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UK's Oxford vaccine Phase-2 trial indicates strong results in older adults, says Lancet study

The Oxford Covid-19 vaccine has collaborated with Indian drug maker--Serum Institute of India (SII) for which phase 2 clinical trials are being conducted in India also

Published on 19th November 2020
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IISc researchers developing viable portent-based heat and cold resistant vaccine, clinical trials pending

It remains stable at 37 degrees Celsius for an up to a month, and freeze-dried dozes could tolerate temperatures as high as 100 degrees Celsius

Published on 19th November 2020
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Healthcare workers, people aged above 65 will be the first to receive COVID vaccine: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Then those from 50-65 years of age have been prioritised and those below 50 years who have other diseases after that. It is all being decided by experts with a scientific point of view, he added

Published on 19th November 2020
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AI, virtual reality can help fast track COVID-19 vaccine, say experts

As vaccine candidates advance to the final phases of testing in humans, experts said AI would be vital for analysing clinical and immunological data rapidly

Published on 19th November 2020
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E-cigarette users may have increased susceptibility to COVID-19

The main reason to avoid smoking is the risk of cancer, heart disease, emphysema, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and other lung diseases

Published on 18th November 2020
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ADB allocates USD 20 mn to help developing members access vaccines for COVID-19

The funds will be available for ADB developing members to support vaccine-related health system assessments and the development of country readiness plans to strengthen the capacity

Published on 17th November 2020
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Dr S Jaishankar at ISB: World is counting on India to help make the COVID-19 vaccine cheap and accessible

For a nation that has no preparedness at all, India has responded exceptionally well at the face of the COVID-19 crisis, said the Minister

Published on 16th November 2020
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India has initiated an integrated response against COVID-19 pandemic: Harsh Vardhan 

Speaking at the 8th BRICS STI Ministerial Meeting held on Friday, Vardhan said India is also hosting clinical trials for all the major vaccines, and about 20 vaccines are in different stages

Published on 14th November 2020
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How this 22-year-old helped shoot the definitive documentary on India's migrant crisis during the pandemic

The second-largest forced migration happened when the lockdown was declared and the migrant labourers were left with no choice but to walk home. This is why it’s a story worth telling a million times

Published on 13th November 2020
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Serum Institute, ICMR complete enrolment in Phase III trials for COVID-19 vaccine

ICMR and SII have further collaborated for clinical development of another COVID-19 vaccine Covovax, which has been developed by Novavax, USA, and upscaled by SII

Published on 12th November 2020
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AIIMS Director: Herd immunity may come before COVID vaccine goes off the shelf

He added, if the virus doesn't mutate or does not cause changes then people may not think to again vaccinate themselves 

Published on 12th November 2020
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Keeping Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at low temperatures will be challenging for India, others: AIIMS Director

The AIIMS Director further elaborated, It suggests that whatever vaccines we are making have a potential of giving good immunogenicity and good protection as far as COVID-19 is concerned

Published on 11th November 2020
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UK Prime Minister warns against easing efforts to fight Covid-19

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned against relaxing efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic amid looming hopes of a vaccine against the fast-spreading disease

Published on 10th November 2020
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Indian-American Vivek Murthy named co-chair of Biden's COVID-19 advisory board

Dr Murthy, a former US Surgeon General, along with two other co-chairs Dr David Kessler, would lead a team of leading public health experts

Published on 9th November 2020
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Pfizer's COVID vaccine maybe 90 per cent effective against the virus, suggests early reports

This interim analysis, from an independent data monitoring board, looked at 94 infections recorded so far in a study that has enrolled nearly 44,000 people

Published on 9th November 2020

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