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Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

 Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

Highlights  Unlike advanced economies, developing countries would not be able to achieve pre-pandemic economic levels by 2023. As per the WHO, 85% of people in Africa have not received a single COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 36 countries hav...

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Can COVID-19 vaccines help protect from Omicron variant?

Can COVID-19 vaccines help protect from Omicron variant?

  • December 13, 2021 10:51 AM AEDT
  • Manisha

Highlights Omicron is a highly divergent variant with a greater number of mutations. Numerous studies and analyses are underway to assess the effectiveness of vaccines on Omicron, a variant of concern. The WHO has suggested that the global COV...

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Will the Wuhan-born coronavirus continue to impact our lives in 2022?

Will the Wuhan-born coronavirus continue to impact our lives in 2022?

When will Covid-19 end? When will life come back to normal? Will we ever get rid of the masks and the fear that this pandemic has induced upon us in the last two years? There are numerable questions around coronavirus with no definite answer insight....

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Can Omicron cause more damage than other COVID-19 variants? the latest findings

Can Omicron cause more damage than other COVID-19 variants? the latest findings

  • December 05, 2021 12:42 AM AEDT
  • Ashish

Highlights The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently flagged the coronavirus strain B.1.1.529 (Omicron). WHO scientists are of the view that the people who previously contracted COVID-19 have an increased risk of reinfection with this varian...

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Merck’s drug raises hope for oral COVID-19 treatment

Merck’s drug raises hope for oral COVID-19 treatment

Highlights Positive results have been received from the Phase 3 Clinical trial of a new drug developed by Merck and Co and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics.  The drug molnupiravir could potentially reduce the risk of hospitalization and death by ...

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What is Rapid Antigen Testing? All you should know about it

What is Rapid Antigen Testing? All you should know about it

A Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is one of the quickest ways to test if you have COVID-19 infection or not. It is mostly used in situations when a patient needs it for quick clarity. The test is being widely used in the US, European countries, and India. N...

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Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

Highlights Protests against lockdown continue in Australia’s major cities. Cases in Victoria have spiked to a new high. The country reported 11 deaths on Monday. Anti-lockdown protests rocked Australia’s second most populous c...

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How long will COVID-19 pandemic last? Will it continue into 2022?

How long will COVID-19 pandemic last? Will it continue into 2022?

As the world is battling its once-in-a-hundred-years deadly contagion in the form of COVID-19 pandemic, the people are eagerly awaiting its end. The question on the end of the pandemic is on the mind of many people. But no one can give a definitiv...

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Did Saudis in US help hijackers? FBI reveals first declassified 9/11 document

Did Saudis in US help hijackers? FBI reveals first declassified 9/11 document

Highlights The FBI has commenced declassifying the files on 9/11 terror attack. The declassifying of the documents coincided with the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks The documents reveal the logistical support provided to two of the Sau...

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APAC markets see a muted week; China emerges as outperformer

APAC markets see a muted week; China emerges as outperformer

Highlights  China, Japan markets have outperformed other markets. COVID-19 continues to weigh heavy on Aussie equities. The KOSPI has been the worst performer in the region. In a muted week for the Asia Pacific equities, Chinese shar...

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COVID-19: A week that wreaked havoc in Australia

COVID-19: A week that wreaked havoc in Australia

Highlights The country saw 32% jump in the weekly cases. Thursday witnessed the highest number of cases reported by the country since the pandemic’s onset. Almost two-thirds of the country have now been vaccinated – at least with o...

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