Coronavirus 2021 Live News: Singapore reports rare inflammatory syndrome among Covid positive kids

Traders and transporters during a special vaccination drive against COVID-19 by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) in Navi Mumbai. (PTI Photo) Coronavirus in India 2021 Live Updates: Has India passed the great Diwali test? 48 hours after the festivities, India’s Covid trajectory has not seen any major spike. Yes, there are pockets of concern – … Read more

Coronavirus vaccination: Over 8 lakh people in Pune due for 2nd dose

The officials told the Indian Express that the vaccination will be completed with a renewed force post Diwali including the house-to-house vaccination drive. Even as the number of Coronavirus vaccine beneficiaries is increasing at a constant pace, the large number of people who are yet to get their second shot is becoming a huge challenge. … Read more

Covid-19 vaccination: Despite 1 billion doses, challenges remain for India vaccination programme, check details

The central government as well as the state governments have indicated that special awareness programmes and initiatives will be taken to vaccinate people with the second dose of the vaccine. Even as the country is ecstatic after achieving the milestone of 100 crore Coronavirus vaccine doses, it is vital to tone down the euphoria a … Read more

India lags nations in fully vaccinating population

Another 23.83 crore doses would be needed for administering at least the first dose to the unvaccinated adults. If children are included, the country would need another 25 crore doses for its 12 crore children. The country crossed the 99-crore vaccination mark on Tuesday and will be reaching the one billion milestones soon. Despite this … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine: Booster dose still not central theme in discussions, full vaccine coverage remains top priority, says ICMR DG

Full vaccination of the entire population is absolutely essential and there can be no breach in that idea As countries like US , UK and other higher-income countries are prepping up for Covid-19 vaccine booster dose campaign with the surge of Delta variant cases, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday maintained that India; priority will … Read more

COVID-19 booster shot: Why it is not an appropriate strategy to adopt right now

The expert review, which was accessed by Financial Express Online, included scientists from the international community, including those from the WHO and the FDA. COVID-19 Booster shot: While several people around the world are speculating about booster shots, an expert review published in The Lancet Journal has concluded that giving booster shots to the general … Read more

Covid-19: WHO hails India for reaching 75 crore vaccine milestone

Covid Vaccination Drive started in January 2020 India recently received accolades for reaching the 75 crore Covid=19 vaccination mark from the World Health organization. Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director (South-East Asia), WHO, congratulated India for scaling up the Covid-19 vaccination drive. Dr Singh also mentioned that India reached the 750 million vaccine dose milestone … Read more

How to spot fake Covishield, Covaxin, Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines? Modi govt issues parameters – Check full list

Government advisory on how to identify fake vaccines The Centre shared with the states a list of parameters to identify the authenticity of the Covid vaccines being used in the country. The Health Ministry said in a letter written to the states, that it has prepared the parameters with information from the vaccine manufacturing companies … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine booster shots and how important it is for new variants

WHO has not yet recommended booster shots As the threat of coronavirus still looms large with new mutations Delta, Delta Plus, Lambda, vaccine manufacturers have joined the brace to seek approval from drug controller authorities for booster doses that can increase the efficacy of the vaccine against mutant variants. While some manufacturers believe that their … Read more

New case surges a global worry but India must still aim to prevent a third wave, says WHO’s Dr Swaminathan

World Health Organisation (WHO)’s chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan. (File Photo) The pandemic is far from showing signs of slowing down and there are new worries with fresh surge in cases emerging across different countries, cautions Dr Soumya Swaminathan. The worry for the chief scientist at the World Health Organisation (WHO) stems from the fact … Read more