Vaccine is our only weapon against Delta Plus: Experts

Speakers at a panel discussion on ‘Covid-19: Lessons Learnt and Planning Forward’, echoed the sentiment that Delta plus Covid-19 variant continues to be a cause of concern and quick vaccination is the only weapon we have at hand. Continue Reading

Biden, Erdogan hold meeting, call it ‘fruitful’

US President Joe Biden and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held their first in-person meeting here on the sidelines of the NATO Summit, which the latter described as fruitful and sincere . Continue Reading

Biden announces international vaccine sharing plan

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that the US will allocate 75 per cent – nearly 1.9 crore of the first tranche of 2.5 crore doses – of unused Covid-19 vaccines from its stockpile through the UN-backed Covax global vaccine sharing programme to countries in South and Southeast Asia as well as Africa to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic. Continue Reading

WHO asks rich countries to delay child vax, donate jabs

Rich nations must delay their plans to vaccinate their children and teenagers against Covid-19 and instead donate the jabs to low-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Continue Reading