Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicPolio vaccination

Topic: polio vaccination

Not just BCG, vaccines for polio, hepatitis, other diseases could protect against Covid

US researchers study on efficacy of non-Covid vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 virus find that polio vaccine offers the most protection.

National polio immunisation drive rescheduled for 31 January

The govt had earlier scheduled the Pulse Polio Immunisation programme for 17 January, but rescheduled it as the Covid vaccination drive will roll out from 16 January.

Govt defers national polio immunisation programme due to ‘unforeseen activities’

The National Immunisation Day, commonly known as Pulse Polio Immunisation programme, was scheduled for 17 January across India.

How to ensure smooth Covid vaccine rollout — India’s polio programme has some lessons

India, which began a polio immunisation programme in 1995, recorded its last case in 2011. The interim 16 years was marked by misinformation, vaccine hesitancy and scientific hurdles.

WHO likely to give nod to novel polio vaccine before end of 2020, says report

Vaccine-derived polio poses threats of larger outbreaks, which can be fought with the new genetically modified vaccine that is still in trials.

Africa declared polio-free after long battle amid Covid pandemic

The milestone paves the way for polio to become the second-disease ever to be wiped out globally after small pox.

‘Expired’ polio vaccine given to 50 children of CRPF jawans at Delhi camp, probe ordered

Apart from the polio vaccine, ‘expired’ Easy 6 vaccine was also administered to the children. A CRPF officer, however, said not all vaccines were expired.

Lahore student picked up for making ‘anti-state’ speeches returns home

Mohsin Abdali was allegedly picked by unidentified armed men Thursday morning after his protest against the arrest of Awami Workers Party members.

Protesters boycott polio vaccination after 2 children die in Peshawar

PIA wants passengers at new airport five hours before take-off, Pakistan lashes out at US with 'tit-for-tat' curbs for diplomats.

On Camera

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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.
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