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Mamata writes to Modi, says Bengal ready to donate land for COVID-19 vaccine bulk manufacturing
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Mamata writes to Modi, says Bengal ready to donate land for COVID-19 vaccine bulk manufacturing

The West Bengal chief minister called on the prime minister for liberal and proactive import of COVID-19 vaccines

WHO could have sounded COVID-19 alarm 'sooner', says independent global panel report
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WHO could have sounded COVID-19 alarm 'sooner', says independent global panel report

The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response in its report said early responses to the outbreak detected in Wuhan in December 2019 "lacked urgency", with February 2020 being a costly "lost month" as countries failed to heed the alarm

At Dracula's castle in Romania, people queue up for COVID-19 vaccine shots and house tours
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At Dracula's castle in Romania, people queue up for COVID-19 vaccine shots and house tours

Those brave enough to get a Pfizer vaccine shot receive a “vaccination diploma,” which is aptly illustrated with a fanged medical worker brandishing a syringe.

COVID-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech commences direct supply of Covaxin to 14 states
India

COVID-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech commences direct supply of Covaxin to 14 states

The Hyderabad-based firm has started supplying its COVID-19 vaccine to the states based on the allocations received by the central government

India lauds patent waiver under WTO agreement, move will enable ramping up manufacturing of COVID vaccines
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India lauds patent waiver under WTO agreement, move will enable ramping up manufacturing of COVID vaccines

US had backed the initiative by India and South Africa, which sought relaxation in the TRIPS agreement norms to ensure availability and affordability of vaccines

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pfizer, BioNTech to donate vaccines for athletes and officials, confirms IOC
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Pfizer, BioNTech to donate vaccines for athletes and officials, confirms IOC

The Pfizer donation followed talks between the firm’s chairman and CEO, Albert Bourla, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

File complaint about threats, will conduct in-depth probe: Maharashtra govt tells Adar Poonawalla
India

File complaint about threats, will conduct in-depth probe: Maharashtra govt tells Adar Poonawalla

The SII CEO, who has been in the UK on an extended stay to evade alleged threats in India over the ever-increasing demand for COVID-19 vaccines, has said he will return in a few days

US to share 60 mn AstraZeneca vaccines with world after safety check, says 'zero doses available' currently
India

US to share 60 mn AstraZeneca vaccines with world after safety check, says 'zero doses available' currently

The White House press secretary said about 10 million doses could be released 'in the coming weeks' once the vaccine clears federal safety reviews

Reliance Industries increases supply of oxygen to over 700 tonnes a day to coronavirus-hit states
India

Reliance Industries increases supply of oxygen to over 700 tonnes a day to coronavirus-hit states

The supplies are being made to states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, which will provide relief to over 70,000 critically-ill patients every day

COVID-19 update: 15-day curfew in Maharashtra; Centre fast-tracks EUA for foreign vaccines
India

COVID-19 update: 15-day curfew in Maharashtra; Centre fast-tracks EUA for foreign vaccines

This came after Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was cleared for restricted emergency use by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) with certain conditions

COVID-19: US agencies recommend pause on use of J&J's vaccine over reports of blood clots
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COVID-19: US agencies recommend pause on use of J&J's vaccine over reports of blood clots

It is still unclear how much this could set back plans to vaccinate all adults in the United States by the end of May 2021.

South African COVID-19 variant can better bypass Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: Israeli study
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South African COVID-19 variant can better bypass Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: Israeli study

The South African variant accounted for less than one percent of coronavirus cases in Israel.

China considering mixing different COVID-19 vaccines to improve efficacy of jabs, says top health official
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China considering mixing different COVID-19 vaccines to improve efficacy of jabs, says top health official

Authorities have to "consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high", Chinese media outlet The Paper reported, citing Gao Fu, the head of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Narendra Modi hands over fast patrol vessel to Seychelles, inaugurates development projects
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Narendra Modi hands over fast patrol vessel to Seychelles, inaugurates development projects

The prime minister also jointly inaugurated with Seychelles president Wavel Ramkalawan a solar power plant, a court building and 10 community development projects

WTO says recovery of global trade in 2021 hinges on widespread COVID-19 vaccination
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WTO says recovery of global trade in 2021 hinges on widespread COVID-19 vaccination

While the rebound this year will be stronger than expected, WTO's growth forecast states it could slow to 4 percent in 2022.

COVID-19 vaccines: How are booster shots useful, and when might we need them?
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COVID-19 vaccines: How are booster shots useful, and when might we need them?

Benefits including greater immunity could come from using different vaccines, one after the other, experts said.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot found 79% effective in adults in long-awaited US study
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AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot found 79% effective in adults in long-awaited US study

The independent safety monitors found no serious side effects, including an increased risk of blood clots found in an EU study.

Patents in hand, wealthiest nations have signed away opportunity to vaccinate the world
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Patents in hand, wealthiest nations have signed away opportunity to vaccinate the world

Residents of wealthy and middle-income countries have received about 90 of the nearly 400 million vaccines delivered so far.

COVID-19 vaccine not exported at expense of Indians, Harsh Vardhan tells Rajya Sabha
India

COVID-19 vaccine not exported at expense of Indians, Harsh Vardhan tells Rajya Sabha

The government has provided 5.94 crore vaccine doses to 72 countries till Monday, the Union health minister informed the House

India has provided COVID-19 vaccines to 71 countries, over six new candidates in offing, says Harsh Vardhan
India

India has provided COVID-19 vaccines to 71 countries, over six new candidates in offing, says Harsh Vardhan

He also said that 1.84 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to people so far, while 23 crore tests have been conducted