Pfizer's record breaking 9 month sprint to Covid-19 vaccine: A timeline

New York |Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST

Pfizer announced Friday it is seeking emergency approval from US regulators for its Covid-19 vaccine, which has shown 95 percent efficacy in a totality of two data sets released in the last 10 days. T

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MMR vaccine could protect against Covid-19: Study

New York |Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST

In a fight against the novel Coronavirus, scientists have now claimed that MMR vaccine which protects against measles, mumps and rubella, may also protect some people against severe Covid-19 symptoms.

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Philippines logs 1,791 new COVID-19 cases, Duterte calls for universal vaccine access

Asia | November 21, 2020 3:12:39 PM IST

Manila [Philippines], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines on Saturday reported 1,791 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the total number in the

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Macron calls for distributing first COVID-19 vaccine doses to low-income countries

Europe | November 21, 2020 11:42:47 PM IST

Paris [France], November 21 (ANI/Sputnik): French President Emmanuel Macron told the G20 summit on Saturday that the world's leading economies should join efforts to create a system that envisions dis

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Saudi Arabia commits USD 500mln to COVID-19 vaccine development

Asia | November 21, 2020 7:42:32 AM IST

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], November 21 (ANI/Sputnik): The Saudi Arabian government has committed more than $500 million to funding efforts to develop and produce a safe and effective vaccine against the c

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Infosys' US arm develops Covid vaccine management solution

Bengaluru |Friday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST

Global software major Infosys' US subsidiary Simplus said on Thursday it developed a Covid vaccine management solution on the Salesforce platform amid the pandemic.

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Another Chinese Covid-19 vaccine enters late-stage human trials

Beijing |Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST

Chinese vaccine maker Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has commenced the phase-3 clinical trials for its Covid-19 vaccine, planning to recruit 29,000 volunteers across the world.

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Haryana health minister Vij gets trial dose of Covid vaccine

Chandigarh |Friday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij was administered a trial dose of India-made coronavirus vaccine Covaxin on Friday.

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India talking to vaccine cos, to procure 400-500m doses till July: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that India is in talks with the vaccine companies for the procurement of 400 to 500 million doses till July next year.

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'Centre to electronically track details of Covid vaccine recipients'

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST

The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday informed that the Centre has modified an electronic network to monitor the dosage of Covid vaccines, vaccinators and geographical location of the va

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People above 60, pregnant women to get Covid vaccine on priority in Odisha

Bhubaneswar |Thursday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said people above sixty years and pregnant women will get priority in Covid-19 vaccine distribution along with health workers in the state.

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YouTube adds extra info about Covid vaccines in fact-check panels

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST

YouTube has started adding information about Covid-19 vaccines in a second link to its fact-check panels which are shown below the videos on coronavirus and Covid-19 related themes.

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