Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicCovid vaccine

Topic: Covid vaccine

Drug authority clears use of India’s first nasal Covid-19 vaccine made by Bharat Biotech

The Covaxin maker’s nasal shot will be used in emergency situations for the 18+ age group, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted.

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech for infringing its Covid vaccine patent

The company said the rival vaccine makers breached patents that covered its ‘foundational mRNA technology’.

‘In our DNA’: Finance Minister says India vaccinates 60% of the world today

Yadav, Nirmala Sitharaman said India was trying to give both doses to population, even produced vaccines during pandemic.

More than 200-crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India

According to data from the health ministry, 98% of the adult population has received at least one shot, while 90% are completely vaccinated.

For those above 18, health ministry reduces gap from 9 to 6 months for Covid precaution dose

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) took the decision in view of the “evolving scientific evidence and global practices”.

Obese or not, Covid vaccines still protect you, says Lancet study

Vaccines' effectiveness in reducing risk of severe disease is similar among people with healthy and high BMI & slightly lower in underweight people, says study by UK researchers.

AstraZeneca vaccine safe, effective in kids, finds Lancet study. WHO still says for adults only

The vaccine, marketed as Covishield in India, induced antibody concentrations in children similar to those associated with high efficacy in adults, says study by UK researchers.

CCMB’s mRna Covid vaccine effective in mice, agency doesn’t have ‘capacity’ for human trials

Based on technology used by American pharmaceutical company Moderna, the CCMB vaccine is India's 2nd indigenous mRNA Covid vaccine, & the agency is open to private partnership for human trials.

From cholera to Covid, here’s a brief history of vaccines on World Immunisation Week

People were using simple forms of vaccinations as early as the 1500s, smearing smallpox on torn skin to create immunity.

As booster uptake lags in pvt sector, officials say health system can’t be in Covid mode forever

Third Covid vaccine dose available only in pvt hospitals. Health officials say routine procedures need to be brought back on track, but govt hospitals could be brought in if needed.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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