A study conducted in the United Kingdom says that T-cells from common cold illnesses may protect people from COVID-19, which can influence development of future vaccines against the pandemic.
Meanwhile, India began administering booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine to front-line workers and elderly people with the Omicron variant fuelling an almost eight-fold rise in daily infections since the start of the year.
In Europe, hospitalisations caused by COVID-19 significantly increased as healthcare workers in Spain, Britain, Italy and beyond found themselves in increasingly desperate circumstances.
The major port of Tianjin may be facing China’s first local outbreak of Omicron less than a month before the Winter Olympics open in nearby Beijing.
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