Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicThird wave

Topic: third wave

Omicron is driving 3rd wave, but don’t use other countries’ data for Indian trends: CCMB chief

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology director Vinay K. Nandicoori says ‘hybrid immunity’ studies are needed to detect the kinds of population getting infected in every wave.

3rd Covid wave now 7 times faster than 2nd, daily cases jump to 1 lakh from 10,000 in 9 days

On Thursday, India reported 1,16,898 cases, up from 13,159 on 29 Dec. Second wave took 63 days for this progression, while 1st wave didn't touch 1 lakh daily cases at all.

Current Covid surge twice as fast as 2021’s 2nd wave, cases see 10-fold jump in 23 days

India’s daily Covid numbers have risen to 58,097 on 4 Jan from 5,541 on 13 Dec. Lowest mark before 2nd wave was 8,579 cases on 1 Feb, and it took 53 days to hit 59,085 on 25 March.

Congress election rallies ‘on hold’ as party assesses Covid situation amid criticism

Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur are set to go to polls in February-March this year. Congress has a stake in all but one.

High incidence of diabetes, hypertension likely made India’s 2nd wave more fatal: Lancet report

Researchers found the death rate in India among Covid patients with at least one existing health condition was 5.7%, compared to 0.7% in those otherwise healthy.

Why India can’t figure out what a third wave of Covid will look like

The stuttering vaccination program and a lack of clarity on how & where the second wave was virulent are making it difficult to figure out what a third will look like.

How Tamil Nadu’s training thousands of nurses to handle kids with Covid as it preps for 3rd wave

Since July, Tamil Nadu has been organising virtual and in-person training for nurses to handle young Covid patients, apprehending a spike in infections among kids and infants in the 3rd wave.

New, smaller Covid wave may start this month, likely peak in October, IIT experts predict

India may see a worsening of its outbreak as soon as this month, with the next wave peaking with less than 100,000 infections a day, or nearly 150,000, the IIT experts estimated.

Big crowds thronging hill stations, markets without Covid protocol concerning, says PM Modi

During a video conference with CM’s of North-Eastern states, PM Narendra Modi said vaccination drive needs to be ramped up to combat the third wave of the Covid pandemic.

India’s vaccination rate slowing, people dropping guard — this is invitation for third wave

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.