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Calcutta  /  Published 12.02.21

New police chief in charge

The vaccination drive of Bidhannagar Commissionerate began on Wednesday. The early recipients of the vaccines included deputy commissioner, headquarters, Surya Pratap Yadav, deputy commissioner of po...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 12.02.21

Private hospitals seek jab clarity

The Centre is planning to start Covid-19 vaccination for two priority groups among the general public and private hospitals are asking how long they will have to provide infrastructure for the campaig...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

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

Calcutta  /  Published 08.02.21

Delayed start to vaccination of frontline staff

Administration of Covid-19 vaccines to frontline workers in the city began at 16 clinics of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation on Saturday. The state health department has planned to add more sites by...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 08.02.21

Site freedom for jab recipients

Health and frontline workers can turn up at any Covid-19 vaccination site for their jabs from Monday, a decision aimed at speeding up vaccination against the disease. Only health and frontline worker...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Science Tech  /  Published 08.02.21

Wonder drug Insulin turns 100

1799 Smallpox vaccination The first vaccine ever, it eradicated smallpox. More important, it introduced immunisation 1897 First synthesis of synthetic aspirin Originally used as a pain reliever, it...
By Dr Partha Kar in

World  /  Published 06.02.21

Astra data proves ‘jab effective in elderly’

British regulators have received extra trial data from AstraZeneca that supports their view that the Covid-19 vaccine developed with Oxford University is effective in the elderly, a vaccines official ...
By Reuters in London

World  /  Published 05.02.21

UK: Mix-and-match jab trials

During an informal Zoom chat between Cambridge academics earlier this week, a question was put to an eminent scientist: “What do you think of the idea of giving an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine fol...
By Amit Roy in London

Calcutta  /  Published 04.02.21

Mixed response to Covaxin at sites

The number of Covid vaccination sites will go up from a little over 200 to around 350 across Bengal next week following the arrival of fresh consignments of both vaccines, officials said. Nearly four ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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