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Vaccine hesitancy growing in parts of world as people doubt effectiveness, Lancet study says

Study in 'The Lancet' finds more people hesitant about trusting vaccines in countries like Pakistan, Indonesia, South Korea. France, India, Mexico show more confidence.
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Vaccinating Indians against Covid? We should be talking days, not years

The Modi government should reject the narrative of low expectations and status quo-ism masquerading as pragmatism. Covid-19 is not measles.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Govt data shows how access to healthcare got disrupted for women and children in lockdown

HMIS data shows contraception, abortion services & child immunisation against BCG and polio were badly hit during April-June this year, compared to the same period last year.
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India’s first homegrown pneumonia vaccine gets DCGI approval

The health ministry said the vaccine will be used for active immunisation against invasive diseases and pneumonia caused by 'Streptococcus pneumonia' among infants.
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.
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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.
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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.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

Mahabharata to irresponsible Indians — How Modi govt’s message on Covid changed in 6 months

In the last few months, the Modi government’s Covid communication has focussed only on absolving itself of all blame. Not data or roadmaps.
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Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?