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Why Ahmedabad is seeing a drop in vaccination numbers despite Covid surge

Ahmedabad hospitals report unused stock of vaccine doses, as people stay away, in 'fear of contracting Covid from crowded vaccination centres'.
Hospital staff outside the Covid OPD of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Both Covishield & Covaxin work, only 3-4 in 10,000 infected post vaccine, Modi govt releases data

Evidence could help counter vaccine hesitancy and scepticism, and also help fight against the killer surge.
A person being vaccinated against Covid in Jaipur | Rohit Jain Paras | ThePrint

Rajasthan, which once topped Covid vaccination charts, is now left with stock for ‘just 3 days’

Daily vaccinations have dipped in Rajasthan from 5 lakh a fortnight ago to around 2 lakh now. Congress govt accuses Centre of not providing adequate supply of vaccines.
Covid patients at a Varanasi hospital | Representational image | ANI

In new UP system for Covid hospital admission, doctors will take call, not CMO

UP ministers Jai Pratap Singh and Suresh Khanna held a meeting Wednesday to review Covid-19 situation in the state, where the controversial CMO rule was taken up.
A box containing vials of Bharat Biotech Ltd. Covaxin vaccine for coronavirus at Sanjeevan Hospital in Daryaganj, New Delhi.| T. Narayan| Bloomberg

Covaxin is 78% effective against Covid-19, says Bharat Biotech in 2nd interim analysis

According to Bharat Biotech, the vaccine acts against mild, moderate, and severe Covid-19 disease. ICMR says it acts against several variants of coronavirus.
Graphic: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Delhi govt pegs total Covid deaths at 2,500 less than municipal corporation records

Since the pandemic began, Delhi has recorded 15,161 deaths as of 20 April, shows data from municipal corporations. However, govt has pegged this figure at 12,638 — a difference of 2,523 fatalities.

US embargo on exporting Covid vaccine raw materials and how it could impact India

US decision to prioritise domestic demand is why certain raw materials — which are manufactured in US or whose parent firms are based there — are not available for India.
Representational image of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India under the name Covishield | Photo: ANI

Covishield to cost Rs 600/dose for private hospitals, Rs 400/dose for state govts

In a statement posted on its Twitter handle, Serum Institute of India said it will address the limited capacity by scaling up the vaccine production over the next two months.

Covid-19 pandemic: Immigrants can’t get vaccine in Greece, breathalyser tests in Singapore

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A woman getting Covid vaccine shot

Why Gen Z and millennials are going to be the next Covid vaccine challenge

If we want to have a shot at halting Covid transmission, everybody needs their jabs. But as nations begin offering vaccinations to younger cohorts, they may hit a challenge.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election campaign rally at Joynagar in South 24 Parganas district on 1 April 2021 | PTI

Modi owns India’s unfolding Covid disaster

India's Covid tragedy was avoidable, and is largely the fault of a boastful, incompetent government. Yet, Modi may suffer few political consequences for his devastating missteps.

India’s ‘casino’ type midcap rally could take a break, large stocks found safer amid Covid

Investors say they are avoiding midcaps based on global economic cues, valuations. While Sensex flirts with technical correction, expensive smaller stocks could have more to lose.


File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | PTI

Rajnath Singh assures support to Indonesian counterpart Subianto in tracing missing submarine

The Indian Navy has already sent a deep submergence rescue vessel to support the Indonesian Navy's effort to trace the submarine that went missing Wednesday around the Bali Strait.
Illustration by Soham Sen

There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.