omicron: Anti-Covid drugs potent against Omicron, antibody therapies less effective: Study – Times of India

omicron Anti Covid drugs potent against Omicron antibody therapies less effective

WASHINGTON: The current drugs to treat Covid-19 remain very effective against the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a laboratory study. However, available antibody therapies — typically given intravenously in hospitals — are substantially less effective against Omicron compared to earlier variants of the virus, the researchers said. The lab tests also showed … Read more

Coronavirus: Exhaustion and lower back pain; Are you missing out checking these Omicron symptoms? – Times of India

Coronavirus Exhaustion and lower back pain Are you missing out

Good Morning America’s co anchor Amy Robach recently shared having a COVID breakthrough infection from the Omicron variant and how she missed the symptoms: exhaustion and lower back pain. In her Instagram post, she talks about how she missed these early Omicron symptoms and assumed it to be due to hard training runs. Amy Robach’s … Read more

Moderna begins trial of Omicron-specific vaccine booster – Times of India

Moderna begins trial of Omicron specific vaccine booster Times of

WASHINGTON: US biotech company Moderna announced on Wednesday that it has begun clinical trials of a booster dose of vaccine designed specifically to combat the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The trials will involve a total of 600 adults — half of whom have already received two doses of Moderna’s vaccine at least six months ago, … Read more

omicron: South Korea sets high of 8,000 new virus cases ahead of holiday – Times of India

omicron South Korea sets high of 8000 new virus cases

SEOUL: South Korea recorded more than 8,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time on Tuesday as health authorities reshape the country’s pandemic response to address a surge driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant. The 8,571 new cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency followed three straight days exceeding 7,000. With … Read more

Omicron cases appear to peak in US, but toll rising – Times of India

Omicron cases appear to peak in US but toll rising

CHICAGO: New coronavirus cases have started to fall in the US, signalling that the Omicron-fuelled spike that has infected tens of millions of Americans, packed hospitals and shattered records has finally begun to relent. More and more states have passed a peak in new cases in recent days, as glimmers of progress have spread from … Read more

omicron: New Zealand adds new Covid restrictions as omicron spreads – Times of India

omicron New Zealand adds new Covid restrictions as omicron spreads

WELLINGTON: New Zealanders are set to face new Covid-19 restrictions after nine cases of the omicron variant were detected in a single family that flew to Auckland for a wedding earlier this month, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Sunday. The so-called “red setting” of the country’s pandemic response includes heightened measures such as required mask … Read more

Tokyo daily Covid-19 cases hit record for 4th straight day – Times of India

Tokyo daily Covid 19 cases hit record for 4th straight day

TOKYO: Tokyo recorded its highest number of daily Covid-19 infections for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday as the Omicron variant continued to spread rapidly. The capital city had 11,227 new coronavirus cases, the local government said, a day after reinstatement of curbs on mobility and business activity that are set to run until February … Read more

covid: Russia sees record Covid-19 cases second day running – Times of India

covid Russia sees record Covid 19 cases second day running

MOSCOW: The Russian government on Saturday reported a record number of new coronavirus cases after the Kremlin warned of a looming surge in cases driven by the Omicron variant. An online portal dedicated to the coronavirus outbreak registered 57,212 new daily cases, surging past the previous record set Friday of 49,513. Following a strict but … Read more

Daily Covid-19 cases from Omicron in US down 5% in the past week: CDC – Times of India

Daily Covid 19 cases from Omicron in US down 5 in

WASHINGTON: The average daily Covid-19 cases from the Omicron variant in the United States fell about 5% in the past week, most notably in areas that saw an early surge in infections such as New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director said on Friday. … Read more

biden: Biden tells mayors to spend Covid aid to boost workforces, job training – Times of India

biden Biden tells mayors to spend Covid aid to boost

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden called on United States mayors on Friday to use more of their state and local Covid-19 aid funds to boost worker training and pay child care workers, moves that could increase the supply of workers and reduce income inequality. Biden said in remarks to the United States Conference of Mayors to … Read more