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Covid: What is Delta, Delta Plus & can vaccines fight it?

While virologists say theoretically the vaccine that works on Delta should work on the Delta Plus variant as well, more research is needed, reports Sohini Das. IMAGE: A scientist examines COVID-19......

Delta variant 'greatest threat' to US Covid response: Dr Fauci

The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is the "greatest threat" to America's attempt to eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic, White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr Anthony Fauci has......

'Where was black fungus hiding before April?'

'Where did this fungus suddenly come from and get all over the country?' IMAGE: Dr B P Tyagi checks the eye of a patient infected with Black Fungus at a hospital in Ghaziabad, May 31, 2021.......

US to donate 50cr Pfizer vaccines to low-income nations

United States President Joe Biden plans to announce on Thursday that the US will purchase and donate half a billion (50 crore) doses of Pfizer vaccines to 92 low and lower-middle-income countries......

Can't compel China to give more info on Covid origins: WHO

A top World Health Organization official on Monday said that the WHO cannot compel China to divulge more data on the origins of COVID-19. Mike Ryan, Director of the agency's emergencies programme,......

Govt urged to remove fake messages on social media linking COVID-19 to 5G

Telecom industry body COAI has approached the information technology ministry for removal of fake and misleading messages from social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter linking......

COVID-19: You may need a 'vaccine passport' to fly around the world

Several companies and technology heavyweights including Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce are working to create a digital vaccination passport or health passport app in the hope that governments and......

Trump extends freeze on H-1B, other work visas till March 31

US President Donald Trump has extended the freeze on the most sought-after H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas by three months to protect American workers, saying while......

Online fraud attempts drop 29% during unlock

Such attempts had risen sharply right before pandemic and early part of pandemic by 121 per cent. Online fraud attempts have declined 29 per cent during the unlocking period in India. Such......

S&P projects Indian economy to contract 9%

The rating agency said, rising COVID-19 cases in India will keep private spending and investment lower for longer. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com S&P Global Ratings on Monday slashed its......

WHO plans talks with IOC, OC ahead of Tokyo Games

The World Health Organization will confer this week with Japan's Olympics organisers and the International Olympic Committee again on risk assessment and management of the Tokyo Games due to start......

More positive tests in Copa America as four of 10 teams hit

IMAGE:  Argentina’s Lionel Messi adjusts his captain's armband. Photograph: Wagner Meier/Getty Images The Bolivian and Chilean football teams announced more positive COVID-19 tests......

Japan sees no impact on Olympics from US travel advisory

IMAGE: Majority of Japanese want the Tokyo Olympics cancelled or postponed due to worries over COVID-19. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images Top Japanese officials said on Tuesday they did not......

New Zealand cricketers to depart from India on May 7

Williamson, Kyle Jamieson and Mitchell Santner, along with the team physiotherapist, were unable to secure an exemption to travel to Britain until May 11 so will remain in New Delhi until then.......

How will IPL's foreign players return home?

We will find a way to send back foreign players, says IPL chairman Brijesh Patel. IMAGE: Aussie players Marcus Stoinis, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques and Daniel Sams after an IPL match. CA is in......

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