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Covaxin And Covishield Taken In Mix And Match, 4 Times Effective: Study

Jan 04, 2022 PTI

If Covishield and Covaxin are taken as first and second shots in any order, the antibody response becomes 4 times higher, a study by Hyderabad-based AIG Hospitals said.

Omicron Variant: South Africa Develops Indigenous Covid-19 Vaccine

Dec 16, 2021 Deutsche Welle

South Africa is grappling with the fourth wave of the Covid-19 driven by the Omicron variant. The country is pushing for more vaccinations — and for its own mRNA vaccine. The European Union, the World Health Organization and several countries are funding the project.


US Air Force Discharges 27 For Refusal To Get Covid-19 Vaccine

US Air Force has discharged 27 people for refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine, making them what officials believe are the first service members to be removed for disobeying the mandate to get the shots.

Covid-19: PM Modi Congratulates India As Half Of Adult Population Gets Fully Vaccinated

Dec 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

As the Union Health Minister informed on Sunday that India has now vaccinated half of its adult population, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the nation on twitter.


US Regulators Approve Covid-19 Vaccine Boosters For All Adults

Amid a new wave of infections, US health regulators have approved access to booster shots for all adults using either BioNTech-Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

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18 November, 2021

"Pharmacy Of The World": India Delivers Over 65 Million Doses Of Covid Vaccines To 100 Countries This Year

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"Our policy interventions are being made based on wide consultations with all stakeholders". Speaking at inaugurating the first global innovation summit of the pharmaceutical sector, Modi said India's vision is to create an eco-system for innovation that will make the country a leader in drug discovery and innovative medical devices.


17 November, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine For Kids? Five Reasons Why Experts Think It's A Bad Idea

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Amid calls for vaccinating children, a section of noted epidemiologists and medical experts have expressed serious reservations against the use of Covid-19 vaccines among minors.


17 November, 2021

Covid-19: India Logs 10,197 New Infections, Active Cases Lowest In 527 Days

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The daily rise in new coronavirus infections continues to remain below 20,000 for 40 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 143 consecutive days now.


13 November, 2021

Tamil Nadu Comeback In Near Future Looks Tough For Vaccine-Hesitant Murali Vijay

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Murali Vijay wrote to Tamil Nadu Cricket Association about his unavailability for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last December stating he wasn’t keen on remaining inside the bio-bubble.


11 November, 2021

Covid-19 Lucky Draw: Maharashtra's Chandrapur Is Giving Away LED TVs, Refrigerators For Getting Vaccinated

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The Chandrapur Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra has announced a vaccination bumper lucky draw, with lucrative prizes ranging from LED TVs, refrigerators to washing machines.


03 November, 2021

Very Dangerous To Ask For Removal Of PM Modi's Photo From Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates: Kerala HC

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A senior citizen who got vaccinated for Covid-19 at a private hospital has filed a petition to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image from the certificate. Kerala HC termed it as a 'Very Dangerous Proposition.'


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03 November, 2021

PM Modi Holds Review Meeting With DMs Of Over 40 Districts With Low Covid Vaccination Record

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PM Modi's review meeting includes districts with less than 50 per cent coverage of the first dose and low coverage of the second dose of vaccine.


02 November, 2021

PM Modi Meets Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates In Glasgow

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the side-lines of UN conference on climate change.


23 October, 2021

PM Modi To Meet Seven Indian Covid-19 Vaccine Manufactures

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PM Narendra Modi will be meeting representatives of Indian Covid-19 vaccine manufactures including Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech and Dr Reddy's Laboratories among others.


22 October, 2021

Maharashtra Man Gets Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate Before Getting Second Jab

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As India celebrated crossing the 100 billion mark in Covid-19 vaccinations on Thursday, a man from Maharashtra's Latur claimed he had been given the certificate for vaccination without getting both shot.


22 October, 2021

100 Crore Shots: How India Achieved Covid-19 Vaccination Milestone In 280 Days

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the feat as 'a journey from anxiety to assurance' that has made India stronger.


21 October, 2021

100-Crore-Vaccinations: India Wins Global Accolades From WHO, World Leaders

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India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.


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21 October, 2021

India Logs 18,454 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, Recovery Rate Highest Since March 2020

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An increase of 733 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 case count in a span of 24 hours, the health ministry said.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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