Tag: COVID-19 vaccines

Narendra Modi government will provide assistance to companies willing to manufacture Covid-19 vaccines

NEW DELHI: Amid a political war of words between the Narendra Modi government (Centre) and the Delhi government over the availability of sufficient vaccines to inoculate all adults in the national capital, the central government on Thursday said it will provide all possible assistance to all companies willing to manufacture the vaccine to ramp up […]

India supplied more Covid-19 vaccines globally than vaccinated its own people

By Yoshita Singh UNITED NATIONS: India has supplied more COVID-19 vaccines globally than vaccinated its own people, the country has told the UN General Assembly and cautioned that vaccine inequity will defeat the collective global resolve to contain the coronavirus as the disparity in the accessibility of vaccines will affect the poorest nations the most. […]

China says 16 Chinese COVID-19 vaccines undergoing clinical trials

By K J M Varma BEIJING: As the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine intensified around the world, China said that it has increased the number of vaccines undergoing clinical trials to 16 from 11 to step up supplies at home and abroad. China is conducting clinical trials of 16 COVID-19 vaccines, seven of which have […]

Depression, stress may reduce efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines, scientists say

NEW DELHI: Depression, stress and loneliness can weaken the body’s immune system, and lower the effectiveness of certain vaccines, including the new COVID-19 preventives that are in development and the early stages of global distribution, scientists say. According to a report accepted for publication in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, simple interventions, including exercise […]

Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute pledge for smooth rollout of COVID-19 vaccines

NEW DELHI: Vaccine makers Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech on Tuesday said both the companies jointly pledge for smooth roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and the world. In a joint statement posted on their respective twitter accounts, the companies said Serum Institute Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla and Bharat Biotech […]

No need for vaccines, COVID-19 pandemic effectively over: Pfizer Ex-Vice President

NEW DELHI: While pharmaceutical major Pfizer had made headlines on the release of their Covid-19 vaccine, its former Vice President and Chief Scientist has said that there is no need for any vaccines to bring the pandemic to an end. According to a report from lifesitenews.com, Dr Michael Yeadon, there is absolutely no need for […]

When and which COVID-19 vaccines are likely to be available in Asia

NEW DELHI: Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE, Moderna Inc and AstraZeneca Plc have released trial data this month showing their experimental vaccines are effective in preventing the disease. If regulators approve any of the vaccines in coming weeks, the companies have said distribution could begin almost immediately with governments around the world. But many […]

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

Allison Martell, Julie Steenhuysen TORONTO/CHICAGO:High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share a potential shortcoming: They are based on a common cold virus that many people have been exposed to, potentially limiting their effectiveness, some experts say. CanSino Biologics’ vaccine, approved for military use in China, is a modified form of adenovirus type 5, […]

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