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India, France firm on inclusive Indo-Pacific, equal access to Covid-19 vaccines – india news

India and France discussed cooperation on issues ranging from defence and counter-terrorism to civil nuclear energy and reiterated their commitment to an inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific during their annual strategic dialogue. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Emmanuel Bonne, diplomatic advisor to the French president, participated in the dialogue in New Delhi on Thursday. Bonne, who is France’s Sherpa for ...

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South Africa’s hope to secure vaccines from India reportedly thwarted – world news

South Africa’s hope of securing an order of 1.4 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine designed by AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford from an Indian company may have been thwarted by a ban on exports imposed by the Asian country’s government, Business Day reported, citing unidentified people. Until Monday South Africa was confident it had secured the order ...

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‘Hard miles’: Pandemic haunts new year as virus growth outpaces vaccines – world news

Despite growing vaccine access, January is looking grim around the globe as the coronavirus resurges and reshapes itself from Britain to Japan to California, filling hospitals and threatening livelihoods anew as governments lock down businesses and race to find solutions. England headed back into lockdown. Mexico City’s hospitals hold more virus patients than ever. Germany reported one of its highest ...

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Will provide global access to our Covid-19 vaccines, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech in joint pledge – india news

Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech have pledged to ensure global access to their vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). “We are fully aware of the importance of vaccines for people and countries alike. We hereby communicate our joint pledge to provide global access for our Covid-19 vaccines,” SII and Bharat Biotech said in a joint statement, according ...

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Ready to procure Covid-19 vaccines from India after dialogues, says Kazakh envoy – india news

With Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approving two vaccine candidates in India, the Kazakhstan Ambassador to India Yerlan Alimbayev said that Kazakhstan will discuss the matter with India and is ready to procure the vaccines. “Kazakhstan is producing three vaccines, which are in 2nd and 3rd phase, there’s been no official dialogue with India, but we know India has ...

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Vaccines may not work on South African coronavirus variant: UK scientists – world news

Scientists are not fully confident that Covid-19 vaccines will work on a new variant of the coronavirus found in South Africa, ITV’s political editor said on Monday, citing an unidentified scientific adviser to the British government. Both Britain and South Africa have discovered new, more infectious variants in the coronavirus in recent weeks that have driven a surge in cases. ...

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‘Have tremendous experience in vaccines,’ says Bharat Biotech MD amid debate over efficacy data – india news

Amid concerns regarding the efficacy data of Covaxin, developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, the company’s managing director Krishna Ella said that its vaccine is safe and the company is conducting trials in more than 12 countries apart from India. “We are not a company without experience in vaccines. We have tremendous experience in vaccines,” ANI quoted Ella as saying. ...

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Covid-19: India approves first 2 vaccines, UK to begin another immunisation drive – world news

The global tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has topped 85 million with more than 1.8 million deaths, the Johns Hopkins University tracker shows, even as vaccination drives are underway in several countries. On Sunday, India approved its first two Covid-19 vaccines and immunisation drive, likely to be the world’s largest, is expected to begin soon. Here are ...

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‘Can deliver vaccines 7-10 days after purchase order’: Adar Poonawalla – india news

Adar Poonawalla, chief executive officer of the Serum Institute of India (SII), the local manufacturer of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, spoke to Rhythma Kaul about the future course of action after emergency use authorisation by India’s drugs regulator for the vaccine. SII has already produced millions of doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. How sure were you of the gamble paying ...

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Oxford, Bharat Biotech vaccines cleared for use – india news

India could roll out the world’s largest vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in about 10 days after the national drug controller approved two vaccines for restricted emergency use in India on Sunday, officials with knowledge of the development said. Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) VG Somani on Sunday announced that he had approved both the Oxford University-AstraZeneca ...

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