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AIIMS Director and Niti Aayog member Vinod K Paul among the first to get COVID vaccine

The vaccination drive has been planned in a phased manner, identifying the priority groups. Healthcare workers, both in government and private sectors, including Integrated Child Development Services

Published on 16th January 2021
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People shouldn't hesitate to get vaccinated, listen to scientists: Delhi's first COVID patient

The businessman and Delhi's first COVID patient said that many are spreading misconceptions about it even before the roll-out and urged people to give our scientists a chance

Published on 11th January 2021
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India soon to start world's largest vaccination programme for COVID-19, says Prime Minister Modi

Speaking at the virtual inauguration of the National Metrology Conclave, Modi said that India was at the threshold of starting the world's largest vaccination programme

Published on 4th January 2021
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AIIMS seeks list of students for COVID vaccine administration

It will be offered to one crore healthcare workers, along with two crore frontline and essential workers and 27 crores elderly, mostly above the age of 50 years with comorbidities

Published on 19th December 2020
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Oxford's COVID vaccine is safe, protects against disease: Lancet report

The results are the first full peer-reviewed efficacy results to be published for a COVID-19 vaccine, and are published in The Lancet

Published on 9th December 2020
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This 87-year-old Indian-origin man will be the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the UK. Here's what he said

Hari Shukla from Tyne and Wear said he feels it is his duty to receive his first of the two-dose vaccine, a moment UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed as a huge step forward 

Published on 8th December 2020
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PM Modi appreciates scientists' efforts to come out with vaccine solution to combat COVID-19

He also asked the companies to come out with their suggestions and ideas regarding the regulatory processes and related matters

Published on 30th 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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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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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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COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V gets nod for clinical trials in India

Sputnik V, an adenovirus vector-based vaccine, was developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, along with the Russian Direct Investment Fund

Published on 17th October 2020
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It's a war-like situation, we should be ready to ramp up infrastructure when needed: Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

The heart specialist said that we don't know which vaccine will work or is full-proof yet. However, producing any vaccine in the country is not an issue as India is the biggest vaccine manufacturer in

Published on 6th October 2020
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It's not a race: Why 'influential' immunologist Ravindra Gupta believes we need to take some time to get the COVID vaccine right

Global collaboration between scientists to work on the vaccine and understanding the virus is reassuring and will take science ahead quite a few steps, said Ravi Gupta

Published on 28th September 2020
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No syllabus is superior, just different: Why criticism of TN’s school syllabus doesn’t explain NEET suicides

Activists, educators and doctors talk about why they think the three student suicides that happened on the eve of NEET cannot simply be blamed on TN’s syllabus or family pressures

Published on 14th September 2020
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The first batch of Russian vaccine produced for civilian circulation

Russia last month registered the "Sputnik V", becoming the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine. On August 15, the Russian Health Ministry announced the launch of the vaccine production

Published on 8th September 2020

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