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Vaccine by itself will not end coronavirus pandemic: WHO Chief

Geneva/IBNS: World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday said a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic and cannot replace the other tools.

COVID-19 vaccine offers 90 percent protection: Pfizer

Washington: A COVID-19 vaccine, which is jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, has shown 90 percent effectiveness in preventing Covid-19 infections during the ongoing Phase 3 trials, the companies said on Monday.

Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by December: Serum Institute's Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi/Pune/IBNS: Giving a hope to 1.3 billion people of India, vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India (SII)'s chief Adar Poonawalla has said the Oxford University's Covid-19 vaccine can be made available in the country by December 2020.

Trials of Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V begin in India

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.

Covid-19 vaccine expected early next year: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

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.

Millions of US citizens may have to pay for COVID-19 vaccine despite gov't Plans - Reports

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.

India adds 75,083 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally crosses 55 lakh

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.

UN chief: COVID-19 vaccine must be affordable and available to all  

New York: The continuing COVID-19 pandemic continues to top a long list of global concerns, the UN chief told journalists on Wednesday, noting that “the grimmest of milestones” is upon us.

India reports over 92,000 Covid-19 cases, 1,136 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS: India, the worst Covid-19-affected Asian country, on Monday reported 92,071 Covid-19 cases taking the overall tally of infections to cross 48-lakh mark.

Oxford Vaccine trials resume in UK days after pause over volunteer's illness

London/IBNS: Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Saturday resumed the trials of Covid-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom after a brief halt following a volunteer's illness, media reports said.

After DCGI's show-cause notice, Serum Institute pauses Covid-19 vaccine trial

New Delhi/IBNS: Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday paused the trial of Covid-19 vaccine a day after it was served a show-cause notice by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for not informing the central drug regulator about the pause of study testing in other countries, media reports said.

UNICEF to lead global procurement, supply of COVID vaccines

New York: UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be leading procurement and supply of COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure that all countries have safe, fast and equitable access to initial doses when they are available, the agency announced.

India adds close to 61,000 Covid-19 cases, 848 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS: India, which has been badly-hit by the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, added close to 61,000 fresh infections on Tuesday.

Nasal vaccine against COVID-19 prevents infection in mice: Study

Washignton: Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a vaccine that targets the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can be given in one dose via the nose and is effective in preventing infection in mice susceptible to the novel coronavirus. 

WHO chief warns against COVID-19 ‘vaccine nationalism’, urges support for fair access

New York: Warning against “vaccine nationalism” in the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has again underlined the importance of global solidarity in addressing the crisis.