Covid Vaccine
World  /  Published 12.09.21

Covid: UK drops vaccine pass mandate plan

A scheme for vaccine passports or so-called COVID pass for entry to nightclubs and other large events in England will not go ahead, the UK government announced on Sunday. The passes, proof of being f...
By Aditi Khanna in London

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.21

Covid: 753 new cases, 14 deaths in Bengal

Bengal on Friday recorded 753 new Covid-19 infections, 766 recoveries and 14 deaths. Active cases fell by 27 to 8,219 in all with 82 successive days of a slide. Calcutta logged 127 new infections an...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

World  /  Published 10.09.21

China pledges $30m aid

While the West has treated the Taliban government warily, China has made cautious overtures to a potentially dangerous neighbour that Beijing is eager to influence. In addition to welcoming the newly...
By Paul Mozur in Washington

India  /  Published 07.09.21

Kerala HC allows early second dose

Assistant solicitor-general of India P. Vijayakumar had filed a statement on behalf of the Union government seeking the dismissal of the petition since the “the decision to increase the dose int...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 30.08.21

Covid: Delta potency calls for vaccination tweaks

The highly contagious delta coronavirus variant may cause breakthrough infections after immunisation more frequently than hitherto assumed, Indian researchers said on Sunday after detecting unexpected...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 25.08.21

Vaccine: Kerala HC questions gap

Kerala High Court has issued a notice to the Union health ministry seeking an explanation why the minimum gap between two doses of the Covishield vaccine, the most widely used in India’s inocula...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

World  /  Published 24.08.21

US approves Pfizer vaccine

The US drug regulator on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE Covid-19 vaccine that earned emergency-use authorisation in December, making it the first to secure such Food and Dr...
By Reuters in New York

India  /  Published 24.08.21

Vaccine: Survey clue to dose shortage

A nationwide survey has found that 39 per cent of respondents knew a family member or friend unable to access a Covid-19 vaccine this month, pointing to lingering vaccine shortages despite a 25 per ce...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.08.21

Bihar: Care floats on vaccine box

When floodwaters cut off the community health centre at Dighwara in Bihar’s Saran district a week ago, its staff decided to think out of the box. Or rather, think about the boxes — the pl...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 21.08.21

Vaccine: Nod to jab for 12-plus kids

India has approved a DNA vaccine against Covid-19 developed by the Ahmedabad-based pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila, the country’s second homegrown vaccine against the infection and the first...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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