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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.

An overview of the history, myths associated with adjuvants, the unsung heroes of vaccines
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An overview of the history, myths associated with adjuvants, the unsung heroes of vaccines

Adjuvants have been lending a helping hand to vaccinologists for many decades. Yet a lack of a clear understanding of how they work has tainted their reputation, leading to epithets such as “alchemy” and “the immunologist’s dirty secret”.

Over 3.25 million vaccine doses administered on 22 March, highest single-day vaccination so far, says Centre
India

Over 3.25 million vaccine doses administered on 22 March, highest single-day vaccination so far, says Centre

Out of these, 29,03,030 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 48,345 sessions for the first dose and 3,50,065 healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) received the second dose of vaccine

Increase gap between Covishield vaccine doses to 4-8 weeks, Centre tells states
India

Increase gap between Covishield vaccine doses to 4-8 weeks, Centre tells states

This decision to revise the interval between doses from 4-6 weeks is applicable only to Covishield and not to Covaxin, the Union health ministry said

J&J chief scientist Paul Stoffels explains 'secret sauce' of its single-dose COVID-19 shot
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J&J chief scientist Paul Stoffels explains 'secret sauce' of its single-dose COVID-19 shot

Independent of region, virus variant, or age, the vaccine protects against severe disease, death and hospitalization, Stoffers said.

How will COVID-19 vaccines adapt to the new COVID-19 variants emerging?
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How will COVID-19 vaccines adapt to the new COVID-19 variants emerging?

If a variant with a mutated spike protein crops up that the original vaccine can’t recognize, companies would swap out that piece of genetic code for a better match.

Split doses, delay second shot, inject into skin; in crises, vaccines can be 'stretched': Experts
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Split doses, delay second shot, inject into skin; in crises, vaccines can be 'stretched': Experts

There is hard evidence that fractional doses and delayed doses have worked when doctors have tried them out of desperation.

Volunteers needed for different kinds of COVID-19 vaccines, even for frontrunners in vaccine race
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Volunteers needed for different kinds of COVID-19 vaccines, even for frontrunners in vaccine race

Multiple vaccines will be needed to meet global demand, raising concern that studies that still need to sign up thousands of volunteers.

eVIN network to track vaccine storage gets an upgrade to meet nation's COVID-19 vaccine needs
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eVIN network to track vaccine storage gets an upgrade to meet nation's COVID-19 vaccine needs

The digital system includes tracking of immunisations done, vaccine stocks and storage temperatures in some 25,000 cold chain storages across India.

Russia's Sputnik V: Germany, India, US, even fellow Russians skeptical of COVID-19 vaccine
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Russia's Sputnik V: Germany, India, US, even fellow Russians skeptical of COVID-19 vaccine

The director of AIIMS Delhi said 'If Russia’s vaccine is successful, then we will have to see critically whether it is safe and effective.'

World Immunization Week 2020: How vaccines work to protect your health
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World Immunization Week 2020: How vaccines work to protect your health

To commemorate World Immunization Week, here is a brief overview of how vaccines work and their contribution to global health.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Doctors rely on each other and guidelines as no cure or vaccine emerges
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Doctors rely on each other and guidelines as no cure or vaccine emerges

The evidence on the efficiency of the drugs are not enough and doctors have to use a range of options while treating COVID-19 patients.

Can decade old vaccines allow for some protection against Coronavirus untill we find a cure?
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Can decade old vaccines allow for some protection against Coronavirus untill we find a cure?

Vaccines are made using live strains of bacteria or viruses, to boost the immune system’s first line of defence, a more general way to guard against germs

WHO reminds governments, hospitals to continue to provide essential health services despite Coronavirus crisis
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WHO reminds governments, hospitals to continue to provide essential health services despite Coronavirus crisis

Essential health services must continue, babies are still being born, vaccines must still be delivered in this crisis.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What is community transmission? How do you protect yourself from the virus?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What is community transmission? How do you protect yourself from the virus?

Pandemic is a scary word but it has nothing to do with the seriousness of an illness but means disease has spread on a global level.

Public health measures are needed to avoid a resurgence later on says WHO emergency expert
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Public health measures are needed to avoid a resurgence later on says WHO emergency expert

Need to focus on finding those who are sick, who have the virus and their contacts, isolate them said Mike Ryan.

Coronavirus causing anxiety, these seven science-based strategies can help you cope with it
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Coronavirus causing anxiety, these seven science-based strategies can help you cope with it

Carl Jung said “What you resist persists” and as much as you try to get rid of anxiety, the more it rises.

Universal practise of immunization is one of the biggest triumphs of modern medicine
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Universal practise of immunization is one of the biggest triumphs of modern medicine

In the future, vaccines will be inhaled, there is a possibility that they will be administered topically as well.

World Immunisation Day 2019: As effect of many childhood vaccines wears off, let’s have look at vaccines one should get as an adult
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World Immunisation Day 2019: As effect of many childhood vaccines wears off, let’s have look at vaccines one should get as an adult

We all know about childhood vaccines, one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases in the community. But what many of us don’t realise is that effect of many of these vaccines wears off eventually

World Polio Day: Newly designed vaccine may help stamp out remaining polio cases worldwide
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World Polio Day: Newly designed vaccine may help stamp out remaining polio cases worldwide

Health officials are campaigning to eliminate all oral vaccines and rely on injected vaccines containing killed virus.