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PM's vaccine arrangements will take care of all: Adar Poonawalla

27 Sep 2020

PM's vaccine arrangements will take care of all: Adar Poonawalla

As India's COVID-19 vaccine strategy becomes a point of debate, Adar Poonawalla has expressed confidence over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to protect Indian citizens from the ongoing pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccine: Serum Institute to start final trials this week

21 Sep 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: Serum Institute to start final trials this week

As India's COVID-19 cases continue to surge by nearly a lakh every passing day, scientists are racing to get a vaccine ready as soon as possible.

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

14 Sep 2020

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), that has taken up the mammoth task of mass-producing the vaccine for novel coronavirus, asserted that the vaccine will not be available for the entire world before the end of 2024.

AstraZeneca resumes clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine after UK nod

12 Sep 2020

AstraZeneca resumes clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine after UK nod

Late-stage clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the drug firm AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford have resumed.

Coronavirus: Australia leads race toward getting vaccinated, signs important deals

07 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Australia leads race toward getting vaccinated, signs important deals

Australians might be the first ones to get protection from coronavirus, thanks to two deals that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has inked with those developing the vaccines.

#VaccineTracker: Early COVID-19 vaccine results expected by September 15

04 Sep 2020

#VaccineTracker: Early COVID-19 vaccine results expected by September 15

As the COVID-19 crisis is deteriorating with every passing day, all the hopes are pinned on the development of a safe and effective vaccine.

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: Last week was India's worst, cases and deaths surged

25 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: Last week was India's worst, cases and deaths surged

The last week (August 17-22) was the worst one for India, as far as coronavirus cases and deaths are concerned, as the country added over 4.5 lakh cases to its tally and 6,666 deaths.

India: Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccine goes into Phase-2/3 trials

19 Aug 2020

India: Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccine goes into Phase-2/3 trials

In a major development, Adar Poonawalla's Serum Institute of India has started the Phase-2/3 trial of a promising COVID-19 vaccine licensed from AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

Australia secures 'promising' COVID-19 vaccine, will offer it for free

19 Aug 2020

Australia secures 'promising' COVID-19 vaccine, will offer it for free

In a bid to exit the COVID-19 pandemic for good, Australia has secured access to a "promising vaccine."

Indian government starts talks to procure COVID-19 vaccine: Details here

18 Aug 2020

Indian government starts talks to procure COVID-19 vaccine: Details here

Amid surging COVID-19 cases and questions over the peak for India, the government has started working towards procuring a vaccine.

Three indigenous coronavirus vaccines in trials, distribution plan ready: PM

15 Aug 2020

Three indigenous coronavirus vaccines in trials, distribution plan ready: PM

With the world counting on a coronavirus vaccine to save it from the disease that has taken 763,572 lives so far, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is ready to mass-produce the vaccine once it's developed.

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's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

09 Aug 2020

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.

Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccines will come at $3 per dose

07 Aug 2020

Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccines will come at $3 per dose

In a major development, the Serum Institute of India has confirmed that the price of its foreign-licensed COVID-19 vaccines will be capped at $3 per dose in low-to-middle-income nations.

Israel claims to have 'excellent' COVID-19 vaccine in hand

07 Aug 2020

Israel claims to have 'excellent' COVID-19 vaccine in hand

Israel says it has an 'excellent' vaccine in hand to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine found safe, going into Phase-2 trial

05 Aug 2020

Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine found safe, going into Phase-2 trial

Indian drug company Zydus Cadila has completed early-stage human trials with its indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine.

COVAXIN will cost less than water bottle: Bharat Biotech MD

04 Aug 2020

COVAXIN will cost less than water bottle: Bharat Biotech MD

Ever since companies started developing vaccines for COVID-19, one big question has been on everyone's mind: how much the final, approved shot would cost to the public?

Coronavirus: Who will be first in line for the vaccine?

04 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: Who will be first in line for the vaccine?

Amid global expedited efforts to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, experts are debating who should be the first to be vaccinated.

SII gets nod for Oxford COVID vaccine phase 2/3 trials

03 Aug 2020

SII gets nod for Oxford COVID vaccine phase 2/3 trials

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has gotten the approval to conduct phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University.

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.

How soon could there be a vaccine for COVID-19?

25 Jul 2020

How soon could there be a vaccine for COVID-19?

Since the coronavirus outbreak started late last year, researchers have been racing to develop a vaccine against the virus, SARS-CoV-2.

Meet Adar Poonawalla, the man bringing COVID-19 vaccines to India

24 Jul 2020

Meet Adar Poonawalla, the man bringing COVID-19 vaccines to India

In the fight against COVID-19, or should we say the worst health crisis of our time, several institutes/organizations are racing to develop vaccines, anti-viral treatments.

Coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021? Adar Poonawalla hopeful

22 Jul 2020

Coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021? Adar Poonawalla hopeful

Adar Poonawalla, the chief of Serum Institute of India (SII), is hoping that vaccine to fight coronavirus will be available in India by the first quarter of 2021.

Can a recovered patient be infected again by coronavirus?

21 Jul 2020

Can a recovered patient be infected again by coronavirus?

As Oxford University's vaccine candidate for COVID-19 has been found safe and effective, there remains obscurity over how long immunity against the novel coronavirus will last.

NewsBytes Briefing: Zuckerberg says no deal with Trump and more

21 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Zuckerberg says no deal with Trump and more

Since last evening, the world of technology has seen some notable developments.

India: Human trials of Oxford vaccine may start in August

21 Jul 2020

India: Human trials of Oxford vaccine may start in August

The coronavirus vaccine, developed by researchers at Oxford University, could soon enter human trials phase in India, the CEO of Serum Institute of India informed on Monday.

Confirmed! Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine generates immune response, no major side-effects

20 Jul 2020

Confirmed! Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine generates immune response, no major side-effects

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University has been confirmed to be safe and effective.

In just 100 hours, world added 1 million coronavirus cases

18 Jul 2020

In just 100 hours, world added 1 million coronavirus cases

A respite for the world battling the coronavirus pandemic, looks far-fetched, considering how easily the disease is spreading.

#GoodNews: Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine may be available by September-end

17 Jul 2020

#GoodNews: Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine may be available by September-end

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers at Oxford University in partnership with AstraZeneca generates an immune response against the infection in humans, The Telegraph reports.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

16 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

Along with the massive hack of high profile Twitter accounts, a lot has happened in the world of technology in the last 24 hours.

Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine: All you need to know

27 Jun 2020

Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine: All you need to know

Ever since COVID-19 started spreading, scientists have been racing to develop a vaccine and fight off the pandemic.

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

16 Jun 2020

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

The work to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is moving faster than any of us could have imagined.

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

07 Jun 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

With a sporadic increase in the number of cases and deaths, COVID-19 is growing beyond control in India.

New COVID-19 vaccine goes into human trials: Details here

26 May 2020

New COVID-19 vaccine goes into human trials: Details here

As COVID-19 continues to batter different parts of the world, scientists are racing to find a way to fight the pandemic as soon as possible.

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

21 May 2020

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine fails key animal trial: Details here

19 May 2020

Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine fails key animal trial: Details here

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University has failed a key animal trial.

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.

China successfully conducts first COVID-19 vaccine trial (on monkeys)

08 May 2020

China successfully conducts first COVID-19 vaccine trial (on monkeys)

China has made a significant breakthrough in the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) disease.

India will start COVID-19 vaccine production next month: Details here

26 Apr 2020

India will start COVID-19 vaccine production next month: Details here

In a major development, Cyrus S. Poonawalla's Serum Institute of India has confirmed that it will start making a vaccine for COVID-19 next month.