Articles about SARS-CoV-2
16 Jun 2021
Two COVID-19 vaccines for young children show promise in trials
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and an experimental protein-based preventive proved to be safe and showed good antibody response against SARS-CoV-2 in a trial on baby rhesus macaques, scientists said.
08 Jun 2021
US study gives further credence to Wuhan Lab leak theory
After US President Joe Biden revealed that the intelligence community is now exploring the lab-leak hypothesis, a US government national laboratory has backed the theory postulating SARS-CoV-2 virus leaking from the virology labs in Wuhan, according to The Wall Street Journal report.
04 Jun 2021
Prior infection cuts COVID-19 risk for upto 10 months: Lancet
The risk of being infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is substantially reduced for up to 10 months following the first infection with the virus, according to a study.
02 Jun 2021
Dr. Fauci's leaked 2020 emails reveal knowledge of lab-leak theory
Not long after Dr. Anthony Fauci changed his tune on the possibility that the COVID-19 could be man-made, more skeletons tumble out of the US medical advisor's closet.
27 May 2021
NewsBytes Explainer: Did COVID-19 leak from Wuhan lab?
What was once considered heresy and "debunked" mercilessly returns with a vengeance. After shocking admission by Dr. Anthony Fauci that COVID-19 could have originated from Chinese virology labs in Wuhan, Facebook says that it won't censor discussions on the SARS-CoV-2 virus being man-made.
21 May 2021
COVID-19 could become like common cold in future: Study
The novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 could cause no more than common cold-like coughs and sniffles within the next decade, according to a study.
06 May 2021
COVID-19: UK variant dominates north India, double mutant in west
The UK strain of coronavirus is currently dominating parts of north India while double mutant could be found mostly in Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Gujarat, Sujeet Singh, Director of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said.
03 May 2021
Is transmission of COVID-19 airborne? All you need to know
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, several experts have attempted to shift focus toward the airborne transmission of the virus, which is often overlooked, even in protocols designed to keep the virus at bay.
21 Apr 2021
COVAXIN neutralizes double mutant strain: ICMR
Indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, neutralizes multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 and effectively works against the double mutant strain as well, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Wednesday.
19 Apr 2021
Wearing two fitted masks may double protection against COVID-19: Study
Wearing two tightly-fitted face masks can double the effectiveness of filtering out SARS-CoV-2-sized particles, preventing them from reaching the wearer's nose and mouth and causing COVID-19, according to a study.
22 Feb 2021
These tools can prevent COVID-19 surges without restricting movement
A combination of robust vaccination programs and strict physical distancing rules may be enough to prevent recurring peaks of COVID-19 without greatly restricting the mobility of people, according to a modeling study.
06 Feb 2021
Climate change may have influenced the emergence of coronavirus: Study
Climate change may have influenced the outbreaks of the novel coronavirus as well as the year 2002-03 SARS pandemic virus, suggests a new study published in the journal Science of The Total Environment.
30 Jan 2021
COVID-19: Scientists develop new tool to decontaminate viruses in aerosols
Scientists have engineered a new tool that exposes aerosolized virus particles to microwaves in a controlled manner, an advancement that may lead to the development of novel methods to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
27 Nov 2020
7.4 crore Indians exposed to coronavirus till August: ICMR serosurvey
As many as 7.4 crore people in India, or about 7% of the total population, were exposed to the novel coronavirus till August this year, revealed the second nationwide serological survey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
12 Nov 2020
1 in 4 exposed to COVID-19 in Delhi: Sero-prevalence survey
A new sero-prevalence survey conducted in the national capital showed that around one in four of the people tested were exposed to COVID-19, the Delhi government informed the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.
27 Aug 2020
Coronavirus vaccine tracker: When will one be ready?
The global effort to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 continues as over 24 million people have been infected worldwide.
04 Aug 2020
Coronavirus: US scientists identify possible treatment for SARS-CoV-2
A study in the United States has found a potential therapeutic treatment for COVID-19, the viral disease that has afflicted over 18 million worldwide.
08 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: What is herd immunity? And how does it work?
Since the coronavirus outbreak, several words have entered the common person's lexicon: social distancing, pandemic, self-isolation, asymptomatic, etc.
23 Jun 2020
How can you contract COVID-19? Experts agree on leading cause
As the coronavirus pandemic has sickened over 9 million people worldwide, there has been growing consensus on how the disease gets transmitted, The Wall Street Journal reported.
12 Apr 2020
Deleted Chinese university notices suggest clampdown on coronavirus research
As China continues to draw backlash over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, a report suggested that the government may be cracking down on academic research related to the origins of the virus.
08 Apr 2020
In 5 days, India's COVID-19 cases doubled to 5,000
In spite of a nationwide lockdown, the highly-contagious novel coronavirus continues to spread across India, sickening more and more people every day.
27 Mar 2020
In a first, Indian scientists capture image of novel coronavirus
Scientists in Pune have managed to capture the image of the novel coronavirus responsible for the current COVID-19 outbreak.
18 Feb 2020
Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease
Adding to the growing threat of a coronavirus outbreak, a false cure is being circulated on the messaging app WhatsApp.