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UK: Seven blood-clotting-related deaths in 18mn AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients

03 Apr 2021

UK: Seven blood-clotting-related deaths in 18mn AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients

On Saturday, the United Kingdom's medical regulator said that seven people—out of more than 18 million recipients of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab for COVID-19 in the country—died of unusual blood clots.

Three month gap between Oxford vaccine jabs provides better efficacy

20 Feb 2021

Three month gap between Oxford vaccine jabs provides better efficacy

A three-month interval between doses of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine results in higher vaccine efficacy compared to a six-week gap, according to a new study which says the first dose can offer up to 76 percent protection in the months between the two jabs.

Sri Lanka to purchase ten million Covishield doses from India

19 Feb 2021

Sri Lanka to purchase ten million Covishield doses from India

Sri Lanka will purchase ten million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine from India, officials have said.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

29 Jan 2021

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine has reportedly exhibited strong protection against the virus.

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

26 Jan 2021

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

After starting its vaccination drive on January 16, New Delhi has offered made-in-India vaccines to diplomatic corps, including to those from Pakistan and China.

Pune: Fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India

21 Jan 2021

Pune: Fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India

On Thursday afternoon, a fire broke out at the Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India, Pune.

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

21 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 70, would be getting the coronavirus vaccine shot in the second phase of the drive launched last week, reports said on Thursday.

India set to start COVID-19 vaccination; panel approves Oxford vaccine

01 Jan 2021

India set to start COVID-19 vaccination; panel approves Oxford vaccine

In a development that will soothe the coronavirus-battered nation, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) panel on Friday gave approval to the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and British-pharma giant AstraZeneca.

UK's approval to Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine paves way for India

31 Dec 2020

UK's approval to Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine paves way for India

The United Kingdom on Wednesday approved the vaccine developed by Oxford University and the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, giving the vaccine an endorsement that will likely be considered by Indian drug regulators.

Awaiting COVID-19 vaccine arrival, Delhi hospital working on storage facility

23 Dec 2020

Awaiting COVID-19 vaccine arrival, Delhi hospital working on storage facility

From installing freezers to cold chain equipment set up, arrangements are being made at a Delhi government hospital for storage of the COVID-19 vaccine, anticipating its arrival, sources said on Tuesday.

Indian government could approve Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine by next week

23 Dec 2020

Indian government could approve Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine by next week

The coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, is likely to get approval from the Indian government for emergency use by next week, two people privy to the development told Reuters.

Coronavirus vaccination may start in January, says Health Minister

21 Dec 2020

Coronavirus vaccination may start in January, says Health Minister

India may begin vaccinating people against coronavirus in January, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday, giving hope to a country that has lost more than a lakh to the fatal disease.

How Delhi plans to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations

13 Dec 2020

How Delhi plans to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations

Ahead of the licensing of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Delhi government has been working on a plan to conduct vaccinations.

Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

12 Dec 2020

Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that COVID-19 vaccines will be provided for free in the state.

Here's how the government is planning to conduct COVID-19 vaccinations

12 Dec 2020

Here's how the government is planning to conduct COVID-19 vaccinations

With licensing for COVID-19 vaccines expected in the coming weeks, the government has drafted a plan for vaccination campaigns.

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

09 Dec 2020

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.

India to produce 100 million Sputnik V doses starting 2021

27 Nov 2020

India to produce 100 million Sputnik V doses starting 2021

India will produce over 100 million doses a year of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V starting 2021, under an agreement between the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hyderabad-based Hetero Biopharma, Hindustan Times reported.

Manufacturing error in Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine raises pertinent questions

26 Nov 2020

Manufacturing error in Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine raises pertinent questions

After announcing that their coronavirus vaccine candidate was nearly 70% effective, the University of Oxford and its partner, AstraZeneca, on Wednesday admitted to a manufacturing error, which has now sparked important questions about the results.

India relying on five coronavirus vaccines to control pandemic

18 Nov 2020

India relying on five coronavirus vaccines to control pandemic

With heartening news of the coronavirus vaccine coming from different parts of the world, the Indian government is trying to understand which one would be the most feasible for the country.

Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February

08 Nov 2020

Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February

Even as the COVID-19 outbreak has witnessed a downward trend in India, some states have been reporting large spikes in infections, indicating that the pandemic is far from over.

Vaccine tracker: Covishield expected by December; Moderna readies for launch

01 Nov 2020

Vaccine tracker: Covishield expected by December; Moderna readies for launch

It has been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic began, yet the virus is far from being brought under control.

Coronavirus: India reserves Rs. 50,000 crore for vaccinating entire country

22 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India reserves Rs. 50,000 crore for vaccinating entire country

The Indian government has reportedly set aside Rs. 50,000 crore to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine reaches the entire country.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

01 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

Last night, Google held its Launch night event and showcased a bunch of new devices, including 5G-capable Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a, a new Chromecast dongle with mic-integrated remote, and redesigned, more powerful Nest Audio speakers.

Coronavirus vaccine tracker: When will one be ready?

27 Aug 2020

Coronavirus vaccine tracker: When will one be ready?

The global effort to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 continues as over 24 million people have been infected worldwide.

Coronavirus: How much would the vaccines cost?

30 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: How much would the vaccines cost?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, all hopes rest on the development of a vaccine to beat the virus.