July 17, 2020 2:08 am
“Don’t you (ICMR) think one month is too long considering the Covid-19 pandemic situation? Why are you giving one month,” a bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad observed.
July 04, 2020 9:52 pm
The official claim by the ICMR that it envisaged the “launch” of the vaccine for “public health use latest by August 15” has sparked fears that its safety and efficacy could be compromised to meet the timeline.
July 04, 2020 7:29 am
The August 15 deadline flies in the face of publicly announced timelines for the possible readiness of this vaccine, including the vaccine developer’s own estimate and the timeline provided to the regulatory body, Drug Controller General of India.
July 03, 2020 3:46 pm
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccine: Vineeta Bal, an immunologist and a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, said she was unable to comprehend how the vaccine which was still under trial could be ready so soon.
June 30, 2020 12:58 pm
The procedure is said to help in keeping track of the increasing number of COVID-19 patients and provide easy access for detecting patients on a large scale within a short span of time.
June 21, 2020 2:16 pm
While samples are being discarded currently, the task force members overseeing diagnostics and biomarkers said the agency has selected at least nine ICMR laboratories with easy access to COVID hospitals, where they can store positive and negative throat, nasal, and blood samples for research purposes.
June 16, 2020 3:36 am
In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis said: “It has come our notice that more than 950 Covid-19 deaths had been covered up. It is a clear attempt to hide facts. Instead of Covid-19, they are being certified as deaths caused by other ailment...”
June 03, 2020 6:42 am
“We are very far away from the peak. Our preventive measures have been very effective. We are in a much better position vis-a-vis other countries and you will see the data soon,” Dr Gupta said.
June 03, 2020 6:43 am
Viral load refers to the quantity of a virus in an organism and is a reflection of how quickly the virus is replicating.
June 01, 2020 11:47 am
The ICMR building will be sanitised and fumigated for two days, a source said.