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Natural immunity from Omicron infection weak, limited, study finds

  • Infection with the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 provides little long-term immunity against other variants in unvaccinated people, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
In vaccinated individuals, this response -- while weak -- helped strengthen overall protection against a variety of COVID-19 strains.(Representational Image / REUTERS)
In vaccinated individuals, this response -- while weak -- helped strengthen overall protection against a variety of COVID-19 strains.(Representational Image / REUTERS)
Published on May 19, 2022 05:12 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Singapore wants to keep borders open even if a new variant of Covid-19 emerges

When Omicron hit, Singapore didn’t backtrack on its reopening plans but rather decided to wait and see how things panned out. Noting that response was different versus the Delta outbreak, the island city has learned from its past experiences of dealing with Covid variants
Singapore wants to keep borders open even if a new variant of Covid-19 emerges (Photographer: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg)
Singapore wants to keep borders open even if a new variant of Covid-19 emerges (Photographer: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg)
Updated on May 19, 2022 04:03 PM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Omicron infection turbo-charges vaccinated people’s immunity: Report

The data comes as omicron continue to fuel outbreaks around the world, most notably in China, where residents of Shanghai have endured almost six weeks of lockdown.
Omicron infection turbo-charges vaccinated people’s immunity: Report(Representational Image / REUTERS)
Omicron infection turbo-charges vaccinated people’s immunity: Report(Representational Image / REUTERS)
Published on May 16, 2022 10:46 AM IST
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China censors online debate on its zero-Covid policy after WHO criticism

  • China is the last major economy glued to a zero-Covid policy and enforces some of the most stringent virus controls anywhere in the world.
A woman wearing a face mask and a face shield walks down a sidewalk, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Beijing.(REUTERS)
A woman wearing a face mask and a face shield walks down a sidewalk, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Beijing.(REUTERS)
Published on May 11, 2022 07:03 PM IST
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Pakistan reports 1st case of Covid-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.12.1: Report

  • Meanwhile, Pakistan reported 64 new infections in the past 24 hours, pushing the overall tally of infections to 1,528,800.
This new sub-variant is causing an increasing number of cases in different countries, said the National Institute of Health (NIH) in a statement, reported ARY News.(Representational Image / REUTERS)
This new sub-variant is causing an increasing number of cases in different countries, said the National Institute of Health (NIH) in a statement, reported ARY News.(Representational Image / REUTERS)
Published on May 10, 2022 06:03 AM IST
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