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Monday, Jul 13, 2020


Jul 09, 2020 23:51
The director general of ICMR caused a stir last week by mentioning a deadline of August 15 for the vaccine to be ready for public use; experts warned that such a short deadline could compromise on safety and efficacy data. read more
Jul 01, 2020 00:08
Gangakhedkar, who retired as the Indian Council of Medical Research’s head of epidemiology and non-communicable diseases division on Tuesday, spoke to Hindustan Times on his last day at work. read more
Jun 29, 2020 23:59
The strains of Sars-CoV-2 that causes Covid-19 was isolated by ICMR-NIV and transferred to Bharat Biotech in May. Scientists have managed to isolate and culture 11 strains that can be used to develop vaccines and aid research. read more
Jun 26, 2020 18:56
The WHO initiative aims to scale up delivery of 500 million tests and 245 million courses of treatments to low and middle income countries by mid-2021, it said in a statement. read more
Jun 23, 2020 19:12
Over the coming weeks, 300 healthy participants are expected to receive two doses of the vaccine. If the vaccine is safe and shows a promising immune response in humans, then larger trials would be planned for later in the year.  read more
May 31, 2020 12:42
Children appear to be less affected by Covid-19, though their role in transmission of the virus remains unclear. read more
May 31, 2020 10:34
Russia has the world’s third-highest toll of coronavirus infections after the United States and Brazil, and Kremlin officials have said the nation’s researchers are working on almost 50 different vaccine projects. read more
May 30, 2020 17:48
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was speaking in a webinar on ‘Pharma and Healthcare’s New Normal: Engaging With Customers in Uncertain Times; Business Model Post-COVID-19’, organised by CorpGini. read more
May 23, 2020 23:50
The result of CanSino’s Phase 1 trial, reported in The Lancet on Friday, is the first to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. read more
May 14, 2020 19:44
Promising vaccines are in sight. But to stop the spread, health measures are equally important read more
May 08, 2020 19:26
The bacille Calmette-Gurin (BCG) vaccine has a documented protective effect against meningitis and disseminated TB in children, according to the World Health Organisation. read more
Mar 09, 2020 00:31
At a conference in Chandigarh Press Club, experts said therapy targeting host human protein instead of viral protein may help combat the virus read more
Feb 19, 2020 23:56
The vaccine may be tested on humans as early as six months, pending approval from regulatory agencies, said SII, the world’s biggest vaccine-manufacturer by volume. The SII project is likely cost Rs 300 crore. read more
Feb 19, 2020 16:12
The study, published in the journal Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, was based on a survey of nearly 2,500 US adults, and found that up to a fifth of respondents were at least somewhat misinformed about vaccines. read more
Feb 09, 2020 10:48
The new virus has spread rapidly since emerging late last year in China, killing more than 800 people in the mainland and infecting over 37,000. Cases have been reported in two dozen other countries. read more