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UK to help other countries to find Covid-19 virus variants

BRITAIN will share its genomic sequencing capabilities with other countries to help quicker identify new variants of the coronavirus in places with less ability to do so, its health ministry said on Tuesday(26). New variants of the coronavirus have alarmed scientists, and prime minister Boris Johnson has warned the prospect of a “vaccine-busting” variant could […]

Google opening up its spaces in US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites: Sundar Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Monday (25) that the tech giant will open up its spaces in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites and committed more than $150 million to promote vaccine education. Google is initially looking at offices’ spaces inside the US, but is open to do the same in […]

Tata Group may bring Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to India: report

Tata Group’s healthcare venture is said to have started initial discussions with Moderna Inc for a partnership to launch its Covid-19 vaccine in India, the Economic Times reported on Monday(25). Tata Medical & Diagnostics could team up with the India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research to carry out clinical trials of Moderna’s vaccine candidate […]

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

A group of British doctors have written to England’s chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12. Britain is prioritising giving first doses of Covid-19 vaccine, allowing up to 12 weeks before a second dose, to give the […]

UK police break up Covid-19 rule-breaching wedding with 150 guests

BRITISH police had broken up a wedding with about 150 guests in violation of Covid-19 lockdown rules, which only allow six people to attend. Weddings are currently supposed to take place only under “exceptional circumstances”. However, officers on Friday(22) found a large gathering in Stamford Hill, in north London, with the windows covered to stop […]

Lancet study says India’s Covaxin shows enhanced immunity without major side effects

INDIA’s indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin has shown enhanced immune response without any serious side effects during the phase 1 trials, according to the results published in The Lancet Infectious Disease journal. The vaccine is developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV). […]

Indian-origin people in the UK are reluctant to take Covid-19 vaccine, reveals new survey

A NEW survey has revealed that only 56 per cent of Indian-origin people in the UK would take a Covid-19 vaccine and women are less likely to take a jab over fertility concerns. The research by the 1928 Institute follows concerns about a lower uptake of Covid-19 jabs among Britain’s ethnic minority populations and is […]

‘Pharmacy of the world’ India exports first covid vaccines

India exported its first batch of locally produced coronavirus shots on Wednesday (20), officials said, as the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer scrambled to meet requests from other countries desperate to protect their populations. The Maldives and Bhutan will be the first recipients of India’s coronavirus vaccine, while Brazil and South Africa are also among those […]

Report says Oxford scientists preparing vaccine versions to combat emerging virus variants

OXFORD scientists are preparing to rapidly produce new versions of their vaccine to combat emerging more contagious Covid-19 variants discovered in the UK, South Africa and Brazil, reported The Telegraph. The team behind the vaccine from Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc is undertaking feasibility studies to reconfigure the technology, the newspaper said, citing a confirmation from […]

Fire at India’s Serum Institute; coronavirus drug production ‘not affected’

A fire broke out Thursday(21) at India’s Serum Institute, the world’s largest maker of vaccines, but a company source said production of drugs to prevent coronavirus was not affected. The Serum Institute is producing millions of doses of the Covishield coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, for India and many other countries. Local […]

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