Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: moderna

No need to stop breastfeeding, study tells mothers who have received mRNA Covid shots

Researchers from University of California, San Francisco, however, say this is a preliminary study and needs to be repeated with a bigger population.

Cipla gets DCGI nod to import Moderna’s Covid vaccine for restricted emergency use in India

Permission for restricted emergency use potentially opens up a clear possibility of this vaccine being imported to India in the near future, said NITI Aayog Member Dr V K Paul.

Moderna seeks DCGI nod for its Covid vaccine in India, Cipla applies for import & sale

Moderna has also informed that the US govt has agreed to donate a certain number of doses of the Moderna vaccine through COVAX to India.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines likely to produce long-lasting immunity, study finds

The study, published in the journal Nature, says most people vaccinated with mRNA vaccines may not need booster shots if the virus & its variants don't evolve much beyond their current forms.

In a first, rare blood clot case linked to Moderna mRNA vaccine reported in US

So far, it was thought that only adenoviral vector-based vaccines — such as the AstraZeneca vaccine — caused rare blood clots.

Moderna vaccine effective in 12-17 year-olds, could become 2nd shot approved for teens in US

Moderna says its vaccine showed 93-100% efficacy in preventing symptomatic Covid in a study of teenagers, and no significant safety concerns were observed.

59% Americans support waiving patents for Covid vaccines and life-saving drugs, survey shows

The poll also revealed that a majority of US voters want pharma giant Moderna to share the technology of its taxpayer-funded vaccine.

Modi govt wants more Covid vaccines, but Moderna is ‘not keen’ & Pfizer has this ‘condition’

CSIR has been in talks with Moderna for around 6 months but the company hasn't shown much interest. Pfizer will reassess Modi govt's latest stance on indemnifying vaccine makers.

Around 2% of those given Pfizer, Moderna vaccines reported mild allergic reactions: Study

According to the Boston-based study on health care workers, those that did report an adverse reaction recovered without major treatment.

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A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Newborns to entreprenuers—Indian hospitals need a perinatal service package. It’s a win-win

Many Indian hospitals don't have in-house physiotherapists or dieticians & most new mothers pay little attention to themselves. But there's a solution.
BYJU'S the learning app logo displayed on a smartphone. Photographer: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/Getty Images/LightRocket via Bloomberg

Byju’s global expansion: EdTech pioneer eyes Chegg or 2U, weighs US acquisition

India's most valuable startup has lined up conditional debt commitments of more than $1 billion to finance the acquisition, but it's possible no deal will materialise.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.