Tag: Covid 19 Vaccine

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University of Pittsburgh reports successful COVID-19 vaccine trial

New York: As governments across the world look for a treatment for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine have announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the coronavirus pandemic, after successful animal tests. When tested in mice, the vaccine — delivered through a fingertip-sized patch — produced antibodies […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Available This Year, Says UK Scientist

London: Two scientists who are leading the charge for a coronavirus vaccine in the UK have been speaking about their projects. Professor Sarah Gilbert is head of a team at the University of Oxford. Trials, which have had 5,000 volunteers, are set to begin on Thursday, the BBC reported. “We just start with two people […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
We are very close to a vaccine: Donald Trump
Fighting COVID-19: US is very close to a vaccine, says Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump while addressing the daily White House coronavirus briefing said “we are very close to a vaccine”, after noting vaccine trials taking place in the US, Germany, the United Kingdom and China. He was joined by Vice-President Mike Pence and Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus taskforce co-ordinator, the BBC reported. […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Israel Claims Breakthrough In COVID-19 Treatment

Tel Aviv: In what could be said as a breakthrough in the treatment of patients infected with novel-Coronavirus, Israel’s Defence Minister revealed that the top Biological Research institute of his country is on the verge of inventing treatment for the deadly virus. Israel’s Defence Minister Naftali Bennett made the claims following his visit to the […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Italian researchers claim to have developed world's first Covid-19 vaccine

Rome: Italian researchers have claimed that they have successfully developed a vaccine to contain coronavirus (Covid-19) which is likely to work on humans, a report said. Luigi Aurisicchio, CEO of Takis, the firm developing the medication, said that a coronavirus candidate vaccine has neutralised the virus in human cells for the first time, the Arab […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
ICMR partners with Bharat Biotech to develop COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop a fully indigenous vaccine for coronavirus. According to a statement issued by the ICMR, the team will use the virus strain isolated at ICMR’s National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune. “The strain has been […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
WHO Chief Scientist Commends India For Keeping COVID-19 Cases Low

New Delhi: World Health Organisation’s Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Monday commended India for keeping the coronavirus cases and deaths very low compared to other countries and said it will play an important role in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19. She said the whole world has to be prepared for the ongoing transmission […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Enters Advanced Human Trials

London: The University of Oxford said on Friday that its researchers have begun recruiting adults and children for advanced human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine that will involve up to 10,260 volunteers across the UK. The initial human trials which began in April involved more than 1,000 volunteers. The immunisations in the initial trials have […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Intelligent Testing Strategy For Being 'Ahead Of Virus': ICMR

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research on Monday said that India developed an Intelligent Testing Strategy to remain ‘ahead of the virus’ by developing testing infrastructure that is laboratories and other means of testing. According to ICMR, the country now has a capacity of testing 2 lakh samples per day. “India now has […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
GSK To Produce One Billion Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Next Year

London: Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday said it plans to produce 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine adjuvant, an ingredient that makes vaccines work better, in 2021 to support multiple Covid-19 vaccine collaborations. Saying that it has started manufacture of the adjuvant at risk, the company added that it was in discussions with governments and […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
No Haj Without Two Vaccine Doses: Haj Committee Of India

Mumbai: In a major development, the Haj Committee of India (HCI) has said that no Indian Muslims shall be allowed to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage unless they have…

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Covid-19 vaccine: Pfizer CEO claims medicine could be ready by October

New York: Global pharmaceutical major Pfizer believes that a Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of October, the company’s CEO Albert Bourla said. Pfizer is conducting clinical trials in the US and Europe for the BNT162 vaccine programme to prevent Covid-19 in collaboration with German mRNA company BioNTech. Bourla made the comments while […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Likely In 2020, But Production Only By 2021 End

New Delhi: Swedens chief epidemiologist Dr Anders Tegnell said Covid-19 vaccine may be developed in 2020, but its production will only start by the end of 2021. In a webinar organized by Public Health Foundation of India, Tegnell, who is also the architect of Covid-19 Sweden’s lockdown-lite, said: “To reach full herd immunity to stop […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Odisha Demands 25 Lakh Vaccine Doses In Single Lot From Centre

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday demanded at least 25 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine in a single lot from the Centre as it is unable to expedite the ongoing…

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine From AstraZeneca May Provide Protection For A Year

London: AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by researchers from Oxford University will likely provide protection against the disease for one year, the British drug maker’s CEO told Belgian radio station Bel RTL on Tuesday. According to a report in City A.M., AstraZeneca is aiming to deliver two billion doses of the drug by the end […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021