Delta variant of coronavirus Current Affairs, GK & News

New Covid Strain ‘Deltacron’

According to Leonodios Kostrikis, a professor of biological sciences at University of Cyprus, a strain of Covid-19 combining delta and omicron was found in Cyprus. Highlights The discovery has been named “deltacron” because of identification of omicron-like genetic signatures within delta genomes. The team has identified 25 such cases. Its statistical analysis highlights that, relative ..

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Covaxin approved for emergency use in 2–18-year-olds

The Subject Expert Committee on Covid-19 has approved the “emergency use” of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine for children aged between 2-18 years old. Key Points Phase-2 and Phase-3 trials of the Covaxin vaccine by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech on children below the age of 18 years in the months of September. Trial data was submitted to ..

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