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Trump threatens to veto FDA if it tries to slow down launch of Covid vaccine

FDA officials have indicated they would hold a Covid vaccine to a higher standard than other medications that typically receive emergency waivers from the agency.
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Bharat Biotech partners with Washington University for Covid intranasal vaccine

While the Phase 1 trial will take place in St Louis University's Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit, Bharat Biotech, will pursue further stages of clinical trials in India.
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Mumbai’s KEM Hospital starts trials of Oxford Covid vaccine

The hospital Tuesday got the approval of the Maharashtra ethics committee for conducting the Phase 2 & 3 trials of the vaccine, Covishield, and has started screening volunteers.
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More than half of France in red zone, hospitals in Jakarta lack capacity & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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China split on vaccine doses, South African teachers demand pay raise & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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Vaccine likely in India by first half of 2021 if ‘good results by year-end’, top scientist says

Any vaccine currently in phase three trials has a 50% chance of success, says scientist Gagandeep Kang who is a member of WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety.
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Why the old, comorbid, children & those who WFH shouldn’t be first in line for Covid vaccine

India must vaccinate healthcare and essential workers first to ensure no breakdown in national systems. This will also help revive the struggling economy.
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China has to decide tomorrow if it will share its Covid vaccine with WHO and help the world

Friday is the final day for governments to decide whether to take part in Covax, an initiative that aspires to give lower-income countries the same access to vaccines as rich nations.
A technician inspects vaccine vials for defects during a screening process at the Serum Institute of India Ltd. pharmaceutical plant in Pune in 2015. | Photographer: Sanjit Das | Bloomberg

Indians, Chinese trust their govts most — a key factor in success of Covid vaccination

A survey conducted in nine countries showed that respondents who said they would get vaccinated were more highly educated than those who said they would not.
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Russia ties up with Dr Reddy’s for phase 3 clinical trials of Covid hope Sputnik V in India

RDIF will supply 100 million doses of Sputnik V — the Covid vaccine developed by Russian researchers — in India once it has received all the regulatory clearances.

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Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.


File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian soldiers at LAC have go-ahead to open fire in self-defence, India tells China

With no signs of disengagement on the ground in Ladakh, where India and China have been locked in a stand-off since April, both sides will stay dug in during the region’s bitter winter too.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?