On Omicron: Before the third wave

News: It is clear that Omicron variant is present within the community and is spreading rapidly. Although, the symptoms from the Omicron variant are mild and rarely result in death, the fact that many infections are said to be asymptomatic is a concern. This situation, therefore, demands renewed efforts to contain, and the vaccine policy… Continue reading On Omicron: Before the third wave

Health will remain high on agenda

News: Both the first and second waves of COVID have shown that India needs to strengthen its inadequately resourced health system.   The new year calls for a renewed resolve to build an efficient, equitable and empathetic health system. What has been done since the onset of the pandemic to strengthen the health infrastructure in… Continue reading Health will remain high on agenda

Omicron likely to cause re-infections, surge in cases, say experts

What is the news? The new variant of COVID-19 i.e. Omicron is spreading across India. The experts say that the surge is likely due to reinfections (people getting infected with the virus again) and even vaccinated people getting infected. What are the concerns about this variant? More transmissible than Delta. This is evident from the… Continue reading Omicron likely to cause re-infections, surge in cases, say experts