Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicCovid vaccines

Topic: Covid vaccines

Corbevax, a new patent-free Covid vaccine, is an important step to end pandemic

Corbevax was developed with global vaccine access in mind. The goal was to make a low-cost, easy-to-produce and -transport vaccine.

More than Wang Yi’s remark, India should worry about the proposal for a new island nations’ forum

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Paracetamol, pain killers not recommended for children after Covaxin shot, says Bharat Biotech

Covaxin makers said most reported side effects are mild & 'resolve within 1-2 days, and do not require medication'. So far Covaxin is only Covid vaccine available for 15-18 year olds in India.

Over 41 lakh teens take first Covid shot as India opens up vaccination for young adults

PM Modi had announced on 25 December that adolescents above the age of 15 will be able to take their vaccines from 3 January. The campaign began Monday.

Cipla gets drug regulator’s nod to market Molnupiravir for Covid treatment

Earlier in the year, Cipla entered into a licensing agreement with Merck Sharpe Dohme to make and supply Molnupiravir in India and to over 100 low and middle-income countries.

Serum Institute plans to launch Covid vaccine for children in next 6 months

Speaking at a conference Tuesday, Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla said the Covovax vaccine is under trial & would offer protection to children as young as 3 years.

First Covid vaccine dose given to 86% of India’s eligible population: Mandaviya in Lok Sabha

Replying to supplementary questions Friday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that 7 crore vaccines are lying with states & cautioned against possible vaccine hesitancy.

India showing faith in Russia is pragmatic, hedges US’ mixed signals

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Booster dose of 6 Covid vaccines is safe, increases immunity, shows study in Lancet

The study looked at safety, immune response and side-effects of seven vaccines — Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Novavax, Janssen, Moderna, Valneva and Curevac.

Covaxin, Covishield effectiveness highest when gap between doses is 6-8 weeks, ICMR study finds

Covishield is administered in India at an interval of 12-16 weeks, and Covaxin at 4-6 weeks. Study, yet to be peer-reviewed, also says vaccines are effective against Delta and other variants.

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.