India  /  Published 22.09.22

Goyal asks for G20 patent waiver extension

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday urged the G20 countries for starting timely discussions in the WTO on extending patent waiver for the production and supply of COVID-19 diagnost...
By PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 20.09.22

Days of zero demand for Covid jabs in Kolkata hospitals

Covid vaccination is down to zero on several days at many hospitals across Kolkata, the first such drop since the inoculation drive started early last year. The poor demand has prompted the hospitals...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

India  /  Published 26.08.22

Covid: Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech

Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna is suing Pfizer and the German drugmaker BioNTech, accusing its main competitors of copying Moderna's technology in order to make their own vaccine, according to med...
By Our Web Desk

India  /  Published 02.08.22

Monkeypox: Jabs soon?

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla Tuesday said his firm is conducting research to find a vaccine against monkeypox as cases rise in the country. Poonawalla is learnt to have briefed Union ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Science Tech  /  Published 25.07.22

Covid: Why are omicron variants on rise?

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is quite versatile, with a large number of variants and subvariants. The omicron variant alone has more than 130 sublineages. In Europe, the omicron subvaria...
By Deutsche Welle


India  /  Published 25.07.22

Delhi: Covid jabs in Metro and malls

The Delhi government is running COVID-19 inoculation camps at high-footfall locations of the city such as metro stations, markets, malls and areas near wine shops to widen the vaccination coverage, of...
By Kunal Dutt in New Delhi

News  /  Published 21.07.22

Low supply of Sputnik V third dose in Kolkata hospitals

Several hospitals in the city are facing a shortage of Sputnik V, the Russian Covid vaccine, resulting in recipients making queries on the availability of the precaution or booster dose. Sputnik Ligh...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 15.07.22

Pune virology institute head says Covid booster enhances antibody level

The head of India’s premier virus research institute said on Thursday the Covid precautionary doses were increasing the antibody levels in recipients and it was up to the Centre to decide whethe...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.22

Mask up: Editorial on booster wait cut

The Union health ministry’s decision to cut the gap between the second and third doses of the Covid-19 vaccines from nine to six months is welcome. Evolving scientific data, apparently, have mer...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 07.07.22

Booster wait cut

Adults may opt for booster doses of Covid-19 vaccines six months after full immunisation with two doses, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday, announcing a change in the waiting time from the c...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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