The COVID-19 Vaccine Alliance Between the US and India

According to the vaccine alliance, GAVI, the US vaccine maker Novavax and the Serum Institute of India have signed a memorandum of understanding for the supply of Covid-19 vaccines to the WHO backed Covax facility. The Serum Institute of India and Novavax already have an agreement for vaccine supply that includes a commitment to provide a total of 1.1 billion doses of Novavax’s candidate NVXCoV2373 to the Covax facility, this existing agreement is to be included in the memorandum of understanding. The Novavax vaccine is said to have shown 90%…

Coronil Certified by the WHO as Effective Against COVID-19?

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s claim that Coronil is effective in boosting immunity and controlling COVID-19 faced a strong objection from the Indian Medical Association (IMA). Baba Ramdev, co-founder of Patanjali, released a scientific research paper in the presence of union ministers Harshvardhan and Nitin Gadkari at an event that was organised by Patanjali. The paper stated that Patanjali manufactured Coronil is the “first evidence-based Ayurvedic medicine” against coronavirus. It also stated that Coronil has received the Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product from the Ayush section of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation…

Vaccine and the New Covid-19 strains

Vaccination drive has been going on in the country with full force but with the emergence of the new coronavirus strains in certain states have left people thinking over the efficacy of these vaccines. Dr. M.C. Misra, former AIIMS director, New Delhi, talks about the vaccines and the new strains The information till now about the efficacy and the immunogenicity of the Covishield suggests that about 60% to 70% immunity is developed after the dose only. This why according to the WHO’s directions a gap of 8 to 12 weeks…

The World Will Come Back to Normal in 7.4 Years with the Current Vaccine Rate – COVID-19 vaccine update

Ever since the pandemic has started, the one question that’s on everyone’s mind is, when will this get over? The answer to this question now lies in the speed of vaccination. U.S. science officials such as Anthony Fauci have suggested it will take 70% to 85% coverage of the population for things to return to normal.It will take the world as a whole 7.4 years at the current pace to return to normal.  Bloomberg has come up with a vaccine tracker. The calculator provides a snapshot in time, designed to…

Sero Survey Conducted in Delhi, More than 50% had Antibodies Against COVID-19 : Officials

A serological survey is meant to check prevalence of a disease in a population, by detecting the presence of specific antibodies against the virus. The serological test is performed to diagnose infections and autoimmune illnesses. It can also be conducted to check if a person has developed immunity to certain diseases. More than 50% of those surveyed have developed antibodies against Covid-19, suggests the fifth round of serological surveillance conducted in Delhi. This is the highest seroprevalence found during the surveys since the outbreak of the pandemic and according to…

Bird Flu Outbreak: Govt Issues 10-Point Guide to Eating Eggs, Chicken Safely

Poultry sales have crashed down due to the bird flu outbreak and many people are completely avoiding it. However, it is said to be okay to eat chicken meat or eggs if they are cooked properly. The World Health Organisation (WHO) also said that proper cooking would inactivates the virus present inside meat and eggs. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, have issued a 10-point guide to eating eggs, chicken safely. This came after several states including cities like Delhi…

Some Commonly Asked Questions Surrounding Covid19 Vaccine: Dr. Randeep Gularia, Director, AIIMS, Delhi

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COVID-19 vaccine is on its third phase of human trial but there are still a lot of many questions that people seek answers for. Health Info and News brings to you. The expert himself to and we the most frequently asked question surrounding Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Randeep Gularia, Director, AIIMS, Delhi tries to address some of the most frequently asked questions. Q. Is a COVID-19 vaccine scheduled anytime soon? Yes vaccine stages are under different stages of finalisation. Many of the vaccines are in the phase-3 trials and are almost…

COVAXIN: A Significant Landmark in India’s Scientific Discovery

Bharat Biotech’s ‘COVAXIN’ Emergency Use Authorization approval by DCGI-CDSCO, is a significant landmark in India’s Scientific Discovery, and Scientists Capability.  It is indeed a proud moment for the nation and a great milestone in India’s scientific capability, a beginning to the innovation ecosystem in India. The development of COVAXIN was a public private partnership between ICMR, NIV and Bharat Biotech. COVAXIN is India’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech which is developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Virology (NIV). This indigenous,…

Covishield And Covaxin Became First Coronavirus Vaccines To Be Approved For Emergency Use In India

Covishield became first coronavirus vaccine to be approved for emergency use in India. Covishield, the vaccine candidate from Serum Institute of India (SII), was approved by a Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). Covishield has been developed in partnership with the University of Oxford British drug maker AstraZeneca. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the vaccine has been approved for emergency use in India. The Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine was approved for use in the UK o December 30. Meanwhile, India is all set for…

What You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

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DR. PARINITA KAUR, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Aakash Healthcare Super Specialty Hospitals, talked to Health Info and News about the new variation in the virus that has been found in the UK. She also talks about if the mutant is more dangerous or causes severe illness than the previous one. Read on to find out. “ Whether it is more severe, more dangerous than the other ones, how infectious or transmissible it is and lastly if the vaccine will be of any effect on it or not. The mutant virus was…