coronavirus vaccine

Over 150 nations join global COVID-19 vaccine plan but US, China absent

"COVAX will give the world the largest and most diverse portfolio of vaccine candidates," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

Sep 21, 2020, 22:29 PM IST

Russia approves first COVID-19 prescription drug for sale in pharmacies

Coronavir`s approval as a prescription drug follows the green light for another Russian COVID-19 drug, Avifavir, in May.

Sep 18, 2020, 21:49 PM IST

China and Philippines deal on Corona vaccine

About 150 companies are engaged in race to manufacture the Corona vaccine, but China is the only country that has started selling vaccine before making it. China made a deal to sell the Corona vaccine to the Philippines.

Sep 18, 2020, 11:42 AM IST

Global coronavirus cases surpass 30 million: Report

India was firmly in focus as the latest epicentre, although North and South America combined still accounted for almost half of the global cases.

Sep 18, 2020, 01:46 AM IST

COVID-19 vaccine will be made available in India by beginning of 2021, says Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

In a good news for millions of Indians, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday (September 17) said COVID-19 vaccine will be made available in India by the beginning of 2021.

Sep 17, 2020, 14:35 PM IST

How coronavirus cases are rising daily in India: COVID-19 vaccine is the only hope

UK's Oxford University coronavirus vaccine (Covishield) trial permission can soon be given in India. India has recorded 94,372 coronavirus cases in the last 24-hours.

Sep 13, 2020, 14:24 PM IST

Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine AstraZeneca resumes trial after clearance from UK health regulator

The phase I trial in healthy adult volunteers began in April 2020 and more than 1,000 immunisations were given in the UK.

Sep 12, 2020, 23:06 PM IST

Brazilian state of Bahia to test Russia's vaccine, plans to buy 50 million doses

The Russian vaccine is being developed by Moscow`s Gamaleya Research Institute and marketed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which last month also entered an agreement with the Brazilian state of Paraná to test and produce the vaccine.

Sep 12, 2020, 02:26 AM IST

Russia likely to start COVID-19 vaccine distribution for public from this week

"Within days, between September 10 and 13, we are to obtain permission to release a batch of the vaccine for civilian use. Respectively, from that moment on the population will begin to be vaccinated," said associate member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Denis Logunov.

Sep 07, 2020, 18:32 PM IST

US President Donald Trump not credible on possible coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine says Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris said Donald Trump had a track record of suppressing expert opinion about the coronavirus pandemic and that she worried that might happen again in the case of a prospective vaccine.

Sep 06, 2020, 07:38 AM IST

Bangladesh will get high priority in supply of COVID vaccine: MEA spokesperson Anurag Shrivastava

India has reiterated once again that when it comes to the COVID vaccine, Bangladesh will get a priority. 

Sep 03, 2020, 22:32 PM IST

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recognised that many people are getting tired of restrictions and want to return to normality eight months into the pandemic

Sep 01, 2020, 00:37 AM IST

Canada wants to be at 'front of line' for coronavirus vaccines, signs deals with Novavax and Johnson & Johnson

Canada is also in "the final stages of negotiations" to secure AstraZeneca`s potential vaccine and is in talks to secure more doses of the Pfizer vaccine candidate, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said.

Sep 01, 2020, 00:19 AM IST

France reports 7,379 new COVID-19 cases, infection rate now exponential

Metropolitan France is now seeing an "exponential progression of the virus transmission", the health ministry said in a weekly review of the coronavirus situation.

Aug 29, 2020, 00:43 AM IST

UK moves to fast-track coronavirus vaccine if safety tests passed

The government said that under its proposals the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) would be able to grant this status to a vaccine while it underwent the full licensing process, with reinforced conditions to ensure safety.

Aug 29, 2020, 00:31 AM IST

First US COVID-19 reinfection case identified in Nevada study

The report, published online, describes a 25-year-old man living in Reno, Nevada, who tested positive for the virus in April after showing mild illness.

Aug 29, 2020, 00:27 AM IST

Centre's 'unpreparedness' alarming: Rahul Gandhi slams government's lack of COVID-19 vaccine plan

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targetted the Centre on Thursday over the novel coronavirus crisis in the country asserting that a fair and inclusive COVID-19 vaccine access strategy should have been in place by now.

Aug 27, 2020, 15:12 PM IST

Cambridge University kicks off vaccine trials to fight all coronaviruses

A vaccine that clears all trials can then be delivered pain-free without a needle into the skin through a spring-powered jet injection.

Aug 26, 2020, 16:27 PM IST

Sputnik V: Russia seeks Indian collaboration for manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine

According to sources, Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev has approached the office of Principal Scientific Advisor K VijayRaghavan as well as secretaries of the departments of biotechnology and health research in this regard.

Aug 25, 2020, 23:22 PM IST

Oxford vaccine's Phase 2 human trial may start at Pune hospital from August 26

The trial may begin from Wednesday, said a top official of the institute, one of the 17 sites selected for the phase 2 human trials in the country by Serum Institute of India (SII).

Aug 25, 2020, 22:44 PM IST