Washington/Xinhua: Multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said on Friday it will resume the trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, which has been paused since September.
New Delhi/UNI: Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 will be tested in India on 100 volunteers, the Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organization's Drug Controller General (DCGI) has said.
New York: With countries and pharmaceutical companies around the world gearing up to distribute COVID-19 vaccines following trials, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF has begun laying the groundwork for the rapid, safe and efficient delivery by buying and pre-positioning syringes and other necessary equipment.
Moscow/Sputnik: Any safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 may not need to be administered annually, unlike vaccines for influenza, Dr. Richard Mihigo, the program area manager for immunization and vaccine development at the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, told Sputnik in an interview.
New Delhi/IBNS: Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said India, which is the second worst Covid-19-affected country in the world, is likely to have a vaccine against the virus in early 2021, media reports said.
Washington/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that a vaccine against the coronavirus disease will be ready for registration by the end of 2020 or early next year at the earliest, Soumya Swaminathan, the WHO chief scientist, said on Monday.
New York: China is among three additional countries to have signed on to a global initiative that aims to ensure fair and equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine once developed, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.
London/Xinhua: The British armed forces will be involved in distributing coronavirus vaccine as the country strives to curb a sharp rise in infections, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday.
New York: The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday called for all nations to provide further urgently needed funds – the equivalent of the total spent on cigarettes worldwide every two weeks – on behalf of global COVID-19 vaccine efforts to ensure that everyone, everywhere, gets protection from the virus.
Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said the country is weeks away from getting a vaccine to fight the coronavirus.
New Delhi: Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday asked whether the Indian government will have Rs. 80,000 crores over the next one year to buy and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to everyone in India.
New York: Amid a potential global shortage in influenza vaccines and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health agency has advised countries to protect the elderly and health workers first.
New Brunswick: US pharmaceutical major Johnson & Johnson's potential COVID-19 vaccine has shown development of a strong neutralizing antibody response in nearly all participants aged 18 years and older and was generally well-tolerated.
Moscow/Sputnik: Millions of people in the United States may have to pay for COVID-19 vaccination contrary to the plans of the authorities to make the shots free, as government-funded Medicare health insurance for the elderly does not cover the costs of drugs approved for emergency use, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) newspaper reported.
New Delhi/IBNS: India, which has been battered by the Novel Coronavirus pandemic despite months of lockdown, on Tuesday added 75,083 Covid-19 cases taking the tally of infections beyond 55 lakh.