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Door-to-door Covid vaccination allowed for disabled: Govt

New Delhi | The government has allowed door-to-door Covid vaccination for differently-abled people and those with restricted mobility, officials said on Thursday. Addressing a press briefing on the Covid situation, NITI Aayog’s Dr V.K. Paul said that guidelines have been issued in this regard. “We are starting vaccinations at home for those who are not able […]

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Covid virus to get weaker, become a cold: Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine creator

London | Covid is unlikely to mutate into a deadlier variant and will eventually end up as a common cold, said Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, who created the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Cutting down fears of a more deadly new variant, she said that viruses tend to “become less virulent as they circulate” through the population, Daily Mail […]

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𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟐 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐲

New Delhi | India on Friday set a new record of administering the highest number of Covid vaccine doses in a single day. Accordingly, India achieved the milestone of admimistering over 2 crore vaccine doses by the evening on Friday under the ‘Vaccine Seva’ campaign launched to mark the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. […]

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Sputnik’s single-dose vaccine gets DCGI nod for Phase-III trials in India

New Delhi | The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission for the conducting of the Phase III bridging trials of Sputnik Light on the Indian population. The Sputnik Light is a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine of the Russian vaccine Sputnik. The nod comes after a recent study published in the medical journal The Lancet […]

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Unvaccinated may be 10 times more likely to die from Covid: US study

Washington | As the Joe Biden administration stepped up efforts to get more people vaccinated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in three new studies emphasised the importance of Covid shots in preventing death rates, even amid concerns on waning immunity in some populations. The studies appeared in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality […]