Friday, 12 August, 2022

Topic: Vaccine

Total eradication of novel coronavirus almost impossible. But this is what vaccine can do

Scientists say about 50-70% of the population needs to be resistant for the virus to stop spreading and slowly die out.

Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccine could be ready in a year, says Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

In an interview to ThePrint, Biocon co-founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw says India is ahead of other countries in flattening the Covid-19 curve.

Djokovic right to be anti-vaxxer. Federer or Kohli didn’t just wake up one day as champions

An athlete's career isn't just all performance. One wrong move can end a career. Novak Djokovic is well within his right to oppose mandatory Covid-19 vaccine intake.

China plans to give medics Covid-19 vaccines by year-end to protect them: Health officials

An adenovirus Covid-19 vector vaccine, developed by Institute of Military Medicine in China, is the first in the world that has entered second phase of clinical trial.

These are the 4 pieces of good news on coronavirus this week

Long before Covid-19, scientists at University of North Carolina & Gilead began developing Remdesivir in anticipation of a new coronavirus epidemic.

China tests thousands to calculate true spread of Covid-19 amid accusations of under-reporting

China's serological survey involves collecting blood samples from people to see if they have antibodies to fight Covid-19, a sign they’ve been infected.

My virologist dad says coronavirus vaccines won’t be ready for distribution till 2021

By compressing decades of virology R&D, we can say that SARS-CoV2 vaccine may not be ready before 12-18 months. And even then, we must be lucky every step of way.

Can BCG vaccine protect against Covid-19? Here’s why the excitement needs to be tempered

Studies have drawn correlations between immunisation with TB vaccine & slower spread of Covid-19. But experts say it might just be a correlation, without proof.

70 coronavirus vaccines in development, 3 candidates already undergoing human trials: WHO

Development of vaccines is happening at an unprecedented speed as the infectious pathogen looks unlikely to be stamped out through containment measures alone.

As we fight Covid-19, here’s how Edward Jenner developed the world’s first vaccine

To develop a vaccine against novel coronavirus is a challenge but the history of vaccination, which revolutionised global health, gives us hope.

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.