Strengthening India-Bhutan relationships, the Centre on January 20 dispatched 1.5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine to Bhutan. Interestingly, Bhutan became the first foreign country to receive the vaccines developed by the Serum Institute of India. Earlier, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, India has supplied medicines, medicinal equipment and essential commodities to Bhutan. Besides, India also repatriated over 2,000 Bhutanese nationals… read-more
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Giving a green signal to the Pfizer vaccine on December 2, the UK has become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine, which has been developed jointly by Germany based BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. will be available in the UK from the next week. The UK government stated that the vaccine has fulfilled Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's strict standards of safety, quality, and effectiveness.
US President Donald Trump on November 9 alleged that the Food and Drug Administration and the Democratic Party delayed the COVID-19 vaccine announcement deliberately to prevent his "vaccine win". The accusations came after the pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that its vaccines are 90% efficient, five days after the elections were over. He further added, "The FDA should have announced it earlier, not for political purposes, but for… read-more
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