Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicCovid vaccines

Topic: Covid vaccines

Our take on WHO’s Covid deaths estimate, RBI rate hike, SC’s vaccine take — in 50 words

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2nd Covid shot from Serum Institute, Rs 225/dose: All about Covovax, new jab approved for teens

Covovax, developed by US company Novavax & manufactured in India by Serum Institute, is a protein-based vaccine developed from SARS-CoV-2 strain.

The ZyCoV-D mystery: 3 months after arrival in Bihar, not a single Covid vaccine shot given

Covid vaccine developed by Zydus Lifesciences was approved for use in those aged 12 and above in September 2021. Centre ordered 1 crore doses last year & delivery began in February.

We can’t ‘boost’ our way out of the Covid pandemic for the long term

While the vaccine is effective at preventing severe disease, it is likely that boosters will become an annual shot. Here's the science behind it.

New Covid vaccine developed in Germany produces better immune response in cancer patients

Peptide-based vaccine CoVac-1 has been developed by researchers at University of Tübingen. They say it induces better T-cell immune response in immunocompromised patients.

Now, data proves Covid vaccines work. So trust science, make third dose easily accessible

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DCGI gives emergency use approval to Biological E’s Corbevax vaccine for kids aged 12-18

It is the second Covid vaccine to get approval for use in children in India after Bharat Biotech's Covaxin.

Covaxin supplies, trial group size — why there’s a delay in Covid vaccine for younger kids

Monthly Covaxin output between 5.5-6.5 cr. Country needs at least 15 cr doses for full coverage 15-18 age group. Choice of 6 μg dose reduced manufacturing capacity, says Bharat Biotech.

Over 70% children aged 15-18 yrs received first dose of Covid vaccine, says Mansukh Mandaviya

Health minister Mandaviya says 1.47 crore beneficiaries in the 15-18 age group are fully vaccinated and appealed to all eligible children to get inoculated at the earliest.

ZyCov-D a welcome addition to India’s vaccine basket. Follow the science on mixing boosters now

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On Camera

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Vehicles travel along near-empty roads during a lockdown due to Covid in Shanghai, China | Representational image | Bloomberg

China’s economy slump shows no sign of bottoming out in May

The weakness in the gauge — the worst since the early months of the pandemic — reflects the lingering effects of large-scale lockdowns despite recent progress toward reopening.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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