Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicCovid-19 vaccine

Topic: Covid-19 vaccine

For vaccination success, govt must form adverse event monitoring units, involve local people

A universal vaccination programme requires mobilisation at an unprecedented scale. A battle-weary govt system will be under tremendous pressure to do it alone.

Covaxin Phase I trial results show vaccine is safe, generates immune response

In a preprint paper, researchers from Bharat Biotech, ICMR, AIIMS have reported the results of the trial on 375 participants. 

Trump ‘absolutely open’ to taking Covid vaccine but hasn’t decided when

Trump wants to send a ‘parallel message’ that the vaccine is safe & front-line workers, long-term care residents should be first to receive it, White House press secretary said.

China’s Covid vaccines are already being distributed. But what about trials?

China is developing at least five Covid vaccines from four producers. It’s too early to say if they are safe.

With freezers in tow, US employers rush to fill vaccine void

As health authorities near emergency approvals for the first Covid vaccines, several industries are lobbying to get their workers near the front of the line.

Biden vows to distribute 100 million doses of Covid vaccine in first 100 days

Joe Biden said getting coronavirus vaccines to most Americans would be a costly challenge & called on Congress to designate funds for getting vaccine to the people who need it.

Approval, pricing, distribution — 5 questions India faces before rolling out Covid vaccine

3 firms have applied for emergency use approval, but no clarity yet on if people will get to choose a vaccine, or what the state’s role in procurement will be.

Bankers want to be ‘frontline workers’ who get Covid vaccine first, write to Sitharaman

Four bank unions say bankers have provided yeoman service throughout Covid pandemic, and will feel appreciated if they’re moved up in priority list.

Indian travel agencies plan ‘vaccine tourism’ with packages for UK, US and Russia

A few travel agencies are already formulating tour packages for Indians who want to travel to the UK and avail the recently-approved Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine.

Now, Russian scientists find link between BCG vaccine & Covid-19 immunity

Study by St. Petersburg University researchers suggests BCG vaccine may protect against severe Covid, adds to research linking TB vaccine to coronavirus.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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