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  • Why Asia, the pandemic champion, remains miles away from the finish line Jun 15, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    Why Asia, the pandemic champion, remains miles away from the finish line

    While the United States, which has suffered far more grievous outbreaks, is now filling stadiums with vaccinated fans and cramming airplanes with summer vacationers, the pandemic champions of the East are still stuck in a cycle of uncertainty, restrictions and isolation.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | Malawi destroys 20,000 expired doses of AstraZeneca vaccine May 19, 2021 11:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | Malawi destroys 20,000 expired doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

    Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda put some of the vials of the expired doses into an incinerator to start the destruction Wednesday at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, the capital.

  • Malawi burns 19,610 AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses that expired May 19, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    Malawi burns 19,610 AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses that expired

    According to Malawi's health minister, the vaccines arrived just 18 days before their expiry date. WHO has said vaccines should not be destroyed, as they may be safe even after the use-by date.

  • Thailand starts COVID-19 vaccinations for Buddhist monks at risk May 19, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Thailand starts COVID-19 vaccinations for Buddhist monks at risk

    About 500 monks were inoculated in the capital, Bangkok, on Tuesday and Wednesday, to allow them to receive daily alms and do merit-making activities, as Thailand battles its third and most potent wave of infections.

  • COVID-19 update | One AstraZeneca vaccine dose gives 80% lower death risk: Report May 10, 2021 10:38 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | One AstraZeneca vaccine dose gives 80% lower death risk: Report

    People who had a single dose of AstraZeneca vaccine were 55% protected against death, with a figure of 44% protection for a single dose of Pfizer, compared to unvaccinated people.

  • COVID-19 crisis | UK to offer under-40s alternative to AstraZeneca shot May 07, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis | UK to offer under-40s alternative to AstraZeneca shot

    The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization said people aged 30 to 39 without underlying health conditions should receive an alternative vaccine, where available and only if this does not cause substantial delays in being vaccinated.

  • COVID-19 vaccination | US to send 20 million AstraZeneca doses to India: Report Apr 30, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination | US to send 20 million AstraZeneca doses to India: Report

    Earlier reports said the US had 10 million of the vaccine doses in stock and was expected to manufacture another 50 million by June.

  • COVID-19 Update | Clear link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots in brain: EMA official Apr 06, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | Clear link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots in brain: EMA official

    The regulator has consistently said the benefits outweigh the risks as it investigates 44 reports of an extremely rare brain clotting ailment known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) out of 9.2 million people in the European Economic Area who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine.

  • COVID-19 update | EU drug watchdog reaffirms no particular clot risk factor linked to AstraZeneca vaccine Mar 31, 2021 11:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | EU drug watchdog reaffirms no particular clot risk factor linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

    Investigations by EMA and several national authorities in the EU continue, after initial probes deemed the vaccine safe for use following reports of a brain clotting ailment known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST).

  • COVID-19 update | Spain will use AstraZeneca vaccine for essential workers over 65 years Mar 31, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Spain will use AstraZeneca vaccine for essential workers over 65 years

    A number of other European countries have gone further and lifted the age limit altogether, or, like in Germany, are now giving the AstraZeneca vaccine primarily to older people.

  • COVID-19 update | India extends shelf life of AstraZeneca vaccine to 9 months Mar 30, 2021 10:40 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | India extends shelf life of AstraZeneca vaccine to 9 months

    The approval, given to a licensed version of the drug made by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and exported to dozens of countries, could help health authorities minimise vaccine wastage and better plan their inoculation programmes.

  • COVID-19 Update | South Africa plans to vaccinate 200,000 people daily against coronavirus: Report Mar 28, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | South Africa plans to vaccinate 200,000 people daily against coronavirus: Report

    South Africa has been the hardest hit nation on the continent by COVID-19. It has recorded both the highest number of cases in Africa – more than 1.5 million – and of deaths, with more than 50,000 fatalities.

  • Increase Covishield dose gap to 6-8 weeks, Centre tells states Mar 22, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    Increase Covishield dose gap to 6-8 weeks, Centre tells states

    This time interval between two doses has been revised only for Covishield and not Covaxin.

  • COVID-19 update | Massive religious gathering worries India as coronavirus cases surge Mar 21, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Massive religious gathering worries India as coronavirus cases surge

    Mahakumbh organisers have said here more than 150 million visitors are expected, as many Hindus believe bathing in the river during this period absolves people of sins and bring salvation from the cycle of life and death.

  • Keep using AstraZeneca vaccine, WHO urges world Mar 20, 2021 07:55 AM IST

    Keep using AstraZeneca vaccine, WHO urges world

    European and British regulators also said this week that the benefits of AstraZeneca’s shot outweighed the risks, prompting various nations to lift their suspensions.

  • Joe Biden Urges Mexico to Do More to Stop Migration Mar 18, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    Joe Biden Urges Mexico to Do More to Stop Migration

    President Joe Biden has moved quickly to dismantle some of former President Donald Trump’s signature immigration policies, halting construction of a border wall, stopping the swift expulsion of children at the border and proposing a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the United States.

  • COVID-19 Update | Italian region suspends AstraZeneca jabs after death Mar 14, 2021 09:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | Italian region suspends AstraZeneca jabs after death

    Already on Thursday, Italy decided to halt the use of a batch of the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine because of fears over the formation of blood clots.

  • COVID-19 update | Ireland temporarily suspends AstraZeneca vaccine Mar 14, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Ireland temporarily suspends AstraZeneca vaccine

    Ireland's National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) recommended the temporary deferral of the administration of the vaccine "out of an abundance of caution", pending the receipt of more information from European regulators in the coming days.

  • COVID-19 Update | Three health workers who received AstraZeneca vaccine treated for blood clots, Norway says Mar 13, 2021 10:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | Three health workers who received AstraZeneca vaccine treated for blood clots, Norway says

    Before Denmark’s and Norway’s move, Austria stopped using a batch of AstraZeneca shots while investigating a death from coagulation disorders and an illness from a pulmonary embolism.

  • Justin Trudeau dials Modi amid frosty ties: PM assures India ready to supply COVID-19 vaccines to Canada Feb 11, 2021 08:02 AM IST

    Justin Trudeau dials Modi amid frosty ties: PM assures India ready to supply COVID-19 vaccines to Canada

    Trudeau’s outreach indicated his clear intentions to improve ties with India, especially after his comments backing the farmers' protest had adversely impacted bilateral relations

  • COVID-19 update | India to get 100 million AstraZeneca's vaccine shots by December 2020: Reports Nov 13, 2020 04:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | India to get 100 million AstraZeneca's vaccine shots by December 2020: Reports

    Serum Institute of India plans to have 100 million doses ready by December 2020 for an inoculation drive that could begin across India that same month, say reports

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