Coronavirus Vaccine

COVID-19 India: Over 30 million children between 12-14 years age group administered covid first dose

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India`s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 190.48 Crore (1,90,48,54,263) on Monday

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New oral vaccine protects against Covid and reduces its transmission, says Study

According to researchers, the vaccinations that are injected to muscle, enhance the production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), the immune system’s first line of defence against pathogens in the lungs…

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Centre approves Russian vaccine ‘Sputnik’ booster COVID-19 shot: Report

While India began administering the third dosage of vaccination to its adult population earlier this year, it was only to individuals who had chosen Covaxin and Covishield

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EU watchdog warns pandemic is 'far from over', will continue to impact our lives

Overall COVID-19 transmission is declining in most EU countries, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and no countries have reported rises in COVID-19 fatality…

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Parents in US unsure about vaccinating kids under 5, survey finds

Moderna has formally requested the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to vaccinate kids.

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COVID-19 in India: Amid fourth wave fears, new variants of the Omicron 'possibly emerging' in New Delhi

Fourth COVID-19 wave? The health expert suggested that there are eight variants of Omicron and one of them is dominating and causing the surge in cases in New Delhi

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Johnson & Johnson suspends sales forecast for Covid vaccine

J&J's vaccine was initially praised because it could be stored at fridge temperature and offered good efficacy against earlier strains of the coronavirus after just one shot

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COVID-19: Shanghai reports seven deaths as the virus toll rises

Nearly 350 million people in at least 44 cities in the country are in some sort of lockdown as per one estimate released on Monday

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Pfizer-BioNTech say booster dose increases protection against Omicron in kids aged 5-11

Pfizer and its German partner said the data reinforces potential function of a third dose of the vaccine in maintaining high levels of protection against the virus in this age group

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UK medicines regulator approves Valneva COVID-19 vaccine for adult use

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it is the first in the world to approve the Valneva vaccine, which becomes the sixth COVID-19 vaccine to be granted an MHRA…

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The unbelievable stupidity of ending global Covid aid

At this point, there’s no longer a global vaccine shortage — the problem is that many countries lack the infrastructure required to transport and administer them

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India begins to inoculate all adults with Covid vaccine precaution dose at private centres  

All states and UTs have been informed by the Centre that people will get inoculated with the precaution dose of the same vaccine that they have taken in the past. Not just this, it has also said…

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Study says people inoculated with booster dose recover more than three days earlier from Omicron than Delta

While the recovery period for those infected with the Omicron variant was 4.4 days, the period for those infected with the Delta variant was 3.3 days

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Second booster shot protects against COVID-19 but effect remains short-lived: Study

The study conducted by Israeli researchers in January this year looked at records of people aged 60 years or older.

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Covid vaccine Covaxin supply through UN procurement agencies suspended by WHO  

The risk assessment to date does not show change in the risk-benefit ratio. The data, which is available to WHO, shows the vaccine is still effective and there is no safety concern, WHO said

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Pfizer-BioNTech say booster dose increases protection against Omicron in kids aged 5-11

Pfizer and its German partner said the data reinforces potential function of a third dose of the vaccine in maintaining high levels of protection against the virus in this age group

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UK medicines regulator approves Valneva COVID-19 vaccine for adult use

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it is the first in the world to approve the Valneva vaccine, which becomes the sixth COVID-19 vaccine to be granted an MHRA…

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The unbelievable stupidity of ending global Covid aid

At this point, there’s no longer a global vaccine shortage — the problem is that many countries lack the infrastructure required to transport and administer them

via The New York Times
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India begins to inoculate all adults with Covid vaccine precaution dose at private centres  

All states and UTs have been informed by the Centre that people will get inoculated with the precaution dose of the same vaccine that they have taken in the past. Not just this, it has also said…

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Study says people inoculated with booster dose recover more than three days earlier from Omicron than Delta

While the recovery period for those infected with the Omicron variant was 4.4 days, the period for those infected with the Delta variant was 3.3 days

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Second booster shot protects against COVID-19 but effect remains short-lived: Study

The study conducted by Israeli researchers in January this year looked at records of people aged 60 years or older.

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Covid vaccine Covaxin supply through UN procurement agencies suspended by WHO  

The risk assessment to date does not show change in the risk-benefit ratio. The data, which is available to WHO, shows the vaccine is still effective and there is no safety concern, WHO said

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North Korea is linked to a cyberattack disguised as a Covid vaccine

The cyberattack, which came less than a week after North Korea conducted its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile test to date, was sent from an email address belonging to the Korean…

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23 countries yet to fully reopen schools after Covid closings: UNICEF

In addition to data on learning loss, the report points to emerging evidence that shows many children did not return to school when their classrooms reopened. Data from Liberia show 43 per cent of…

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Anti-COVID-19 nasal spray works on mice, effective against Delta variant: Study

The spray has proved to be effective against the Delta variant, reports claim.

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Global rise in COVID-19 cases: European countries, China see fresh spike

Shanghai expanded its shut downs to some western sections of the city earlier than planned on Wednesday (March 30), citing a total of 5,982 additional local cases.

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Downing Street parties: UK Police to hand out first set of 20 penalty notices

Around 20 officials are expected to receive the first batch of fines for parties and gatherings held at Downing Street in violation of Covid rules.

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Singapore suspends doctor for injecting patients with saline solutions in place of Covid vaccine

Quah, a member of the anti-coronavirus vaccination Healing the Divide, has been charged in court with conspiring to defraud Ministry of Health (MOH) by submitting false vaccination data

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'We want to see our babies' faces': NYC drops mask mandates for children under 5 years

Early in March, Adams removed the indoor face covering the requirement for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, but maintained it for children ages 4 and under and those in daycare centres…

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Children's natural immunity against Covid lasts up to seven months, but vaccines are still important: Study

Vaccinations are an effective means of providing additional protection to children, so if your child is eligible, take advantage of them, Messiah concluded

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High death rate in Hong Kong shows importance of vaccinating the elderly

Covid has surged in a number of Asian countries that had once held the virus at bay — vaccination levels have largely determined how deadly those waves would be 
 

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India may expand Covid booster dose for all adults: Reports

The Serum Institute of India (SII), whose Covishield vaccine dominates India's immunisation programme, said on Monday it stopped the shot's production in December but still had a stock of 200…

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Not over yet? US may witness another rise in Covid cases, predicts Dr Anthony Fauci

On the same day, Biden announced that Jeff Zients would be replaced by Dr Ashish Jha as COVID-19 response coordinator. Jha is the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health

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Moderna seeks FDA authorisation for second COVID-19 booster for all adults

Moderna's request is significantly broader than Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE's application that was filed earlier this week with US regulators for a second booster shot for people…

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South Korea reports more than 600,000 Covid cases amid Omicron surge

The 621,328 case tally recorded Thursday is South Korea's highest daily figure since the pandemic began

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COVID-19: CDC recommends Pfizer booster for children aged 5 to 11

The CDC takes the next step of recommending who actually needs vaccinations. Its advisers debated if all otherwise healthy 5- to 11-year-olds need an extra dose, especially since so many children…

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COVID-19 India: Over 30 million children between 12-14 years age group administered covid first dose

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India`s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 190.48 Crore (1,90,48,54,263) on Monday

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New oral vaccine protects against Covid and reduces its transmission, says Study

According to researchers, the vaccinations that are injected to muscle, enhance the production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), the immune system’s first line of defence against pathogens in the lungs…

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Centre approves Russian vaccine ‘Sputnik’ booster COVID-19 shot: Report

While India began administering the third dosage of vaccination to its adult population earlier this year, it was only to individuals who had chosen Covaxin and Covishield

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EU watchdog warns pandemic is 'far from over', will continue to impact our lives

Overall COVID-19 transmission is declining in most EU countries, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and no countries have reported rises in COVID-19 fatality…

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Parents in US unsure about vaccinating kids under 5, survey finds

Moderna has formally requested the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to vaccinate kids.

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Pfizer reports record profits amid growth in vaccine, Paxlovid pill

The adjusted earnings of Pfizer stood at f $1.62 per share in the first quarter which surpassed $1.49 projected by industry experts.

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What's next after COVID-19? Global heating may cause 'potentially devastating' future pandemics

As per the study, areas of high human population density in Asia and Africa are highlighted by the authors as it will drive the novel cross-species transmission of their viruses an estimated 4,000…

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Autopsy-based Indian study reveals deadly coronavirus 'goes to almost all the organs'

A complete autopsy was performed on 21 cases including 15 males and six females who had succumbed to COVID-19 infection 

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How coronavirus pandemic contributed to the risk of drug overdose

The illicit drug supply has increasingly become "contaminated with illicitly manufactured fentanyls and other synthetic opioid and benzodiazepine analogues," a study noted. 

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US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

US Vice President Kamala Harris is not currently experiencing Covid-related symptoms 

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As Covid fourth wave fears loom, here's what India's renowned surgeon has to say

Shetty, who is the founder-chairman of Narayana Health, advised people to continue wearing masks and practice social distancing 

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India gives emergency use authorisation to Covaxin for 6-12 age group

Vaccinations against COVID-19 among minors in India were started from January 3 onwards with those in the 15-18 age group for Bharat Biotech's Covaxin 

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Unvaccinated people pose a threat to those inoculated against COVID-19: Study

During the study, researchers created simulations by mixing the different groups as well as keeping them in exclusive contact with people who have the same vaccination status

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Fourth COVID-19 wave in India? List of states where cases are rising

To assess the situation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting with chief ministers via video conferencing on Wednesday, ANI reported 

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Tourist visas for Chinese citizens suspended by India: Report

In its latest update on April, global air transport body IATA said that tourist visas issued to nationals of China were no longer valid 

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COVID-19 in India: Amid fourth wave fears, new variants of the Omicron 'possibly emerging' in New Delhi

Fourth COVID-19 wave? The health expert suggested that there are eight variants of Omicron and one of them is dominating and causing the surge in cases in New Delhi

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Johnson & Johnson suspends sales forecast for Covid vaccine

J&J's vaccine was initially praised because it could be stored at fridge temperature and offered good efficacy against earlier strains of the coronavirus after just one shot

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COVID-19: Shanghai reports seven deaths as the virus toll rises

Nearly 350 million people in at least 44 cities in the country are in some sort of lockdown as per one estimate released on Monday

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Pfizer-BioNTech say booster dose increases protection against Omicron in kids aged 5-11

Pfizer and its German partner said the data reinforces potential function of a third dose of the vaccine in maintaining high levels of protection against the virus in this age group

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In pics: North Korea deploys army to curb virus outbreak

North Korea has mobilised its military to distribute COVID medications and deployed more than 10,000 health workers to help trace potential patients as it fights a sweeping coronavirus wave, state

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Pics: People reunite as New Zealand opens border after two years of isolation

Tears, hugs, laughter echoed through the arriving halls of New Zealand, as the country has now finally opened its border and lifted its isolation requirements.

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In Pics | Anti-vax protesters in New Zealand clash with police outside the parliament

Riot police clashed with the protesters outside the New Zealand’s parliament. Several arrests were made.

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Canadian anti-vax trucker protest fires up copycat protests

A protest movement by Canadian truckers angered over Covid vaccine rules has become a rallying point for opponents of pandemic restrictions, firing up crowds from New York to New Zealand.

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Thousands in Washington protest against 'tyranny' of COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Waving signs denouncing President Joe Biden and calling for "freedom," several thousand people demonstrated in Washington Sunday against what some described as the "tyranny" of COVID-19 vaccine man

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Feeling like March 2020? Here's how Covid Omicron is affecting entertainment again

The discovery of the highly mutated Omicron variant of Covid-19 has shaken the entire world again, much like how another variant did in March 2020.

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From Hollywood to Bollywood: Celebrities who have tested Covid-19 positive recently

In the midst of the ongoing covid-19 new variant Omicron surge, the number of Covid-19 positive cases has soared high worldwide, reminding all of us that the virus has gone nowhere.  In recent mont

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Locals gather at Eiffel Tower to protest France government's Covid pass

Hundreds of locals took to streets once again to protest against the France government's new Covid passport

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Berlin introduces the best way to get the jab - a party

How is your city promoting inoculation? Berlin has coined the best idea to encourage jab against coronavirus.

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Covid corruption and scandals that rocked the world

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president, is facing fresh protests for his allegedly inept and downright criminal pandemic response.

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Impeachment? Brazilians protest against Jair Bolsonaro for poor handling of COVID-19

As the authorities investigate corruption claims against Jair Bolsonaro, locals continue protesting against the President's poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has led to millions of dea

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South Africa's opposition organises 'super spreader' march to demand covid vaccines

Annoyed by the slow vaccination process by the South African government, thousands of opposition party supporters took to the streets to demand more vaccines against coronavirus

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From blimps to Pikachus, protesters gather to demand G7 action

Leaders from the United States, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and Canada are joining UK's Boris Johnson on Friday for the three-day summit in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay.

 

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Explained: European COVID-19 travel certificate; US considers own vaccine passport

No one will be obliged to use the EU certificate. It is not a vaccine passport, officials say, even as the US considers creating a vaccine passport for Americans travelling abroad.

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Rides to jabs: Disneyland Paris turns into Covid vaccine centre

Disneyland Paris has been converted into a Covid vaccination site at its convention centre to help as the country steps up its inoculation drive

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India's capital in lockdown: Here's what's allowed, what's not

Amid the massive surge in coronavirus infection in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday announced that the national capital will be under lockdown for six days, starting from Monday at 10 P

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Leading the way: Politicians, Sportsperson and movie stars get vaccinated in India

From ministers to superstars, here's a list of the famous personalities who got vaccinated in India's second phase of biggest coronavirus vaccination drive

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Celebrities who've received the coronavirus vaccine so far

Here are the stars who have opened up about receiving the vaccine and shared their experience about it.

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'Moment of pride': India begins coronavirus vaccine drive

On Saturday, India began its first coronavirus vaccine drive with thousands of people getting their first dose of the AstraZeneca-manufactured vaccine, Covishield

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Leading by example: Political leaders who got vaccinated for Coronavirus

As the anti-vaxxers took over streets urging people not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, various political leaders decided to go live on broadcasting platforms to assure people the Pfizer

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