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vaccine nov17 29nov21 Major covid vaccine makers said they are investigating Omicron, the new, heavily mutated coronavirus variant that was first detected in South Africa, and working to adapt their vaccines, if needed. The World Health Organization, which named the new variant omicron, said the new strain is a "variant of concern" that could pose a higher risk of reinfection compared to the previous mutations.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) confirmed Monday that its polymerase chain reaction or PCR TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit, and TaqPath COVID-19 CE-IVD RT-PCR Kit, which test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, are not impacted by the emerging B.1.1.529, or Omicron variant, enabling accurate test results. The...

uscoronavirus nov26 Amid a surge in Covid infections in the United States, deaths due to the pandemic fell by 10 percent in the last two weeks. The weekly average was 1,066, as per latest data provided by the New York Times. The seven-day average of cases increased by 20 percent in a fortnight, to 92,221. With 34544 new cases reporting on Wednesday, the total number of Covid infections in the United States rose to 4

covidsouthafrica nov26 The discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa, which appears to be spreading fast, prompted other countries to take precautionary measures. The latest scare in the pandemic was disclosed by South Africa's health minister Joe Phaahla at a news conference Thursday. "Initially it looked like some cluster outbreaks, but from yesterday, the indication came from our scientists from the Netwo

uscoronavirus nov25 With 111272 new cases reporting on Wednesday, the total number of Covid infections in the United States rose to 48,092,485, as per the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. An additional 1633 Covid deaths on the same day took the total number of people who died due to the pandemic to 775,397. Michigan reported the most number of cases - 20,017 - and most Covid deaths - 313. The weekly av

uscoronavirus nov24 The World Health Organization says an additional 700,000 deaths due to Covid-19 could be expected in Europe by March. That would take the death toll on the continent to 2.2 million. The WHO attributed high transmission rates in Europe to tens of thousands still remaining unvaccinated, easing of measures such as mask wearing and social distancing, and the prevalence of the Delta variant.

uscoronavirus nov23 The United States on Monday recorded the highest number of daily Covid cases in nearly three months. With 157580 new cases reporting on Sunday, the total number of Covid infections in the country rose to 47,889,750, as per the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. This is the highest daily toll reported since September 27. The weekly average of Covid cases increased by 29 percent in a fort

vaccines 1117 23nov21 Protection from coronavirus infection and death wanes significantly more than six months after the primary series of vaccination, and a set of studies from different parts of the world show booster doses of Covid vaccine enhanced protection against the pandemic, according to White House Covid Response team experts. Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci cited results from multi

uscoronavirus mar01 23nov21 As the winter approaches, two Covid metrics have started showing a reverse trend in the United States. An uptick is being recorded in the number of Covid cases in recent weeks, that was falling since the beginning of the Autumn. The weekly average of Covid cases increased by 29 percent in a fortnight to 93,689, as per latest data compiled by the New York Times. After months of consistent decl

uscoronavirus nov19 The weekly average of coronvirus cases in the United States has risen by 33 percent to 94669 within a fortnight. With 109578 new cases reporting on Thursday, the total number of Covid infections in the United States rose to 47,532,795, as per the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. An additional 1262 Covid deaths on the same day took the total number of people who died due to the pandemic

europecovid 1119 As Covid cases surge across Europe, many countries imposed new restrictive measures to contain transmission of the pandemic. Austria declared a lockdown for 20 days beginning Monday as a precautionary measure to prevent a fifth wave of Covid. Austrian chancellor Alexander Schallenberg put the blame for the country's record Covid cases on anti-vaccine campaigners. The Government will make Covid v

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