Tag: Coronavirus vaccine

Narendra Modi government wants Serum Institute to lower price of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Neha Arora & Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government (government of India) has been negotiating with the Serum Institute of India to bring down the price of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, people close to the matter said, delaying the roll-out of the country’s immunisation programme. India’s drug regulator has approved emergency use of the […]

Narendra Modi’s visit to Bharat Biotech is strong motivation: Chandrababu Naidu

AMARAVATI: Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bharat Biotech as a strong motivation and recalled that Genome Valley in Hyderabad was his brainchild. “The Prime Minister’s visit would serve as a strong motivation for Bharat Biotech to take […]

Covid vaccine likely by early 2021, for old, high-risk first: India

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus vaccine might be ready by the first quarter of 2021,India’s Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. “While no date has been fixed for the vaccine launch, it may be ready by the first quarter of 2021,” he said. Harsh Vardhan also said that the government is considering […]

U.S. secures 300 million doses of potential AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

BENGALURU/LONDON: The United States has secured almost a third of AstraZeneca’s one billion possible COVID-19 vaccine doses by pledging up to $1.2 billion, as the world’s biggest powers scramble for medicinal supplies to get their economies back to work. While not proven to be effective against the coronavirus, vaccines are seen by many world leaders […]

China’s coronavirus vaccine will be global public good: President Xi Jinping

NEW DELHI: China will make its coronavirus vaccine a global public good once one is available, President Xi Jinping told the World Health Organization’s governing body. Xi’s comments come amid growing concern that countries will put national interests first in the quest for a protective shot, seen as the key to getting economies moving again. […]

Vaccine will be available by year’s end :Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: USA President Donald Trump says he believes a vaccine for COVID-19 will be available by the end of the year. Trump also says the U.S. government is putting its full power and might behind remdesivir, a drug that has shown early promise as a treatment for the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Trump […]

No guarantee coronavirus vaccine will be developed: WHO envoy

NEW DELHI: The World Health Organization (WHO) special envoy David Nabarro has warned that there is no guarantee that a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine can be successfully developed in coming months. Nabarro who is one of the world”s leading experts said that people have to live with the threat of coronavirus “for the foreseeable future” and […]

Scientists in Israel likely to announce it developed coronavirus vaccine: Report

NEW DELHI: Scientists in Israel are expected to announce in the coming days that they have completed development of a vaccine for the new coronavirus COVID-19, according to a media report here. Israeli daily Ha’aretz, quoting medical sources, reported on Thursday that scientists at the Israel’s Institute for Biological Research, supervised by the Prime Minister’s […]

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