Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: Vaccine

After 36 years of testing, Indian-made leprosy vaccine finally set for large roll-out

India is home to 60% of the world’s leprosy patients, and the MIP vaccine is expected to be rolled out in the endemic areas by 2 October 2019.

How Russian trolls and bots are fuelling the US anti-vaccination movement

The anti-vaccination movement, whose proponents are known as 'anti-vaxxers', has emerged as a surprise threat in middle- and high-income countries.

Cheap, painless vaccine patches to be available in India in a couple of years

The adhesive bandage-like patches can deliver the full dosage of 0.5 ml in one go, and will be locally sourced to keep costs in check.

New flu shot far more powerful than the 1940s breakthrough in preventing flu-like illnesses

Flucelvax, produced by Melbourne-based CSL’s Seqirus unit, is 36.2 % more effective than conventional shots in preventing flu-like illness that killed almost 200 American children last winter.

Who will be the next king of vaccines — India or China?

Although India leads China in vaccine production and export, China has achieved full immunisation rates.

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Don’t leave regulation in hands of social media platforms. Govt must re-evaluate its role

It can hardly be expected of social media platforms to design self-regulatory mechanisms that encourage them being held liable and penalised for their decisions.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.