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Study Claims Vaccines Less Effective Against UK, Brazil COVID-19 Strains

A new health study has claimed that the antibodies produced in response to the vaccines are less effective against the new COVID-19 strains. Published in the journal of Nature Medicine, the study explained that new COVID-19 variants reported in UK, South Africa and Brazil have the ability to evade antibodies. Besides, the Washington University of Medicine scientists have also emphasised on the need of producing purified antibodies to… read-more

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 10:55 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, vaccine, Coronavirus Vaccines, Brazil

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Covaxin 81% Effective Against COVID-19 UK Strain In Phase-3 Trials

Indian pharmaceutical giant Bharat Biotech has claimed 81% efficacy against COVID-19 for its vaccine 'Covaxin'. Releasing the phase three clinical data of the vaccine on March 3, the company claimed the vaccine of being effective against the UK variants of the virus. While peer reviews are still awaited, the developer conducted clinical trials on over 25,800 people. Reportedly, Indian drug regulator DCGI earlier approved the Covaxin for… read-more

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 06:38 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Bharat biotech, Covaxin, Health, Covid-19, Coronavirus Vaccines

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CoWIN App Not For Vaccine Registration, Only For Administrative Use: Govt

The Centre on March 1 stated CoWIN app has been developed only for administrators to manage the inoculation drive and is not a registration platform for COVID-19 vaccination. It clarified that individuals, who want to get vaccinated, can register themselves through official website. The statement followed the beginning of India's second-phase of mass vaccination which is expected to cover around 27 crore people who are either aged above 60 or… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 02:45 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccines, India, Covaxin, CoWIN App

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AIIMS Intern Loses His Life Days After Taking COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

A medical intern's death at the AIIMS-Rishikesh, just 11 days after getting the COVID-19 vaccine shot, has cast doubts on the inoculation drive. Reportedly, the intern had taken the vaccine shot on February 5 after which he developed medical complications. However, AIIMS officials have denied of any vaccination mishap and claimed that the intern had co-morbid illnesses. Meanwhile, a medical practitioner, Dr Satendra Singh, has demanded a… read-more

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 01:25 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: AIIMS, Coronavirus Vaccines, covid 19, Coronavirus Pandemic

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Home Secretary Asks States To Penalise Rumours Against COVID Vaccine

Addressing the rumours regarding COVID -19 vaccine, the Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla asked the states to counter the spread of false information.  He said, "vested interests can create unwanted doubts among people at large" and that needs to be curbed. Besides, the letter provisioned penal actions under the Disaster Management Act and IPC for the culprits. Earlier, the health ministry had released posters to tackle the vaccine hesitancy… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 07:31 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: covid 19, Coronavirus Vaccines, Rumors, Penal Action, Union Home Ministry, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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Maldives Becomes First Country To Receive India's Covishield Vaccine

After the government approved COVID Vaccine consignment, Maldives will become the first country to be aided by India's Covishield vaccine. Reportedly, the consignment, sufficient for the frontline workers and senior citizens of Maldives, will land at Velana International Airport, Malé in an Air-India flight on January 20. However, the Island is currently the largest COVID-19 assistance recipient in India's neighbourhood including medical… read-more

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 - 05:57 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: COVISHIELD, Covid -19, Coronavirus Vaccines, Maldives, Humanitarian Help

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Delhi: Vaccination From January 16, Jabs 4 Days A Week At 81 Centres

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has stated that COVID-19 vaccinations would begin on January 16 in the national capital. Reportedly, the vaccination drive will be held four days a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday - at 81 centres initially and will be increased subsequently. CM Kejriwal added, “Everyday almost 100 people will be vaccinated.” Besides, the government plans to inoculate 8,100 healthcare workers on the first day.

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 04:39 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Covid -19, Coronavirus Vaccines, CM Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Government


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Minister Jaishankar Affirms Post-COVID-19 Synergy With Sri Lanka

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar affirmed on January 6 that the bilateral relationship between India and Sri Lanka is intact despite the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing a joint media briefing with his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena, Jaishankar confirmed the two countries are envisaging post-COVID co-operation. Moreover, Jaishankar discussed over the early release of fishermen, Tamil issues and Lanka’s formal request to… read-more

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 04:51 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, covid 19, Coronavirus Vaccines, India-Sri Lanka

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COVID-19: India Clears Emergency Use Of 'Covaxin' And 'Covishield'

Ending the wait for COVID-19 vaccine, VG Somani, the Drug Controller General of India, on January 3 granted emergency-use approval to 'Covaxin' and 'Covishield'. Assuring people about the efficacy, Somani said, “We'll never approve anything if there is slightest of safety concern.” Moreover, the DCGI approved the vaccines for their "restricted use" based on the data submitted by Bharat Biotech and the Serum Institute of India. PM Narendra… read-more

Sun, 03 Jan 2021 - 12:01 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Coronavirus, Covaxin, COVISHIELD, Coronavirus Vaccines, DCGI, PM Narendra Modi

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Harsh Vardhan

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Pro Bono COVID Vaccination Across Nation, Says Union Health Minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has informed that the COVID-19 vaccination will be free for all the states in the nation. The Minister said, "Not just in Delhi, it will be free across the country", in context to Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain's claim of free vaccination in Delhi. The statement was made when Minister Vardhan visited Delhi's GBT Hospital to review the nationwide demo vaccination drive.

Sat, 02 Jan 2021 - 02:58 PM / by Rishika Agarwal

Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines, Covid-19, Delhi, Union Health Ministry

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