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US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci | Photo: Sarah Silbiger | Bloomberg

Vaccines will offer only ‘finite’ protection against coronavirus, Fauci says

A vaccine to protect against Covid-19 won’t work like the measles vaccine, which lasts throughout a person’s lifetime, Fauci said.A vaccine to protect against Covid-19 won’t work like the measles vaccine, which lasts throughout a person’s lifetime, Fauci said.
Representational image| A magnified coronavirus illustration in a lab inside the Pasteur Institute | Adrienne Surprenant/Bloomberg

ICMR should fast track coronavirus vaccine, not for 15 August but for science

Clinical trials of coronavirus vaccine simply cannot be completed by 15 August. The job of authorities includes the moral duty to say ‘no’ to political leaders.
A laboratory technician collects vials of patient swabs during coronavirus detection testing at a laboratory

How a Chinese firm jumped to the front of the global Covid vaccine race

China’s pharma industry has been dogged by safety incidents & quality scandals. But in recent years, hundreds of Chinese scientists trained in the West have come home.
A research associate works at the Moderna Therapeutics Inc. lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US | Bloomberg

Why America is unlikely to get a coronavirus vaccine before early 2021

While investors expected the first vaccine to arrive before November, analysts don't see a vaccine being approved before 2021 given FDA's guidelines.
A medical worker performs Covid-19 testing. | Photographer: Gabriella N. Baez | Bloomberg

Experimental vaccine from Pfizer & BioNtech shows promise in early test

Two shots of the Pfizer and BioNtech vaccine produced ‘significant levels of virus neutralising antibody’, a top researcher said.
A lab worker boxes up test tubes of patient samples in a virology research labs | Geert Vanden Wijngaert | Bloomberg

All you need to know about CanSino’s Covid vaccine approved for military use in China

The vaccine candidate was jointly developed by Chinese vaccine company CanSino Biologics and the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology in the Academy of Military Medical Sciences.
Zayner has been criticized in the past for playing a role that is part performance artist, part scientist | Michael Short | Bloomberg

This biohacker is making a DIY Covid vaccine, and he is in a hurry

Zayner, who left mainstream science to proselytize the value DIY home experiments, believes the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine is the perfect opportunity for bio-hackers.

Why Coronil working or not against Covid makes no difference to Ramdev or his Patanjali

After claiming to ‘cure’ homosexuality and manufacturing medicine that ‘helps’ women conceive a male child, Ramdev is back with Coronil, an Ayurvedic concoction for Covid-19.
Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian | Twitter

Indian economy can see V-shaped recovery if Covid vaccine is found this year: CEA Subramanian

In the absence of a vaccine, the economic recovery will have to wait until next year, although that too is likely to be V-shaped, CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian said.
A representational image of a technician handling a sample at laboratory | Anthony Kwan | Bloomberg

Second UK vaccine to combat coronavirus to begin human testing this week

If the vaccine yields a promising immune response, larger trials will begin later in the year with about 6,000 volunteers.

On Camera

BJP leader Wasim Bari | @DrJitendraSingh | Twitter

Why BJP and RSS workers are the new targets of militants in Kashmir

The murder of BJP leader Wasim Bari in Bandipora is another reminder that we must be steadfast in our resolve to completely erase militancy from Kashmir.

India rolls out red carpet for global firms, Modi makes fresh investment pitch to investors

At the Indian Global Week 2020, Modi said India remains one of the most open economies in the world, adding that green-shoots are visible in the economy.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.