Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicCovid vaccine

Topic: Covid vaccine

Earliest possible Covid vaccine by first quarter of 2021, officials tell parliamentary panel

Members of Rajya Sabha panel on science & technology press for virtual meetings, with just 6 of 30 MPs attending Friday’s meeting because of Covid.

Why the fight over a coronavirus vaccine will be intense, irrational and even nasty

Even after a particular Covid vaccine is found to be effective & safe, there won't be enough for all. Rich nations will try to outbid poor ones in securing supplies.

‘Taskmaster, skilled administrator, impulsive’ — ICMR’s Bhargava who wanted vaccine by 15 Aug

Dr Balram Bhargava’s letter expediting Covid vaccine trials was slammed, but current & ex-colleagues highlight both his ‘impetuosity’ & ‘impeccable integrity’.

Vaccines will offer only ‘finite’ protection against coronavirus, Fauci says

A vaccine to protect against Covid-19 won’t work like the measles vaccine, which lasts throughout a person’s lifetime, Fauci said.A vaccine to protect against Covid-19 won’t work like the measles vaccine, which lasts throughout a person’s lifetime, Fauci said.

‘Meant to cut red-tape, not scientific rigour’ — ICMR defends bid to fast-track Covid vaccine

Referring to the row over vaccine release date, ICMR says the best of India’s medical professionals & research scientists should not be second-guessed for their professionalism.

ICMR Covid vaccine trial protocol unclear, not enough time, say scientists tasked with job

Six of the 12 principal investigators ThePrint spoke to said there was not enough clarity on how Covaxin could be developed for safe public use in under 6 weeks.

From Phase 0 to long-term study, a look at how long it actually takes to develop a vaccine

The Modi govt has asked ICMR to fast-track the trial for Covaxin, a Covid vaccine, and hopes to roll it out in six weeks, in time for Independence Day.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.