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Jayat Bhatia will soon be seen in Sasutal SImar Ka 2.

Jayati wonders if her mom's vaccination was cancelled due to vaccine shortage

PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 08:29 PM IST
  • TV actor Jayati Bhatia revealed that her mother's scheduled appointment for Covid 19 vaccination has been cancelled. She added that she does not why it was cancelled.
Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, and Akshay Kumar have all tested positive for Covid-19.
Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, and Akshay Kumar have all tested positive for Covid-19.

From Akshay to Alia; Bollywood stars affected by Covid-19's second wave

PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 10:25 AM IST
  • The second wave of the coronavirus has affected several Bollywood actors, including Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Akshay Kumar, and others. Here's a rundown of how Covid-19 infiltrated the film industry.
Two weeks after he got his first shot of coronavirus vaccine, Paresh Rawal has tested positive for Covid-19.
Two weeks after he got his first shot of coronavirus vaccine, Paresh Rawal has tested positive for Covid-19.

Paresh Rawal tests positive for Covid-19, two weeks after taking vaccine

PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 07:08 AM IST
  • Paresh Rawal has urged everyone, who came in contact with him, to get tested. The actor has tested positive for Covid-19 just two weeks after getting the first dose of the vaccine.
New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan speaks at the Rajya Sabha, during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (RSTV/PTI Photo)
New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan speaks at the Rajya Sabha, during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (RSTV/PTI Photo)

Covid-19 vaccines not being exported at the expense of Indians: Health minister

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 02:13 PM IST
The Union health minister said that "experts at the highest level" and a "committee of the government" are keeping a check on vaccine requirement in the country.
Seropositivity is an indicator of the presence of the virus in the serum, or evidence of previous exposure to it.(Pixabay)
Seropositivity is an indicator of the presence of the virus in the serum, or evidence of previous exposure to it.(Pixabay)

Covid-19 recovered people show faster antibody response to Covishield vaccine

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Those who have recovered from Covid-19 respond faster to the Covishield vaccine and reach high antibody levels, says a study, leading to hopes that they may not need a second dose and therefore help widen India’s corona immunisation cover.
In this undated handout photo provided by Kensington Palace on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge smile during a video call to people with health conditions about the positive impact of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Duke of Cambridge has urged people to keep on taking the Covid-19 vaccination so "younger generations" will feel "it's really important for them to have it". (Kensington Palace via AP)(AP)
In this undated handout photo provided by Kensington Palace on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge smile during a video call to people with health conditions about the positive impact of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Duke of Cambridge has urged people to keep on taking the Covid-19 vaccination so "younger generations" will feel "it's really important for them to have it". (Kensington Palace via AP)(AP)

Prince William warns against anti-vaccination messages on social media

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 12:00 PM IST
The royal family is speaking out as health officials have voiced concerns over lower take-up among ethnic minority communities.
The results of the study for the Clalit Research Institute were close to those in clinical trials last year which found two doses were found to be 95% effective.(REUTERS)
The results of the study for the Clalit Research Institute were close to those in clinical trials last year which found two doses were found to be 95% effective.(REUTERS)

In boost for Covid-19 battle, Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in real world

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:46 AM IST
The study of about 1.2 million people also showed a single shot was 57% effective in protecting against symptomatic infections after two weeks.
The Pfizer-BioNTech study will be run in the US, Europe, South America, and Africa and focuses on the third trimester of pregnancy to minimise risk to unborn children (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)(AP)
The Pfizer-BioNTech study will be run in the US, Europe, South America, and Africa and focuses on the third trimester of pregnancy to minimise risk to unborn children (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)(AP)

Pfizer begins vaccine trial in pregnant women in a bid to fill global data void

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 06:12 PM IST
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE are starting trials for their vaccine in 4,000 women in the latter stages of pregnancy. They will run a mid-stage study for 350 volunteers between 27 and 34 weeks gestation to confirm safety before moving into advanced trials for women between 24 and 34 weeks pregnant.
Dangerous coronavirus variants identified in Africa, Europe and South America are carpeting the globe, pushing scientists in the UK and elsewhere to target multiple versions of the pathogen in a single shot and perhaps head off more lethal foes that may emerge.(Reuters)
Dangerous coronavirus variants identified in Africa, Europe and South America are carpeting the globe, pushing scientists in the UK and elsewhere to target multiple versions of the pathogen in a single shot and perhaps head off more lethal foes that may emerge.(Reuters)

Focus shifts to research into all-in-one Covid-19 vaccines as variants emerge

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 11:49 AM IST
The government last week announced a pact with CureVac NV to tackle variants, pairing artificial intelligence to predict future mutations with messenger RNA technology that can rapidly generate new vaccines.
A member of medical staff uses a pipette to process Covid-19 test samples.(Bloomberg)
A member of medical staff uses a pipette to process Covid-19 test samples.(Bloomberg)

World Bank commits $12 billion for vaccinations in Africa

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 02:14 PM IST
The World Bank money will be in the form of grants or on “highly concessional terms.”
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 |
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.
A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed Novavax logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021.(REUTERS)
A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed Novavax logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021.(REUTERS)

Serum institute applies to conduct local trial for Novavax vaccine: Poonawalla

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Indian health officials say they generally ask for so-called bridging trials to determine if a vaccine is safe and generates an immune response in its citizens.
China has attempted to pin the blame for the cancelled vaccine trials in Bangladesh on India(AP)
China has attempted to pin the blame for the cancelled vaccine trials in Bangladesh on India(AP)

Chinese vaccine trial in Dhaka fell through. Its state media blames New Delhi

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:07 PM IST
  • Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech told Bangladesh in September last year that it didn't have money to pay for the vaccine trials and its request for funding to CEPI had been declined.
Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.(AP)
Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.(AP)

Some Covid-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:09 PM IST
Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.
Sputnik V vaccine was registered months ahead of its western counterparts in August last year. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov/File Photo(REUTERS)
Sputnik V vaccine was registered months ahead of its western counterparts in August last year. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov/File Photo(REUTERS)

Phase 3 trial of Sputnik V vaccine begins in Agra

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:50 AM IST
  • New documents and data on Sputnik V, including a clinical report on the vaccine’s use among the 60-plus age group, says it showed an efficacy of around 91.8% in people over 60.
A healthcare worker being administered the vaccine shot at Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar, on Monday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
A healthcare worker being administered the vaccine shot at Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar, on Monday. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)

Authorities deploy TV, music, selfie stand for vaccine centres

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:05 AM IST
District officials said a feature has also been added to the Co-WIN app to allow the list of beneficiaries uploaded on the mobile application to be changed.
Health staff of a hospital in Maharashtra for Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Health staff of a hospital in Maharashtra for Covid-19 vaccination drive on Sunday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

India records 13,788 new Covid-19 cases, 145 deaths in 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com, HT Correspondent | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:53 AM IST
India has been witnessing a fall in the daily as well as weekly fall in the number of Covid-19 cases.
He added that a vaccine usually took more than 10 years to develop starting from initial research and testing to approval for general use.
He added that a vaccine usually took more than 10 years to develop starting from initial research and testing to approval for general use.

‘No cause for fear... Happy to be in first few to get vaccinated’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:14 AM IST
Dr Sudhir Bhandari, who is a member of the state advisory board for Covid-19, said, “I am happy that I am among the first few persons selected to get vaccinated. It is a proud moment that our country has developed a vaccine to deal with the pandemic. There is no cause for fear.”
The hospital saw 31 health care workers receive the shot after signing an informed consent form as mandated by the country’s apex drug regulator that gave the vaccine an approval in “clinical trial mode.”(ANI)
The hospital saw 31 health care workers receive the shot after signing an informed consent form as mandated by the country’s apex drug regulator that gave the vaccine an approval in “clinical trial mode.”(ANI)

RML resident docs raise concerns over Covaxin shots

UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:05 AM IST
“We would like to bring to your notice that the residents are a bit apprehensive about the lack of complete trial in case of Covaxin and might not participate in huge numbers thus defeating the purpose of vaccination.” representative of the resident doctors’ association at the hospital said.
When the vaccination drive took off at 204 centres across West Bengal, problems were encountered with the CoWIN app(Agencies)
When the vaccination drive took off at 204 centres across West Bengal, problems were encountered with the CoWIN app(Agencies)

Vaccination hits a hurdle in Bengal as Co-WIN app develops glitches on 1st day

By Joydeep Thakur | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:16 PM IST
  • The app was not opening. We had to log in and log out several times. It was also too slow, said an official.
Representational image.( HT PHOTO)
Representational image.( HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra: Covid vaccine for general public after 6 months

PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 06:26 PM IST
  • The general population is expected to get the dose after it, which means the wait for them ranges between three and six months.
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.
A 'puja' was performed before the vehicles left the facility.(Delhi airport)
A 'puja' was performed before the vehicles left the facility.(Delhi airport)

First flight with Covid-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:46 AM IST
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said four airlines will operate nine flights to transport 56.5 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Pune to 13 cities across the country on Tuesday.
Indian drugmaker Dr.Reddy's Laboratories Ltd said on Monday an independent board found Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine to be safe(REUTERS)
Indian drugmaker Dr.Reddy's Laboratories Ltd said on Monday an independent board found Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine to be safe(REUTERS)

Dr.Reddy's says Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine found to be safe in mid-stage trial

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:08 PM IST
The company has submitted the mid-stage trial safety data to India's drug regulator for review and approval to continue late-stage trial. Last September Dr. Reddy’s and the Russian Direct Investment Fund entered into a partnership covering clinical trials of the vaccine and its distribution in India
In a joint press release sent out by IMA’s national president and secretary general, the medical body pledged the infrastructure available at its disposal to aid in the process of vaccine rollout.
In a joint press release sent out by IMA’s national president and secretary general, the medical body pledged the infrastructure available at its disposal to aid in the process of vaccine rollout.

IMA requests doctors to get vaccinated to counter vaccine misinformation

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 04:36 PM IST
IMA has prioritised the task of countering vaccine myths and misinformation circulating on social media. It stated in a press release that vaccinating doctors will vouch for the safety and quality of the vaccines, and offer support as the country gears up for their emergency usage.
TMC Deputy Mayor Pallavi Kadam for the Covid-19 vaccine dry run at TMC Rosa Gardenia Health Centre on Ghodbunder Road, in Thane on Friday. (ANI Photo)
TMC Deputy Mayor Pallavi Kadam for the Covid-19 vaccine dry run at TMC Rosa Gardenia Health Centre on Ghodbunder Road, in Thane on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Poor should be given COVID-19 vaccine first: BSP

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 03:56 PM IST
Poor people who do not have any resources should be given the COVID-19 vaccine first so that they can continue on with their lives, demanded the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday.
The study was preliminary and did not look at the two other major vaccines being used in the West — Moderna’s and AstraZeneca’s.(Pixabay)
The study was preliminary and did not look at the two other major vaccines being used in the West — Moderna’s and AstraZeneca’s.(Pixabay)

Study suggests Pfizer vaccine works against virus variant

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 11:47 AM IST
New research suggests Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in the two more-contagious variants of the coronavirus that have erupted in Britain and South Africa.
A health official adjusts a mask on a Covid-19 awareness exhibit during a dry run or a mock drill for the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine delivery at a government hospital, in Chennai on January 8, 2021. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)(AFP)
A health official adjusts a mask on a Covid-19 awareness exhibit during a dry run or a mock drill for the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine delivery at a government hospital, in Chennai on January 8, 2021. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)(AFP)

India ticks more boxes in vaccination drive checklist

By Rhythma Kaul, Anisha Dutta, Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 09:30 AM IST
Government officials remained tight-lipped about the schedule for the jabs, but frenetic behind-the-scenes activity, especially at airports, underlined last-minute efforts to put in place foolproof vaccine distribution strategy.
Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, raised question over the 'delay' of the vaccination process at a time when two vaccines have already been given a go-ahead. (Photo: AFP)(AFP)
Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, raised question over the 'delay' of the vaccination process at a time when two vaccines have already been given a go-ahead. (Photo: AFP)(AFP)

'Why are we still doing vaccine mock drills?' Omar Abdullah raises question

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 09:44 AM IST
The Centre will dispatch the vaccines to states and UTs shortly, Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Friday. PM Modi will discuss vaccine roll out with CMs on Monday through video-conferencing.
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

London | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
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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