World  /  Published 19.03.21

Astra jab ‘benefits outweigh risks’

The EU’s drug watchdog said on Thursday it is still convinced the benefits of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks following an investigation into reports of blood disorders t...
By Reuters in Amsterdam

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.03.21

'Covishield-ed' doctor gets mild symptoms

A 62-year-old doctor tested Covid positive 18 days after he received the second dose of the Covishield vaccine, but his symptoms are mild, district health officials here have said.  The doctor,&...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 17.03.21

Experts: no Astra jab-blood clot link

Millions of people in dozens of countries have received the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine with few reports of ill effects, and its prior testing in tens of thousands of people found it to be safe. But...
By Denise Grady and Rebecca Robbins in New York

World  /  Published 16.03.21

Boris Johnson says AstraZeneca is safe

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and bio-pharmaceutical major AstraZeneca is safe and works extremely well, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, amid reports that the do...
By Aditi Khanna in London

World  /  Published 16.03.21

France, Germany stop Astra jab

Germany and France both temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, joining a growing list of nations that paused use of the vaccine in recent days over concerns t...
By New York Times News Service in New York


World  /  Published 13.03.21

Thailand delays Astra rollout

Thailand delayed the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine scheduled to start on Friday with its Prime Minister and cabinet members taking the first shots, citing safety concerns after reports o...
By Reuters in Bangkok

India  /  Published 12.03.21

3 European nations put Astra vaccine on hold

By G.S. Mudur, Reuters in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.03.21

Great tragedy: Koilaghata Building fire

Sir — The death of nine people a few days ago in a fire that broke out in a building in Calcutta that houses offices of the Indian Railways is particularly egregious as the tragedy took place in...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 11.02.21

Astra jab is safe and effective, says WHO

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective and should be deployed widely, including in countries where the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce its efficacy, a World Hea...
By Reuters in Geneva

World  /  Published 10.02.21

AstraZeneca jabs for people over 65, says WHO

SAGE, which advises the WHO on overall global vaccine policies and strategies, has already issued advice on the usage of the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines. UK-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Geneva


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