Coronavirus Current Affairs, GK & News

Deer-to-Human COVID-19 Transmission

According to a new study, the first potential case of the novel coronavirus being passed to a person from a deer has been reported in Canada. Overview: Highly mutated clusters of SARS-CoV-2 genomes were identified by researchers in white-tailed deer, indicating that the deer could act as an animal virus reservoir. To conduct the study, ..

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What is ‘TriSb92’ Molecule?

Researchers from University of Helsinki have developed a molecule, that can inactivate the coronavirus spike protein. It also offers effective short-term protection against the coronavirus. About TriSb92 Molecule Cell cultures and animal studies on TriSb92 molecule shows that, it protects against coronavirus infection for at least eight hours, including in cases of high exposure risk. ..

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NeoCov Coronavirus

According to Chinese researchers, a type of coronavirus called NeoCov, which spreads among bats in South Africa is likely to pose threat to humans if it mutates further, in future. Highlights Study was posted on the preprint repository BioRxiv. However, it is yet to be reviewed. Study shows that, NeoCov is closely associated to Middle East ..

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ZyCoV-D: World’s first DNA-based Vaccine

Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila is soon going to apply Central Drugs Regulator (DGCI) for emergency approval of the corona vaccine ZyCoV-D. If approved, it will be the world’s first DNA-based vaccine. With this, the number of vaccines available in the country will increase to 4. So far, Serum Institute’s Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and ..

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What is AY.1 variant of Coronavirus?

Recently, WHO tagged B.1.617.2 strain of coronavirus as ‘Delta’ variant, which now has further mutated. Mutated form of Delta variant is being termed as “Delta Plus” or “AY.1” variant. Key Points Delta variant was identified as one of the factors of second wave of coronavirus infections in India. Initial data shows that, Delta plus variant ..

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