Home Health Health on January 3, 2022 The notion that Omicron is a natural vaccine is a "dangerous idea" spread by irresponsible people who don't take into account "long COVID" about which very little is understood, experts have said. The Omicron variant of COVID-19, which is said to be much more infectious than the other variants, is, however, causing milder infections, less hospitalisation and deaths which is leading to the notion that it can act as a natural vaccine. Recently, a Maharashtra health official also claimed that Omicron will act as a natural vaccine and may help in COVID-19's progression towards the endemic stage. Noted virologist Shahid Jameel said the notion that Omicron is a natural vaccine is a dangerous idea spread by irresponsible people. "It breeds complacency and is rooted more in pandemic fatigue and the inability to do more, than in evidence available at this time," he told PTI. Jameel, the former … [Read more...] about Omicron Natural Vaccine? Experts Call Notion Dangerous, Say Doesn’t Take Long Covid Into Account
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Home Health Health on January 4, 2022 In the major Indian cities, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is accounting for more than 50 per cent of the fresh cases of the infection and the massive surge in the number of cases over the last week is indicative of a third wave of the pandemic, as is being witnessed in several countries, Dr NK Arora, the chairman of the COVID-19 working group of the NTAGI, said on Tuesday, January 4. Omicron is being detected in most of the states in the country, he told PTI. Noting that in the major metro centres and the surrounding regions, the new variant of the virus is accounting for over 50 per cent of the fresh cases, Arora said, "The galloping increase in the number of Covid cases over the last one week is indicative of the third wave, as is being seen in several other countries across the globe." He, however, stressed that there is no need to panic. Arora said over 80 per cent of the … [Read more...] about Surge Indicative Of Third Wave In India, Says COVID-19 Task Force Chief Dr NK Arora
Home Pregnancy parenting Kids Kids on January 4, 2022 A special COVID-19 vaccination drive for children in the 15 to 18 age group was launched across Gujarat on Monday, January 3, with the State health department setting a target to cover 36 lakh beneficiaries in the category in one week. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel launched the drive at a school in the Koba area of the State capital Gandhinagar. He arrived at the school in the morning, inspected the facility and also interacted with some of the beneficiary children. The special week-long statewide drive aims to cover nearly 36 lakh beneficiaries in the 15 to 18 age category. A mega drive has been planned for January 7 with a focus on students of Class 10, as per the State health department. In the Gandhinagar municipal limits, the drive is underway across 13 schools, with the aim to cover 5,000 children on the first day itself, a note from the Chief Minister's Office … [Read more...] about Gujarat Govt Launches Special Drive To Vaccinate Children In 15-18 Age Group; Details Inside
Home Astrology Zodiac signs Zodiac Signs on May 26, 2021 In Vedic astrology, the planet Mercury holds great significance. It is believed to represent partnerships, communication, education, business, preaching and books. In some people it also symbolises intellect, memorising capability, accounting, younger siblings, networking, friends and analysis. The planet Mercury is believed to be highly positive in nature as it rules Gemini and Virgo signs. This year Mercury will be transiting into Gemini at 07:50 am on 26 May 2021. The transit will bring various changes in the lives of natives of different signs. To know how it will affect your life, scroll down to read more. Aries For people belonging to this moon sign, the Mercury transit in Gemini will take place in the third house of their horoscope. The transit will bring a good time for those who are young. Young people will be full of valour and courage during … [Read more...] about Mercury Transit In Gemini 2021: Effects On Different Zodiac Signs
Home Beauty Skin care Skin Care on August 23, 2016 PCOD or polycystic ovary syndrome is an imbalance of hormones in women and causes an elevated level of androgens in the bloodstream, that is, the male hormone. Its main symptoms are missed or irregular periods, acne, excessive facial hair, rashes and darkening of the skin. There is enough information on the symptoms of the disorder, but not enough tips for skincare for people who have PCOD. The elevated levels of androgen naturally lead to formation of little cysts on the ovaries. The cysts are not harmful, but cause hormonal imbalances. In normal accounts, female bodies producing a tiny amount of male hormones is expected. But when the production of male hormones escalates, the imbalance happens and it is called PCOD. Taking care of skin in PCOD can be tricky, because no matter what you do, the skin problems don't seem to go away. Today, we'll try to make your life easier by … [Read more...] about Skin Care In PCOD: 7 Tips Not To Miss
Home Art culture Art Culture on January 8, 2022 With COVID-19 infection rates soaring around the world, several big events have been called off or rescheduled, like the Grammy Awards 2022, The Golden Globes 2022, however, will be held as scheduled on Sunday, January 9. There will no audience. The Berlinale 2022 and Cannes Film Festival 2022 are being held as scheduled, as of now. Here is a list of the art and culture events of 2022 that have been postponed due to COVID and Omicron, and those which are on schedule. Grammy Awards 2022 Preparations for the popular music awards ceremony, originally planned for January 31 in Los Angeles, were in full swing until a surge in COVID cases in the US forced organizers to reschedule the event. New dates are yet to be announced. Golden Globe Awards 2022 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organises the Golden Globe Awards, recently announced a very stripped-down version … [Read more...] about Omicron: Have The 2022 Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, Oscars, Berlinale, Cannes Been Postponed?
Home Health Health on January 16, 2022 Amid the scare caused by the Omicron variant of coronavirus, a senior official of the Maharashtra health department has said that the Delta strain of the virus still accounts for the maximum number of infection cases in the state as revealed by the genome sequencing of the patients' samples. Dr Pradeep Vyas, additional chief secretary of the health department, in a letter written to his colleagues on Wednesday said that the Delta variant was found in 68 per cent samples, out of the over 4,200 analysed, while the remaining 32 per cent patients were found infected with the Omicron strain. wellness ALSO READ: Expert Article: Why Genome Sequencing And Personalised Medicine Are Important For Indian Healthcare The Delta variant had wreaked havoc during the second wave of the pandemic in 2021. The Omicron strain, which was first detected in South Africa in November 2021, started … [Read more...] about Delta Still Dominant Strain Of COVID-19, Says Maharashtra Health Official Amid Omicron Scare
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure on January 1, 2022 In the first 24 hours of the new year, India has recorded 22,775 new cases and 406 deaths. The number of Omicron cases in India now stands at 1431. There are currently 1,04,781 active cases in the country. As a result of Omicron, cases of Coronavirus disease have increased worldwide, including in India. Friday, the final day of 2021, Delhi reported 1,796 new cases of Covid-19, while Maharashtra reported a staggering 8,067 cases  . Common symptoms of COVID-19 still include cough, high fever, and loss of taste and smell. But experts pointed out that Omicron also has some symptoms specific to that particular variant. COVID-19 Symptoms Specific To The Omicron Variant Initial symptoms of Omicron infection may appear to be milder than those associated with the Delta variant. Symptoms of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may be well known, such as a stuffy, runny … [Read more...] about Omicron: What Are The COVID-19 Symptoms Specific To The Omicron Variant?
Home Health Health on January 4, 2022 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday termed the Omicron variant of the coronavirus a "common viral fever", but said exercising caution is important even then. Speaking to reporters here after inspecting the COVID-19 vaccination programme for children in the age group of 15-18 years, Adityanath said, "It is true that Omicron spreads rapidly, but it is also true that as compared to the second wave (of the pandemic), the variant is quite weak. This is only a common viral fever, but caution and precautions are necessary for any disease. There is no need to panic." He said it took 15-25 days to recover for those who were infected with the Delta variant of the virus in March-April last year and even after recuperating, they complained about a number of problems. "But that is not the case for Omicron till now. The virus has weakened. But those suffering from some other diseases … [Read more...] about Omicron Only A Common Viral Fever But Exercising Caution Important: UP CM Yogi Adityanath
Home Health Health on January 7, 2022 Mutations in Omicron can strengthen the affinity of the coronavirus variant for the human cells, which could increase its infectivity and evasion of antibodies, according to researchers. The scientists from Boston College in the US developed a computer model that can predict mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and provide insights into future variants of concern before they emerge. The team used the model to develop an initial set of predictions about the role of mutations on infectivity and immune response evasion of Omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants with human host cells. "We find that Omicron has not reached its full potential to bind human host cells," said Babak Momeni, Assistant Professor at Boston College. "We identify mutations that can strengthen the virus affinity for the human cell, which could increase infectivity and evasion of antibodies," said Momeni, lead researcher on the … [Read more...] about Computer Model Predicts Omicron May Evolve To Increase Transmission, Immune Escape