US steps up COVID-19 vaccines, therapies development

Washington |Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST

The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced the establishment of a new clinical trials network aiming to step up vaccines and monoclonal antibodies testing, as the c

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Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine advances to key phase-3 trial

Beijing |Tuesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST

Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac has received approval for starting phase-3 clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, CoronaVac, in Brazil.

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Life will be normal once the COVID-19 vaccine is out: Ganguly

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST

While admitting that saliva is an issue when it comes to the spread of COVID-19, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Monday said he is hopeful once the vaccine is out everything will be fine by the end o

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US FDA commissioner refuses to offer Covid-19 vaccine timing

Washington |Monday, 2020 11:45:06 AM IST

Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Stephen Hahn has refused to offer a timeline for Covid-19 vaccine, which US President Donald Trump suggested could be available "long before t

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Beginning of end, India sounds confident of Covid vaccine

New Delhi |Sunday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST

As India races to bring a vaccine for Covid-19 by mid August, the government on Sunday said that it is entering the human trial stage which "marks the beginning of the end".

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It takes 18 months to develop good vaccine: Ex-ICMR chief

New Delhi |Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST

A good vaccine usually takes at least 18 months, before it could be rolled out for production after fast-tracking all the mandatory regulatory approvals, said N.K. Ganguly, former director general of

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Top VHP functionary offers himself for corona vaccine's human trials

New Delhi |Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST

Amid reports of India's COVID-19 vaccine given a green signal for human trials, a top functionary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has offered himself for it.

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Fauci slams lack of unified US response; remains hopeful for vaccine

New York |Friday, 2020 11:15:06 AM IST

America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci tore into the lack of a unified, national response to the coronavirus and warned that a "devil may care" interpretation in wide swathes of Americ

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Moderna phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trial could still begin in July

San Francisco |Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST

US-based pharmaceutical major Moderna has said that it still expects to begin phase-3 clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate in July after a report said that the late stage trial of the vacc

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