SARS-CoV2 virus Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO monitoring new COVID variant ‘Mu’

Mu Variant’ of the coronavirus was first identified in Colombia in January 2021. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring this variant of interest. Mu Variant Mu variant is scientifically known as B.1.621 and has been classified as a “variant of interest”. According to WHO, variant has constellation of mutations indicating a risk of ..

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New Covid Test using Pencil Lead

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania in US have developed a new cheaper, faster and more accurate Covid diagnostic test that uses electrodes made from graphite to test the SARS CoV-2 Virus. It is the material found in pencil lead. Highlights Researchers noted that, current tests were limited by the trade-off between accuracy and the time ..

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WHO: China forced team to drop lab-leak theory of coronavirus

According to a scientist from World health Organisation (WHO), who led the group, Chinese researchers forced the WHO-led team probing the origins of Covid to drop the lab-leak theory. Key Points Scientist said this in the documentary, titled “The Virus Mystery”. According to the scientists, Chinese researchers were against the theory that covid-19 pandemic emerged ..

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ICMR Sero Survey: Two-thirds of Indians Exposed to Covid.

The latest serological survey conducted nationwide by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found that up to two-thirds of the country’s population who are above the age of six have already been infected with the Coronavirus.   Highlights of the survey The fourth serosurvey was conducted in the months of June and July, ..

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