South Africa says Omicron may be less severe than Delta

South Africa says Omicron may be less severe than Delta

Research in South Africa suggests the strain of Omicron may be less severe than feared, as hospitalization rates are lower than outbreaks because of Delta. Initial data from Tshwane District Hospital in the city of Pretoria in Gauteng province, the …

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India’s Covid-19 wave reverses forecast

India's Covid-19 wave reverses forecast

In mid-August, Indian officials warned that a third Covid-19 wave was “inevitable”, but on November 23, the number of infections in the country was the lowest in 18 months. The report predicting a third wave of pandemic that is about …

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Maybe 80% of Indonesians have the Delta mutation

Maybe 80% of Indonesians have the Delta mutation

People wear masks while waiting for a train in Jakarta, Indonesia on November 22 – Photo: REUTERS “With more than 50% of COVID-19 cases asymptomatic, it is possible that 80% of our population (about 216 million people) has the Delta …

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Vaccinators can still ‘infect the family Delta’

Vaccinator may 'easily pass Delta strain to family'

Research by Imperial College London shows that vaccinated people infected with Delta can still easily transmit the virus to family members. “By consistently and regularly taking samples from close contacts of a nCoV case, we’ve found that vaccinated people can …

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