune system in different parts of the body, according to the findings of two studies.

Omicron's 'Sister' BA.2 And Why It Has The World's Attention

Omicron's 'Sister' BA.2 And Why It Has The World's Attention

The Conversation | Thursday February 03, 2022, Queensland

Cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron have escalated globally over the past two months, with many countries experiencing peaks higher than previous variants.

Pregnant Women With Covid Are Unlikely To Transmit To Babies

Pregnant Women With Covid Are Unlikely To Transmit To Babies

Madison Muller, Bloomberg | Wednesday February 02, 2022

Pregnant women who are positive with Covid-19 when they give birth rarely transmit the virus to their newborns, according to a spate of new research. The reason: Covid isn't often found in a patient's bloodstream.

"NeoCov": Chinese Scientists Warn Of New Kind Of Coronavirus From Bats

"NeoCov": Chinese Scientists Warn Of New Kind Of Coronavirus From Bats

Press Trust of India | Friday January 28, 2022, Beijing

A type of coronavirus, NeoCov, that spreads among bats in South Africa may pose a threat to humans in future if it mutates further, according to a study by Chinese researchers.

Hospitalisation Much Lower During Third Wave: Top Delhi Hospital's Study

Hospitalisation Much Lower During Third Wave: Top Delhi Hospital's Study

Asian News International | Saturday January 22, 2022, New Delhi

A comparative study of all admitted COVID-19 patients in Max Healthcare hospitals suggests that during the ongoing third wave, occupancy of ICU beds and oxygen requirement is not higher compared to the prior two waves of the coronavirus infection.

Omicron Sub-Lineage Variant Under Investigation In UK

Omicron Sub-Lineage Variant Under Investigation In UK

Press Trust of India | Friday January 21, 2022, London

The UK health authorities on Friday said they will be conducting further analysis into a sub-lineage of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 after designating it a variant under investigation.

US Medical Team Completes Another Pig-To-Human Kidney Transplant

US Medical Team Completes Another Pig-To-Human Kidney Transplant

Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 20, 2022

A US medical team on Thursday announced it had carried out the second-known kidney transplant from a pig to a human, the first inside the body of a brain dead recipient.

Covid Vaccine Booster Gives Effective Antibody Protection Against Omicron: Study

Covid Vaccine Booster Gives Effective Antibody Protection Against Omicron: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday January 20, 2022, London

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine increases the level of antibodies that can effectively neutralise the Omicron variant of coronavirus, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.

2022 Will Be Among Warmest Years, Expect "Extreme Heat Events": Report

2022 Will Be Among Warmest Years, Expect "Extreme Heat Events": Report

The Conversation | Thursday January 20, 2022, Melbourne

Well, it's official: 2021 was one of the planet's seven hottest years since records began, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) declared this week.

COVID-19 Linked To Birth-Related Complications In Unvaccinated Pregnant Women: Study

COVID-19 Linked To Birth-Related Complications In Unvaccinated Pregnant Women: Study

Asian News International | Wednesday January 19, 2022, Edinburgh

A new study has found that women who have COVID-19 towards the end of their pregnancy are vulnerable to birth-related complications. The study has been published in the 'Nature Medicine Journal'.

Coronavirus Can Persist For Months In Heart, Brain: Study

Coronavirus Can Persist For Months In Heart, Brain: Study

Jason Gale, Bloomberg | Monday December 27, 2021

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can spread within days from the airways to the heart, brain and almost every organ system in the body, where it may persist for months, a study found.

Opinion: Omicron May Not Be The Final Variant, But It May Be The Final Variant Of Concern

Opinion: Omicron May Not Be The Final Variant, But It May Be The Final Variant Of Concern

The Conversation | Thursday December 23, 2021

It is controversial whether viruses are alive, but like all living things they do evolve. This fact has become abundantly clear during the pandemic, as new variants of concern have emerged every few months.

Russian Vaccine Sputnik-V Says It Is More Effective Against Omicron Covid

Russian Vaccine Sputnik-V Says It Is More Effective Against Omicron Covid

Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 22, 2021, Moscow

Russia's Sputnik-V vaccine and its one-shot version Sputnik Light booster demonstrates high virus-neutralising activity (VNA) against the Omicron variant of COVID-19, providing a strong defence against hospitalisation, according to a study.

AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Protection Wanes After 3 Months: Lancet Study

AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Protection Wanes After 3 Months: Lancet Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 21, 2021, London

The protection offered by the Oxford-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine declines after three months of receiving two doses of the preventive, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.

Likely Order Of Covid Symptoms Depends On Coronavirus Variant: Study

Likely Order Of Covid Symptoms Depends On Coronavirus Variant: Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 21, 2021, Los Angeles

The most likely order of symptoms that patients with COVID-19 experience is different for different variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a study.