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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.

Top French advisor talks third lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

25 Jan 2021

Top French advisor talks third lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

France will have to enforce a third national lockdown to handle the worrying surge of coronavirus cases, the country's top medical advisor Prof Jean-Francois Delfraissy said on Sunday.

Pfizer to supply 40 million COVID-19 doses to poor countries

23 Jan 2021

Pfizer to supply 40 million COVID-19 doses to poor countries

Pfizer on Friday committed to supplying up to 40 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this year to a World Health Organization-backed effort to provide affordable shots to poor and middle-income countries.

Norway raises COVID-19 vaccine concerns for elderly after 29 deaths

17 Jan 2021

Norway raises COVID-19 vaccine concerns for elderly after 29 deaths

Norway has expressed concern over the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech among older populations as 29 people died after receiving the shot.

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

In view of the more infectious strain of coronavirus that sparked lockdown's return in London, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that those returning from the United Kingdom and testing negative must stay in institutional quarantine for seven days in Delhi.

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

01 Jan 2021

India could approve coronavirus vaccine soon, key meeting today

After the meeting on Wednesday to judge the emergency use authorization applications of coronavirus vaccine developers remained without a conclusion, the subject expert committee (SEC) will meet again today.

WHO approves Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

01 Jan 2021

WHO approves Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday granted "emergency validation" to the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, making it the first vaccine to be given such an approval by the United Nations body.

India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI

31 Dec 2020

India could start 2021 with COVID-19 vaccine in hand: DCGI

The approval for a COVID-19 vaccine in India is likely just around the corner, with the Drugs Controller General of India, Dr. VG Somani, indicating the country might begin the New Year with a vaccine in hand.

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.

How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

29 Dec 2020

How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

India is gearing up to distribute vaccines to crores of people but the task will be replete with many problems, including ensuring last-mile deliveries and storing doses at a safe temperature.

Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive

23 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive

At least 22 people who returned to India from the United Kingdom in the past few days have tested positive for COVID-19.

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.

Can prepare vaccine against mutated virus in 6 weeks: BioNTech

22 Dec 2020

Can prepare vaccine against mutated virus in 6 weeks: BioNTech

Ugur Sahin, the co-founder and CEO of the German drugmaker BioNTech, displayed confidence that their COVID-19 vaccine can work against the new strain of the coronavirus.

US President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine on live television

22 Dec 2020

US President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine on live television

On Monday, United States President-elect Joe Biden received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on live television, in an obvious bid to junk myths about the doses and tell Americans that it is safe to get inoculated.

Coronavirus: Myths about the COVID-19 vaccine busted

21 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: Myths about the COVID-19 vaccine busted

As vaccines for COVID-19 have started being rolled out in parts of the world, certain myths have been propagated questioning their safety and efficacy.

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.

Coronavirus vaccine could turn you into 'crocodile': Brazil's President

19 Dec 2020

Coronavirus vaccine could turn you into 'crocodile': Brazil's President

Jair Bolsonaro, the President of Brazil, who tested positive for coronavirus twice, has given a bizarre statement about vaccines. He suggested that the one developed by Pfizer and BioNTech could turn people into "crocodiles," and that the company won't take any responsibility.

United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

18 Dec 2020

United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the United States, outgoing President Donald Trump announced ahead of the nation's drug regulator.

COVID-19 vaccine: India to produce 300 million Sputnik V doses

18 Dec 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: India to produce 300 million Sputnik V doses

India will reportedly produce around 300 million doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine called Sputnik V.

FDA advisors recommend Emergency Use Authorization of Moderna vaccine

18 Dec 2020

FDA advisors recommend Emergency Use Authorization of Moderna vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel, comprising external experts, has given an emergency use approval to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, making it the second drug after Pfizer to receive such an authorization in less than a week.

French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus

17 Dec 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for coronavirus, joining the long list of notable international personalities to have contracted the disease, that originated in China late last year.

US angling to secure more of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine

17 Dec 2020

US angling to secure more of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine

U.S. officials have said that they are actively negotiating for additional purchases of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine after they missed the chance to lock in a contract this summer since it was still unclear how well the shots would work.

Moderna vaccine has 'no specific safety concerns,' says US regulator

15 Dec 2020

Moderna vaccine has 'no specific safety concerns,' says US regulator

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been found safe and effective, the United States Food and Drug Administration said in a report on Tuesday.

US, where over 300,000 died of coronavirus, starts vaccination drive

15 Dec 2020

US, where over 300,000 died of coronavirus, starts vaccination drive

The biggest ever vaccination drive in the United States started on Monday, as health workers were given the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

US clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, first shot in 24 hours

12 Dec 2020

US clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, first shot in 24 hours

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for its mass rollout across the United States.

Pfizer vaccine: UK issues allergy warning after two adverse reactions

09 Dec 2020

Pfizer vaccine: UK issues allergy warning after two adverse reactions

British medicine regulator on Wednesday advised people with a history of significant allergic reactions against getting the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

COVID-19 vaccine: 90-year-old woman receives first Pfizer shot in UK

08 Dec 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: 90-year-old woman receives first Pfizer shot in UK

A 90-year-old woman in the United Kingdom has become the world's first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech outside of clinical trials.

Now, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for COVAXIN

08 Dec 2020

Now, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for COVAXIN

After US-based Pfizer and Pune's Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech has sought an emergency use approval for its coronavirus vaccine, named COVAXIN.

Serum seeks emergency use approval for Oxford's coronavirus vaccine

07 Dec 2020

Serum seeks emergency use approval for Oxford's coronavirus vaccine

Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought emergency use authorization from Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the coronavirus vaccine, which is developed by the University of Oxford and the British-pharma giant AstraZeneca, multiple reports said.

Pfizer seeks emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine in India

06 Dec 2020

Pfizer seeks emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine in India

United States-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its COVID-19 vaccine from India's drug regulator.

Indians willing to travel to UK to get coronavirus vaccine

03 Dec 2020

Indians willing to travel to UK to get coronavirus vaccine

After the British government approved the coronavirus vaccine developed by US-based Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech, a number of Indians contacted travel agents, showing a willingness to travel to the country to get inoculated.

Putin orders Russian authorities to start mass COVID-19 vaccinations

02 Dec 2020

Putin orders Russian authorities to start mass COVID-19 vaccinations

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered authorities to start mass voluntary vaccinations for COVID-19.

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine; first doses expected next week

02 Dec 2020

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine; first doses expected next week

The United Kingdom on Wednesday gave emergency approval to Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first Western country to allow mass immunization against the viral disease.

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.

Russia's Sputnik V at least 91% effective, early data suggests

24 Nov 2020

Russia's Sputnik V at least 91% effective, early data suggests

The Russian vaccine for COVID-19, called Sputnik V, has been found at least 91% effective in the second interim analysis.

Can launch 100 million vaccine doses by January-February, says Poonawalla

23 Nov 2020

Can launch 100 million vaccine doses by January-February, says Poonawalla

The CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, has said that the institute can roll out 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by January-February.

Oxford's vaccine, India's best shot against coronavirus, is 70% effective

23 Nov 2020

Oxford's vaccine, India's best shot against coronavirus, is 70% effective

The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University and British pharma giant AstraZeneca is 70% effective, results from large-scale trials have shown, multiple reports said on Monday.

Will being exposed to low quantities of coronavirus generate immunity?

19 Nov 2020

Will being exposed to low quantities of coronavirus generate immunity?

Developing immunity against COVID-19 through repeated low-dose exposures is possible, however, it is not likely, Dr. James Hamblin said while responding to a query in his 'Paging Dr. Hamblin' column in The Atlantic.

Deliveries of Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine could start before Christmas

19 Nov 2020

Deliveries of Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine could start before Christmas

The world, battered by coronavirus pandemic, would get relief as early as Christmas, as the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech could be out by then, an official from the German company said.

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine '95% effective'; to seek emergency US authorization

18 Nov 2020

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine '95% effective'; to seek emergency US authorization

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German drugmaker BioNTech on Wednesday said their COVID-19 vaccine has been found 95% effective in final trials.