Pfizer vaccine not very effective against South African variant: Israeli study

The researchers conclude that the vaccine is less effective against the South African variant, in comparison to the original virus and the first variant found in the UK

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PM Modi launches 'Teeka Utsav' as India records 152,879 new Covid cases

On Sunday morning, the Union Health Ministry reported 152,879 new Covid cases, 90,584 discharges, and 839 deaths in the last 24 hours

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Australia orders more alternatives for AstraZeneca vaccine setting back its rollout

Millions of doses of the AstraZeneca shot have been safely administered around the world and millions more have been ordered but some countries have limited its use to older age groups as a…

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Serum Institute of India refunds South Africa for undelivered COVID-19 vaccines

A million doses from the institute, which had already been delivered, have been sold on to other countries in the African Union

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J&J says in talks with Indian government for trial of single-dose vaccine

The US drugs and healthcare giant's vaccine is currently approved for use in the United States, the European Union and other nations including Thailand and South Africa

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Puerto Rico to open vaccination for people aged above 16 years

Currently, only people 50 years and older as well as anyone 35 to 49 with chronic health conditions are authorised to receive a vaccine

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Britain advises alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for under-30s

Wei Shen Lim, COVID-19 Chair for JCVI, said that based on the available data and evidence, the committee has advised that it is preferable for adults aged under 30 with no underlying conditions to…

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Top 10 world news today: EMA says 'benefit-risk remains positive' for AstraZeneca jab and more

Here are the top 10 stories from across the world

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EMA says 'benefit-risk remains positive' for AstraZeneca jab

The World Health Organization, which is closely studying the latest data on AstraZeneca's vaccine alongside other regulators, said on Tuesday it expects to there will be no reason to change its…

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These are the three new symptoms of COVID-19. Don't take them lightly

As more cases emerge, it is being advised that any unusual development or symptom should not be ruled out and demands test. These signs right now demand attention and diagnosis at once

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Russia offers vaccines to Pakistan from production lines in India, other countries

The Russian Direct Investment Fund, which is behind Sputnik V, and Indian company Virchow Biotech have announced an agreement to produce 200 million doses per year of Sputnik V

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Taiwan praises India for helping Paraguay get vaccines amid Chinese pressure

India has already shipped 100,000 doses to Paraguay and there will be another 100,000, Wu added

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Mexico authorises emergency use of Indian COVID-19 vaccine

Mexico's health regulator Cofepris has authorized the emergency use of India's COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday

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PM Scott Morrison denies blaming EU for Australia's slow AstraZeneca vaccine rollout

Scott Morrison has denied blaming the EU for the shortfall of the vaccine in Australia

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All adults in US eligible for COVID-19 vaccine from 19 April: President Joe Biden

Biden has urged everyone to get registered and get a vaccine shot against the deadly coronavirus as soon as possible

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These are the three new symptoms of COVID-19. Don't take them lightly

As more cases emerge, it is being advised that any unusual development or symptom should not be ruled out and demands test. These signs right now demand attention and diagnosis at once

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Russia offers vaccines to Pakistan from production lines in India, other countries

The Russian Direct Investment Fund, which is behind Sputnik V, and Indian company Virchow Biotech have announced an agreement to produce 200 million doses per year of Sputnik V

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Taiwan praises India for helping Paraguay get vaccines amid Chinese pressure

India has already shipped 100,000 doses to Paraguay and there will be another 100,000, Wu added

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Mexico authorises emergency use of Indian COVID-19 vaccine

Mexico's health regulator Cofepris has authorized the emergency use of India's COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday

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PM Scott Morrison denies blaming EU for Australia's slow AstraZeneca vaccine rollout

Scott Morrison has denied blaming the EU for the shortfall of the vaccine in Australia

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All adults in US eligible for COVID-19 vaccine from 19 April: President Joe Biden

Biden has urged everyone to get registered and get a vaccine shot against the deadly coronavirus as soon as possible

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Coronavirus global death toll surpasses 3 million amid resurgence of infections

It took over a year for the death toll to hit 2 million, but it crossed the 3 million mark over just three months

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EU drug regulator says it hasn't found causal link between AstraZeneca and blood clots

Experts have asked people to continue taking the vaccine till the investigation is completed as the benefits have outweighed the possibility of danger

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Pfizer halts delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to ‘banana republic’ Israel after country fails to pay

According to Reuters, the Israeli government sought to buy around 36 million more Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses, which would cost the country around 3.5 billion shekels (around $1.05 million).

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Saudi Arabia to allow only 'immunised' pilgrims to Mecca

Saudi Arabia has reported more than 393,000 coronavirus infections and 6,700 deaths from COVID-19.

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Now, Singapore set to accept coronavirus digital passport

The airlines' industry has been of the hardest hit sector due to the virus with estimated losses of $510 billion in 2020 as the pandemic spread throughout the world stopping air travel.

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Why Thailand is prioritising Phuket for early coronavirus vaccine rollout

The popular resort destination is receiving vaccines two months before the rest of the country

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Long queues in Pakistan to buy Sputnik V as commercial sales begin

The first round saw the commercial sale of the two-shot Russian Sputnik V to the general public for about 12,000 Pakistani rupees ($80) for a pack of two doses.

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Nepal to administer Chinese vaccines to citizens from April 7

Nepal had granted a conditional emergency approval for use of Vero Cell, the coronavirus vaccine manufactured by China's Beijing Institute of Biological Products earlier on February 18.

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India's daily Covid-19 cases crosses over 1 lakh mark, first time since pandemic began

With this, the second wave of the pandemic in India, which started just around 52 days ago, has already seen a higher peak in cases than the first wave.
 

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India's Cadila seeks regulatory approval for Covid-19 drug

A single dose of the Hepatitis C drug when taken early could help Covid-19 patients recover faster and avoid complications seen in the advanced stages of the disease, Cadila said in a statement to…

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Around 70 students test positive for Covid-19 at Rajasthan's IIT-Jodhpur

Rajasthan has 11,738 active COVID-19 cases, including 1,254 cases reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus fatalities in the Union Territory has reached 2,827 with 3 deaths…

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China reports biggest daily COVID-19 case jump in over two months

Genetic analysis of the cases discovered in Ruili suggest the new local infections stem from viruses imported from Myanmar, state media reported. Of the new patients reported in the city, 11 of…

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AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine safe even after blood clot deaths, UK regulator says

The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, or MHRA, said it wasn't clear if the shots are causing the clots, and that its “rigorous review into the reports of rare and specific types of blood…

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US stops AstraZeneca vaccine production at Baltimore plant

According to a report in the New York Times, AstraZeneca on Saturday said in a statement it will work with President Joe Biden's administration to find an alternative site.

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France increases gap between two doses of coronavirus vaccines

This move can also help the country reach its target of 10 million first doses a week before its mid-April target

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Pfizer vaccine not very effective against South African variant: Israeli study

The researchers conclude that the vaccine is less effective against the South African variant, in comparison to the original virus and the first variant found in the UK

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PM Modi launches 'Teeka Utsav' as India records 152,879 new Covid cases

On Sunday morning, the Union Health Ministry reported 152,879 new Covid cases, 90,584 discharges, and 839 deaths in the last 24 hours

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Australia orders more alternatives for AstraZeneca vaccine setting back its rollout

Millions of doses of the AstraZeneca shot have been safely administered around the world and millions more have been ordered but some countries have limited its use to older age groups as a…

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Serum Institute of India refunds South Africa for undelivered COVID-19 vaccines

A million doses from the institute, which had already been delivered, have been sold on to other countries in the African Union

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J&J says in talks with Indian government for trial of single-dose vaccine

The US drugs and healthcare giant's vaccine is currently approved for use in the United States, the European Union and other nations including Thailand and South Africa

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Greta Thunberg to skip COP26 over unfair vaccine rollouts

The 18-year-old activist deplored that by November richer countries would be vaccinating young healthy people 'very often at the expense of people in risk groups in other parts of the world'

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US is sitting on 20 million of vaccine doses the world needs

According to reports, some senior administration officials believe that the administration should let them go abroad where they are desperately needed while others are not ready to relinquish them…

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UK: Covid-19 jabs prevent 10,400 deaths in older adults, data shows

They estimated the vaccine had stopped 9,100 deaths in those aged 80 and over, 1,200 in 70 to 79-year-olds and 100 in 60 to 69s. 

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Hong Kong suspends its order of AstraZeneca jabs

Hong Kong's health chief Sophia Chan said the city has asked AstraZeneca not to deliver as planned later this year

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With 131,968 fresh cases, India's Covid-19 caseload tops 13 million

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (3,229,547), Kerala (1,144,594), Karnataka (1,033,560), Andhra Pradesh (913,274), and Tamil Nadu (911,110).

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PM warns against the politicisation of Covid-19 amid verbal duel between Centre, states over vaccine supply

While some states have flagged a 'shortage' of vaccine doses, the Centre has maintained that a sufficient quantity of the jabs has been allocated to all the states.

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UK at risk of facing another wave of coronavirus despite vaccines: WHO

A senior emergency officer at WHO Europe, warned that since the number of cases is still on an alarming increase in the UK

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One year of Covid-19 outbreak: 3,607 US healthcare workers died in the line of duty

According to a 12-month investigation, over 3,600 US health care workers perished in the first year of the pandemic.

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UK COVID data shows more than 6 million people have had two doses of vaccine

A total of 31.8 million people have now had at least one dose, while 6.1 million have had two after the health service delivered 99,530 first doses and 408,396-second doses in the latest 24-hour…

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WhatsApp rolls out stickers to spread COVID-19 vaccine awareness: Check out details

In India, WhatsApp has cooperated with MyGov to give data related to COVID-19 through a chatbot

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Puerto Rico to open vaccination for people aged above 16 years

Currently, only people 50 years and older as well as anyone 35 to 49 with chronic health conditions are authorised to receive a vaccine

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Britain advises alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for under-30s

Wei Shen Lim, COVID-19 Chair for JCVI, said that based on the available data and evidence, the committee has advised that it is preferable for adults aged under 30 with no underlying conditions to…

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Top 10 world news today: EMA says 'benefit-risk remains positive' for AstraZeneca jab and more

Here are the top 10 stories from across the world

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EMA says 'benefit-risk remains positive' for AstraZeneca jab

The World Health Organization, which is closely studying the latest data on AstraZeneca's vaccine alongside other regulators, said on Tuesday it expects to there will be no reason to change its…

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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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The truth about coronavirus vaccines - 8 myths busted!

The COVID-19 pandemic has induced economic slowdowns, mass hoarding of goods, lockdowns, and very naturally - a series of conspiracy theories.

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Wuhan virus: 10 steps on how to be China and make most of the pandemic

Almost a year since China's Wuhan reported the world's first cases of COVID-19 in a wet market, and even as several other countries remain firmly in the grip of the subsequent pandemic, life in thi

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Russia begins large scale vaccination as coronavirus cases surge

Russia has started larger scale vaccination as th

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All you want to know about Russia's coronavirus vaccine 'Sputnik V'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his own daughters had received the inoculation, dubbed 'Sputnik' after the pioneering 1950s Soviet satellite.

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After Russia, these COVID-19 vaccines set to unveil soon!

President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia has successfully developed the world’s “first” coronavirus vaccine. Many vaccines around the world have reached the final stage of testing.

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7 killer viruses that emerged in China and ravaged the world

The coronavirus pandemic that began in Wuhan which falls in China’s Hubei province has raised the alarm over the safety imbued in food markets across China.

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