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IISc researchers design ‘heat-tolerant’ Covid-19 vaccine candidate – health

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have designed a “heat-tolerant” Covid-19 vaccine candidate that can ease the requirement for a cold chain for a vaccination programme. The design was recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. It is a protein subunit vaccine that uses a part of the virus’ spike protein called the receptor-binding domain (RBD) — ...

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Covid-19 vaccine updates: Pfizer announcement offers glimmer of hope – health

The winter season could aggravate the risks involved in the wake of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the experts have said. The infection has been spreading rapidly across the world and has so far affected over 51 million people, according to Worldometer. As several countries report further outbreaks of Covid-19, the race to find a vaccine for the disease which primarily ...

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US has a plan to start Pfizer vaccine shots in December: Health secretary – world news

If Pfizer Inc submits the positive initial data from its Covid-19 vaccine trial to health regulators as quickly as expected, the US government plans to begin vaccinating Americans in December, health secretary Alex Azar said on Tuesday. Pfizer on Monday said the vaccine it has been developing with German partner BioNTech SE was 90% effective against Covid-19, based on an ...

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How Pfizer vaccine could be cold comfort for some Asian nations – world news

With tropical heat, remote island communities and a dearth of ultra-cold freezers, many Asian countries aren’t betting on Pfizer’s experimental vaccine solving their Covid-19 crisis any time soon. The world cheered on Monday when Pfizer Inc announced its shot, jointly developed with BioNTech SE, was more than 90% effective based on initial trial results. Yet health experts cautioned that the ...

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UK PM cautiously welcomes cheer around Pfizer vaccine – world news

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cautiously welcomed the promising results from the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and warned people not to rely on this news as a solution as it is still “very, very early days”. Addressing a briefing from 10 Downing Street here on Monday, Johnson urged the British public not to “slacken” their resolve as it is still “very, ...

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India will use its vaccine production, distribution capacity to help humanity in fighting Covid-19: PM Modi at SCO summit – india news

In this very difficult time of unprecedented epidemic, India’s pharma industry has sent essential medicines to more than 150 countries. As the world’s largest vaccine producing country, India will use its vaccine production and distribution capacity to help the whole humanity in fighting this crisis: PM Modi said at SCO Summit on Tuesday. This is a breaking news. More details will be ...

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Zoom founder drops USD 5 billion as vaccine hits Covid-19 winners – business news

Eric Yuan is, in many ways, the poster child for the coronavirus economy. His Zoom Video Communications Inc. has hosted school lessons, family gatherings and business meetings for more than 300 million participants a day during the pandemic. The stock of the video conferencing site has soared more than 500% this year and Yuan, a Chinese-born immigrant to the US, ...

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‘Pfizer lacked courage’: Trump indicates early announcement of vaccine effectiveness could have impacted poll outcome – us presidential election

US President Donald Trump on Monday alleged that Pfizer and BioNTech did not have the courage to release the results on the effectiveness of the vaccine they have been developing against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) before the presidential election. Trump said that the United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should have announced it earlier and indirectly blamed them for ...

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China vaccine trial halted in Brazil after serious adverse event – world news

The final-stage trial of a Chinese frontrunner vaccine candidate has been halted in Brazil due to a serious adverse event, the first time that any of the Asian nation’s rapidly developed Covid-19 shots have met with such a setback. Testing of Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s vaccine, called Coronavac, has been halted in Brazil after an event that occurred on Oct. 29, ...

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Behind Covid vaccine, a couple with shared passion for cancer research – world news

Positive data on BioNTech and US partner Pfizer Inc’s Covid-19 vaccine is an unlikely success for the married couple behind the German biotech firm, who have devoted their lives to harnessing the immune system against cancer. Pfizer said on Monday said its experimental vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 based on initial data from a large study. ...

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