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“Covaxin” May get WHO Approval Soon

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, June 17: As Bharat Biotech’s “Covaxin” moved an inch closer to get approval of the World Health Organisation, India’s other vaccine manufacturer the Serum Institute of India (SII) announced its plans to start clinical trials of the Novavax vaccine against Covid-19 for children in July. The SII also hopes to introduce […]

Govt Confirms One Death due to Vaccine, but Overall “Benefits Much Greater than Risks”

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, June 15: Even as the government for the first time on Tuesday confirmed one death due to vaccination, the “Covaxin” manufacturer Bharat Biotech justified differential pricing to the private players to offset part of the cost pointing out that the government-fixed price was non-sustainable in the long run. A 68-year-old man, […]

Covid-19: ‘Pfizer, AZ vaccines ‘highly effective’ against Delta variant’

Virendra Pandit New Delhi: As the United Kingdom delayed lockdown relaxation period by a month on June 14 because of the spread of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) of Covid-19, global vaccine maker Pfizer and AstraZeneca’s two jabs are ‘highly effective’ against this strain, according to government agency Public Health England (PHE)’s latest analysis. It suggested […]