Tags : Delta Variant

WHO Says Omicron Cases Are Doubling At Least Every 3

In a recent report shared by the World Health Organization, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading fast in countries with documented community transmission, with the number of cases doubling in 1.5 to 3 days. The highly mutated variant, now present in 89 countries, is spreading rapidly in areas with high levels of population […]Read More

Everything To Know About The COVID Subvariant Strain “Delta Plus”

A new Delta subvariant COVID-19 strain has been designated a “Variant Under Investigation” by the U.K., as new evidence suggests it may be 15% more transmissible compared to the Delta variant. Is this sub-variant more transmissible than Delta? According to the U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the strain which has two mutations… You must be registered to […]Read More

What We Know About The New C.1.2 Variant

A new coronavirus variant has been identified in South Africa referred to as the C.1.2 variant. Though not yet classified as a variant of interest or concern by the World Health Organization (WHO), the variant is drawing the attention of scientists due to the number and types of mutations it… You must be registered to […]Read More

South African Scientist Detect New Coronavirus Variant

Scientists in South Africa are now monitoring a new Covid-19 variant with multiple mutations, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD). The NICD shared that the scientists are yet to establish whether the new variant is more contagious or able to overcome the immunity provided by vaccines or prior infection. The variant, known […]Read More

Variant Alert: Scientists Discover Lambda Covid-19 Variant

21 months into the Covid-19 pandemic and the world is used to news of new variants of the virus, particularly those that have, one by one, supplanted previous versions of the disease. In recent months, mutations like the delta variant have usurped other mutations like the alpha variant in terms of transmissibility… You must be registered to […]Read More

Covid-19: Is Vaccine Booster Needed To Achieve Complete Immunity?

While it was like only yesterday that people were calculating the day they could feel fully protected by their vaccination, now scientists are saying our safety may require another shot in the arm.  This booster conversation is gaining urgency as the Delta variant causes a surge among both vaccinated and unvaccinated… You must be registered to […]Read More

Moderna Says Its Vaccine Booster Produces Immunity Against Delta

According to details of a study released on Thursday, August 5, Moderna has revealed its Covid-19 vaccine booster shot produced a “robust” antibody response against the highly contagious delta variant. In its phase two trial, Moderna tested a 50-microgram dose of three vaccine booster candidates in previously vaccinated individuals. The booster shots produced a promising […]Read More

America Donates 4 Million Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine To Nigeria

Nigeria would receive 4 million doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from the United States of America, according to White House officials. The US government announced it had on Wednesday shipped nearly 10 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to two of the most populous African countries – Nigeria and South Africa – as the continent […]Read More

Nigerian University Shuts Down Hostels Over Covid-19 Surge

On Thursday, one of Nigeria’s largest universities sent residential students home and said it would suspend physical attendance of lectures as fears grow about a new wave of coronavirus in Africa’s most populous nation. The governing body of the University Of Lagos (UNILAG) said the decision was made after a few reported Covid-19 cases in […]Read More

COVID-19 Third Wave: Nigeria Runs Out Of Vaccine

Nigeria might be experiencing the third wave of Covid-19 infections as predicted by the World Health Organization, following reports of a rise in infection rates and the presence of the infamous Delta variant as reported by Nigeria’s National Centre For Disease Control (NCDC). Until last week, Nigeria was recording fewer than 40 cases daily on […]Read More