I did my own research to help block Christmas Covid lockdown

Mr Shapps, who is supporting the former chancellor in the leadership contest, said that at the start of the Covid crisis “there was of course no instruction manual for dealing with the first pandemic of modern times”, adding: “We all learned as we went along. “As ministers gained in confidence, we did get to the … Read more

Autumn Covid boosters will all be omicron jabs, says the minister

Moderna’s bivalent jab, which combines both the original Wuhan strain with a version tailored for omicron, was authorized for use in the UK on Monday, making Britain the first country in the world to approve a variant-specific Covid vaccine. However, while Moderna has already stockpiled “hundreds of millions” of doses of its new formulation it … Read more

Omicron BA.2.75 Centaurus variant topped BA.5 in India and ‘may prevail’ elsewhere

The only Omicron sub-variant with its own name may become the next globally dominant strain of COVID-19. The so-called Centaurus strain, which is scientifically known as BA.2.75, has quickly become India’s dominant strain of COVID-19 in recent weeks and now accounts for roughly two-thirds of India’s new cases, according to Shahid Jameel, a virologist at … Read more

Despite rising COVID infections, BART to lift mask mandate Monday

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – The BA.5 variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is now the most dominant strain of COVID-19 in the US It appears many people are contracting the virus multiple times. The surge is happening at a time when BART is prepared to relax temporary restrictions. Starting Monday, BART riders will no longer have … Read more

Covid cases jump by 800,000 in a week

Covid-19 infections in the UK have jumped by nearly 800,000 in a week, with some parts of the country nearing record levels seen during the spring. Hospital numbers are also continuing to increase, driven by the spread of the latest coronavirus subvariants omicron BA.4 and BA.5. A total of 3.5 million people in private households … Read more

COVID: Vaccines likely effective against highly contagious Omicron subvariant BA 2.75

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – Health experts warn of a new subvariant of Omicron that is driving a surge in India and has been detected in the Bay Area. It is dubbed BA 2.75 and was found in wastewater samples in June. This, as hospitalizations are seeing an uptick already. The World Health Organization says BA … Read more

Global National: June 15, 2022 | Risk of recession rises as Canada, US move to tame inflation – Global News

Global National: June 15, 2022 | Risk of recession rises as Canada, US move to tame inflationGlobal News Traders Put 80% Odds on Three-Quarter-Point Rate Hike in CanadaForex Factory Inflation & interest rates: How the Bank of Canada aims to reign in prices by raising ratesThe Globe and Mail Bank of Canada likely to mirror … Read more

Covid-19: Cases of BA sub-lineage of Omicron found in Maharashtra for first time

For the first time, four patients of BA 4 variant and three cases of BA 5 variants of the Omicron sub-lineage of coronavirus have been found in Maharashtra, an official of the state health department said on Saturday. All of them had only mild symptoms and were treated at home, he added. These sub-lineages of … Read more

Omicron variant less likely to result in long COVID-19: Study

A recent study conducted by statisticians of the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed the epidemiology of long COVID-19 following infection with the Omicron variant. The experts tried to examine various aspects of long COVID-19 and how the condition may arise with different SARS-CoV-2 variants. The new statistical bulletin focuses on the risk of … Read more