Debananda S Ningthoujam
The author teaches and studies microbial biochemistry and biotechnology at Manipur University
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Does Omicron cause less severe disease than Delta?
Posted ·15 Jan 2022, 9:20 pm
Omicron may be comparable to the measles virus-one of the most transmissible viruses science has known so far!
Omicron Variant: Its symptoms, infectivity and vaccine resistance
Posted ·2 Jan 2022, 6:19 am
Even if Omicron is milder than Delta, we cannot take things lying done; complacency on the part of health authorities, the common people, and the political leaders could lead to catastrophic consequences.
Omicron Threat: Its transmissibility, vaccine escape potential
Posted ·18 Dec 2021, 6:40 pm
Vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic Omicron infection is 0-20 per cent after two vaccine doses, and between 55 per cent and 80 per cent after booster shots.
Is Omicron more transmissible than Delta strain?
Posted ·11 Dec 2021, 3:18 pm
The column discusses the issues of symptoms of Omicron infections, its transmissibility, severity and the status of booster doses in India.
Omicron Variant: Why we need to be worried
Posted ·27 Nov 2021, 8:28 pm
In the column, the author discusses the issues of a new variant called Omicron, the status of booster doses and children's vaccines in India and new COVID drugs.
New breeding grounds and strange symptoms: What is causing the current COVID-19 surge in parts of Europe?
Posted ·20 Nov 2021, 8:05 pm
Can Covid spread through tears? Why should we take the booster shots? Can we prevent a new wave or even fully come out of the current second wave of coronavirus infections? The author discusses several possibilities, including the most likely origins and new variants amid the reports of new Covid wave in parts of Europe.
Possible COVID-19 Third Wave and New Covid Hotpots: No time for complacency yet
Posted ·13 Nov 2021, 8:51 pm
In the column, the author discusses the issues of new COVID hotspots, a possible third wave, the status of booster doses and children's vaccines and new COVID drugs.
New COVID-19 Variants: Possible third wave and kids' vaccines
Posted ·31 Oct 2021, 6:48 am
If a fresh wave of infections emerge in India, both the health authorities and the common people have to equally share the blame!
Vaccine milestone, mix-and-match vaccines and new hotspots
Posted ·23 Oct 2021, 8:40 pm
In the column, the author deliberates upon the issues of India's vaccine milestone, some essential caveats, mix-and-match vaccines and new COVID hotspots.
Possible end of COVID-19?
Posted ·9 Oct 2021, 8:23 pm
In the column, the author discusses the issues of the possible end of Covid-19, upcoming anti-COVID pills, and the scenario about Children's' Covid vaccines in India and globally.
School Reopening: Risks and kids' vaccines
Posted ·3 Oct 2021, 9:02 am
In the column, the author talk about the issues of pan-coronavirus (multivariant) COVID vaccines, upcoming anti-COVID pills, the risks of school re-opening, and the scenario about Children's' Covid vaccines in India.
Are children much less susceptible to COVID-19?
Posted ·25 Sep 2021, 7:58 pm
In the column, the author deliberates upon the issues of Covid-19 in children, the status of pediatric vaccines, risks and benefits of schools re-opening, and the scenario about booster vaccine shots.
Post-COVID complications and reopening of schools
Posted ·18 Sep 2021, 8:17 pm
In the column, the author talked about the issues of post-Covid syndromes, the rise of new SARS-CoV-2 variants, the possible need for booster doses of COVID vaccines, and the pros and cons of re-opening of schools.
Has the COVID-19 third wave skipped India?
Posted ·11 Sep 2021, 9:53 pm
In this column, the author discusses the issues of delayed third wave in India, the global COVID scenario, necessary preparations for the third wave, and the urgent need to scale up vaccinations.
Shifting Trend- A sign on an impending COVID-19 third wave in India
Posted ·4 Sep 2021, 7:31 pm
In the column, the author dwells on the issues of rising R values in India, potential third COVID-19 wave, and the current scenario of Kids' vaccines and school re-opening.
Looming Third Wave: Government must enforce adequate testing, tracing and isolation
Posted ·28 Aug 2021, 7:34 pm
The rapid rise in infections, despite high level of vaccinations, point towards inappropriate tracing and isolation protocols.
Unstoppable delta variant and waning Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness
Posted ·21 Aug 2021, 4:54 pm
The high number of cases and deaths are not just occurring in low-vaccinated countries but even in high-vaccinated nations such as UK, US, Japan and Brazil.
How effective is vaccination against delta variant?
Posted ·14 Aug 2021, 7:30 pm
The author dwells upon the issues of delta variant's relentless surge, effectiveness of vaccines against delta strain, new COVID drugs in trial, and the scenario for pediatric infections.
Should India go for booster Covid shots?
Posted ·8 Aug 2021, 12:45 pm
In this column, the author dwells on the issues of booster doses, approval of the fifth vaccine, vaccines in the pipeline, and the scenario for children's vaccines in India
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