Why so many Covid-19 variants are showing up now – Vox

Like any virus, SARS-CoV-2 has been mutating constantly since the beginning of the pandemic. Until November of 2020, though, that didn’t seem to matter. That’s when scientists in the United Kingdom noticed an alarming change: The virus had mutated in a way that made it more transmissible. Within a month, similar reports were emerging fromContinue reading “Why so many Covid-19 variants are showing up now – Vox”

India reports more than 6,000 daily Covid deaths — highest ever in the world

India’s health ministry data showed 6,148 deaths were recorded over a 24-hour period, as daily reported cases remained below 100,000 for the third consecutive day. The fatalities rose after one of India’s poorest states, Bihar, revised its total Covid-19 related death toll on Wednesday from about 5,400 to more than 9,400, accounting for people whoContinue reading “India reports more than 6,000 daily Covid deaths — highest ever in the world”

Indian Variant 75% Of All New UK Covid Cases, Says Matt Hancock

Health secretary says vaccination programme has so far prevented 13,200 deaths. Matt Hancock said that up to three-quarters of new coronavirus cases in he uK were the Indian variant. A total of 6,959 cases of the variant have now been confirmed in the UK, Public Health England said. The figures are up to May 26,Continue reading “Indian Variant 75% Of All New UK Covid Cases, Says Matt Hancock”

Germany says UK is ‘area of variant concern,’ bans all non-essential travel

Germany on Friday classified the UK as an “area of variant concern”, banning all but essential travel to the country. The measure will come into force on Sunday. The German Embassy in the UK said the new classification is due to “local outbreaks occurring again, including cases of more infectious variants such as the IndianContinue reading “Germany says UK is ‘area of variant concern,’ bans all non-essential travel”

Why Some Countries May Not Have COVID Vaccines Until 2024 – VICE News

You may be getting vaccinated this month, but that comes at a weird cost. VICE News speaks with experts on why America’s role in withholding donations of our extra vaccines and putting off waiving our vaccine intellectual property prevents other countries from being able to get health workers and the elderly vaccinated, and how thatContinue reading “Why Some Countries May Not Have COVID Vaccines Until 2024 – VICE News”

India sets global record for daily coronavirus deaths

India on Wednesday reported more coronavirus deaths in a single day than any other country at any time during the pandemic, while infections continued to spread through vast rural areas with weak health systems. The Health Ministry reported a record 4,529 deaths in the past 24 hours, driving India’s confirmed fatalities to 283,248. It alsoContinue reading “India sets global record for daily coronavirus deaths”

Covid variant from India could become dominant in the UK ‘in a matter of days,’ posing unknown dangers

The coronavirus variant that first emerged in India could become the dominant strain of the virus in the U.K. in a matter of days and could pose unknown dangers, scientists have warned. The U.K. is detecting a rapid spread of the Covid variant “B.1.617” that first emerged in India last October. The coronavirus variant thatContinue reading “Covid variant from India could become dominant in the UK ‘in a matter of days,’ posing unknown dangers”

Singapore warns children are susceptible to new strains of coronavirus as schools prepare to shut

Singapore has warned that new coronavirus variants, such as the one first detected in India, are affecting more children than past strains, as the city-state prepares to shut most schools from this week. All primary, secondary and junior colleges will shift to full home-based learning from Wednesday until the end of the school term on MayContinue reading “Singapore warns children are susceptible to new strains of coronavirus as schools prepare to shut”

Over 2,000 bodies found in Ganga river

New Delhi: The Union home ministry has revealed that nearly 2,000 bodies have been retrieved from the Ganga by various district administrations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the last one week or so. Officials say that these bodies are most likely of Corona patients who died in remote villages along the Ganga. Since most of theContinue reading “Over 2,000 bodies found in Ganga river”

India COVID cases above 24 million as mutant spreads across globe

India records 4,000 deaths and 343,144 infections in last 24 hours amid reports that strain first detected in the country is spreading across the globe. The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India has climbed above 24 million amid reports on Friday that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreadingContinue reading “India COVID cases above 24 million as mutant spreads across globe”

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