Articles about COVAX

Coronavirus: India reports 10K+ new cases, 332 more deaths

09 Nov 2021

India
Coronavirus: India reports 10K+ new cases, 332 more deaths

India on Tuesday reported over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of 1.40 lakh, the lowest in 263 days.

Serum gets nod for Novavax trial in 7-11 age group

29 Sep 2021

India
Serum gets nod for Novavax trial in 7-11 age group

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has received the approval to conduct trials of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine in children aged between seven and 11 years.

WHO lauds India's decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports

22 Sep 2021

World
WHO lauds India's decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has hailed India's decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports as an important development in support of the goal to reach 40% vaccination in all countries by end of the year.

Kim orders tougher virus steps after North Korea shuns vaccines

03 Sep 2021

World
Kim orders tougher virus steps after North Korea shuns vaccines

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign after he turned down some foreign COVID-19 vaccines offered via the UN-backed immunization program.

Novavax seeks 'OK' for COVID-19 vaccine in needy countries first

06 Aug 2021

World
Novavax seeks 'OK' for COVID-19 vaccine in needy countries first

Vaccine maker Novavax announced Thursday that it has asked regulators in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine—offering its shot to some low-income countries before rich ones with ample supplies.

India offered 7.5mn doses of Moderna vaccine under COVAX program

20 Jul 2021

India
India offered 7.5mn doses of Moderna vaccine under COVAX program

India has been offered 7.5 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX global vaccine sharing program, but it is not clear when the jabs will arrive in the country as a consensus on the indemnity clause is yet to be reached, sources said.

India is among beneficiaries receiving 25 million vaccines from US

04 Jun 2021

World
India is among beneficiaries receiving 25 million vaccines from US

US President Joe Biden's administration has announced its plan to distribute an initial 25 million (2.5 crore) of the the 80 million (8 crore) total promised vaccine doses it plans to donate across the globe.

WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

26 Feb 2021

World
WHO lauds India for helping over 60 nations with vaccines

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to supporting vaccine equity and sharing COVID-19 vaccines with over 60 countries across the world, hoping that the other nations will follow his example.

India to send first shipment under COVAX initiative this week

23 Feb 2021

India
India to send first shipment under COVAX initiative this week

The first shipment from India under COVAX, the global initiative to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries, is likely to roll out this week, World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Monday.

Biden to announce $4 billion commitment to COVID-19 vaccine-sharing campaign

19 Feb 2021

World
Biden to announce $4 billion commitment to COVID-19 vaccine-sharing campaign

US President Joe Biden will on Friday announce a massive $4 billion commitment to the global COVID-19 vaccine alliance with the goal of inoculating vulnerable populations and reach those without other options, the White House said.

UN Chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations

29 Jan 2021

World
UN Chief lauds India's COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations

India's vaccine production capacity is one of the best assets the world has today, UN Secretary-General Chief Antonio Guterres said as he applauded India for supplying COVID-19 vaccine doses to nations around the world to combat the catastrophic global health crisis.

President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

21 Jan 2021

World
President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

Soon after he was sworn in, United States President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders to reverse the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.

India may have to spend $1.8 billion on coronavirus vaccine

17 Dec 2020

India
India may have to spend $1.8 billion on coronavirus vaccine

India, which is the second worst-hit nation in the world, may need to spend $1.4 billion to $1.8 billion in the first phase of the coronavirus vaccination program, a Reuters report said.

Oxford-AstraZeneca release final-stage trial results, coronavirus vaccine labeled safe

09 Dec 2020

Technology
Oxford-AstraZeneca release final-stage trial results, coronavirus vaccine labeled safe

The University of Oxford and pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca became the first coronavirus vaccine developers to release their final-stage clinical trial data.

Coronavirus: WHO eyeing half-billion vaccine doses by 2021's first quarter

05 Dec 2020

World
Coronavirus: WHO eyeing half-billion vaccine doses by 2021's first quarter

With encouraging news about the coronavirus vaccine trickling in, the World Health Organization said on Friday that it is expecting nearly half a billion doses will be available for distribution by the first quarter of 2021 under the global COVAX initiative.

Applying for Covishield's emergency approval in 2 weeks: SII

28 Nov 2020

Technology
Applying for Covishield's emergency approval in 2 weeks: SII

The CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, on Saturday said that the company will seek the emergency-use authorization of the coronavirus vaccine 'Covishield' soon.

India to get 10cr COVID-19 vaccine doses by December: SII

14 Nov 2020

Technology
India to get 10cr COVID-19 vaccine doses by December: SII

The Serum Institute of India is hoping to produce 100 million (10 crore) doses of AstraZeneca and Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine, CEO Adar Poonawalla said.

NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

09 Oct 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

Last night, leading Indian lab testing company Dr. Lal PathLabs was caught exposing confidential patient data through an unprotected storage bucket on Amazon Web Services.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple, Google under investigation, and more

08 Sep 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple, Google under investigation, and more

In the updates since last night, Italy's competition authority launched six investigation cases into the cloud storage services operated by Google, Apple, Dropbox.

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

02 Sep 2020

World
US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

The United States, the worst-affected country in the pandemic, on Tuesday said it won't be participating in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccine because it is led by World Health Organization (WHO).

All you need to know about WHO's global COVAX initiative

25 Aug 2020

World
All you need to know about WHO's global COVAX initiative

With little hope that the coronavirus pandemic is going to slow down any time soon, all eyes are on the development of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.