Wednesday, 1 February, 2023
TopicCovid vaccines

Topic: Covid vaccines

First Covid vaccine dose given to 86% of India’s eligible population: Mandaviya in Lok Sabha

Replying to supplementary questions Friday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that 7 crore vaccines are lying with states & cautioned against possible vaccine hesitancy.

India showing faith in Russia is pragmatic, hedges US’ mixed signals

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Booster dose of 6 Covid vaccines is safe, increases immunity, shows study in Lancet

The study looked at safety, immune response and side-effects of seven vaccines — Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Novavax, Janssen, Moderna, Valneva and Curevac.

Covaxin, Covishield effectiveness highest when gap between doses is 6-8 weeks, ICMR study finds

Covishield is administered in India at an interval of 12-16 weeks, and Covaxin at 4-6 weeks. Study, yet to be peer-reviewed, also says vaccines are effective against Delta and other variants.

Serum Institute of India gets govt nod to export 5 crore doses of Covovax to Indonesia

Covovax has been developed by Novavax and is being manufactured by the Pune-based SII, but is not cleared for emergency use in India.

India records 11,466 new Covid cases, 460 deaths in last 24 hours

The number of active cases declined to 1,39,683, the lowest in 264 days, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.25%.

Pfizer asks US FDA to authorise Covid booster shots for all adults

Pfizer submitted data from a large trial showing that an additional dose is highly effective at preventing infection.

Your unvaccinated friend is 20 times more likely to give you Covid

Dining in an all-vaccinated restaurant and working in an all-vaccinated workplace presents a much lower infection risk to us as individuals.

Global Covid deaths hit 5 million even as vaccines slash fatality rate

The US alone accounted for 14% of the last million deaths — the highest share of any country. Russia was 10% of the total, while Indonesia and Brazil were each responsible for 8%.

Govt to target 48 districts with less than 50% first dose coverage in door-to-door campaign

Most of these districts are in the Northeast. However, the state with the most number of districts in the list is Jharkhand.

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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.