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Nasal vaccines against Covid-19 are likely to prevent the virus from entering through the nose, (Photo: Bharat Biotech)

Will nasal vaccines offer maximum protection against Covid-19? What we know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 07:21 PM IST
As India gives nod to conduct a trial of a mixing of intramuscular vaccine and a nasal vaccine, here is why instranasal vaccines are being considered as the gamechanger in preventing Covid-19.
Kolkata vaccine fraud: Debanjan Deb's 'mistake' was inviting actress and TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty to take the anti-Covid jab at one of the free vaccination camps run by him. (Reuters/Representative Illustration)
Kolkata vaccine fraud: Debanjan Deb's 'mistake' was inviting actress and TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty to take the anti-Covid jab at one of the free vaccination camps run by him. (Reuters/Representative Illustration)

Kolkata vaccine scam: CBI searches office of fake IAS officer Debanjan Deb

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Debanjan Deb, the prime accused in the Kolkata fake Covid-19 vaccine case, and his four arrested associates were taken to the office during the CBI search, reports said.
Covid-19: Japan to accept vaccination passport applications from July 26(AP)
Covid-19: Japan to accept vaccination passport applications from July 26(AP)

Covid-19: Japan to accept vaccination passport applications from July 26

ANI |
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2021 07:56 PM IST
The vaccination certificates in Japan will be official records issued by municipalities. It will show information about an administered vaccine, the vaccination date and location and personal information such as name of the traveller and passport number.
Direct flights from India are banned till July 21 until further notice. (AP)
Direct flights from India are banned till July 21 until further notice. (AP)

Canada to ease travel restrictions for international students. All you to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 04:22 PM IST
  • Canada will be easing travel restrictions only for citizens and permanent residents from Monday
Karnataka eases RT-PCR report rule for vaccinated travellers coming from Kerala(Unsplash)
Karnataka eases RT-PCR report rule for vaccinated travellers coming from Kerala(Unsplash)

Karnataka eases RT-PCR report rule for vaccinated travellers coming from Kerala

ANI |
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2021 09:16 AM IST
According to Karnataka's order regarding special surveillance measures for travellers arriving from Kerala, those with vaccination certificate of having received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine will be exempted from producing a negative RT-PCR certificate.
The Drug Controllers General of India (DCGI) approved Sputnik V for emergency use in India besides Covishield and Covaxin.(REUTERS)
The Drug Controllers General of India (DCGI) approved Sputnik V for emergency use in India besides Covishield and Covaxin.(REUTERS)

Sputnik V showed 97.8% efficacy in UAE; no adverse cases seen, says RDIF

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2021 03:54 PM IST
  • Sputnik V is “one of the best Covid vaccines in the world” and its inoculation helps in creating a durable immunity and also to return to a normal life, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev said in a statement
Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty got herself vaccinated with Covishield in a bid to encourage others to do the same but grew suspicious when she did not receive a vaccination certificate. (LSTV/PTI Photo)
Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty got herself vaccinated with Covishield in a bid to encourage others to do the same but grew suspicious when she did not receive a vaccination certificate. (LSTV/PTI Photo)

Vaccines administered did not contain anything harmful: Mimi Chakraborty

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2021 08:18 PM IST
  • Mimi Chakraborty was invited to the vaccination camp on Wednesday by a man who claimed it was meant for inoculating transgender individuals and the disabled
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi. (PTI PHOTO.)
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi. (PTI PHOTO.)

News updates from HT: Work to address Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy, says Sonia

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 01:02 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The vaccine was noted to prevent both infection and lung damage in the mice.(AP representative image)
The vaccine was noted to prevent both infection and lung damage in the mice.(AP representative image)

Scientists developing universal vaccine to fight Covid-19 variants

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 08:02 AM IST
  • The vaccine effectively generated neutralising antibodies, when injected in mice, against the multiple spike protein, which coronaviruses use to latch onto healthy cells, including one associated with B.1.351 that was first identified in South Africa.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain’s reaction followed Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri’s criticism of the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government’s vaccination drive.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain’s reaction followed Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri’s criticism of the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government’s vaccination drive.

Delhi vaccinating citizens regularly unlike Madhya Pradesh: AAP slams Centre

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 04:45 PM IST
  • “We are not vaccinating like Madhya Pradesh, inoculating lakhs in a day and unable to vaccinate even 1,000 on other days. We are not vaccinating for photo-ops or event management,” said Satyendar Jain
The Covid jab is also being tested on children in the age group of 12-18 years, apart from adults, according to Zydus.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
The Covid jab is also being tested on children in the age group of 12-18 years, apart from adults, according to Zydus.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

Zydus Cadila to seek emergency approval for its Covid vaccine: Details

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 12:16 PM IST
  • According to Zydus Cadila, the three doses of Zycov-D are to be administered at day 0, day 28 and day 56.
Visitors sanitizing their hands while entering Ambience Mall after it reopened following relaxations in Covid-19 in Gurugram.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Visitors sanitizing their hands while entering Ambience Mall after it reopened following relaxations in Covid-19 in Gurugram.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: Gurugram mall, restaurants offer discounts to vaccinated customers

ANI | , Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 05:26 PM IST
A Gurugram mall has started an initiative for heathcare workers while pub bar and restaurants in the Millenium city of India have rolled-out special offers for vaccinated people.
Union home minister Amit Shah inaugurates the Kalol railway bridge, in Gandhinagar on Monday. Chief minister Vijay Rupani, and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel also present. (ANI Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah inaugurates the Kalol railway bridge, in Gandhinagar on Monday. Chief minister Vijay Rupani, and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel also present. (ANI Photo)

Centre to increase pace of Covid-19 vaccination from next month: Amit Shah

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 03:01 PM IST
  • Amit Shah urged the citizens to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and expressed hope that this decision of mass vaccination at free of cost will help the nation in succeeding in the fight against Covid-19.
To vaccinate adults in the remaining population group of 18-45 years category, state governments and private hospitals and institutions were free to procure directly from the manufacturer from the remaining 50% supplies.(PTI)
To vaccinate adults in the remaining population group of 18-45 years category, state governments and private hospitals and institutions were free to procure directly from the manufacturer from the remaining 50% supplies.(PTI)

Free vaccination for all from today as new policy rolls out

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 01:06 AM IST
  • The aim of the government is to vaccinate all adults in the country against Covid-19 by the end of this year
For the 18-45 age group, 268,000 vaccine doses are available, which translates to a day’s stock of Covaxin and 13 days stock of Covishield.
For the 18-45 age group, 268,000 vaccine doses are available, which translates to a day’s stock of Covaxin and 13 days stock of Covishield.

Plan for walk-in jabs for 18-45 group in the works: Delhi government

By HT Correspondent and PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 05:08 AM IST
  • On Saturday, 85,907 people were vaccinated in Delhi, out of which 52,060 were from the 18-45 year age category.
In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia from entering the country.(AP / File)
In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia from entering the country.(AP / File)

UAE to suspend entry from three countries, allows fully vaccinated Indians

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 09:41 AM IST
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia from entering the country from Monday. Travellers from India, who have valid residence visas and have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, will be allowed in the emirate.
After five minutes, another ANM, giving shots to the 18-45 years age group, administered her a dose of Covishield to Sunila Devi,
After five minutes, another ANM, giving shots to the 18-45 years age group, administered her a dose of Covishield to Sunila Devi,

67-yr-old woman administered two jabs of different vaccines in Bihar

By Ruchir Kumar, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 03:53 AM IST
  • On June 16, Sunila Devi was administered shots of the two vaccines in a space of five minutes at the Utkramit Vidyalaya, a rural camp in Patna district’s Beldarichak village.
Currently, the country’s vaccination programme is using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, locally manufactured as Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, and Russian vaccine Sputnik V.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Currently, the country’s vaccination programme is using the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, locally manufactured as Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, and Russian vaccine Sputnik V.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Zydus Cadila set to seek nod for its Covid vaccine

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:24 AM IST
  • If approved by the Drugs Controller General of India, it will become the fourth vaccine to be cleared for use against the viral infection in India
A health worker prepares a syringe with Covishield, Serum Institute of India's version of the AstraZeneca vaccine, during a drive-in vaccination program. (AP)
A health worker prepares a syringe with Covishield, Serum Institute of India's version of the AstraZeneca vaccine, during a drive-in vaccination program. (AP)

Top 10 states that have administered highest Covid vaccine doses so far. Check

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 09:12 PM IST
  • Here are the top 10 states that have administered the highest number of Covid-19 vaccine doses so far, according to the health ministry.
India's cumulative vaccination coverage reached over 27.23 crore on Saturday. (HT PHOTO/Bhushan Koyande)(Representational)
India's cumulative vaccination coverage reached over 27.23 crore on Saturday. (HT PHOTO/Bhushan Koyande)(Representational)

Chhattisgarh: Health workers cross multiple hurdles to vaccinate people

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 06:18 PM IST
  • A team of healthcare workers reached the remote area of Balrampur in Chhattisgarh to hold a Covid-19 vaccination drive, for which they crossed a knee-deep river, climbed mountains and walked 9kms through a dense forest, reported news agency ANI.
A student receives Covid-19 vaccine dose during a special vaccination drive organised by the Karnataka government.(PTI representative image)
A student receives Covid-19 vaccine dose during a special vaccination drive organised by the Karnataka government.(PTI representative image)

Karnataka starts rural campaign to allay fears of Covid-19 vaccines

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 05:38 PM IST
  • Karnataka is one of the first states in the country that attempted to dispel misapprehensions about Covid vaccination in the rural areas.
On average, 8,446 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 across the world every day in the past week.(REUTERS)
On average, 8,446 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 across the world every day in the past week.(REUTERS)

Number Theory: Global Covid-19 deaths soar past four million

UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 04:36 AM IST
  • The top five countries by total number of deaths – the United States, Brazil, India, Russia and Mexico – together have been responsible for nearly 50% of all deaths in the world
None of Covid-19 vaccines use a live virus. (HT file)
None of Covid-19 vaccines use a live virus. (HT file)

Covid vaccination doesn’t affect male fertility: Study

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2021 03:22 AM IST
  • The study by researchers at University of Miami covered 45 men who were assessed before and after they received their vaccines.
A medic wearing special suit to protect against coronavirus treats a patient with coronavirus in Moscow, Russia.(AP)
A medic wearing special suit to protect against coronavirus treats a patient with coronavirus in Moscow, Russia.(AP)

Covid-19: Kremlin blames vaccine hesitancy as Delta variant drives Moscow surge

Reuters | , Moscow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 08:12 PM IST
As of June 2, the most recent tally available, only 18 million Russians had received at least one dose of vaccine: at one-eighth of the population, that is far less than in most Western countries.
EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week(Reuters representative image)
EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week(Reuters representative image)

EU set to lift non-essential travel curbs for US residents this week

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Portugal, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU, proposed adding the US, Albania, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macau, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Taiwan to a so-called 'white list' of countries from which non-essential travel to the bloc is allowed
South Korea to exempt some vaccinated tourists from Covid-19 quarantine(REUTERS)
South Korea to exempt some vaccinated tourists from Covid-19 quarantine(REUTERS)

South Korea to exempt some vaccinated tourists from its Covid-19 quarantine

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2021 12:39 PM IST
South Korea will exempt some travellers who have received their Covid-19 vaccine shots overseas from its mandatory two-week quarantine starting July 1
Thailand gears up to reopen Phuket for vaccinated tourists from July 1(Photos by Gareth Harrison and Sumit Chinchane on Unsplash)
Thailand gears up to reopen Phuket for vaccinated tourists from July 1(Photos by Gareth Harrison and Sumit Chinchane on Unsplash)

Thailand gears up to reopen Phuket for Covid-19 vaccinated tourists from July 1

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 12:45 PM IST
Thailand ramps up vaccine rollout as it plans to expand the reopening procedure to other tourist hotspots, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui in October if the Phuket plan succeeds in July. The entire country could then reopen for vaccinated tourists from January next year.
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