Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: Vaccination

Covid vaccination for children, 12-14 years, to begin this week

Union minister says co-morbidity clause for senior citizens getting booster doses will be removed.

Persisting with masks after vaccination has major economic, health benefits, Lancet study says

Face mask use in public indoor spaces for at least 2 weeks after achieving 70% vaccination coverage reduces hospitalisation and deaths, the study says.

About half of adult population in poll-bound UP, Punjab & Manipur still not fully vaccinated

The combined adult population of the three states, which will go to polls next month, is estimated to be 17 crore, of which only 8.95 crore have received the second dose.

Not just disease severity, 2 vaccine doses can also reduce impact of long Covid: Israeli study

Researchers find people vaccinated with at least two doses are less likely to suffer from long-term effects of Covid. Beneficial effect is more pronounced in the elderly.

Prioritise 1st & 2nd vaccine dose, but those with low immunity need booster: US epidemiologist

Dr Brian Wahl of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says Covid seems to be endemic in India, and vaccine mandates and vaccination for children may be required.

Modi’s trust in scientists ensured India developed vaccine in a year, Mandaviya tells Lok Sabha

During a discussion on Covid, Health Minister said that earlier, permissions for vaccine research required 3 years, but Modi govt ‘eased those processes’.

Govt gets ready to celebrate 100-cr vaccine doses, but October numbers are lowest since July

In October, 53.21 lakh vaccine doses were administered on an average every day. Not once has the 1-crore per day mark been breached even though vaccine availability is no longer a concern.

The three factors influencing India’s December deadline for Covid vaccination

The goal of vaccinating all adults by 31st December 2021 is not as unrealistic as it may have seemed earlier.

Modi govt, BJP prepare to set vaccination record to mark PM’s birthday tomorrow

Health Minister Mandaviya asks people to come forward and get vaccinated as ‘gift’ for PM Modi, BJP directs state units to mobilise workers at the polling booth level for drive.

Vaccines cut risk of hospitalisation by 70%, Lancet study on breakthrough infections finds

Large-scale study led by King’s College London says vaccination can reduce risk of long Covid by 50%, and decrease risk of severe disease by a third.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.