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"There are over 300 subvariants of Omicron. I think the one that is concerning right now is XBB, which is a recombinant virus. We had seen some recombinant viruses earlier. It is very immune-evasive, which means it can overcome the antibodies. So slightly that we may see another wave of infections in some countries because of XBB," WHO said.
The UN Food chief has warned that the world is facing "a global emergency of unprecedented magnitude" 345 million people are marching toward starvation and 70 million are pushed closer to starvation by the war in Ukraine Since Russia invaded Ukraine, Beasley said, soaring food, fuel and fertilizer costs have driven 70 million people closer to starvation
COVID-19 vaccines greatly reduced the number of cases of severe COVID-19 for everyone regardless of their body size Vaccine effectiveness was similar for those with a higher BMI and of a healthy weight, but slightly lower in the underweight group People with very low and very high BMI were more likely to experience severe disease than vaccinated healthy weight people
The Indian Council of Medical Research issued guidelines for the management of type 1 diabetes in India The guidelines come at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected people with diabetes population The diabetes population was exposed to a high risk for severe illness and mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic