Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicCovid vaccine boosters

Topic: Covid vaccine boosters

We can’t ‘boost’ our way out of the Covid pandemic for the long term

While the vaccine is effective at preventing severe disease, it is likely that boosters will become an annual shot. Here's the science behind it.

Charaka vow for doctors is disturbing. Some parts of Indian heritage belong only in history books

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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.

ZyCov-D a welcome addition to India’s vaccine basket. Follow the science on mixing boosters now

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With ‘precaution doses’ approved in India, here’s what we know about Covid vaccine boosters

PM Modi announced Saturday that booster doses would be rolled out from 10 January. Scientific studies have found that protection wanes after the 2nd dose, and recommended boosters.

Omicron drives Indians, especially health workers, to quietly get booster from pvt hospitals

Centre is yet to recommend booster dose for Covid vaccine & CoWin neither allows registration for third dose nor issues certificate for it. But that appears to be no impediment for some.

India considers ‘mix and match’ for Covid booster shots as calls for third dose grow

No decision has been taken yet on whether booster shots will be given, even as healthcare workers who got fully vaccinated in February near 10 months of vaccination.

Booster dose raises antibody level, improves protection against Omicron: Epidemiologists

The virologists and epidemiologists underlined that booster doses of any vaccine (except live attenuated like oral polio vaccine or OPV, measles) exponentially raise antibody levels.

Boosters improve 70%-75% protection against omicron variant, UK study shows

The findings come as UK accelerates its booster campaign in the face of the heavily mutated variant. Officials expect omicron to become the dominant variant by the middle of December.

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Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.

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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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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