Covid-19 in India LIVE: Centre calls urgent meeting to brief states regarding next phase of vaccination starting March 1

As many as 10 states across India have witnessed fresh surge in the coronavirus case in last 15 days. (Reuters photo) Coronavirus LIVE Updates Covid19 February 26 Live Blog: The Union government has called an urgent meeting at 11 am today to brief states regarding phase 3 of the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive in the … Read more

COVID-19: Don’t let the guard down, caution experts

If caution is thrown to the wind, we could well be laying out an invitation for a second wave, which the country can ill afford. (PTI Photo/File) If there are reasons for India to take comfort in the declining new cases of the COVID-19 virus, there are equal reasons, if not more, for it to … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine: Case now to ramp up supplies at lower prices, says expert

Almost all the major platforms to make the vaccines are being carried out in India by at least half a dozen leading Indian vaccine companies and many smaller companies. (AP photo) While the rich nations are facing shortages of COVID-19 vaccines despite their aggressive procurement plans and with the hope of getting the bulk of … Read more

Grassroots Efforts Help People Get COVID Vaccines

Nature: “The lightning-fast quest for COVID vaccines — and what it means for other diseases.” CDC: “COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States,” “Vaccine Rollout Recommendations.” Muriel Jean-Jacques, MD, associate vice chair for diversity, equity, and inclusion and assistant professor of medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. WBAL-TV: “’Vaccine Hunters’ assist older adults, Latino … Read more

Covishield-maker Serum Institute applies to begin trials of its second COVID-19 vaccine Covovax

Covishield-maker Serum Institute applies to begin trials of its second COVID-19 vaccine Covovax: The announcement comes a day after Novovax Inc said that its Covid-19 vaccine Covovax was 89.3% effective in preventing Covid-19 in a trial conducting in the United Kingdom.(Representational image; Reuters/File Photo) Serum Institute to begin trial of second Covid-19 vaccine: Makers of … Read more

CDC Panel: No COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Surprises

Jan. 27, 2021 — The U.S. is nearly 6 weeks into its historic campaign to vaccinate Americans against the virus that causes COVID-19, and so far, the two vaccines in use look remarkably low-risk, according to new data presented today at a meeting of vaccine experts that advise the CDC. With 23.5 million doses … Read more

Faith Leaders Spread the Word: Get Vaccinated

Orthodox Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, Ohev Sholom synagogue, Washington, DC. Imam Ammar Amonette, Islamic Center, Richmond, VA. Mimi Kiser, senior program director, Interfaith Health Program, and assistant professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta. Forward.com: “On TikTok, on the pulpit and in legal rulings, rabbis tell congregants: get vaccinated.” ABC Action News: “Abington pastor … Read more

Reports of Allergic Reactions to Moderna Vaccine

Jan 21, 2021 — California’s top epidemiologist late Wednesday said the Moderna vaccine suspected of causing a series of allergic reactions may be administered once again after a review found no reason to stop its use. Erica Pan, MD, said the state had temporarily paused the use of one lot of Moderna’s vaccine after … Read more

WHO may soon approve Serum- Oxford Covid vaccine for global rollout under COVAX

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has already been given emergency approval in Britain The World Health Organization (WHO) is speeding up its regulatory approval mechanism for rapid rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to ‘poorer ‘countries. Several vaccine candidates from Western and Chinese manufacturers are in the fray. Reports suggest, ‘Covishield’ developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum … Read more