Delta Pushes Herd Immunity Threshold To Above 80%: Experts

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Nearly 60% of Americans have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine The spread of the delta coronavirus variant has pushed the threshold for herd immunity to well over 80% and potentially approaching 90%, according to an Infectious Diseases Society of America briefing on Tuesday. That represents a “much higher” bar than previous … Read more

News18 Evening Digest: Experts Say Its ‘Too Early to Declare a Third Wave’ Amid Rise of Covid & Other Top Stories

News18 Evening Digest: Experts Say Its 'Too Early to Declare a Third Wave' Amid Rise of Covid & Other Top Stories

IndiGo Announces 15th Anniversary Offers on Air Travel Between Sept 1 and March 26 To celebrate its 15 years of operations, airline major IndiGo on Wednesday announced a three-day special sale offering all-inclusive fares starting from Rs 915 on its domestic and international connections. Accordingly, the offer will be live from August 4-6, 2021 and … Read more

Experts Say Its ‘Too Early to Declare a Third Wave’ Amid Rise of Covid in Some States

The government on Tuesday also said the R-value is more than one in eight states and UTs, which is a cause of concern.

The rise in fresh Covid cases and the effective reproduction number indication of how fast an infection spreads — in many states is worrying but don’t panic. Instead, mask up and get vaccinated, say experts, stressing that it is too early to declare the beginning of a new wave. In fact, it could be that … Read more

Experts Link Kerala’s Alarming Covid-19 Surge to Beginning of Third Wave

6-member Central Team to Visit Kerala as it Still Reports High Number of Covid Cases

The alarming surge in Covid-19 cases in Kerala has led health experts to link the increase with possible beginning of the third wave of the pandemic in India, according to reports. While the Centre and the State government has not officially termed the surge in Kerala to the third wave, a routine health ministry briefing … Read more

News18 Afternoon Digest: 3rd Covid-19 Wave May Peak in Oct But Experts Point to Silver Lining; Gold Price Today Sees Huge Drop and Other Stories

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Covid in Kerala Continues Upward Trend; Zero Vaccine Wastage in Bengal Since May 1, Reveals Data

With 1 Lakh Daily Cases, 3rd Covid-19 Wave May Peak in October But Experts Point to Silver Lining Astudy by a group of researchers led by Mathukumalli Vidyasagar and Manindra Agrawal at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Hyderabad and Kanpur have predicted that India is likely to witness another rise in Covid-19 cases … Read more

Kerala Covid Situation Out Of Hand? This Is What Government, Experts Say

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In the week that ended Sunday, Kerala reported 1,10,593 cases with average positivity rate of 11%. File Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when other parts of the country are reporting daily Covid case counts in double digits, Kerala has been consistently clocking over 10,000 cases everyday. The southern state, which has been lauded in the past … Read more

Delta Variant Capable of Infecting Fully Vaccinated People at Greater Rate Than Previous Ones: Experts

No Delay in Entering into Deals with Domestic Vaccine Manufacturers, Govt Tells Lok Sabha

The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies, according to virologists and epidemiologists. Vaccine protection remains very strong against severe infections and hospitalizations caused by … Read more

Many Now Have Immunity Against Covid-19 but Don’t Lower Guard, Say Experts

Many Now Have Immunity Against Covid-19 but Don't Lower Guard, Say Experts

While a large number of people now have immunity against coronavirus due to previous infections or vaccination, a guarded approach is needed in terms of implementing restrictive measures to avoid a second wave-like crisis, experts said. Dr Yudhyavir Singh, who has been managing the COVID-19 ICU at AIIMS New Delhi, said it is important to … Read more

‘Silent Killer’: Hypertension Can Add to Burden of Disease Ravaged by Covid, Experts Say

'Silent Killer': Hypertension Can Add to Burden of Disease Ravaged by Covid, Experts Say

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious medical condition that is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious medical condition that is one of the leading causes of death in the world. After more than a year of the coronavirus pandemic, there is … Read more

Flu shot for kids: Experts explains why it’s important during the pandemic – Times of India

Flu shot for kids: Experts explains why it's important during the pandemic - Times of India

While corona vaccine trials are still underway for kids, protecting their health is parents’ utmost priority during these tough times. Taking flu shot is important for kids as the flu and the COVID-19 virus cause common symptoms, including fever, cold and cough. Doctors recommend that Flu vaccination may reduce symptoms that might be confused with … Read more

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