World  /  Published 24.04.22

Jab drive loses steam

In the middle of last year, the World Health Organisation began promoting an ambitious goal, one it said was essential for ending the pandemic: fully vaccinate 70 per cent of the population in every c...
By Rebecca Robbins, Stephanie Nolen

Science Tech  /  Published 07.03.22

Battle of Memories

As people across the world grapple with the prospect of living with the coronavirus for the foreseeable future, one question looms large: how soon before they need yet another shot? Not for many mont...
By Apoorva Mandavilli

World  /  Published 22.01.22

Boosters key to Covid fight

Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines aren’t just preventing infections with the contagious Omicron variant —  they’re also keeping infected Americans from e...
By Apoorva Mandavilli in New York

World  /  Published 21.12.21

Moderna's claim on booster jab success

A booster shot of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine significantly raises the level of antibodies that can thwart the omicron variant, the company announced on Monday. The news arrives as omicron rapidl...
By Apoorva Mandavilli in New York

World  /  Published 21.12.21

Jabs ‘won’t stop omicron’

A growing body of preliminary research suggests the Covid vaccines used in most of the world offer almost no defence against becoming infected by the highly contagious omicron variant. All vaccines s...
By Stephanie Nolen in New York


India  /  Published 09.12.21

Separate isolation for Omicron patients

The Union health ministry on Wednesday asked states to keep Omicron-positive patients in designated facilities to prevent cross-infections amid confirmations from multiple foreign labs that the new va...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.12.21

Will Pfizer bail out India?

The government has moved back one step from its insistence that it wouldn’t allow booster Covid-19 shots by declaring it will let scientists take a final call on whether they are needed or not. ...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.09.21

India won't buy Pfizer, Moderna jabs: Report

India's government will not buy COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, three government sources told Reuters, mainly because domestic output of more affordable and easier-to-store vaccin...
By Reuters in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.09.21

Way out of the vaccine crisis

As on September 1, 2021, India had fully vaccinated 15,07,81,981 people — around 10.8 per cent of the population — as per data from the Union health ministry. This suggests that we have a ...
By Aruna Pain, Uttam Bhattacharya

World  /  Published 05.08.21

Moderna: Jabs remain effective

Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Thursday its Covid-19 shot was about 93% effective through six months after the second dose, showing hardly any change from the 94% efficacy reported in its original clini...
By Reuters


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