Bharat Biotech’s pre-submission meeting for COVAXIN’s approval to be held on June 23: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech’s pre-submission meeting has been scheduled on June 23 for evaluation of its indigenous COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN for WHO’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL). In May 2021, Bharat Biotech had informed that the company is confident of getting WHO’s Emergency Use Listing for its COVID-19 vaccine […]

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines – Possible Benefits and Concerns

India on January 16, 2021, rolled out the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive against coronavirus infection. So far, the country has administered more than 24 crore doses. In the past 24 hours, more than 33.7 lakh vaccine doses were administered. India is currently administering doses of COVAXIN, COVISHIELD, and Sputnik V. However, vaccinating people with […]

Where did COVID-19 virus come from? – All You Need to Know

US President Joe Biden on May 26, 2021, announced that he had asked the US Defense Intelligence Agency to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 virus. The investigation will assess whether the coronavirus originated from an infected animal or a laboratory leak. The report will be prepared and sent to him in 90 days. Where […]

UK approves single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the United Kingdom on May 28, 2021, gave its approval to its fourth vaccine Janssen of Johnson & Johnson. It is a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine that will be administered in the country in a bid to grow the inoculation drive across the country. Prime Minister Boris […]

What is Happy Hypoxia and how it is ‘fatal’ in COVID-19 patients? – Explainer of the Day

Various mysterious forms of fatal diseases in patients with COVID-19 have been coming to light during the second wave of COVID-19. Doctors are alarmed with an increasing number of youngsters being admitted to hospitals with ‘Happy Hypoxia’ which is being deemed as a ‘silent’ killer in COVID-19 patients. What is Happy Hypoxia? •Medical experts explain […]

How long to wait to get your vaccine after getting infected with coronavirus

India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 17.70 crores, as of May 13, 2021, of which 13.75 crores have been administered with the first dose of either COVAXIN or COVISHIELD vaccine and 3.94 crores got their second dose of either of these vaccines. In the last 24 hours, 18 lakh doses of vaccine have been administered […]

Single dose of COVID-19 vaccine can boost protection among those previously infected: Study

According to a study published in the journal Science, a single dose of COVID-19 boosts the immune response against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the variants but only among those who have been previously infected. The study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, Imperial College London, and University College London showed that the immune […]

Covishield, Covaxin can neutralize ‘double mutant’ of coronavirus, study suggests

The two coronavirus vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, currently in use in India have shown efficacy against the B.1.617 variant of SARS-CoV-2, also called the ‘Indian strain’ or a ‘double mutant’ variant. Covaxin has been produced by Bharat Biotech in partnership with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology. Covishield has […]

PM Modi held talks with US President Joe Biden over phone, thanks him after US extends help to fight COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Modi held a telephonic conversation with US President Joe Biden on April 26, 2021, during which the two leaders discussed the evolving Coronavirus situation in both countries in detail. The discussion also covered India’s ongoing efforts of fighting the pandemic through vaccination efforts and ensuring the supply of therapeutics, critical medicines, and healthcare […]

Jharkhand government announces free COVID-19 vaccine for all above 18 years

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on April 22, 2021, announced that the Jharkhand state government will provide the COVID-19 vaccine to people above 18 years of age for free. “The corona vaccine will be provided free of cost to people above 18 years of age by the state government in Jharkhand.” Hemant Soren tweeted. The […]

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