World  /  Published 04.09.20

Covid: US hints at Oct vaccine surprise

The US federal government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute by November 1.  The timeline raised concern among public health experts about an “O...
By AP in Providence, Rhode Island

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.20

Greedy: 'Vaccine nationalism'

Nationalism is an evolving phenomenon. That perhaps explains the reason for its various mutations. Among these new forms, ‘vaccine nationalism’ has, understandably, raised concern around t...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 30.08.20

China approves emergency vaccine

Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s coronavirus vaccine candidate CoronaVac was approved for emergency use as part of a programme in China to vaccinate high-risk groups such as medical staff, a person fa...
By Reuters in Beijing

World  /  Published 28.08.20

Vaccine: Dhaka nod for trial

The Sheikh Hasina government on Thursday granted approval for the final-stage human trial in Bangladesh of a candidate Covid-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. The development...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.08.20

Pasteur inspired Pune volunteer

 A 48-year-old doctor, who was administered the Oxford Covid-19 candidate vaccine on Wednesday, said he was inspired by immunology greats Louis Pasteur and Edward Jenner to volunteer for the seco...
By PTI in Pune


Health  /  Published 26.08.20

Immunity decoded

A human being can withstand and survive illnesses because the body fights against invading disease-causing organisms. It starts the minute an organism tries to enter the body. If it is through the res...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

India  /  Published 22.08.20

Russian vaccine talks with four in India

Russia views India as among potential “international hubs” for the mass production of its candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus disease and is talking with four possible “par...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 19.08.20

Pakistan to start vaccine trials

Pakistan’s drug regulator gave the go-ahead for the country’s first Phase 3 clinical trial for a potential Covid-19 vaccine, which is being developed by China’s CanSino Biologics (Ca...
By Reuters in Islamabad

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.20

Teach a man to fish

Sir — The claim of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, that Russia has developed a vaccine for the novel coronavirus ahead of other countries has — understandably — been met with ...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 16.08.20

Russia vaccine: 1st batch ready

A majority of Russian doctors do not not feel comfortable being injected with the new vaccine because of the lack of sufficient data about it and its super-fast approval, a survey of more than 3,000 m...
By Reuters in Moscow


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