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Govt’s expert panel approves AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use – india news

India’s drug regulator on Friday approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The approval paves the way for its rollout in the world’s second worst affected country. A representative of India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), whose experts are meeting for the second time ...

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BioNTech founders warn of Covid-19 vaccine supply gaps – world news

BioNTech is working flat out with partner Pfizer to boost production of their Covid-19 vaccine, its founders said, warning there would be gaps in supply until other vaccines were rolled out. The German biotech startup has led the vaccine race but its shot has been slow to arrive in the European Union (EU) due to relatively slow approval from the ...

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Covid-19 vaccine update: Pan-India dry run on Saturday, WHO approves Pfizer’s candidate – world news

It’s been almost a month since several countries started vaccinations against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. While the United Kingdom was the first country anywhere to approve a Covid-19 vaccine and begin immunisation drive, several others have joined the list since then. Most countries have approved vaccines of Pfizer Inc-BioNTech SE or Moderna, while some are using both. The Oxford ...

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‘Disappointing’: Anthony Fauci on Covid-19 vaccine rollout in US – world news

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci on Thursday said that the coronavirus vaccine rollout hasn’t gone as he expected adding that it has been ‘disappointing’. “We would have liked to have seen it run smoothly and have 20 million doses into people today by the end of 2020, which was the projection,” Fauci said during an ...

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Wisconsin hospital worker arrested for spoiled vaccine doses – world news

Authorities arrested a suburban Milwaukee pharmacist Thursday suspected of deliberately ruining hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine by removing them from refrigeration for two nights. The arrest marks another setback in what has been a slower, messier start to vaccinate Americans than public health officials had expected. Leaders in Wisconsin and other states have been begging the Trump administration for ...

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The climate crisis needs a vaccine too – analysis

It has been estimated that countries around the world may have spent a total of $6 trillion to deal with the economic consequences of Covid-19, not counting the billions spent in laboratories around the world to fast-track an effective vaccine. The existential nature of the threat from the pandemic justified this extraordinary response even though nations failed to pool their ...

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Celebrities, RWA WhatsApp groups part of Centre’s Covid-19 vaccine communication strategy – india news

The Union health ministry has released an 88-page document detailing how information about Covid-19 vaccine will be disseminated to all people, across all states in the country. “The communication strategy that supports the Covid-19 vaccines roll-out in India seeks to disseminate timely, accurate and transparent information about the vaccine(s) to alleviate apprehensions about the vaccine, ensure its acceptance and encourage ...

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Covid-19 vaccine: All states, UTs to conduct dry run on January 2 – india news

After conducting a dry run of vaccination in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat on December 28 and 29, the centre has now planned to extend the drill to rest of the country so that once a vaccine shot is approved for emergency use, administering vaccine goes on without a glitch anywhere. All state capitals will conduct dry runs in ...

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EU drug watchdog looking at timing of dosage in AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine review – world news

The European Union (EU) drug watchdog is looking at when people should be given the second dose of AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine, rather than at the size of the first dose, as part of its review of the shot, a source at the agency said on Wednesday. Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to ...

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India likely to start the new year with a Covid vaccine, hints DCGI – india news

India is likely to get a vaccine against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the New Year, hinted the country’s apex drug regulator during a webinar on the science behind the vaccine development that enabled it to reach from the lab to the people in less than twelve months. “We will have a Happy New Year with something in hand, that’s all ...

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