WTO takes a step forward in COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver talks

The members of the World Trade Organisation, after months of debate, on June 9, 2021, took a first, small step towards a deal that aims at boosting the production of COVID-19 vaccines and the treatments through patent waivers or compulsory licensing deals. The WTO had earlier struggled to move forward on the hotly debated issue, […]

EAM Jaishankar to chair BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting

India‚Äôs External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will chair a BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting virtually on June 1, 2021. The leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa of the BRICS group will deliberate on the ways to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, global and regional issues of concern, sustainable development, and terrorism, mentioned a […]

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 […]

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