‘This is a catastrophe’: In India, illness is everywhere

Crematories are so full of bodies, it’s as if a war just happened. Fires burn around the clock. Many places are holding mass cremations, dozens at a time, and at night, in certain areas of New Delhi, the sky glows. Sickness and death are everywhere. Dozens of houses in my neighbourhood have sick people. One … Read more

ITC extends financial support to set up 200-300 bed Covid facility

Ltd has extended financial support for creating a 200-300 bed Covid facility which is being set up by Medica Superspeciality Hospital in Kolkata. The makeshift facility will also augment vaccination drive of the government. The West Bengal government has permitted the use of Kishore Bharati Stadium in Kolkata for the set-up of this medical facility. … Read more

BioNTech eyes vaccine for 12-15 year olds in Europe from June

BioNTech said on Thursday that it expected its Covid-19 vaccine, jointly developed with , to be available to 12 to 15-year-olds in Europe from June. The German firm’s CEO Ugur Sahin told Der Spiegel weekly that it was “in the final stretches” of preparing its submission for European regulatory approval. The evaluation of the trial … Read more

EU Sues AstraZeneca Over Vaccine Shipment Delays

April 27, 2021 — AstraZeneca is being sued by the European Union (EU) for delays in shipping hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses. European officials say AstraZeneca broke its contract when it said it would deliver only a third of the 300 million doses that European officials had been expecting by the end of … Read more