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Vaccines
Science  /  Published 05.07.20

A shot in time

Judging from comments I’ve heard and read, many people expect that a vaccine against Covid-19 will soon end the need for masks and social distancing, and enable us to resume our pre-Covid lives....
By Jane E. Brody in

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

Indefensible: Covid-19 vaccine launch on August 15, Governmental incompetence

Sir — It beats reason that the Indian Council of Medical Research has allegedly set a deadline to some Indian companies to fast-track human trials of some possible coronavirus vaccines so that t...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 04.07.20

Vaccine: Bid to mix research, politics

India’s health research agency has asked doctors in 12 hospitals to “fast-track” clinical trials on a candidate vaccine against Covid-19 with the “target” of making it av...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.07.20

Database hole in India points to missing patients

Dozens of clinical trials registered on an American database and listing India among their sites for enrolment of patients are missing from India’s own database of trials, a study has revealed, ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.07.20

Covid vaccination priority for health workers: govt

India will prioritise healthcare workers and vulnerable people to be among the earliest recipients of any vaccines against the coronavirus disease, officials said on Tuesday. Vaccines would also be ma...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.06.20

Vaccine: Pune gets human trial nod

A strain of the new coronavirus, isolated in a government lab in Pune and killed with chemicals, will be India’s first home-grown candidate vaccine against Covid-19 to head into human safety and...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 27.06.20

AstraZeneca vaccine ahead

AstraZeneca’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine is probably the world’s leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) chief scientist...
By Reuters in Geneva

World  /  Published 22.05.20

Chinese vaccine shows promise

The first vaccine against the new coronavirus disease to reach human clinical trials is safe and able to generate an immune response against the virus, Chinese researchers announced on Friday.The scie...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.05.20

Time to be global and local

Speaking to the nation last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched the pandemic and the economic crisis as opportunities for India to turn “atmanirbhar” (self-reliant). The finance minister, N...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi in

World  /  Published 22.04.20

Vaccine trials to begin today

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By Amit Roy in London


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