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Single jab of Pfizer, AstraZeneca offers 60 per cent protection: Lancet study

London: A single dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine offers around 60 per cent protection against infection from SARS-CoV-2 in adults aged 65 years and above, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. To obtain real-world data on the effectiveness of these vaccines in care homes, the researchers from the University […]

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These countries relied on Chinese vaccines. Now they’re battling severe outbreaks

Mongolia promised its people a “COVID-free summer.” Bahrain said there would be a “return to normal life.” The tiny island nation of the Seychelles aimed to jump-start its economy. All three put their faith, at least in part, in easily accessible Chinese-made vaccines, which would allow them to roll out ambitious inoculation programs at a […]

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AstraZeneca Covid vaccine linked to rare neurological disorder in India, UK – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Eleven people who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine have developed a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome, clinicians in India and England have reported in two separate studies. While seven cases were reported from a medical centre in Kerala, where about 1.2 million people were administered the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, known as Covishield […]

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US announces to allocate 5.5 cr doses of Covid vaccines globally; India to get part of 1.6 cr earmarked for Asia – ET HealthWorld

Washington: The US has announced its plan to allocate 5.5 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccines to the rest of the world as the second tranche, including 1.6 core jabs to 18 Asian nations such as India, Pakistan and Nepal, as part of the Biden administration‘s bid to end the pandemic globally. Earlier this month, […]

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Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine 80% effective against B1.617.2 variant of COVID-19: UK govt study

London: Two doses from either the Oxford/AstraZeneca or the Pfizer vaccine are over 80 per cent effective in preventing infection from the B1.617.2 variant of COVID-19, first discovered in India, a new UK government study has reportedly found. The Oxford/AstraZeneca two-dose vaccine is also being produced by the Serum Institute of India as Covishield and […]

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Morning Digest: Excess deaths in Karnataka nearly six times official COVID-19 tally; PM Modi greets world on 7th International Yoga Day, and more

The number of “excess deaths” registered by the Civil Registration System (CRS) in Karnataka ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit (from April 2020 to May 2021), was 1,67,788, which is 5.8 times the official reported figure of 29,090 deaths for the same period. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said yoga remains a “ray of […]

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Vietnam receives 500,000 Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine doses donation from China – ET HealthWorld

Vietnam has received a shipment of 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses donated by China, the health ministry said on Sunday, as the country is ramping up inoculations to battle against a more widespread outbreak. The Southeast Asian nation approved China’s Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use against Covid-19 in early June. The vaccines will be used for […]

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Urgently trying to work with AstraZeneca, SII, Indian govt to restart COVID-19 vaccine shipments: WHO Official – ET HealthWorld

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo The WHO is “urgently” trying to work with AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India (SII) as well as the Indian government to restart shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to countries that had to suspend the rollout of second doses of vaccines amid the disruption in supplies, a senior official at the UN health agency […]

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Zydus Cadila likely to seek emergency use authorisation for its Covid vaccine next week – ET HealthWorld

Indian pharmaceutical major Zydus Cadila is likely to apply to the central drugs regulator seeking emergency use authorisation for its COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D next week, official sources said on Friday. If approved, it will be the world’s first DNA vaccine against coronavirus and the fourth to become available in the country. “The analysis of the […]

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