Russia prepares for mass coronavirus vaccination campaign in OCTOBER after clinical trials with teachers and doctors first in line

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre did not name any countries but Sky News said the culprits are understood to include China, Russia and Iran. 

Prince William sports a facemask during a visit to the Oxford team working on a coronavirus vaccine and speaks with volunteers taking part in clinical trials

The update details the couple’s plans to connect their patronages with charities that can offer practical support for frontline responders, and plans to promote and support mental health charities, as well as ‘thanking and celebrating those working on the frontline’ of the crisis.

Speed, safety, fairness key for vaccine: WHO regional director

“Vaccine Nationalism” must not stop equitable access to a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) when it is eventually discovered, international experts said at an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conference on novel ideas in science and the ethics of vaccines against the pandemic.India, with its vaccine manufacturing capability, would play an important role […]

Mask, social distancing will be crucial even after Covid-19 vaccine: Scientist

More than 150 vaccine candidates in different stages of clinical trials across the world and 26 of them have reached the human trial phase. And out of these 26, five potential vaccines candidates have reached the Phase III or last stage of clinical trials.

COVID-19 vaccine by Russia may be available for public use by August 10

As the race for the coronavirus vaccine intensifies, Russia is planning to launch the world’s first coronavirus vaccine for public use within two weeks, despite safety and efficacy concerns, says a report. The adenoviral vector-based vaccine is currently in the phase 2 trials. The vaccine is being developed by Russian military and government researchers. The […]

Coronavirus | India has key vaccine role: Anthony Fauci

Equitable accessRajesh Bhushan, who will take over as Health Secretary soon, said discussions were under way in the government on the most appropriate way to ensure equitable access to vaccines. “Healthcare workers would be a priority. But there are several other stakeholders, the elderly, those with comorbidities and those extremely marginalised and because of socio-economic […]

Speed, safety, fairness key for Covid-19 vaccine: WHO regional director

A COVAX Facility has been established recently under the vaccine pillar of the ACT Accelerator to manage the large, diverse portfolio of Covid-19 vaccines that are under development, to ensure a global sharing of risks associated with the development of Covid-19 vaccines and an equitable access based on fair allocation of the available vaccines. The […]

Kids in Delhi go without vaccine as Covid crisis unfolds

A senior official of Delhi’s health department, on condition of anonymity, said the department has asked dispensaries to vaccinate children whenever they come in. “When the Asha and ANM workers go to the field, they are given a list of children who need vaccination. They motivate their parents to go to a nearby dispensary and […]

Adar Poonawalla: Hope to announce our own vaccines by the end of 2021

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on getting ready to manufacture 100 million doses a month of the Covid vaccine and “the biggest fear looming over” everybody’s head in the company. The Spanish flu of 1918 wiped out around 50 million people across the world within the two subsequent years that it held sway. […]

Fauci warns U.S. “unlikely” to reach herd immunity if too many refuse vaccine

“That’s one of the reasons why we have to make sure we engage the community as we’re doing now, to get community people to help us, for people to understand that we are doing everything we can to show that it’s safe and that it’s effective and that it’s for the good of them as […]