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SII to seek emergency use authorisation for AstraZeneca Covid vaccine in 2 weeks: Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi (3 Min Read): The Serum Institute of India (SII) will seek emergency use authorisation for the AstraZeneca Covid 19 vaccine in about two weeks. Adar Poonawalla, Founder and CEO, SII said on Saturday that SII is in the process of submitting the data for the clinical trials to the DCGI and will seek emergency […]

India reports less than 50K new corona cases for 15 straight days

New Delhi: India reported less than 50,000 new single-day coronavirus cases for the 15th consecutive day on Sunday as its total tally reached 90,95,806. With 45,209 new cases and 43,493 more patients discharged in last 24 hours, the country’s active cases totalled 4,40,962, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data said. As many as 85,21,617 persons […]

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Pfizer Covid vaccine 95% effective, ready to seek emergency clearance

New York: Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech released a second batch of interim results on Wednesday, saying their coronavirus vaccine candidate is 95 per cent effective and also protects the most vulnerable people in older age groups from the risk of falling prey to the virus. “Primary efficacy analysis demonstrates BNT162b2 to be 95 per […]

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Mouthwash can kill Covid-19 virus in 30 seconds: Study

London: Researchers have once again claimed that widely-available mouthwashes have killed Coronavirus, responsible for the Covid-19 disease, within 30 seconds of exposure in laboratory conditions. The study this time from Cardiff University in the UK, which has not yet been peer-reviewed or published in a medical journal, found that some mouthwashes could help to kill the […]

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Sputnik V vaccine demonstrates 92% efficacy, claims Russia

New Delhi: Russia’s National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund on Wednesday announced that the Sputnik V vaccine, the world’s first registered vaccine against coronavirus created on the well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors, demonstrated high efficacy. Currently Sputnik V Phase III clinical trials are approved and are undergoing in […]

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Some Covid recovered patients can still carry virus: Study

London: Researchers have reported that some patients recovered from Covid-19 could still carry the virus, suggesting that recovered patients should be more cautious and avoid close contact with others. According to the study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, close to 17 per cent of patients considered fully recovered from Covid-19 tested positive for […]