Tag: Delta

For the next pandemic, we’ll have gigantic mRNA factories in India: Bill Gates

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, says the variant will make it difficult for the world to end the pandemic by 2022, missing his last year’s estimate. In a telephone interview to TOI+, Gates spoke on a range of issues, from vaccinating the elderly to creating factory capacities large enough to […]

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‘For the next pandemic, we’ll have gigantic mRNA factories in India’ – Times of India

Last year, you talked about the possibility of ending the coronavirus pandemic by 2022. Do you still think it’s possible?Everyone has been surprised by the Delta variant and how transmissive it is. India was the first place where there was, tragically, explosive growth in cases. The number of cases has come down from that peak, […]

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China locks down city of 4.5 million as Delta surges again – Times of India

China locked down a city of 4.5 million people in the southeastern province of Fujian after detecting a dozen coronavirus cases, an attempt to once again halt a delta outbreak and maintain its strict zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19. Residents of the scenic coastal city of Xiamen, a manufacturing hub for electronic components from companies including […]

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Fully-vaxxed visitors don’t need Covid negative certificate to enter Goa: HC – ET HealthWorld

The high court of Bombay at Goa on Monday permitted the state government to allow the entry of fully-vaccinated persons in Goa without a Covid-19 negative test report. Partially vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons will still have to produce a negative Covid test report for entry. Advocate general Devidas Pangam told the court that active cases […]

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U.S. COVID-19 tests again in short supply as infections soar, schools reopen – ET HealthWorld

U.S. companies are scrambling to boost production of coronavirus tests increasingly in short supply as COVID-19 cases soar and schools and employers revive surveillance programs that will require tens of millions of tests, according to industry executives and state health officials. Test manufacturers including Abbott Laboratories, Becton Dickinson and Co, and Quidel Corp in recent […]

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Vaccines could affect how the coronavirus evolves – but that’s no reason to skip your shot – ET HealthWorld

The hypothetical possibility that the COVID-19 vaccines could result in more harmful variants is no reason to avoid inoculation. Rather, it shows the need to continue developing vaccines. In 2015, my collaborators and I published a scientific paper about a chicken virus you have likely never heard of. At the time, it got some media […]

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Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive moves from social distancing, masks, hygiene — and the best being the miracle of vaccines.  The music industry is uniquely positioned to be a leader for COVID vaccinations. Concert venues […]

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now – ET HealthWorld

Australia can proceed with its reopening plans when the country reaches 70%-80% vaccination levels, the government’s pandemic modelling adviser said, even as some states hinted they may not ease border curbs if Sydney fails to control its Delta outbreak. “This level of vaccination will make it easier to live with the virus, as we do […]

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