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A logo sits at AstraZeneca Plc's facilities in Sodertalje, Sweden

AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults

The Astra-Oxford vaccine candidate is one of several front-runners in the race for protection against the virus.
A logo sits at AstraZeneca Plc's facilities in Sodertalje, Sweden

AstraZeneca trial volunteer in Brazil who died had been given placebo, not Covid vaccine

The trial will continue, as suggested by an international committee assessing its safety, Brazil’s health authority Anvisa said.
A sign featuring the AstraZeneca Plc logo stands at the company's DaVinci building at the Melbourn Science Park in Cambridge, U.K., on Monday, June 8, 2020 | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AstraZeneca’s Covid antibody drug heads into advanced trials

AstraZeneca drug will be assessed for ability to avoid infections for as much as a year in some people & as a pre-emptive medicine once patients are exposed to the virus in others.
A magnified coronavirus germ is displayed on a monitor during coronavirus patient sample detection tests in the virology research labs at UZ Leuven university hospital in Leuven, Belgium | Bloomberg Photo

Can inhaled vaccines provide better protection against coronavirus? Scientists look for answer

Covid-19 vaccines under development are injectable. Scientists are hoping for better immune responses with inhaled ones that directly target the nose & mouth.
A logo sits at AstraZeneca Plc's facilities in Sodertalje, Sweden

AstraZeneca resumes Covid-19 vaccine trial in Japan, US still on hold

The phase 1 and 2 trials resumed after the Japanese regulator gave the go-ahead. Trials in the UK, Brazil, South Africa and India had already restarted in recent weeks.
Representational image of a vaccine | Pixabay

Serum Institute will deliver 10 crore more doses of Covid vaccine to India, other countries

Pune-based Serum Institute of India has already committed to supplying 10 crore doses of the vaccine at a price of about Rs 225 per dose.
A Sinovac Biotech LTD vaccine candidate for coronavirus on display at the China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing | Noel Celis | AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Chinese vaccine maker to offer shots first to countries running phase 3 trials

Sinovac, one of three Chinese vaccines in the last stages of testing, is expecting interim data as soon as November from its Phase 3 trial of almost 10,000 people in Brazil.
A sign featuring the AstraZeneca Plc logo stands at the company's DaVinci building at the Melbourn Science Park in Cambridge, U.K., on Monday, June 8, 2020 | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AstraZeneca denies vaccine trial volunteer had rare nerve ailment

AstraZeneca denied a CNN report which cited documents indicating that the diagnosis of the participant was confirmed as transverse myelitis.
A medical worker draws liquid from a vial with a syringe | Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

AstraZeneca trial illness likely not linked to Covid vaccine, Oxford says

After safety reviews, Oxford says there is insufficient evidence to say for certain that neurological symptoms developed by volunteers were or were not related to the vaccine.
A sign featuring the AstraZeneca Plc logo stands at the company's DaVinci building at the Melbourn Science Park in Cambridge, U.K., on Monday, June 8, 2020 | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Serum Institute to resume trials of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine after DCGI nod

AstraZeneca said clinical trials for the AstraZeneca Oxford Covid vaccine had resumed in UK following confirmation by the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority that trials were safe.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.