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AstraZeneca Covid vaccine effective, Indian trials running smoothly, says Serum Institute

The comments came after AstraZeneca & Oxford University acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising doubts about preliminary results of their experimental Covid-19 vaccine.
Vials with Covid-19 Vaccine | Photographer: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

AstraZeneca faces more questions on Oxford Covid vaccine after manufacturing error

While AstraZeneca earlier showed 70% efficacy on average in a late-stage study, the scant details released by the UK partners raises doubts on whether US regulators will clear it.
A worker checks syringes of a potential vaccine CoronaVac on the production line at Sinovac Biotech in Beijing on 24 September | Photo: Kevin Frayer | Getty Images via Bloomberg

There’s already a booming black market for Covid vaccines. Just look at China

While China hasn't released any public data on the efficacy of its vaccine, people are still seeking it out, bending the rules to get hold of the yet unproven shots.
A medical worker draws liquid from a vial with a syringe | Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

This is how India’s syringe makers are gearing to meet demand as world awaits Covid vaccine

MD of India's biggest syringe manufacturer, Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices, estimates the country will need at least 90 crore syringes for just one shot of vaccine.

India’s vaccine delivery roadmap and Allahabad HC’s history of ‘landmark’ verdicts

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
A worker checks syringes of a potential vaccine CoronaVac on the production line at Sinovac Biotech in Beijing on 24 September | Photo: Kevin Frayer | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Chinese vaccine maker seeks authorisation for its Covid shot’s public use

With the application, China National Biotec Group will likely become the first developer outside of Russia to see its shots made available for general public use.

Global investors have started making plans for the end of the pandemic

An index of global stocks has risen more than 4% since 9 Nov, the day Pfizer indicated that its vaccine was above 90% effective. Asian equities are on track for best gains since 2009.
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ABP News on ‘vaccine tourism’ to US, Times Now on chargesheet against Umar Khalid

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin can’t take Russia’s ‘safe’ Covid vaccine, Kremlin says

Kremlin spokesperson said the country has not yet begun widespread vaccination and 'the president can’t use an uncertified vaccine.'
Vials with Covid-19 Vaccine | Photographer: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Key questions & answers about AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine India could get

As findings of Astra-Oxford's Covid vaccine early trial results don't seem straightforward, questions are being raised if people will get vaccines with differing upfront efficacy.

On Camera

Pakistani TV asks if it’s time to accept Israel. The answer is above Imran Khan’s paygrade

The idea of recognising Israel is a hard sell for the people of Pakistan who have been brought up for over 70 years on the idea of having permanent enemies — India and Israel.
RBI Governor Shakikanta Das speaks Friday | Photo: ANI

Economic recovery stronger than expected, but surge in Covid cases key risk — RBI governor

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das says there is a need to be watchful of demand sustainability post festive season.

Defence

Army jawan keeps vigil in Poonch

Army officer killed, civilian injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch

The junior commanding officer was injured in the firing and was taken to a military hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries, officials said.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint Team

What the amazing rise & sudden death of a ‘Holy Warrior’ tell us about Islam & politics in Pakistan

Khadim Hussain Rizvi was the face of Pakistan’s radical Islamist politics. His sudden death, however, will not end the mass appeal of religious fundamentalism.