Five million people globally have been confirmed to have died from COVID-19 since the first known patient was diagnosed with the SARS-like disease just 23 months ago in China. Infections from the fast-spreading coronavirus have now become the world’s third leading cause of death, after heart disease and stroke. Althoughread more

The war against COVID-19 has changed due to the highly-transmissible Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, described as being “as transmissible as Chicken Pox” by a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention internal document. The document also warns that the variant can also be easily transmitted by vaccinated individuals, and mayread more

A new coronavirus variant has emerged in India that has three genetic mutations that could make the virus both more deadly and transmissible. Although this new variant, called B.1.617, is still under investigation, it appears to be the product of a number of mutations, with three of its fifteen known mutationsread more