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Wednesday, April 14, 2021



US recommends pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine over clot reports

April 13, 2021 5:15 pm

US federal distribution channels, including mass vaccination sites, will pause the use of the JJ shot and states and other providers are expected to follow.

Mumbai gets 2 lakh vaccine doses, 62 private centres to resume immunisation

April 12, 2021 1:04 am

Owing to a shortage of vaccines, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had suspended the vaccination drive in 71 centres in private hospitals in the city on Friday for three days.

Coronavirus vaccine: Over 7k get second dose, 80 lakh-plus vaccinated so far

February 14, 2021 8:30 am

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 15 states and Union territories began administering the second dose on Saturday

How are vaccines developed, packaged and shipped? Find out here

December 28, 2020 4:29 pm

In a series of explainers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) elaborated on how vaccines are developed and stored and thereafter shipped

China aims to make 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses a year

September 25, 2020 6:00 pm

China has promoted the construction of vaccine testing facilities and manufacturing plants, and assigned independent monitors for their assembly. China has 11 vaccine candidates in human trials, with four of them currently in the third and final trials.

Prepare for the shot

September 24, 2020 11:13 pm

Before the first vial of COVID-19 vaccine is ready, mechanism to track its progress must be put in place

US says it won't join global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine

September 02, 2020 9:43 am

The decision to go it alone, first reported by The Washington Post, follows the White House's decision in early July to pull the United States out of the WHO. Trump claims the WHO is in need of reform and is heavily influenced by China.

Johnson & Johnson starts human safety trial for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate

July 30, 2020 5:44 pm

“This gives us confidence that we can test a single-shot vaccine in this epidemic and learn whether it has a protective effect in humans,” Dr. Paul Stoffels, J&J’s chief scientific officer, told Reuters in a telephone interview.

Coronavirus vaccine from Moderna shows early signs of viral immune response

May 19, 2020 7:21 am

Moderna shares surged as much as 30% in New York, hitting an all-time intraday high of $87. Broader markets rose as well, with the S&P 500 gaining 3.1% as the confident tone on vaccine candidates from Moderna, the University of Oxford and China added to confidence that scientists have the tools to stop the virus.

Explained: What are human challenge trials, and why are they controversial?

April 28, 2020 6:58 pm

While human challenge trials are not new, they are usually carried out in developing medications for diseases which are considered less lethal and have been better understood by scientists over the years, such as malaria.