WHO expects “high or extreme stress” in ICUs in 49 out of 53 countries between now and March 1, 2022.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is posing a severe threat to mankind again. It brings back memories of the draconian lockdown days, when all of us were immensely inconvenienced. The Netherlands is going into strict lockdown from
As scientists race to understand the consequences of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, one of the most important questions is whether this new version of the coronavirus can outrun the globally dominant Delta variant. The World Health Organization
This time round, the mutation of Covid-19, named ‘omicron’ has emerged from South Africa and its neighbouring countries like Botswana. A few from the region to Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong were detected with the new variant. The World Health
To many of us living in the UAE, Tonga may be hundreds of miles away in the Pacific Ocean, an insignificant part of our lives for its utter remoteness. But a natural disaster, and not an ordinary one, can change things, even attitudes. The world is small, and it has become
On Wednesday 12 January, 23-year-old primary school teacher Ashling Murphy was violently killed while jogging along a canal at 4pm in County Offaly, Ireland. Her murderer has not yet been found. It’s a horrendous start to the year, one that serves as a brutal reminder
After Narendra Modi led it to a sensational victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party grew rapidly in several states by organising defections from the Congress and other opposition parties. Last week it had a taste of its own medicine in the key state