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17-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine gets nod for clinical trials in India

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted approval to Dr Reddy's, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in India, to conduct phase 2 and 3 clinical human trials of the Sputnik V, a Covid-19 vaccine made by Russia.On September 16, the...

16-Oct-2020 Beijing

China's Covid-19 vax is safe, prompts antibody response : Lancet

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate -- BBIBP-CorV -- that is expected to completely inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is safe and elicits an antibody response, a study published in The Lancet has found.A previous clinical trial reported similar results for a different...

14-Oct-2020 New Delhi

63K Covid cases, 730 deaths in a day in India

Around 8,000 more cases were seen in the daily spike as 63,509 fresh infection were reported in 24 hours after Tuesday's 55,342, taking the total Covid tally to 72,39,389 on Wednesday.After Tuesday's single-day spike created a sense of a downward trend, the...

13-Oct-2020 Washington

Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid-19 vaccine trial

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced that it has temporarily paused its Covid-19 vaccine trial after a participant became unwell."We have temporarily paused further dosing in all our Covid-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials, including...

11-Oct-2020 New Delhi

'Work risk, disease severity to be factors in vaccine dispensing'

The government would look at two key considerations for prioritisation of the Covid-19 vaccine -- the occupational hazard and risk of exposure to infection, and secondly, the risk of developing severe disease and increased mortality, Union Health Minister...

07-Oct-2020 Washington

Global Covid-19 cases top 35.7mn : Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 35.7 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 1,048,700, according to the Johns Hopkins University.As of Wednesday, the total number of cases stood at 35,733,340 and the fatalities rose...

05-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

ViroVax's adjuvant to enhance response to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin

Leading pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech will use Kansas-based ViroVax's adjuvant Alhydroxiquim-II to boost the immune response to its coronavirus vaccine Covaxin.Covaxin is an inactivated vaccine derived from a strain of SARS-CoV-2 virus, isolated at the...

25-Sep-2020 Sydney

Aus researchers to begin human trials of DNA Covid-19 vaccine

A research team led by the University of Sydney in Australia will start human trials of a Covid-19 DNA vaccine, the varsity announced on Friday.The gene-based vaccine, developed by Australian biotech company Technovalia and its international vaccine partner...

22-Sep-2020 Chandigarh

Punjab to start Covaxin's Phase-3 trials

Punjab's three Government Medical Colleges will participate in the Phase-3 trials of Bharat Biotech Ltd's Covaxin, the first indigenously-developed vaccine candidate against coronavirus, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), an...

22-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Across 55L, India's active cases dip, recoveries shoot up

In a major relief India showed a spike of 75,083 fresh coronavirus cases in a day, nearly 20,000 less than its daily surge reported last week. Even though it crossed the 55 lakh-mark of total cases, it continued to show highest recovery rate, Health Ministry...

17-Sep-2020 Mumbai

Maha Covid deaths catapult from 1 to over 30,000 in 180 days

Exactly six months after Maharashtra had its first coronavirus death on March 17 - of a 64-year-old man who succumbed at Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital, the state has seen its death toll go up massively to 30,883, officials said on Thursday.This comes to a rough...

16-Sep-2020 Beijing

Chinese Covid vax could be ready by Nov: Top scientist

The general population in China may start getting access to locally manufactured Covid-19 vaccines from November or December, according to a top scientist from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).During a programme telecast by state...

13-Sep-2020 New York

New coronavirus seen up close in graphic details inside lungs

A team of researchers in the US has published striking images of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells in the respiratory airways that are very graphic in nature.In a laboratory setting, the researchers at University of North Carolina School of Medicine inoculated...

12-Sep-2020 New Delhi

COVAXIN's animal trial gets robust immune responses: Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech International Limited has announced that its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, has shown positive efficacy in animal studies and generated robust immune responses.COVAXIN, developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research and Bharat Biotech,...

12-Sep-2020 New Delhi

AstraZeneca resumes Covid vaccine trials in UK

Clinical trials for the AstraZeneca Oxford coronavirus vaccine, AZD1222, have resumed in the UK following confirmation by the Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) that it was safe to do so.On September 6, the standard review process had triggered a voluntary...

11-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Do you have a case of 'Maskne'?

Since the month of March after Covid-19 was declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the group leading from the front as well as experts in the field began to acknowledge the use of masks as a first line of defence against the...

09-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Covid-19 vaccine trials to continue in India despite halt in UK: SII

The clinical trials of Oxford vaccine will continue in India as usual as it has faced no issue at all, the Serum Institute of India (SII) said on Wednesday over the recent report of phase-three study of the Covid-19 vaccine being put on hold in the United...

07-Sep-2020 New Delhi

India surpasses Brazil to become 2nd worst-hit nation by Covid-19

With a highest single-day spike of 90,802 cases, India's Covid-19 tally on Monday crossed the 42 lakh mark and the country surpassed Brazil to become the second worst-hit nation after the US.Out of the total 4,204,613 cases, 8,82,542 are active, 32,50,429...

07-Sep-2020 S.A.S Nagar

DC inaugurates upgraded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Max Hospital

The government health infrastructure supported by private heath institutions is successfully tackling the COVID-19 challenge in the district, said Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan.He said that private hospitals are playing a stellar role in COVID care...

06-Sep-2020 Cairo

Iran, Russia to jointly produce COVID-19 vaccine

Iran and Russia will cooperate to produce a COVID-19 vaccine in the Islamic republic as COVID-19 cases in Iran surged to 384,666 on Saturday. Meanwhile, an Iraqi health official warned that the citizens should not play down the seriousness of the coronavirus...

06-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Over 90K cases in 1 day, India's Covid tally crosses 4.1 million

With a massive spike of 90,632 cases, including 1,065 fresh deaths, India's Covid-19 tally on Sunday crossed 4.1 million with a total of 4,113,811 cases.Out of the total 41,13,811 cases, 8,62,320 are active cases, 31,80,865 have been cured and discharged...

06-Sep-2020 Beijing

Chinese vax firms prepare facilities for mass production

The Covid-19 vaccine produced by China's Sinovac Biotech has entered Phase-3 trial globally and the biopharma company displayed it during the 'China International Fair for Trade in Services' in Beijing this weekend.The Sinovac vaccine has been in Phase-3...

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