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No need for Covid booster dose for now, huge third wave unlikely: AIIMS Director

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Booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are not needed in India as of now, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said. He also said the possibility of a “huge third wave” is “declining each passing day”.

“There is no surge of COVID-19 cases as of now. So, there is no need for a booster dose in India for now,” Dr Randeep Guleria said at the book launch event.

Dr Guleria was speaking at the launch of “Going Viral”, a book on the making of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, by ICMR Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava.

The Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi also hailed the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country.

Guleria said the way the vaccines are holding up, chances of any huge wave with large admissions is declining with each passing day.

“It is unlikely that the third wave of COVID-19 of a magnitude comparable to the first and second will hit India. With time the pandemic will take an endemic form. We’ll continue to get cases but the severity will be highly reduced,” he said.

Meanwhile, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 118 crore on Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said.

Over 68 lakh vaccine doses have been administered on Tuesday till 7 pm, it said while underlining the tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by in the late night.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16.

 

 

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Bihar CM asks health officials to be on guard against new Covid variant

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday asked health officials of the state to remain vigilant in the wake of reports of a new coronavirus variant triggering fear across the world which is still recovering from the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Kumar shared his thoughts on Omicron, the new variant, at a meeting where he reviewed the health department’s functioning.





He called for keeping a close watch on those coming to the state from abroad and quick testing of samples if anybody presented symptoms.


Cases of the new coronavirus variant have been reported mainly from South Africa, besides European countries like the United Kingdom and Belgium.


The chief minister also underscored that the threat of COVID-19, which has caused large-scale devastation in the country, including Bihar, was far from over and stressed on the need for inoculation of citizens.


According to the state health department, more than eight crore people have got the COVID vaccine jabs in Bihar which has a total population of about 13 crore.


The chief minister directed the officials to ensure that those who had got only one shot should be fully vaccinated as soon as they were deemed fit for the second jab.


The meeting was attended, among others, by health minister Mangal Pandey, chief secretary Tripurari Sharan and additional chief secretary (health) Pratyay Amrit.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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The Plot In You Announce Debut New Zealand Shows w/ ERRA

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Ohio’s The Plot In You are heading our way in spring 2022 for two massive North Island shows. Now based in Miami, the four piece are basking in the alt-rock / hardcore glow of their fifth studio album Swan Song, which dropped in September this year to glowing reviews, and was written as an exercise in catharsis after “years of negativity, soured friendships, disappointment, and mistakes”. With a mammoth stint of worldwide touring already well underway, The Plot In You will be a well oiled machine when they hit our shores for the first time next September, joined by fellow US metalcore fiends ERRA at both their Tāmaki Makaurau and Pōneke shows. As one of the first overseas acts to announce a New Zealand tour since recent international travel news, you might want to act fast on tickets – pre sales go live tomorrow morning, with early birds and general tickets to be released in early December. Get the full run down below…

The Plot In You ‘Swan Song’ Tour w/ ERRA

Tuesday 27th September – Neck Of The Woods, Auckland
Wednesday 28th September – Valhalla, Wellington
General On-Sale available HERE via UTR from 10am NZST, Friday 3rd December 

Spotify presale available from 9am NZST, Tuesday 30th November
Fan Early Bird Presale available HERE from 5pm NZST, Wednesday 1st December

From new album Swan Song, watch The Plot In You’s cinematic clip for ‘Face Me’…


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Ohio quartet THE PLOT IN YOU announce the Swan Song Australian and New Zealand tour which will hit all capital cities in September 2022. Their debut national headline tour will be joined by five-piece progressive metalcore heavyweights and very special guests, ERRA.

After racking up over 100 million streams and receiving praise from Billboard, Rock Sound, Alternative Press, and more, THE PLOT IN YOU have crafted music that addresses the end of various things and situations in life.

In September, THE PLOT IN YOU released their fifth full-length album, Swan Song. Sonically and spiritually, Swan Song stares down at years of negativity, soured friendships, disappointment, and mistakes and flush it all away in the wake of hammering distortion, towering melodies, cinematic production, and unapologetically cathartic lyrics.

The record received glowing reviews globally. With Hysteria Magazine saying, “In a triumphant fashion, Swan Song may well be the group’s most audacious; genre bending and diverse album to date.” And Wall Of Sound said, “If Swan Song was indeed The Plot In You’s final album, then it would see the four-piece bowing out on a high, at both their popular and creative peak.”

THE PLOT IN YOU’s last visit to our shows saw them supporting Polaris in 2018 for the sold out national ‘The Mortal Coil Tour’ and had critics raving about their flawless live show.

Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, ERRA’s namesake comes from Akkadian mythology and represents mayhem. Their technical sound and writing is taken by influences from well-respected groups like Misery Signals, Born of Osiris and Saosin. They thrive on being creative and showcasing their talent through their intense live performances and offering their refreshing sound. Their 2020 self-titled album saw them receiving high praise from fans and music critics alike.

The Swan Song tour is one tour you won’t want to miss as it graces Australian shores in September. Grab a ticket while you can!

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The Equalizer season 2 episode 8 return date for Queen Latifah, cast

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The EqualizerFollowing tonight’s new episode, are you eager to get The Equalizer season 2 episode 8 return date? What about a good sense of what could be coming next?

There are a few different things that we should get into here, but let’s begin by sharing some of the unfortunate news: All signs point to you waiting a good while to see the series back on the air. Because of various holiday-related programs, we know that CBS is set up with programming from now until Christmas Day and no more episodes of the Queen Latifah series are on the schedule. It’s unlikely that they would air an episode in between Christmas and New Year’s, so the earliest we would expect to see the show back is in early January.

What will the writers bring to the table at that point? More than likely, there are a few different things that they will circle for Robyn McCall. At the forefront of all of them will be how she continues to balance out her job and trying to still have some semblance of a normal life. Is it possible of her to retain any anonymity? Also, what sort of clients will require her services? We’re sure there will be some external pressure for the writers to want to accelerate the stakes to some degree, but we don’t think that creating bigger action sequences is the most feasible way forward. Instead, we imagine that we’ll get a handful of character-focused stories that enable us to better understand this ensemble. While McCall is and should always be the primary focus, we don’t want to pretend as though she’s the only part of the show.

Expect at least two or three new The Equalizer episodes to air in January; then, there could be another hiatus brought on by awards shows, the NFL, and also the Olympics. In general, the schedule is going to be a little bit weird until March.

Related – Be sure to get some more news when it comes to The Equalizer right now

What do you most want to see when it comes to The Equalizer season 2 episode 8?

Be sure to share right now in the comments! Once you do just that, stick around — there are other updates coming and we don’t want you to miss them. (Photo: CBS.)


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