Can children suffer from 'long COVID' after infection?

As the world approaches its second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, persistent symptoms that linger after the initial infection, known as "long COVID," have become a major fear around the globe. And with children restarting schools in person in many countries, one question is on the mind of parents:


WHO slams wealthy nations’ rush toward Covid vaccine boosters

The World Health Organization (WHO) condemned Wednesday the rush by wealthy countries to provide Covid vaccine booster shots, while millions around the world have yet to receive a single dose.Speaking before US authorities announced that all vaccinated Americans would soon be eligible to receive a


New technology to detect COVID-19 by 100 per cent

Emirati companies have announced their intention to introduce a new technology for testing COVID-19 for GCC and ME countries, which is characterized by its ability to detect infections at its onset by 100 per cent and the Delta variant by 99.4 per cent.The technology called CRISPR was presented by


Early signs COVID-19 vaccines may not stop Delta transmission, England says

There are early signs that people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 may be able to transmit the Delta variant of the virus as easily as those who have not, scientists at Public Health England (PHE) said on Friday.The findings chime with those from the US Centers for Disease Control and Pre


UK scientists: Future COVID-19 variants could have 35 percent fatality rates

Future COVID-19 variants could have fatality rates of up to 35 percent, top UK government scientists have warned in a new report.The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) said it is a “realistic possibility” that future variants could prove as fatal as MERS, which has a deat


Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads- WHO

The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of


Delta COVID Variant Now Dominant Strain Worldwide, US Deaths Surge

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is now the dominant strain worldwide, accompanied by a surge of deaths around the United States almost entirely among unvaccinated people, US officials said on Friday. US cases of COVID-19 are up 70% over the previous week and deaths are up 26%, with outbreaks occurr


A new country records the death of black fungus

The Guatemalan Ministry of Health announced that it had recorded the first death from the mold fungus known as "black fungus", as doctors linked this case to infection with the Corona virus. Citing an epidemiologist, Edvin Calgoa, the ministry said on Monday that a woman infected with the black f


Global Health: Monitoring the “Delta” strain in about 100 countries

The World Health Organization announced that the delta strain of the Corona virus, which was first seen in India, has been detected in about 100 countries and regions. According to what was reported by China International Television Network (CGTN), Saturday 3-7-2-21, the Secretary-General of the


COVID-19 Delta variant gaining traction in France — minister

The Delta variant of COVID-19 (coronavirus) first found in India now represents some 20 percent of COVID-19 cases in France, French health minister Olivier Veran told France Info radio, up from last week’s estimate of it representing 9-10 percent of cases. “The Delta variant now accou


WHO: Delta variant becoming dominant global coronavirus strain

The Delta Covid-19 variant, first identified in India, is quickly becoming the dominant strain of the coronavirus worldwide, the World Health Organisation said. Soumya Swaminathan, the WHO’s chief scientist, said this was because of the Delta strain’s increased transmissibil


Classic COVID-19 symptoms changing: UK-led study

A leading British scientist has said it is time to update the list of “classic” COVID-19 symptoms, after research found that a headache and sneezing are now among the most common signs of the disease. Prof. Tim Spector is co-founder of the ZOE COVID symptom study, which draws on


China reports first human case of H10N3 bird flu

A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday.The man, a resident of the city of Zhenjiang, was hospitalized on April 28 after


What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: COVID-19 death tolls are likely a "significant undercount" Official tolls showing the number of deaths directly or indirectly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be a "significant undercount", the World Health Organizati


‘Long Covid’ symptoms ease after vaccine: Survey

COVID-19 vaccines tend to alleviate the symptoms of the medical phenomenon known as “long Covid,” according to a survey involving 800 people. The study suggests that mRNA vaccines are particularly beneficial in battling long Covid symptoms. The virus was initially understood to be a


Coronavirus likely to keep mutating: Scientists

Humanity is engaged in an “arms race” with the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, and its capacity to adapt and evolve remains unknown and should not be underestimated, scientists have warned.“I think it’d be a brave person to say that the virus is nearing the end of its evolutionary


Drug-resistant malaria gains a foothold in Africa

Researchers on Thursday reported the first clinical evidence that drug-resistant mutations of the parasite responsible for malaria were gaining ground in Africa. Experts have long worried about the emergence of drug resistance across the continent and a new study published in medical journal 


Close-up of coronaviruses on the attack

Researchers at the University of Oldenburg are using electron microscopy images of SARS-CoV-2 to generate images that for the first time provide a highly detailed impression of the infection process. The new method relies on machine learning.   These days every child knows what a corona




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