WHO declares latest COVID variant VoI; Doc says don’t panic

Health experts call for precaution as XBB1.16 has been declared as Variant of Interest

India launches nationwide mock drills amid rising Covid cases

WHO closely monitoring XBB.1.5 and other variants as India records daily positivity rate of 6.91%.

PM Modi to hold high-level meeting amid new Covid threat

Amid growing concern of Covid’s BF.7 variant which is wreaking havoc in China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will scheduled to chair a virtual high-level in New Delhi on Thursday to review the health situation in India. Aspects related to Covid infection and protocols will be taken up during the meeting. At least 4 cases of […]

India’s Omicron Tally Reaches 21 After 1 in Delhi, 6 in Maha, 9 in Raj Test +Ve

NEW DELHI:  The first case of Omicron variant of COVID19 in Delhi and seven infections in Maharashtra on Sunday triggered a warning bell across India, taking the latest tally of the new strain to be at least 21 in the country. Seven cases of Omicron variant in Maharashtra include six in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal area and […]

Of Vaccines, Data, And The Future: A Perspective On COVID-19 Pandemic

On the eve of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, the World Health Organization (WHO) granted an emergency use license to India’s homegrown Covaxin. United Nations (UN) backed COVAX is an initiative to distribute COVID vaccine aimed at reducing vaccine inequity, a project now in desperate need of more vaccines after failing to meet its […]

100 Cr Covid Jabs: Indians Embrace Science, While Millions In The West Don’t

A couple of months ago, US based medical researcher Dr. Faheem Younus tweeted on the spread of black fungus in India. “Use of cow dung as a ‘COVID Cure’ could be causing deadly black fungus disease  (mucormycosis) in India,” he said, before adding, “I can’t prove it but it’s highly likely.” A scientist at the […]

Hello, Hello! India’s New Caller Tune Still Wants Your Safety First

NEW DELHI: India’s got a new caller tune — one that celebrates the 100 cr vaccination mark. A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the landmark victory with his visit to Delhi’s RML hospital on Thursday, the nation noticed a small change in their daily routine. The earlier message is now replaced by […]