Will vaccinating all above 18 control Covid in India?

Healthcare experts, while welcoming the Union government’s decision to provide Covid-19 vaccine to all above 18 years from 1 May, however say things might go out of hand before that if a lockdown is not implemented. Continue Reading

Harsh Vardhan hits back at Manmohan for letter to Modi

A day after former Prime Minister and Congress leader Dr Manmohan Singh wrote to the PM Narendra Modi, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today responded sharply to his five-point letter on the Covid-19 situation in the country. Continue Reading

WHO laments imbalance in Covid-19 shot distribution

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that there is a shocking imbalance in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines for poorer countries. Continue Reading

Sri Lanka gets donated vaccine doses from China

Sri Lanka received 6,00,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China as a donation on Wednesday. Sri Lankan authorities said the supplied doses will go first to Chinese citizens in Sri Lanka, where thousands of people from China are working. Continue Reading

Canada halts AstraZeneca vax for adults under 55 years

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has recommended that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine should not be used in adults under 55 years of age at this time, while rare cases of serious blood clots were being further probed. Continue Reading

At PM’s meet, Health Ministry proposes vaccine to all above 45

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a video conference with Chief Ministers to assess the Covid-19 situation in the country as well as the vaccination drive amid a spike in active cases that has increased the government’s worry. Continue Reading

More European nations suspend AstraZeneca vax use

More European countries, fully or partially, have suspended the use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by British company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford following reports of several suspected deaths from clotting after inoculation. Continue Reading

Covid: Neuberg becomes first private lab to administer vaccine

Neuberg Diagnostics has received government approval for administering Covid-19 vaccine to its staff. It claimed that it became the first private lab to administer vaccine. Continue Reading