Study reveals how to prevent future Covid surges

London | A combination of robust vaccination programmes and strict physical distancing rules could avoid recurring peaks of Covid-19 outbreak without the need to rely on stay-at-home restrictions, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, predicts that in most cities, vaccination programmes and physical distancing combined will be enough […]

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‘Vaccine won’t kill you’: AIIMS Director allays fears

New Delhi: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Monday allayed apprehensions about the coronavirus vaccines and assured that the side-effects will not result in death of the beneficiary. The nationwide Covid vaccination drive had commenced on January 16 and a total of 447 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) were reported during the first two days, with most […]

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Covid vaccination likely to begin in India by Jan 12

New Delhi: The much-anticipated inoculation programme against Covid-19 in the country is expected to begin by January 12, government sources told IANS. “In all likelihood, the Covid immunisation drive is expected to start early next week. Considering the preparations, the roll-out may start on January 11 or latest by January 12,” a senior government official inducted […]

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4,400 adverse events reported in US after receiving Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Washington: Nearly 4,400 adverse events were reported after people received the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the US, with 21 cases determined to be anaphylaxis, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The US Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on December 11, 2020, […]

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Despite 2 approved vaccines, 69% Indians hesitant to take them

New Delhi: Even as India gears up for the mass-vaccination drive which is slated to begin within few days, about 69 per cent are still hesitant to take the Covid-19 shots, a survey revealed on Wednesday. The Drugs controller General of India (DCGI), on Sunday, announced approval of two vaccines — Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield manufactured by Serum […]

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Experts question the emergency use authorization given to Bharat Biotech and AstraZeneca

New Delhi: After the latest decision to approve the vaccine by AstraZeneca and Oxford University as well as by Bharat Biotech for emergency use in India to immunise people against the COVID-19 virus; many experts have questioned the foundation of these approvals and reasons why other candidates such as Sputnik V and Pfizer were neglected in […]

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Bharat Biotech gets permission to manufacture ‘Covaxin’ for sale

New Delhi:  The Central Licensing Authority on Sunday granted permission to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech to manufacture ‘Covaxin’ for sale and distribution, after the indigenous coronavirus vaccine received regulatory approval for emergency use. “The Central Licensing Authority has granted permission to Bharat Biotech International Ltd to manufacture for sale of the pharmaceutical formulation,” a top source told […]