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The third clinical trial of Covaxin BB152 had been completed as all the 25,800 volunteers involved in the exercise had been administered both doses.(Bloomberg)

India's Covid-19 vaccines will be effective against new variants, says ICMR

ANI, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 10:16 AM IST
Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General of ICMR, said a paper on Covaxin's neutralisation potential against the UK strain has been accepted for publication.
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Bhargava said that India scaled up its testing capacity in a short period of time.(ANI File)
Bhargava said that India scaled up its testing capacity in a short period of time.(ANI File)

ICMR DG says India controlled spread of Covid-19 faster than other nations

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:38 PM IST
  • Bhargava also lauded healthcare officials and India’s vaccine manufacturers for quickly developing the two Covid-19 vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin - within a short period of time.
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Bharat Biotech developed Covaxin in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research.(REUTERS)
Bharat Biotech developed Covaxin in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research.(REUTERS)

Covaxin recipients to be monitored for three months after second dose

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:38 AM IST
If a serious adverse event is linked to vaccination, then the recipient will be compensated based on the national drug controller’s recommendations after thorough investigation, said the plan.
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A health worker and participant during a dry run of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A health worker and participant during a dry run of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

25,800 volunteers enroll for Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine’s Phase III trials

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:02 PM IST
The indigenous vaccine has been developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology (NIV).
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Co-WIN has been created by the Centre as a digitised platform for rolling out vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Co-WIN has been created by the Centre as a digitised platform for rolling out vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

Ahead of launch, Centre issues warning against fake ‘Co-WIN’ apps

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 07:10 PM IST
“Some apps named ‘CoWIN’ apparently created by unscrupulous elements to sound similar to upcoming official platform of Govt, are on App stores. Don’t download or share personal information on these. Dept official platform will be adequately publicised on its launch,” the Union health ministry said, according to news agency ANI.
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Healthcare workers during a mock drill for dry run of Covid-19 vaccination programme, at MMG hospital in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during a mock drill for dry run of Covid-19 vaccination programme, at MMG hospital in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

‘Bharat Biotech vaccine approved in clinical trial mode, consent of participants has to be taken’: ICMR

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Industry experts and some opposition leaders have expressed concern over the absence of Phase 3 trial data on Covaxin.
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Dr Balram Bhargava on Sunday said Covaxin might be more effective to fight the new strain of virus.(ANI)
Dr Balram Bhargava on Sunday said Covaxin might be more effective to fight the new strain of virus.(ANI)

‘2 vaccines a result proactive approach,’ says DG-ICMR

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:48 AM IST
“These kinds of approvals are purely data-driven, and in both these vaccines Phase 2 immunogenicity has been well established. The question of approving a vaccine without adequate data does not arise as the expert panel minutely scans the national as well international data presented to them before granting an approval,” said DG-ICMR.
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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan during a mock drill and dry run of Covid-19 vaccination at a model Covid-19 vaccination centre in Ansari Road, New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan during a mock drill and dry run of Covid-19 vaccination at a model Covid-19 vaccination centre in Ansari Road, New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Bharat Biotech vaccine more likely to work against newer strains like UK variant: Vardhan

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:08 AM IST
India’s drugs regulator on Sunday approved Oxford Covid-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country, paving the way for a massive inoculation drive.
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The DCGI granted the approval on the basis of recommendations of a Covid-19 Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).(PTI)
The DCGI granted the approval on the basis of recommendations of a Covid-19 Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).(PTI)

DCGI gives licensing permission to Bharat Biotech to manufacture Covaxin

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:58 PM IST
The DCGI gave final approval to two Covid-19 vaccines, paving the way for a huge inoculation program to stem the pandemic in the second worst-hit country.
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Dr Balram Bhargava on Sunday said Covaxin might be more effective to fight the new strain of virus. (Photo: ANI)
Dr Balram Bhargava on Sunday said Covaxin might be more effective to fight the new strain of virus. (Photo: ANI)

‘Bharat Biotech vaccine may have some advantages...’: ICMR chief on Covaxin, mutant strain

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Covaxin is a whole virion inactivated Covid-19 vaccine while Oxford vaccine works differently — it produces surface spike protein priming the immune system to attack the SARS-CoV-2 virus if it later infects the body.
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AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria.(PTI)
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria.(PTI)

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin can be used as backup, says AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:32 PM IST
The DCGI gave approval for the emergency use of two Covid-19 vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology (NIV).
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A medic fills a syringe with Covaxin, a government-backed experimental Covid-19 vaccine, before administering it to a health worker during its trials.(Reuters File Photo)
A medic fills a syringe with Covaxin, a government-backed experimental Covid-19 vaccine, before administering it to a health worker during its trials.(Reuters File Photo)

Approval for Covaxin a giant leap for novel product development in India: Bharat Biotech

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 02:58 PM IST
The phase-III human clinical trials of Covaxin began mid-November. Bharat Biotech aims to recruit 26,000 volunteers across the country for the phase-III trials.
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A health worker takes part in a dry run or a mock drill for Covid-19 vaccine delivery at a model vaccination centre at Ansari Road in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A health worker takes part in a dry run or a mock drill for Covid-19 vaccine delivery at a model vaccination centre at Ansari Road in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Drug regulator gives final approval for Covid-19 vaccines of SII, Bharat Biotech

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 01:55 PM IST
Covaxin is the indigenous vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
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The researchers at ICMR used “vero cell line” to culture the virus.(Reuters/ Representative)
The researchers at ICMR used “vero cell line” to culture the virus.(Reuters/ Representative)

ICMR: UK strain successfully cultured in India

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 01:27 AM IST
Culture is the process by which cells are grown under controlled conditions, generally outside their natural environment.
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A traveller has her temperature checked at an airport.(Reuters File Photo)
A traveller has her temperature checked at an airport.(Reuters File Photo)

In a first, India successfully isolates, cultures UK-variant of Sars-CoV-2: ICMR

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 07:08 PM IST
India has reported 29 cases of the new coronavirus variant, that is spreading rapidly around Britain and other countries, within five days of tracing its first such infection.
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Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)

Bihar: 45 UK returnees untraceable, 101 test negative for new Covid strain

By Ruchir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:04 AM IST
The ministry of civil aviation had sent the state a list of 226 passengers who reached Bihar between November 21 and December 21. At least 96 of these passengers are believed to be from Patna
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he State must act fast to enforce indoor lock downs and effective ‘social and physical distancing’ norms through media, social help groups, vigorous public announcements and by applying force, if that becomes necessary.(REUTERS)
he State must act fast to enforce indoor lock downs and effective ‘social and physical distancing’ norms through media, social help groups, vigorous public announcements and by applying force, if that becomes necessary.(REUTERS)

Mutant strains emphasise the need for strict controls

By Narinder K Mehra
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:43 AM IST
It is important to keep the viral load in check so that the natural benefits India’s population enjoys of broad-based immunity can be best made use of
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Dr. Balram Bhargava.(ANI)
Dr. Balram Bhargava.(ANI)

Experimental therapies not to be used indiscriminately, warns ICMR

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:59 AM IST
The warning comes in the backdrop of the discovery in the UK of a new variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. The new strain, scientists say, is more transmissible than the original one.
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Speaking in the context of UK Covid-19 virus strain mutation, Dr Bhargava said genetic mutations occur in the respiratory viruses but higher transmissibility is a point of concern.(ANI)
Speaking in the context of UK Covid-19 virus strain mutation, Dr Bhargava said genetic mutations occur in the respiratory viruses but higher transmissibility is a point of concern.(ANI)

Non-judicious use of therapies for Covid-19 leads to virus mutations: ICMR chief

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 09:03 PM IST
“Those therapies which are being touted as ‘anti-viral’ or ‘anti-COVID therapies’ and they have do not have benefits established in a scientific research paper, those therapies should not be used as they will put tremendous immune pressure on the virus and it will tend to mutate more, Dr Bhargava told ANI.
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ICMR Assistant admit card 2020.(Screengrab)
ICMR Assistant admit card 2020.(Screengrab)

ICMR Assistant admit card 2020 released at pgimer.edu.in, here’s direct link

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:52 PM IST
ICMR Assistant admit card 2020: Candidates who have registered for the examination can download the admit card online at icmr.gov.in and pgimer.edu.in.
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Nearly 14 people of the 2500 returnees from the United Kingdom to Karnataka have tested Covid-19 positive.(PTI PHOTO.)
Nearly 14 people of the 2500 returnees from the United Kingdom to Karnataka have tested Covid-19 positive.(PTI PHOTO.)

14 UK returnees test Covid-19 positive in Karnataka, samples sent to NIMHANS for further tests

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:42 PM IST
Karnataka medical education minister Dr K Sudhakar said that 1,638 out of 2,500 returnees from the UK have been tested and 14 of them have been found positive.
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Volunteers dressed as Santa Claus distribute face mask during an awareness drive amid coronavirus outbreak, near Palika Market in Connaught Place in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Volunteers dressed as Santa Claus distribute face mask during an awareness drive amid coronavirus outbreak, near Palika Market in Connaught Place in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Fewest daily virus cases in Delhi for 131 days; 30 deaths

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:03 AM IST
Delhi, in the seven days ending on Friday, recorded a daily average of 952 new infections — the first time this number has dropped below 1,000 since May 31, when it saw a seven-day average of 918 cases.
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Indian women take a selfie outside Sacred Hearth Cathedral which is closed to general public due to Covid-19 restrictions on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi, India.(AP)
Indian women take a selfie outside Sacred Hearth Cathedral which is closed to general public due to Covid-19 restrictions on the eve of Christmas in New Delhi, India.(AP)

61% of active Covid-19 cases in Delhi’s 5.5k hot spots: Delhi govt data

By Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 05:18 AM IST
The government attributed the sharp increase in the share of active Covid-19 cases in red zones to its micro-containment policy, which was intensified in November.
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ICMR has said that Covaxin has drawn global attention(REUTERS)
ICMR has said that Covaxin has drawn global attention(REUTERS)

Indian vaccine Covaxin has drawn global attention: ICMR

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 07:04 AM IST
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) based in New Delhi on Thursday invited volunteers for the Phase III clinical trial of the indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine candidate ‘Covaxin’ for which it is one of the sites.
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A roadside barber cuts the hair of a man in front of a wall with graffiti, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
A roadside barber cuts the hair of a man in front of a wall with graffiti, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)

Price cap on Covid tests could be affecting diagnosis, skewing data

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:00 AM IST
The ORF-1a, RdRp, E, N, and S genes are most frequently targeted for Sars-CoV-2 detection by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing, which is the standard test for Covid-19 diagnosis in India. The test that can successfully identify the variant is a three-gene test, where one of the genes doesn’t show up in the result because of a mutation in the virus.
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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait for their relatives arriving from United Kingdom, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai.(AP)
People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait for their relatives arriving from United Kingdom, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai.(AP)

New Covid strain may be in India already: Experts

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:11 PM IST
The new variant, VUI–202012/01, which accounted for nearly 60% of all cases in London by mid-December, is thought to be 70% more transmissible than earlier versions of the coronavirus. Scientists are still researching on the effects, virulence and severity of the new strain.
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A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at market area in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at market area in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Govt to decide on reserving 80% beds in pvt hospitals today

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:26 AM IST
The government further told the court that due to the current evolving situation of a new Covid-19 strain, the government order of reserving the beds would be reviewed on December 23.
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Representational photo.(REUTERS File)
Representational photo.(REUTERS File)

Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine phase-3 trials cross half-way mark of 13,000 volunteers

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Covaxin, India’s indigenous Covid-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech is developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology
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A passenger walks at Fiumicino airport after the Italian government announced all flights to and from the UK will be suspended over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Rome, Italy.(REUTERS)
A passenger walks at Fiumicino airport after the Italian government announced all flights to and from the UK will be suspended over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Rome, Italy.(REUTERS)

India suspends UK flights

By Anisha Dutta and Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:28 AM IST
All passengers who arrive from the UK on December 21 and 22 will be asked to take an RT-PCR test for Covid-19 at the airport, with only those who test negative be allowed to go home, where they will need to isolate for seven days.
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A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) checks the temperature of passengers amid the spread of the coronavirus disease at a railway station in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) checks the temperature of passengers amid the spread of the coronavirus disease at a railway station in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

New Covid strain not yet found in India: Experts

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 08:56 AM IST
The new strain is feared to be more infective and could 70% more transmissible, experts in UK said over the weekend, prompting over 40 nations – including India – to suspend flight operations.
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