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GEMCOVAC-OM Vaccine

India is making significant strides in its battle against the Omicron variant of COVID-19 with the development of its first indigenous mRNA vaccines. GEMCOVAC-OM and GEMCOVAC-19, developed by Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, are set to revolutionize India’s vaccine landscape.  Gennova Biopharmaceuticals ..

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Omicron XBB.1.5

Omicron XBB.1.5 is a variant of the Covid-19 virus that has caused concern among experts due to its immune-evasive and highly contagious nature. It has been linked to a surge in hospitalizations in the US and UK. How is Omicron ..

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China’s Zero-COVID Policy

While other countries across the planet are gradually relaxing their COVID related restrictions and urging their respective citizens that they will have to adjust to the COVID-19 virus, China is following a strict Zero-Covid policy. Overview: The Zero-Covid policy of ..

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Omicron Variant in White-Tailed Deer

According to a study, some white-tailed deer living in the US are infected with the SARS-CoV-2’s Omicron variant. Overview: The study is yet-to-be peer-reviewed and has been posted recently on the bioRxiv preprint repository. This study also found SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing ..

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Community Transmission of Omicron

The Genome Consortium INSACOG recently announced that Omicron is at the “Community Transmission” stage in India. The ICT admissions and hospitalisation of patients are increasing. The Omicron has become dominant in metros though the infections are asymptomatic and mild. Community ..

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Omicron sub-lineage BA.1

In less than two months three sub lineages of Omicron has been detected. Omicron is a COVID-19 mutant variant. The Pango lineage of Omicron called the B.1.1.529 was declared as Variant of Concern by the World Health Organization. This has ..

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