Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicCovid vaccination

Topic: Covid vaccination

Modi govt Covid vaccination policy ‘sound’, but no one can be forced to take jab, says SC

Verdict came on petition filed by former member of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation. He sought disclosure of Covid vaccine trial data & stay on ‘vaccine mandates’.

Nobody can be forced to get vaccinated, but policy not unreasonable, says Supreme Court

Top court asks states to recall restrictions on the unvaccinated and directed Centre to make public adverse effects of vaccines.

Persisting with masks after vaccination has major economic, health benefits, Lancet study says

Face mask use in public indoor spaces for at least 2 weeks after achieving 70% vaccination coverage reduces hospitalisation and deaths, the study says.

India’s cumulative Covid vaccination coverage exceeds 177.17 crore

23,598 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 4,22,70,482, according to the health ministry.

Biden’s faltering global vaccine push echoes his stalled domestic inoculation efforts

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has acknowledged that the globe isn't on pace to meet target of vaccinating 70% of human population by 2022-end, set in 2021 by Biden and WHO.

‘Freedom Convoy’ — why Canada truckers’ protest against Covid curbs spells crisis for Trudeau

Ottawa has declared a state of emergency. What began as a protest against a cross-border vaccination mandate is now turning into a movement against nationwide Covid regulations.

28% eligible recipients won’t take Covid booster right away, 14% won’t go for it at all: Survey

Results based on national survey of 22,000 people conducted by social media community platform LocalCircles. It sought to know why people eligible for Covid booster dose hadn't taken it.

Penalties and taxes for the unvaccinated aren’t working. Counselling is still the best way

Govt should promote policies to increase resources for proactive uptake to encourage vaccination, instead of basing policies on penalties.

85% govt school students in Delhi vaccinated, pvt schools going at ‘snail’s pace’: Dy CM Sisodia

Only 42% of eligible students have been vaccinated in private schools, and 57% in govt-aided schools till 21 Jan, Sisodia said. Vaccination for 15 to 18-year-olds began on 3 Jan.

Did your child test positive for Covid? Doctors say don’t worry, most kids recover in 3-4 days

Paediatricians emphasise symptomatic treatment, balanced diet. It's important to get eligible minors vaccinated, they say, adding that it's too early to gauge long-term effects of Omicron.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.