How vaccine nationalism could extend pandemic’s run

As part of its Operation Warp Speed aimed at advancing the development of coronavirus countermeasures, the U.S. has committed billions of dollars of support to vaccine companies, with the priority being protecting American citizens first. Officials have placed advance orders for hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines, in the event they prove effective, with […]

COVID-19: Three Indian vaccines in different phases of clinical testing, says ICMR

Dr Bhargava, however, said that social distancing and proper hygiene are the best “vaccine” available now and even after. “Physical Distancing, wearing a mask, proper hand hygiene are the best vaccine available at the moment and even after. We will have to continue with these measures,” he said. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Health Ministry said the […]

COVID-19 August 4 Highlights: Maharashtra reports 300 deaths in last 24 hours; Mumbai’s doubling rate now at 80 days

Mumbai: Maharashtra recorded 7,760 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the state’s COVID-19 tally to 4,57,956. Also, 300 people succumbed to the infection, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 in the state to 16,142 and the fatality rate to 3.52 per cent, as per the latest information shared by the state health department. Here […]

Covid Speed Read: Sebi extends deadline for senior posts; DCGI gives nod for final phase of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19: the current count in IndiaAs of Tuesday morning, India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases was 1,861,821, out of which 1,233,589 people have recovered and 39,044 have died due to the virus. Globally, the virus has so far infected 18,471,207 and reportedly killed 697,955. Highlighting an increase in the testing spree, the Indian Council of […]

Coronavirus: Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19

On Sunday, the chief minister posted a tweet saying that he had tested positive for coronavirus. “I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. I request those who have come in contact with me recently to be observant and exercise self […]