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Proud to say, I have the Indian jab in my arms and it did me good: Boris Johnson thanks India
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Proud to say, I have the Indian jab in my arms and it did me good: Boris Johnson thanks India

UK PM Boris Johnson, who is on a two-day visit in India, thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a grand welcome in his home-state Gujarat on Thursday

Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla urges Novak Djokovic to get vaccinated, tweet goes viral
India

Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla urges Novak Djokovic to get vaccinated, tweet goes viral

World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic was barred from participating in the Australian Open as he refused to get vaccinated against coronavirus

Serum Institute pledges over $66 million to Oxford University for vaccine research centre
India

Serum Institute pledges over $66 million to Oxford University for vaccine research centre

The main focus of the research taking place in the Poonawalla Building will be vaccinology and it will house over 300 research scientists

WHO pushes back decision on Covaxin's EUL again, seeks more data
India

WHO pushes back decision on Covaxin's EUL again, seeks more data

The UN health body said that the TAG expects to reconvene for the final risk-benefit assessment on 3 November

Tedros Adhanom, Mansukh Mandaviya discuss emergency use listing of Covaxin on phone call
India

Tedros Adhanom, Mansukh Mandaviya discuss emergency use listing of Covaxin on phone call

The WHO director general said he also discussed vaccine equity issues, resumption of SII/AstraZeneca vaccine supplies, Covaxin EUL process and technology and license sharing through C-TAP

WHO chief and Health Minister discuss Covaxin's EUL, vaccine equity and supplying COVAX during virtual call
India

WHO chief and Health Minister discuss Covaxin's EUL, vaccine equity and supplying COVAX during virtual call

India will resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines in the fourth quarter of 2021 under the Vaccine Maitri' programme and to meet its commitment to the COVAX global pool.

AstraZeneca's COVID antibody drug shows reduction in severe infection, death in its phase 3 trials
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AstraZeneca's COVID antibody drug shows reduction in severe infection, death in its phase 3 trials

The treatment - AZD7442 - is made from a combination of two antibodies and was given to 903 participants with 90 percent of them having a high risk of progression to severe COVID-19.

COVID vaccines effective at preventing severe infection, 90 percent less likely to be hospitalised or die finds study
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COVID vaccines effective at preventing severe infection, 90 percent less likely to be hospitalised or die finds study

This study is one of the largest research conducted with them looking at data from 22 million people over 50 years starting in December 2020.

AstraZeneca seeks FDA's emergency use approval for its COVID-19 antibody treatment drug
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AstraZeneca seeks FDA's emergency use approval for its COVID-19 antibody treatment drug

Late-stage human trials showed that AstraZeneca’s antibody drug reduced the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 by 77 percent.

COVID-19 vaccine certificate controversy: Britain can antagonise India at its own peril
India

COVID-19 vaccine certificate controversy: Britain can antagonise India at its own peril

India needs to be an equal partner on a host of other responses – not the least among them is our Co-Win software. In this situation, Britain can antagonise India at its own peril. And the ramifications of it will not be restricted to the Covid response alone.

COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccine creator says mass boosters may be unnecessary
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COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccine creator says mass boosters may be unnecessary

Oxford University Professor Sarah Gilbert told The Telegraph newspaper that immunity from the vaccine was holding up well — even against the delta variant

How does the COVID-19 vaccine work once it enters the body – Roadmap for kids and adults
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How does the COVID-19 vaccine work once it enters the body – Roadmap for kids and adults

As soon as the vaccine is inside the tissue cells, it uses the instructions to create spike proteins. This process usually takes less than 12 hours.

Azerbaijan trial studying effects of combined Sputnik and AstraZeneca vaccines reports positive results
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Azerbaijan trial studying effects of combined Sputnik and AstraZeneca vaccines reports positive results

When contacted for their response to the latest development, both Serum Institute of India and Dr Reddy's Laboratories refused to comment at this time.

AstraZeneca's vaccine effectiveness against COIVD-19 lasts longer than Pfizer's finds study
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AstraZeneca's vaccine effectiveness against COIVD-19 lasts longer than Pfizer's finds study

Pfizer had "greater initial effectiveness" but saw "faster declines in protection against high viral burden and symptomatic infection."

Serum Institute's Covishield vaccine gets nod from France for travel
India

Serum Institute's Covishield vaccine gets nod from France for travel

The move to accept visitors vaccinated with AstraZeneca's vaccine made by SII came after a global outcry over the fact that the EU's selective approval was discriminatory

India pulled back vaccine supply to COVAX due to surge of cases inside country, says USAID administrator
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India pulled back vaccine supply to COVAX due to surge of cases inside country, says USAID administrator

The shortage is going to end soon as the US has purchased the Pfizer vaccine, which will start to come online in August, Samantha Power told a Congressional Committee

Delta variant cases mark 32% weekly increase in UK COVID figures, vaccine protection high, say officials
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Delta variant cases mark 32% weekly increase in UK COVID figures, vaccine protection high, say officials

Overall, the Delta variant first identified in India currently accounts for approximately 99 percent of cases that are sequenced across the UK, followed by the local Alpha variant of concern

COVID-19 Fact Check: What does science say about mixing vaccines?
India

COVID-19 Fact Check: What does science say about mixing vaccines?

While the studies show positive results of mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer, there are still doubts that linger.

China-made COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac, found safe, effective in children, adolescents: Lancet study
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China-made COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac, found safe, effective in children, adolescents: Lancet study

Most adverse reactions were mild or moderate, with pain at the injection site the most commonly reported symptom, the researchers said

Donated by India, COVID-19 vaccines languish and may expire in Afghanistan amid misinformation, scepticism
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Donated by India, COVID-19 vaccines languish and may expire in Afghanistan amid misinformation, scepticism

A mixture of scepticism and misinformation perpetuated on social media has slowed an already under-resourced vaccination campaign in Afghanistan.