Covid 19 Vaccine

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Modi embarks on 3-city tour to view COVID-19 vaccine development

28 Nov 2020

Modi embarks on 3-city tour to view COVID-19 vaccine development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday embarked on a three-city tour to review the development of COVID-19 vaccines.

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.

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.

Russia's Sputnik V to start human trials in India soon

22 Nov 2020

Russia's Sputnik V to start human trials in India soon

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, called Sputnik V, is expected to start human trials in India soon.

Bharat Biotech vaccine trials continued despite 'adverse event' in August

22 Nov 2020

Bharat Biotech vaccine trials continued despite 'adverse event' in August

Hyderabad-based biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech has issued a statement confirming that an "adverse event" had taken place during the Phase I trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate COVAXIN.

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.

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.

COVID-19 vaccine should be free, says Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy

18 Nov 2020

COVID-19 vaccine should be free, says Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy

A vaccine for COVID-19, whenever one becomes available, should be made free of cost for everyone, Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has said.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine found to be 95% effective: Details here

16 Nov 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine found to be 95% effective: Details here

American biotech company Moderna Therapeutics has announced that its COVID-19 vaccine was found to be nearly 95% effective in preventing the novel coronavirus disease.

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

14 Nov 2020

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.

COVISHIELD vaccine could be realistic solution to COVID-19 pandemic: ICMR

12 Nov 2020

COVISHIELD vaccine could be realistic solution to COVID-19 pandemic: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday announced the completion of enrollment of participants to the Phase-3 clinical trials for the potential COVID-19 vaccine COVISHIELD in India.

Sensex, Nifty hit record highs as markets welcome vaccine news

10 Nov 2020

Sensex, Nifty hit record highs as markets welcome vaccine news

Domestic stock markets hit fresh record highs on Tuesday as drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate was over 90% effective.

Meet the husband-wife duo behind Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

10 Nov 2020

Meet the husband-wife duo behind Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

United States pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech had on Monday announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate is over 90% effective based on initial data from a large study.

Trump says Pfizer withheld announcement on COVID-19 vaccine before election

10 Nov 2020

Trump says Pfizer withheld announcement on COVID-19 vaccine before election

United States President Donald Trump has accused pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the US Food and Drug Administration of delaying the announcement on a COVID-19 vaccine until after the 2020 Presidential election.

Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective

09 Nov 2020

Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective

United States pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech have said their COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective, according to initial data from a large study.

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.

COVAXIN: Doctors, nurses, MBBS students to get first vaccine doses

07 Nov 2020

COVAXIN: Doctors, nurses, MBBS students to get first vaccine doses

Health workers will be among the first 30 crore people to be administered Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

BJP's vaccine promise in Bihar doesn't violate election code: EC

31 Oct 2020

BJP's vaccine promise in Bihar doesn't violate election code: EC

The Bharatiya Janata Party's promise of free COVID-19 vaccines in Bihar ahead of the state polls does not violate the election code, the Election Commission has held.

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine generates immune response among young and old

26 Oct 2020

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine generates immune response among young and old

The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca generates similar immune responses among younger and older adults, the pharmaceutical company has said.

Looking for COVID-19 vaccine update? Use this government portal

28 Sep 2020

Looking for COVID-19 vaccine update? Use this government portal

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge across different parts of India, everyone has just one question on their mind: When will a vaccine be available?

India likely to have COVID-19 vaccine by December: Adar Poonawalla

11 Aug 2020

India likely to have COVID-19 vaccine by December: Adar Poonawalla

India should have a vaccine to exit the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of this year.

Russia announces world's first COVID-19 vaccine; Putin's daughter gets vaccinated

11 Aug 2020

Russia announces world's first COVID-19 vaccine; Putin's daughter gets vaccinated

In a major (but questionable) development, Russia has announced the world's first COVID-19 vaccine.

India's second COVID-19 vaccine cleared for human trials: Details here

03 Jul 2020

India's second COVID-19 vaccine cleared for human trials: Details here

India is picking up pace to develop a preventive vaccine for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

03 Jul 2020

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced its plan to launch a COVID-19 vaccine for public use by August 15.

India's first COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, cleared for human trials

30 Jun 2020

India's first COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, cleared for human trials

In a major development, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has cleared COVAXIN, a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in the country, for human trials.

J&J to begin human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in July

11 Jun 2020

J&J to begin human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in July

American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will be starting human trials of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine sooner than previously planned.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: When will it be available?

09 Jun 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: When will it be available?

In the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, Moderna Therapeutics is seen as one of the fastest-moving players.

Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away

22 May 2020

Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away

In a matter of months, a never-seen-before coronavirus originating from China has turned the whole world upside down.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine shows 'positive' results in human trials

18 May 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine shows 'positive' results in human trials

Moderna Therapeutics, one of the select few companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine, has revealed positive results from early-stage trials of its formula.

Chinese scientists just isolated antibodies that can 'block' coronavirus

14 May 2020

Chinese scientists just isolated antibodies that can 'block' coronavirus

A team of Chinese scientists claims to have isolated a pair of antibodies that could 'block' the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19.

ICMR, Bharat Biotech teaming up to develop Indian COVID-19 vaccine

10 May 2020

ICMR, Bharat Biotech teaming up to develop Indian COVID-19 vaccine

In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is teaming up with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop the first "Make-in-India" vaccine for COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus disease.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA nod for phase 2 trial

08 May 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA nod for phase 2 trial

Moderna Therapeutics, one of the select few companies trialing a COVID-19 vaccine, has received US Food and Drug Administration's approval to move into the second phase of the tests.

COVID-19 vaccine not guaranteed, says leading world health expert

19 Apr 2020

COVID-19 vaccine not guaranteed, says leading world health expert

With more than 160,000 deaths and 2.3 million infected cases globally, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world.