Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicPfizer vaccine

Topic: Pfizer vaccine

Pfizer shots, prior infection could protect better against Omicron, South African scientists say

Scientists, in a preprint, estimated 73% protection against symptomatic disease from Omicron and 95% against severe infections for those who had been vaccinated & previously infected.

Booster shot of Pfizer vaccine can cut mortality from Delta variant by 90%, says Israeli study

Data culled from 54-day study period involving 8 lakh participants aged over 50, some of whom had got the booster shot.

Falsified data, inadequately trained vaccinators: BMJ flags Pfizer vaccine trial ‘violations’

An estimated 418.41 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered across the world, as of 3 November. India hasn’t given approval to the vaccine.

US authorises Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 5 to 11

President Joe Biden’s administration has said they have enough vaccines for all 28 million kids in the 5 to 11 age group, and they are ready to ship the shots.

Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot 95.6% effective against Covid in large trial

The efficacy of the third shot was consistent across age groups and among people with pre-existing conditions, Pfizer and BioNTech said in a statement.

Pfizer Covid vaccine safe for kids aged 5-11 yrs, shows robust antibody response, trail finds

Pfizer and BioNTech SE said phase 1/2/3 trial initially enrolled up to 4,500 kids between 6 months to 11 years in the US, Finland, Poland & Spain from over 90 clinical trial sites.

Covid versus vaccine immunity — data on Pfizer shot kicks up great debate again

New data shows CDC erred in telling people that vaccine-induced immunity is better than that acquired from infection. But point of vaccine is to cut risk of infection in the first place.

80% Covid immunity lost in 6 months in some after second Pfizer vaccine dose, US study finds

The yet-to-be published study, by Case Western Reserve University and Brown University, studied blood samples of 120 nursing home residents and 92 health care workers.

Second mRNA vaccine shot safe for people who had allergic reactions to first shot: US study

Of the 189 patients who participated in the study, 130 received the Moderna vaccine, while 59 got the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Second dose was administered to 159 subjects.

Why India should get Pfizer vaccine to inoculate its people, reserve doses for pregnant women

India should get the Pfizer vaccine because it has two sets of the population who will benefit enormously from this vaccine.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

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.