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China plays down reports of India beating it in vaccine diplomacy

February 26, 2021 9:13:53 pm

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin during a media briefing reiterated that China has been providing vaccines to 53 countries and exporting vaccines to 27 countries, amid reports that many of those countries are yet to receive Chinese vaccines or the promised quantities.

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Voting time extended, poll officials to be vaccinated: EC issues guidelines for 2021 Assembly elections

February 26, 2021 6:45:11 pm

Voting for five assembly elections will begin on March 27, with West Bengal conducting the maximum eight phases continuing till April 29, and votes for the polls in the four states and one union territory will be counted on May 2.

Oxford University says research not affected after expert flags Covid-19 lab hack

February 26, 2021 8:42:18 am

The breach took place in mid-February and occurred at the Division of Structural Biology, known as Strubi, which has been carrying out research into COVID-19.

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Kerala Covid-19 wrap: 4,106 new cases, 17 deaths; mutant strains not behind surge, says Centre

February 24, 2021 9:05:35 pm

Meanwhile, after Karnataka, now Mumbai, Uttarakhand and Manipur have also requested all the travellers from Kerala to present a Covid-19 negative test certificate on entering the state.

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Mamata wants COVID vaccine for all before Bengal polls, seeks PM’s help

February 24, 2021 5:47:23 pm

The letter to the PM comes on a day when the government announced that people above the age of 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities will be able to receive Covid-19 vaccines from March 1.

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AstraZeneca antibody trials show promising signs against variants

February 23, 2021 11:33:11 am

High-risk people such as cancer patients may need drugs like monoclonal antibodies that can neutralize the virus and mimic the necessary immune response to avoid infection.

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Vaccination provides most reliable long-term protection against COVID-19: Experts

February 23, 2021 9:24:53 am

The experts -- Rajeeva Karandikar from the Chennai Mathematical Institute; Shekhar Mande, Director General, CSIR; and M Vidyasagar from IIT Hyderabad -- said it is crucial to ensure that the number of cases does not start increasing again as it has in many countries such as Italy, the UK, and the USA.

Serum Institute gets WHO approval for global rollout of Covishield vaccine

February 16, 2021 12:26:47 pm

AstraZeneca and Serum Institute of India will now work with the COVAX Facility to begin supplying the Covid-19 vaccine around the world, with the majority going to low and middle-income countries.

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

February 16, 2021 12:27:12 pm

The AstraZeneca vaccine has already been authorized in more than 50 countries, including Britain, India, Argentina and Mexico. It is cheaper and easier to handle than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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Coronavirus survives longer on glass, plastic than on cloth, paper: IIT Bombay study

February 15, 2021 2:04:27 pm

The study also suggests that seats in public places, such as parks, shopping malls, restaurants, and railway or airport waiting halls, could be covered with cloth to reduce the risk of disease spread.

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Covid-19 vaccination: Health workers to get second dose today

February 13, 2021 11:43:31 am

Touted to be the biggest inoculation drive in the world, India has set a tall target of inoculating 300 million people by July-end.

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Angela Merkel, governors agree to extend Germany’s virus lockdown till March 7

February 11, 2021 11:35:02 am

Germany's second lockdown began in November and was extended and toughened before Christmas due to concern that the number of COVID-19 patients could overwhelm hospitals.

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Merck in talks with governments, other drugmakers to produce COVID-19 shots

February 11, 2021 9:45:37 am

The drugmaker said it also planned to focus on the accelerated scale up of production of its investigational therapeutic candidates, MK-4482 and MK-7110, which it now calls molnupiravir.

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Covid-19: Vaccine second dose for beneficiaries on February 13, says govt

February 6, 2021 9:42:23 pm

While reviewing the status and progress of the vaccination process, Bhushan also urged authorities to exponentially increase the pace of vaccination.

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No evidence of COVID vaccine causing 19 deaths: Govt

February 4, 2021 10:43:53 pm

Secretary in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan says, AEFI committees have deliberated on all 19 deaths and there is no evidence of them being caused due to coronavirus vaccination.

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Vaccine news gives hope for spring, if enough people get the shots

February 4, 2021 9:34:46 am

After a sputtering launch, vaccination in the United States is speeding up: More than 27 million Americans have received a first dose, and more than 6 million have been fully vaccinated.

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Vietnam OKs AstraZeneca vaccine, cuts short Communist Party congress

January 30, 2021 1:42:23 pm

The new outbreak, in a country of some 98 million people that has been highly successful in curbing the spread of the pandemic, began on Thursday and has spread to Hanoi, where the ruling party is holding its five-yearly congress to pick a new leadership.

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Japan discovers new types of UK coronavirus strain

January 30, 2021 11:28:17 am

None of the three patients infected with mutations of the UK strain had traveled abroad, meaning there is a high possibility that the variants are spreading in Japan, the group said in a statement on Friday.

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Novavax says COVID-19 vaccine 89% effective in UK trial, less in South Africa, shares jump

January 29, 2021 10:13:36 am

Novavax shares surged 34% in after hours trading following release of the trial results on the same day the United States reported its first cases of the South African variant.

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WHO-led team in Wuhan probing COVID origins meet Chinese scientists

January 29, 2021 10:08:33 am

On Thursday, the team completed two weeks of quarantine following its arrival in China, moving to a lakeside hotel in the central Chinese city where the deadly virus emerged in late 2019.

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AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine testing stumble draws investor lawsuit 

January 27, 2021 10:07:28 am

Alleging "wrongful acts and omissions" by the company and its chief officers, the pension fund is asking to be allowed to sue on behalf of a class of all investors injured by the share price decline.

Immune system of recovered COVID-19 patients may evolve to fight coronavirus variants: Study

Immune system of recovered COVID-19 patients may evolve to fight coronavirus variants: Study

January 24, 2021 1:08:01 pm

The research, published in the journal Nature, noted that antibodies are produced by immune cells that keep evolving, apparently due to a continued exposure to remnants of the virus hidden in the gut tissue.

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Sri Lanka to receive COVID-19 vaccines from India next week: President Rajapaksa

January 23, 2021 5:13:41 pm

"We do not have to wait longer than the 27th of this month to receive a quantity of free vaccines from India," President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said, addressing the presidential mobile service at Walallawita south of here this morning.

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As WHO fumes at western drugmakers, China fills void on Covid-19 vaccines

January 20, 2021 9:51:01 am

Tedros’s statements castigating companies for prioritizing rich countries where they can make the most profit indicates that the global health body sees the delay as stemming from the companies.

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Maldives to get Covishield tomorrow, first nation to receive Covid-19 vaccine from India

January 19, 2021 5:05:10 pm

Maldives is now the largest Covid-19 assistance recipient in India’s neighbourhood including medicine supply, food supply, medical team, training and financial assistance of $250 million.

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