Coronavirus India updates

  • Vaccine nationalism not a good thing in challenging times, says Principal Scientific Adviser “Vaccine nationalism is not a good thing in challenging times like this. We don’t want other nations to indulge in vaccine nationalism and depriving others,” said Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India K. VijayRaghavan…….read more
  • Dr Reddy’s eyes March launch of Sputnik V vaccine under Emergency Use Authorisation Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, which is conducting Phase 3 trials of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, believes the jab is expected to be launched in India through Emergency Use Authorisation……read more
  • India’s COVID-19 response saved over 1 lakh lives: Economic Survey India’s pandemic response, focused on saving lives and livelihoods, restricted the COVID-19 spread by 37 lakh cases and saved more than 1 lakh lives, as per the Economic Survey 2020-21… more
  • Novavax vaccine, to be made by Serum Institute of India, shows 89% efficacy in U.K. American company Novavax, whose COVID-19 vaccine is set to be made in large numbers by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), has reported that its vaccine has proved to have 89% efficacy in preventing the infection in some trial volunteers in the United Kingdom. However, the efficacy dropped to 60% when it was tested in volunteers in South Africa, a likely consequence of a mutant coronavirus variant that is now deep-rooted there… more
  • SII hopes to launch new COVID-19 vaccine by June Serum Institute of India (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla on Saturday said he is hopeful of launching a new COVID-19 vaccine under the brand name Covovax by June. The Institute had earlier applied for clearance to conduct a trial for the vaccine in India… more
  • COVID-19 pandemic: is it a decline after the peak? The COVID-19 pandemic that originated in China presumably in September of 2019, took the world by storm in 2020, wreaking havoc on global health and economy. Each country responded to the pandemic in its own way… more
  • India fought COVID-19 pandemic much better than other nations: Harsh Vardhan India was able to fight the COVID-19 pandemic much better than other countries because of its ‘whole of government’ and ‘whole of society’ approach, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said… more
  • Cowaxin, anyone?India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive is not going great. Vaccine hesitancy is widespread, which means it’s going to take that much longer for Indians to build herd immunity to the same level as their herd mentality… more