Wednesday, 29 March, 2023
TopicCovid vaccine

Topic: Covid vaccine

Drug authority clears use of India’s first nasal Covid-19 vaccine made by Bharat Biotech

The Covaxin maker’s nasal shot will be used in emergency situations for the 18+ age group, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech for infringing its Covid vaccine patent

The company said the rival vaccine makers breached patents that covered its ‘foundational mRNA technology’.

‘In our DNA’: Finance Minister says India vaccinates 60% of the world today

Yadav, Nirmala Sitharaman said India was trying to give both doses to population, even produced vaccines during pandemic.

More than 200-crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India

According to data from the health ministry, 98% of the adult population has received at least one shot, while 90% are completely vaccinated.

For those above 18, health ministry reduces gap from 9 to 6 months for Covid precaution dose

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) took the decision in view of the “evolving scientific evidence and global practices”.

Obese or not, Covid vaccines still protect you, says Lancet study

Vaccines' effectiveness in reducing risk of severe disease is similar among people with healthy and high BMI & slightly lower in underweight people, says study by UK researchers.

AstraZeneca vaccine safe, effective in kids, finds Lancet study. WHO still says for adults only

The vaccine, marketed as Covishield in India, induced antibody concentrations in children similar to those associated with high efficacy in adults, says study by UK researchers.

CCMB’s mRna Covid vaccine effective in mice, agency doesn’t have ‘capacity’ for human trials

Based on technology used by American pharmaceutical company Moderna, the CCMB vaccine is India's 2nd indigenous mRNA Covid vaccine, & the agency is open to private partnership for human trials.

From cholera to Covid, here’s a brief history of vaccines on World Immunisation Week

People were using simple forms of vaccinations as early as the 1500s, smearing smallpox on torn skin to create immunity.

As booster uptake lags in pvt sector, officials say health system can’t be in Covid mode forever

Third Covid vaccine dose available only in pvt hospitals. Health officials say routine procedures need to be brought back on track, but govt hospitals could be brought in if needed.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.