Pregnant women, kids in S Korea to get jabs from 18 October

South Korea will begin administering Covid-19 vaccines to pregnant women and younger children starting from October 18 as part of its efforts to inoculate more people amid little signs of letup in the fourth wave of the pandemic, health authorities said on Monday. Continue Reading

Booster shots must to beat virus: Dr Fauci

Booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines will soon become necessary for people to gain maximum protection against Covid-19, US top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday, after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel rejected the broader use of the third dose among people aged 16 and above. Continue Reading

Biden lays out US vax donations, urges world leaders to join

President Joe Biden urged global leaders Thursday to join him in sharing coronavirus vaccines with struggling nations around the world after he promised the U.S. would donate 500 million doses to help speed the pandemic’s end and bolster the strategic position of the world’s wealthiest democracies. Continue Reading

Editorial: Fight continues

India has been reporting record daily coronavirus cases as a new wave of infections, combined with a shortage of hospital beds and vaccines, threatens to slow recovery from the pandemic. Continue Reading

Covid-19 vaccines being exported at the expense of Indians?

The Covid-19 vaccines to foreign countries are not being sent at the expense of Indian citizens, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Continue Reading

All eyes on India’s anti-Covid drive

The Central Drugs and Standards Committee (CDSCO) on Sunday formally approved the Covid-19 vaccines by Bharat Biotech and the Serum Institute of India (SII). Continue Reading