Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicCoronavirus vaccine

Topic: coronavirus vaccine

Govt clears air on precaution dose — it will be the same as the first two shots

As Omicron becomes predominant strain in cities, government warns against complacency based on perception that it is mild. First death from Omicron confirmed in Rajasthan.

‘Heavily mutated’ Omicron has world worried. But mutations could make it easier to detect

Researchers say some of RT-PCR tests used to detect Covid infections can also be useful screening tools to identify people who are likely carrying the Omicron variant.

61% post-vaccine adverse events linked to Covid shots in govt study, none fatal

Report comes 7 weeks after meeting by AEFI committee, and 10 weeks after the last report. In the time since, India administered over 48 crore doses.

Animal trials done, IISc-Bangalore promises booster shot that works for any Covid vaccine

IISC in Bengaluru is getting ready for phase 1 trials and has sought financial support from the govt to run toxicity and clinical trials.

Centre taking best efforts to build up vaccine stock, says MEA spokesperson

Govt is engaged with US vaccine manufacturers and the Biden administration to ensure all materials for domestic production in India, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.

Mamata writes to PM Modi seeking 20 lakh vaccine doses for state, central govt employees

The West Bengal CM said a minimum of 20 lakh doses are needed to cover all the employees and requested vaccines for those in 'priority sectors' without further delay.

Vaccines almost certainly less effective against transmission of Indian Covid variant, says expert

Oxford Univserity professor Anthony Harnden also said that there is no evidence so far if this particular mutant of the coronavirus evades the vaccine.

Here’s how drones can improve India’s vaccine supply chains

India's Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) is one of the largest in the world, but vaccine logistics remain a challenge.

Mamata declares journalists as ’Covid warriors’, urges Centre to vaccinate citizens for free

Mamata Banerjee said that if a portion of the money that the Centre spent in elections was invested in the Covid vaccination then universal vaccination would have already be done.

Not just travel, people now want vaccine passports to enter restaurants, concerts, stadiums

According to a survey by the World Economic Forum, most adults are in support of vaccine passports.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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