Covid: People in hospital with Indian variant not increasing significantly – NHS boss

Meanwhile, Dr Adam Kucharski, a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M) that advises the government, said there were a “number of concerning signs” following the earlier finding that vaccine first doses aren’t as effective against the Delta variant and that people infected with the variant could be more likely to need … Read more

Covid-19 vaccines largely ineffective against variant seen in South Africa: Dr Shankar Chetty

Vaccines developed against Covid-19 have largely been ineffective against the variant of the virus found in South Africa, said Dr Shankar Chetty, a leading medical practitioner in South Africa. Dr Chetty said in South Africa, vaccines “haven’t really helped in preventing people from getting infected”. However, they have managed to prevent people from developing severe … Read more

Singapore to shut schools from tomorrow over rising Covid-19 cases linked to variant first found in India

Singapore will close schools from Wednesday as authorities warned new coronavirus strains such as the one first detected in India were affecting more children. Taiwan also shut schools in the capital Taipei to control an outbreak, and the island banned all foreigners from entry or transit for a month unless they had a residency card. … Read more