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SARS-CoV-2 Infecting White-Tailed Deer, Raising Concerns

SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, is not only still circulating among humans but is also infecting white-tailed deer in the United States, where it appears to be evolving more rapidly. While the origins of SARS-CoV-2 remain mysterious, the virus has demonstrated its ability to jump from humans to various other mammals, according to a recent study.

Eris Variant Spreads Across the UK: makes up one in seven...

The Eris variant, also known as EG.5.1, has emerged as a major concern in the United Kingdom as it now constitutes one in seven new COVID-19 cases, making up 14.6% of the total infections in the country. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) recently reported that the variant is the second most prevalent in the UK, having gained momentum within a short period.

SDGs at risk of being derailed; Urgent Action Needed

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at risk of being derailed, leading to political instability, economic disruption, and irreversible environmental damage, warns The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2023: Special Edition. With just seven years remaining, urgent action is needed to reverse current trends and accelerate progress towards a better future for all.

Tipu’s Sword Sold at 17.4 million 

Mysore Tiger Tipu Sultan's bedchamber sword was sold for a whopping $17.4 million at Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art sale in London.

IPSN to Detect And Prevent Infectious Disease Threats

In a bid to protect people everywhere from infection disease threats, through the power of pathogen genomics, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a new global network named International Pathogen Surveillance Network (IPSN).

6.9 million COVID-19 deaths till 2023

The World Health organisation in its latest World Health Statistics reported over 759 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nearly 6.9 million reported COVID-19 deaths globally up to March 11, 2023. However, the true toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly higher as it has indirectly affected mortality through mechanisms such as disruptions to health-care services and changes in care-seeking behaviours,

No Evidence That Certain Weather Conditions Precludes Transmission

Studies from the first two and a half years of the COVID-19 pandemic indicate that the influence of meteorology and air quality on disease transmission have been secondary compared to the influence of non-pharmaceutical interventions, vaccination campaigns, changing immunity profiles, introduction of variants, and behavioural dynamics. This comes up in World Meteorological Organization’s COVID-19 final report.

Official End to Covid 19 Health Emergency Adds to priorities of...

Children, whose lives went upside down during the time of Covid 19, should get greater priority now with the World Health Organisation...

After three COVID years, Health Systems Show Recovery Signs

Three years into COVID-19, health systems in most countries have started showing the first major signs of recovery, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Covid 19 no longer a Global Threat

Covid 19 is no longer a global threat with the World Health Organisation declaring an end to the pandemic as a public...