Jun 15, 2021 05:43 PM IST
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.
- May 19, 2021 11:23 PM IST
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.
- May 19, 2021 04:35 PM IST
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.
- May 19, 2021 04:18 PM IST
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.
- May 10, 2021 10:38 PM IST
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.
- May 07, 2021 05:38 PM IST
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.
- Apr 30, 2021 09:03 AM IST
Earlier reports said the US had 10 million of the vaccine doses in stock and was expected to manufacture another 50 million by June.
- Apr 06, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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.
- Mar 31, 2021 11:00 PM IST
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).
- Mar 31, 2021 06:53 PM IST
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.
- Mar 30, 2021 10:40 PM IST
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.
- Mar 28, 2021 04:28 PM IST
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.
- Mar 22, 2021 03:56 PM IST
This time interval between two doses has been revised only for Covishield and not Covaxin.
- Mar 21, 2021 06:32 PM IST
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.
- Mar 20, 2021 07:55 AM IST
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.
- Mar 18, 2021 10:47 PM IST
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.
- Mar 14, 2021 09:01 PM IST
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.
- Mar 14, 2021 06:44 PM IST
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.
- Mar 13, 2021 10:24 PM IST
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.
- Feb 11, 2021 08:02 AM IST
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
- Nov 13, 2020 04:24 PM IST
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