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COVID-19 vaccines effective against Delta variant: INSACOG co-chair

In an interview, INSACOG co-chair Dr N. K. Arora has said that COVID-19 vaccines are effective against the Delta variant. The Delta variant is a more transmissible strain of the novel coronavirus which emerged in India in October of last year.  INSACOG refers to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG). It comprises 28 laboratories under […]

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Delta variant identified in 96 countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in its weekly epidemiological update that the so-called Delta variant is present in 96 countries. This marks an increase of eleven countries where the Delta variant has been detected compared to last week.  First identified in India, the Delta variant is considered to be more transmissible. It has been

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Delta plus: How worried should we be?

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recognised the Delta plus variant as one of concern, with more than forty cases identified. The Delta plus variant (B.1.617.2) is spreading in the country, the Ministry said. More than forty cases have been confirmed across three states, those being Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. The

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