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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.
Johnson and Johnson Inc.

Now, Johnson & Johnson speeds up Covid vaccine trials in ‘race against time’

Johnson & Johnson will start human trials in the second half of July, about two months earlier than expected. Final-stage tests could begin in September.
Bill Gates, billionaire and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks during a panel sessionon the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. | Bloomberg

Bill Gates invests in mass production of Covid vaccine so poor countries will get a shot

Gates is focusing on the most promising vaccine candidates, committing funds to help ensure production capacity is ready even before any have proven to work.
Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

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People waiting to enter a supermarket have their identity documents checked by staff in Singapore (Representational image) | Photo: Roslan Rahman | Getty Images/AFP via Bloomberg

Don’t ignore the good news on Covid-19 from Asia

The perception of an Asian advantage often falls prey to essentialist thinking — that somehow the East's values, politics and culture is letting it do things the West can't.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

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An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

These are the measures China has proposed to ease tensions at LAC in Ladakh

Over a series of meetings, China has made several suggestions to de-escalate tensions at the border, but India has rejected them since they boost Beijing's strategic position.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.