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A health worker collects a swab sample from a child for coronavirus testing at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

LIVE: Delhi records 114 new coronavirus cases, 2 fatalities in last 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:41 PM IST
  • India's Covid-19 recovery rate has reached 97 per cent, said the Union health ministry on Monday, one of the highest in the world. Vaccination is underway and as of Tuesday 39.5 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated, according to the health ministry.
“Hopefully by the time we get to the late spring and early summer we will have children being able to be vaccinated,” Fauci said at a White House coronavirus briefing.
“Hopefully by the time we get to the late spring and early summer we will have children being able to be vaccinated,” Fauci said at a White House coronavirus briefing.

Fauci sees Covid-19 vaccination for kids by late spring or the summer

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 06:44 AM IST
Vaccines are not yet approved for children, but testing already is underway for those as young as 12.
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A medic shows a vial of Covid vaccine as she prepares to administer it to a medical student during the first inoculation drive, in Bengaluru.(PTI)
A medic shows a vial of Covid vaccine as she prepares to administer it to a medical student during the first inoculation drive, in Bengaluru.(PTI)

Over 2.84 lakh vaccinated in Karnataka so far: State health minister

PTI, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Karnataka had vaccinated 2,84,385 health warriors till Thursday, with 18,230 inoculations in a single day on Thursday.
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A 42-year-old healthcare worker, who had received Covid-19 vaccination, died early Wednesday after complaining of chest pain.(AP)
A 42-year-old healthcare worker, who had received Covid-19 vaccination, died early Wednesday after complaining of chest pain.(AP)

Health worker dies after Covid vaccine jab, official says death not due to it

PTI, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:58 PM IST
The worker was vaccinated at about 11.30 AM on Tuesday at a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in the district and he is said to have developed chest pain at around 2.30 AM on Wednesday.
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Doses of Indian Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Bhutan(MEA)
Doses of Indian Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Bhutan(MEA)

'Vaccine Maitri': Covid vaccine doses from India reach Bhutan, Maldives

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:38 PM IST
While 100,000 doses reached Maldives, according to Bangladesh’s foreign ministry, “A special flight of India carrying the consignment will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka [on January 21].”
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Health care workers transport a patient at the Royal London Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in London, Britain(REUTERS)
Health care workers transport a patient at the Royal London Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, in London, Britain(REUTERS)

UK registers largest single-day rise in Covid-19 deaths to 1,610

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:32 AM IST
The UK has faced a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths since the discovery of a new highly infectious variant of the disease in southeast England in December.
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Scientists in the laboratory of deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik work to sequence every single positive sample from those taking Covid-19 tests to determine both its strain and origin, making Iceland one of the world leaders in sequencing SARS-CoV-2.(AFP)
Scientists in the laboratory of deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik work to sequence every single positive sample from those taking Covid-19 tests to determine both its strain and origin, making Iceland one of the world leaders in sequencing SARS-CoV-2.(AFP)

Iceland genetically sequences its every Covid-19 case reported

AFP, Reykjavik
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:29 PM IST
  • Iceland identified 463 separate variants -- which scientists call haplotypes.
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The concerns surfaced on Saturday, when at least two doctors groups – the Tamil Nadu doctors’ association and a group of doctors in Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia hospital – indicated they were reluctant to take Covaxin.(HT_PRINT)
The concerns surfaced on Saturday, when at least two doctors groups – the Tamil Nadu doctors’ association and a group of doctors in Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia hospital – indicated they were reluctant to take Covaxin.(HT_PRINT)

Experts warn against partial immunity, mutation risks

By Binayak Dasgupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:47 AM IST
The two experts also said that it is important to ensure that immunisation programmes avoid controversy that could fuel vaccine scepticism. For instance, the approval to a vaccine without efficacy data “was not a good idea”, according to John P Moore.
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No comments were made on the reports that many doctors expressed apprehension about taking the Covaxin shot.(Bloomberg Photo )
No comments were made on the reports that many doctors expressed apprehension about taking the Covaxin shot.(Bloomberg Photo )

Concerns over Covaxin as some cite ‘lack of data’

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:14 AM IST
The controversy escalated during the day as reports said those receiving Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin were asked to sign consent forms before being inoculated because the jab had been allowed by the government in “clinical trial mode”.
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A vial of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is pictured in Belgrade, Serbia, (Reuters)
A vial of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is pictured in Belgrade, Serbia, (Reuters)

Russian Sputnik vaccine gets phase 3 trials approval in India

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:11 PM IST
In its report, the Board concluded that no safety concerns were identified and the study met the primary endpoints of safety.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.(PTI)

PM Modi launches Covid-19 vaccine drive in India: Key highlights from his speech

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:44 AM IST
India launched one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drives on Saturday, setting in motion a complex deployment plan aimed at stemming the wide spread of infections across a nation of more than 1.3 billion people.
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PM Modi will launch the Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday.(PTI)
PM Modi will launch the Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday.(PTI)

Covid-19 vaccination drive: PM Modi to address the nation at 10.30am

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Serum Institute of India’s Covishield vaccine has reached all state capitals and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, a backup to Covishield, has also reached some states.
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Tezpur: A worker arranges boxes containing Covishield vaccine doses for their dispatch across the Sonitpur district, in Tezpur, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. A countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive is set to rollout from January 16, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_15_2021_000220B)(PTI)
Tezpur: A worker arranges boxes containing Covishield vaccine doses for their dispatch across the Sonitpur district, in Tezpur, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. A countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive is set to rollout from January 16, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_15_2021_000220B)(PTI)

Is Covid-19 vaccine mandatory?: All your FAQs about vaccination drive answered

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Healthcare workers, both in government and private sectors including Integrated Child Development Services(ICDS) workers, will receive the vaccine during this phase, the health ministry said in a statement.
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Decades of research show that depression, stress, loneliness, and poor health behaviors can weaken the body's immune system and lower the effectiveness of certain vaccines.(Unsplash)
Decades of research show that depression, stress, loneliness, and poor health behaviors can weaken the body's immune system and lower the effectiveness of certain vaccines.(Unsplash)

Study: Depression, stress could dampen efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Decades of research show that depression, stress, loneliness, and poor health behaviors can weaken the body's immune system and lower the effectiveness of certain vaccines.
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India has asked WHO chief Tedros to remove the maps that incorrectly depict Indian territories of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh (Reuters)
India has asked WHO chief Tedros to remove the maps that incorrectly depict Indian territories of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh (Reuters)

‘Deep displeasure’: India sends a stinker to WHO’s Tedros over incorrect map

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:50 AM IST
  • The 8 January letter is the third communication to the World Health Organisation in a month, reminding Tedros and his office to fix the maps
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The 10-member team sent to Wuhan by the World Health Organization was approved by President Xi Jinping's government.(AFP)
The 10-member team sent to Wuhan by the World Health Organization was approved by President Xi Jinping's government.(AFP)

WHO team lands in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins, quarantined for 2 weeks

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 09:50 AM IST
The WHO team includes virus and other experts from the United States, Australia, Germany, Japan, Britain, Russia, the Netherlands, Qatar and Vietnam.
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Healthcare workers and security staffs take a selfie after receiving the first consignment of Covidshield vaccines at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo )
Healthcare workers and security staffs take a selfie after receiving the first consignment of Covidshield vaccines at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo )

Covishield, Covaxin tested on thousands, no doubts about safety: VK Paul

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:05 PM IST
The remarks come as Pune-based pharma firm SII started the shipment of the Astrazeneca-Ofxord vaccine Covishield across several cities.
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A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi, India.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi, India.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

LIVE| 2 more individuals test positive for new Covid-19 strain in Karnataka

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:51 PM IST
India has been reporting less than 300 deaths for over two weeks now.
Volunteers are given a vaccine and then about a month later are deliberately infected with the disease under controlled conditions to check the vaccine’s effectiveness(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Volunteers are given a vaccine and then about a month later are deliberately infected with the disease under controlled conditions to check the vaccine’s effectiveness(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Britain moves closer to Covid-19 vaccine trials that infect volunteers

By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | London
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Supporters say they are a good way to cut short the often lengthy process of testing potential vaccines on tens of thousands of volunteers while critics have branded it unethical
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