Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicCovid-19 vaccine

Topic: Covid-19 vaccine

Wait for Covid vaccine won’t be long, experts say a few weeks — PM Modi at all-party meet

PM Modi tells leaders that 8 probable vaccines in different stages of trial can be manufactured in India, Centre & states working on distribution plan.

Vaccines not the only solution to Covid, past viral infections are key too

Three doctors who sat at lunch with a Covid-infected colleague in a Delhi hospital didn’t get infected. Once we know why, we’ll also know who to vaccinate.

Sputnik V Covid vaccine likely to be available for supply by next month, says Russia’s RDIF

Calling Sputnik V a joint effort between Russia and India, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev tells ThePrint that Russia is keen to collaborate with other countries on development of Covid vaccines.

Anand Sharma goes against Congress’ official line, welcomes PM Modi’s Covid vaccine review tour

Rajya Sabha MP and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said Modi’s visits to three vaccine makers Saturday would lift morale and reassure the nation.

Alleging serious side-effects, vaccine trial participant seeks Rs 5 cr from Serum Institute

Chennai-based participant also sends legal notice to ICMR, DCGI, AstraZeneca & Oxford University to stop testing, manufacturing & distributing vaccine.

With Covid vaccine coming, Modi govt tells states & UTs to boost ways to report side effects

India began ‘Adverse Events Following Immunisation’ surveillance on mother and child immunisation in 1988, but Covid has thrown up new challenges.

Sputnik V Covid vaccine shows 92% efficacy, says Russia’s health ministry

The high efficacy rate is based on 20 confirmed Covid-19 cases that were split across vaccinated subjects who got two doses and those who got the placebo.

Pfizer’s Covid vaccine raises hopes for others but key question could be of price

mRNA vaccines like Pfizer’s are usually more expensive and also need to be stored at lower temperatures

Health ministry red-flags Punjab’s high death rate, dipping test numbers in Assam, Rajasthan

The review meeting by Modi government looked at the 10 states that account for 60% of the active Covid cases in the country.

Why fewer people are awaiting a Covid-19 vaccine now compared to 3 months ago

As we inch closer towards a Covid vaccine, people’s reluctance is also growing.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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