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15  January 2021

"For those with the most severe frailty, even relatively mild vaccine side effects can have serious consequences," the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said.

Norway said Covid-19 vaccines may be too risky for the very old and terminally ill, the most cautious statement yet from a Euro ...

15  January 2021

GENEVA: Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even as one leading producer boosted its production forecast.

England meanwhile launched the first of its mass-inoculation sites in major cit ...

14  January 2021

Rome (CNN)Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict have received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the Vatican said Thursday.

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement that he was "able to confirm that within the vaccine program of the Vatican City State, to this date the fir ...

14  January 2021

While India is set to launch world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive starting January 16, there are few other countries which are already leading the race in vaccinating their population.

Overall, till January 12, 29.42 million people globally received at least one jab of the vaccine ...

13  January 2021

Suppliers of pandemic preventative medicines are working in full swing to assure the stable supply for both the domestic and overseas markets, despite hurdles resulting from tightening regional lockdown measures amid a new wave of coronavirus outbreaks.

Three cities in North China's Hebei ...

12  January 2021

A big mental health crisis looms over people across the world as a large-scale consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the experts.

Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said even when the coronavirus outbreak is under control, there will be ‘profo ...

12  January 2021

India has postponed its pulse polio programme, scheduled to be held on January 17. While the Union Health Ministry was yet to announce the postponement of the programme, a circular issued by Kerala government to its health workers said that the plan, to be held over three days from January 17, was p ...

08  January 2021

The number of patients in London hospitals has grown by 27 percent over the last week and the number on ventilators has increased by 42 percent.

London:
London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday declared a major incident, warning hospitals in the British capital could soon be overwhelmed aft ...

06  January 2021

BENGALURU - Criticism of India’s approval of a local COVID-19 vaccine without proof of its efficacy grew on Wednesday after news that a regulatory panel approved the shot just one day after asking the vaccine maker for more evidence it would work. A medic fills a syringe with COVAXIN, an Indian g ...

06  January 2021

The official dismissed reports that India would ban exports of vaccines it is producing to meet local demand.

India makes about 60% of vaccines globally and many countries are eagerly waiting for it to begin shipping doses.

It has formally approved the emergency use of two vacc ...

04  January 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the world's biggest inoculation drive against coronavirus is set to begin in the country, a day after the drugs regulator approved two vaccines for restricted emergency use. Lauding the scientists and technicians for the 'Made in India' vaccines, he s ...

04  January 2021

NEW DELHI: India will not allow the export of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for several months, the head of Serum Institute of India, which has been contracted to make 1 billion doses of the vaccine for developing nations, said Sunday.

With rich nations reserving m ...

04  January 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a six-week lockdown for England's 56 million people, including the closure of schools, after a surge in coronavirus cases brought warnings that hospitals could soon face collapse. Johnson stressed that Britain was leading the way with the introduction ...

23  December 2020

New Delhi: At a time when India is witnessing a decline in the active coronavirus cases, a new mutation of COVID-19 virus strain in United Kingdom has become a "super-spreader" with 70 per cent increased transmissibility rate. However, this mutated and more aggressive strain of coronavirus has not b ...

22  December 2020

New Delhi: A mutant strain of the novel coronavirus - first identified in the UK in September and which is rapidly replacing other variations of the virus - may already be present in several countries, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist at the World Health Organisation, told NDTV Monday night. ...

20  December 2020

This week, Phispers brings you news on the biggest M&A deal of 2020 as AstraZeneca announced it is buying Alexion for US$ 39 billion. Viatris, the biggest generic player formed by the merger of Pfizer’s Upjohn with Mylan last month, is gearing up for wide-ranging cutbacks that could eliminate 20 p ...

20  December 2020

Fake "Covid-19 immunity boosters" are being sold over the counter in London shops, a BBC investigation has found.

Coronil, a herbal remedy from India, was found on sale in shops in predominantly Asian areas across the capital.Manufacturers Patanjali Ayurved claim the pills protect agains ...

17  December 2020

Eli Lilly said it would buy Prevail Therapeutics in a deal potentially valued at $1.04 billion, to expand its presence in the lucrative field of gene therapy.
Lilly also forecast 2021 revenue to be between $26.5 billion and $28 billion, including sales of about $1 billion to $2 billion from i ...

17  December 2020

Hyderabad-based Biological E. Limited (BE) announced that its Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV) has been pre-qualified by the World Health Organisation (WHO). With this pre-qualification, BE became one of two pre-qualified suppliers of TCV to the UN agencies.

BE’s TCV is a single-dose ...

17  December 2020

New Delhi: Narayana Health in association with Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation announced the launch of a physical incubator called Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation (MSMF) MedTech Innovation Centre - BIRAC BIONEST. A centre with a dedicated space of around 8000 sqft Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation ...