The global caseload of the coronavirus disease is hurtling towards 50 million, even as research and trials continue across the world to find a vaccine against Covid-19(AFP)
The global caseload of the coronavirus disease is hurtling towards 50 million, even as research and trials continue across the world to find a vaccine against Covid-19(AFP)

Covid-19 vaccine updates: Race for shot to pick up in January, says expert

Dmitry Kulish, a professor at the Skoltech Center said that the race for producing a viable vaccine to tackle the coronavirus disease will intensify in January next year. Meanwhile Argentina has struck a deal with drug maker AstraZeneca Plc for their Covid-19 vaccine
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:45 PM IST

The global caseload of the coronavirus disease is hurtling towards 50 million, even as research and trials continue across the world to find a vaccine against Covid-19, which has claimed more than 1.2 million lives so far. The world has been waiting for a shot against Covid-19 amidst a wave of fresh cases in Europe and a ban by the UK on travellers from Denmark following an outbreak of a rare mutation of the virus in the Nordic country’s mink farms.

Click here for full Covid-19 coverage

Here are the latest updates in the worldwide search for a Covid-19 vaccine:

1. Dmitry Kulish, a professor at the Skoltech Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, said at a Harvard Club of Russia online discussion that the race for producing a viable vaccine to tackle the coronavirus disease will intensify in January next year. “If we talk about the race [on creating an effective vaccine], the peak of the race will occur at the start of January 2021, when everyone will be comparing serious side effects,” Kulish said while speaking at the online discussion on the topic of vaccine creation.

He explained that since most reports on clinical trials of the vaccines being developed in different countries are slated to come out in January next year, everyone will come to know the side effects of each vaccine and that would intensify the already high stakes race. Kulish’s home country Russia has developed its own vaccine, the Sputnik V, named after the first-ever man-made object to orbit the earth, developed by the erstwhile Soviet Union, Sputnik I.

2. Hungary’s foreign minister Peter Szijjarto said a Hungarian company may be able to switch from flu shot production to production of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V in December for final testing and licensing.

3. Argentina has struck a deal with drug maker AstraZeneca Plc to receive around 22 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine being developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford, with the aim to start deliveries in the first half of next year. Argentina, which is starting to see new cases slow, is hoping to receive some 10 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine and a smaller number of doses of Pfizer Inc’s vaccine between December-January.

(With agency inputs)

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam during the inauguration and laying the foundation of various projects, in Chennai.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam during the inauguration and laying the foundation of various projects, in Chennai.(ANI)

BJP’s Hindutva push not in line with Tamil Nadu ally AIADMK

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 04:34 PM IST
  • BJP leader Tejasvi Surya has called the DMK's ideology "anti-Hindu”.The problem is that the AIADMK , the senior partner of the alliance of which the BJP is a part, has the same beliefs and ideologies as the DMK.
Close
The increased state of alertness would continue for some days, the official said, adding, "not only Telangana, for that matter, every state has to be careful." HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma
The increased state of alertness would continue for some days, the official said, adding, "not only Telangana, for that matter, every state has to be careful." HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma

Telangana thwarts China-based hacker's bid to target power set

PTI, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 04:27 PM IST
  • The CERT-In has reported from a trusted source that China-based "Threat actor Group Command and Control" servers are trying to communicate with systems belonging to Telangana State Load Dispatch Centre
Close
Prime Minister Modi with his mother Heeraben Modi on his 69th birthday in Gandhinagar.
Prime Minister Modi with his mother Heeraben Modi on his 69th birthday in Gandhinagar.

Caller abuses PM Modi’s mother on BBC show, sparks outrage

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:59 PM IST
In the edited programme, the anchor issued an apology for the abuses hurled by the caller on the BBC show.
Close
Pakistan resorted to 5133 incidents of ceasefire violations in 2020.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Pakistan resorted to 5133 incidents of ceasefire violations in 2020.(ANI file photo. Representative image)

‘Biggest gift’: Residents along LoC in J&K welcome India-Pakistan ceasefire

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:56 PM IST
  • A resident in a village along the LoC said that dozens of families had migrated from villages as they wanted to escape from the daily shelling
Close
The two countries have decided to extend support for sustainable ocean resources utilisation to advance economic and social development in coastal areas;. (Representative Image)(AFP)
The two countries have decided to extend support for sustainable ocean resources utilisation to advance economic and social development in coastal areas;. (Representative Image)(AFP)

India, Norway to work together in marine spatial planning

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:50 PM IST
This is a part of the Indo-Norway Integrated Ocean Initiative under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two countries in 2019.
Close
Till 7 am on March 3, more than 1.56 crore doses have been administered throughout the country through 3,12,188 sessions. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times.)
Till 7 am on March 3, more than 1.56 crore doses have been administered throughout the country through 3,12,188 sessions. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times.)

Covid-19 vaccines will be administered 24X7, says Harsh Vardhan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:49 PM IST
  • The second phase of vaccination commenced all over the country from March 1.
Close
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (File Photo/PTI)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (File Photo/PTI)

Priyanka Gandhi hits out at UP govt over crime in state

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:27 PM IST
Over the last few days, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Bulandshahr, while in Hathras, a man was shot dead by another man against whom he had filed a case in July 2018 for allegedly molesting his daughter.
Close
Hardeep Singh Puri being administered first shot of Covid-10 vaccine (twitter.com/HardeepSpuri)
Hardeep Singh Puri being administered first shot of Covid-10 vaccine (twitter.com/HardeepSpuri)

‘Prevention better than cure’: Aviation minister Puri gets Covid-19 vaccine shot

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Hardeep Singh Puri and his wife, Lakshmi, received their first dose of the vaccine at Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital in Ghaziabad's Kaushambi, the minister informed in a tweet.
Close
Under IPC section 302, the convict was sentenced to life imprisonment along with a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000.(Getty Images/Vetta)
Under IPC section 302, the convict was sentenced to life imprisonment along with a fine of 10,000.(Getty Images/Vetta)

Man gets life sentence for killing wife with sword at family court in Odisha

PTI, Sambalpur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:15 PM IST
With a sword, Kumbhar had attacked his wife Sanjita Chowdhury, her mother and her niece, who had come to attend conciliation at the premises of the family court.
Close
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates after emerging victorious during counting day of five bye-elections the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, in New Delhi, Wednesday,(Photos by Amal KS)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates after emerging victorious during counting day of five bye-elections the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, in New Delhi, Wednesday,(Photos by Amal KS)

People voted once again for development: Kejriwal on Delhi municipal bypolls win

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:07 PM IST
The AAP on Wednesday won four out of five civic wards in Delhi bypoll, the Congress won one while the BJP drew blank.
Close
“The man suspected his wife and daughters of having illicit relationships with outsiders. He would often fight at home. Last night also they had a fight at home,” SSP Singh said, citing the complaint given by the son.(HT File photo)
“The man suspected his wife and daughters of having illicit relationships with outsiders. He would often fight at home. Last night also they had a fight at home,” SSP Singh said, citing the complaint given by the son.(HT File photo)

UP: Man kills wife, two daughters with hammer over suspected illicit relations

PTI, Bulandshahr
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:26 PM IST
The incident took place in Ambedkarnagar colony in the Shikarpur police station area. The wife was aged around 50 years, while the two daughters who died were aged 20 and 15.
Close
Allegations of leaking of question paper and proxies writing examination in test to recruit agriculture officers in MP have surfaced, reminding people of the Vyapam scam.(Representative photo)
Allegations of leaking of question paper and proxies writing examination in test to recruit agriculture officers in MP have surfaced, reminding people of the Vyapam scam.(Representative photo)

‘Another Vyapam’: Agriculture officers recruitment exam candidates allege fixing

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:29 PM IST
  • A candidate questioned by MPPEB allowed a tainted company to conduct the exam. The same company was blacklisted by UP after a question paper of recruitment exam for sub-inspectors got leaked in 2017, he alleged.
Close
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (ANI)

'Not enough': BJP's Anil Vij on Rahul Gandhi 'accepting' Emergency was a mistake

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:28 PM IST
"Today he is also leading the same party. If Rahul Gandhi has to atone for the imposition of emergency, then he should leave the dictatorial Congress party," Haryana home minister Anil Vij tweeted.
Close
The Bombay High Court directed OTT platform Amazon to take down the movie within 24 hours until the said scene is deleted.(HT Photo)
The Bombay High Court directed OTT platform Amazon to take down the movie within 24 hours until the said scene is deleted.(HT Photo)

Bombay HC asks Amazon to take down film over actor's defamation case

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:18 PM IST
  • Justice Gautam Patel on Tuesday heard a defamation suit filed by model and actor Sakshi Malik against Venkateshwara Creations Pvt Ltd for allegedly using her photograph without permission in their movie.
Close
On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, various ministers took to Twitter to raise awareness around various issues concerned with wildlife and its conservation.(ANI Photo)
On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, various ministers took to Twitter to raise awareness around various issues concerned with wildlife and its conservation.(ANI Photo)

World Wildlife Day 2021: India seeing steady rise in animal population

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:14 PM IST
The theme of World Wildlife Day 2021 — Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet — is set in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP