Articles about SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 survivors at risk of developing serious blood clots: Study

07 Apr 2022

Technology
COVID-19 survivors at risk of developing serious blood clots: Study

A new study has found people infected with SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—are at a higher risk of developing serious blood clots for up to six months, even in the case of mild infections.

Coronavirus may remain active for longer than recommended quarantine: Study

31 Jan 2022

World
Coronavirus may remain active for longer than recommended quarantine: Study

Several people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may spread it for longer than the prescribed quarantine period, even if they don't show any symptoms throughout the infection's final stage, a study has claimed.

China: PCR test purchases increased before COVID-19 was first confirmed

05 Oct 2021

World
China: PCR test purchases increased before COVID-19 was first confirmed

A cyber security firm suggested that authorities in China alerted global agencies about COVID-19 much later than the emergence of the disease.

Mu, C.1.2 variants of SARS-CoV2 not found in India: INSACOG

15 Sep 2021

India
Mu, C.1.2 variants of SARS-CoV2 not found in India: INSACOG

India has so far not seen Mu and C.1.2, the two new variants of SARS-CoV2, and the Delta variant and its sub-lineages continue to be the main Variants of Concern in the country, INSACOG, the genome sequencing consortium, has said.

COVID-19 'not developed' as a biological weapon: US Intelligence Community

28 Aug 2021

World
COVID-19 'not developed' as a biological weapon: US Intelligence Community

SARS-CoV-2 was "not developed" as a biological weapon, the US intelligence community has concluded in a report, with President Joe Biden reiterating the allegation that China continues to reject calls for transparency and withhold information about the origins of the virus.

COVID-19 most-transmissible two days before, three days after symptoms appear

26 Aug 2021

Technology
COVID-19 most-transmissible two days before, three days after symptoms appear

People infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, are most contagious two days before, and three days after they develop symptoms, according to a study conducted in China.

COVID-19 may become childhood disease in few years: Study

12 Aug 2021

Technology
COVID-19 may become childhood disease in few years: Study

COVID-19 may behave like other common-cold coronaviruses in the next few years, affecting mostly young children who haven't yet been vaccinated or exposed to the virus, according to a modeling study published on Thursday.

Delta variant behind majority of 'breakthrough' infections: Study

16 Jul 2021

India
Delta variant behind majority of 'breakthrough' infections: Study

The Delta variant of SARS-COV-2 was behind the majority of clinical cases of breakthrough infection of COVID-19 but only 9.8% of cases required hospitalization and fatality was observed in only 0.4% of the cases, according to a new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Synthetic SARS-CoV-2 could be used as COVID-19 antiviral therapy: Study

13 Jul 2021

Technology
Synthetic SARS-CoV-2 could be used as COVID-19 antiviral therapy: Study

Researchers have designed a synthetic defective SARS-CoV-2 that can interfere with the growth of the real virus, potentially leading to the extinction of both the COVID-19 causing pathogen and the artificial one.

Nasal COVID-19 vaccine prevents disease, transmission in animals: Study

12 Jul 2021

Technology
Nasal COVID-19 vaccine prevents disease, transmission in animals: Study

A new single-dose, intranasal COVID-19 vaccine fully protects mice against lethal infection, and also blocks transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in ferrets, a study has shown.

COVID-19 likely of natural origin, not leaked from lab: Study

09 Jul 2021

World
COVID-19 likely of natural origin, not leaked from lab: Study

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, most likely spread from an animal source to humans and did not leak from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, according to a review of existing scientific evidence by a global team of scientists.

New drug target to treat coronavirus, fight future pandemic found

08 Jul 2021

Technology
New drug target to treat coronavirus, fight future pandemic found

Scientists have identified a novel target for a drug that can treat SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, and also help tackle a future coronavirus pandemic.

Scientists identify new post-infection treatment for COVID-19

05 Jul 2021

World
Scientists identify new post-infection treatment for COVID-19

Scientists have identified a post-infection treatment for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and successfully demonstrated its efficacy in stopping viral reproduction in mice.

Two COVID-19 vaccines for young children show promise in trials

16 Jun 2021

Technology
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.

US study gives further credence to Wuhan Lab leak theory

08 Jun 2021

World
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.

Prior infection cuts COVID-19 risk for upto 10 months: Lancet

04 Jun 2021

Technology
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.

Dr. Fauci's leaked 2020 emails reveal knowledge of lab-leak theory

02 Jun 2021

World
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.

NewsBytes Explainer: Did COVID-19 leak from Wuhan lab?

27 May 2021

Technology
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.

COVID-19 could become like common cold in future: Study

21 May 2021

Technology
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.

COVID-19: UK variant dominates north India, double mutant in west

06 May 2021

India
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.

Is transmission of COVID-19 airborne? All you need to know

03 May 2021

Technology
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.

COVAXIN neutralizes double mutant strain: ICMR

21 Apr 2021

India
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.

Wearing two fitted masks may double protection against COVID-19: Study

19 Apr 2021

Technology
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.

These tools can prevent COVID-19 surges without restricting movement

22 Feb 2021

World
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.

Climate change may have influenced the emergence of coronavirus: Study

06 Feb 2021

Technology
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.

COVID-19: Scientists develop new tool to decontaminate viruses in aerosols

30 Jan 2021

Technology
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.

7.4 crore Indians exposed to coronavirus till August: ICMR serosurvey

27 Nov 2020

India
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).

1 in 4 exposed to COVID-19 in Delhi: Sero-prevalence survey

12 Nov 2020

India
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.

Coronavirus vaccine tracker: When will one be ready?

27 Aug 2020

World
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.

Coronavirus: US scientists identify possible treatment for SARS-CoV-2

04 Aug 2020

Technology
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.

Coronavirus: What is herd immunity? And how does it work?

08 Jul 2020

Technology
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.

How can you contract COVID-19? Experts agree on leading cause

23 Jun 2020

India
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.

Deleted Chinese university notices suggest clampdown on coronavirus research

12 Apr 2020

World
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.

In 5 days, India's COVID-19 cases doubled to 5,000

08 Apr 2020

India
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.

In a first, Indian scientists capture image of novel coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

India
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.

Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

18 Feb 2020

World
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.