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Friday, May 07, 2021



Denmark, Norway study finds slightly raised blood clot rates after Astra COVID shot

May 06, 2021 10:18 am

Researchers who conducted the study stressed, however, that such side effects are extremely rare, and the benefits of the vaccine still outweigh the risks in most situations.

Lanka looking at sources outside India to purchase AstraZeneca vaccine due to supply delay

May 01, 2021 6:39 pm

The COVID prevention operations chief, Gen Shavendra Silva stated that presidential advisor Lalith Weeratunga was looking into purchasing the coronavirus vaccines from other country sources.

End vaccine apartheid by putting people above private profits

April 30, 2021 8:33 pm

It is time to support India’s demand for a temporary relaxations for IP laws ensure free and equitable vaccines for all and challenge ‘vaccine nationalism’ by rich countries.

Hope Biden asks Pfizer CEO to allow India to develop its vaccines: Congressman Ro Khanna

April 28, 2021 1:32 pm

Major pharma companies like Pfizer and Moderna and organisations like the US Chambers of Commerce are opposing such a move.

Explained: Why has the EU initiated legal action against AstraZeneca?

May 05, 2021 10:52 am

AstraZeneca started delivery of vaccines to the EU in February and under its contract with the bloc, it promised to deliver about 300 million doses by the end of June. However, in mid-March, the company announced a shortfall in vaccine shipment meant for the EU.

US to share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses with world as they become available

April 27, 2021 12:35 pm

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi in a statement, expressed the dire need for sharing these unused vaccines with India, Argentina, and other hard-hit countries as they experience massive and deadly surges of COVID-19.

EU sues AstraZeneca over delayed deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine

April 26, 2021 10:26 pm

The European Commission says it has launched legal action against the UK-Swedish company AstraZeneca for not keeping to its contract for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

Explained: Amid concerns in India and Brazil, the unused vaccine stockpile in US

April 27, 2021 10:00 am

According to Brown University School of Public Health Ashish Jha, the US is “sitting on 35-40 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine Americans will never use”.

Sri Lanka reports six cases of blood clots among AstraZeneca vaccine recipients, 3 dead

April 21, 2021 6:23 pm

No announcement of an halt to the vaccination programme has been made.

Canada has second case of rare blood clots after AstraZeneca vaccine

April 18, 2021 7:50 am

The person who experienced the very rare event has been treated and is recovering, Canada's health ministry said in a statement, adding that the person lives in the province of Alberta.