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The death toll climbed to 4,25,757 with 562 fatalities (Source: PTI)

Covid 19 update: India registers 42,625 new cases, 562 deaths in 24 hrs

Aug 04, 2021

The number of active cases increased to 4,10,353 and accounted for 1.29 % of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate rose to 97.37 %

Sanofi's bid for Translate Bio marks the latest interest by a large pharmaceutical company in mRNA technology (Source:Reuters)

Sanofi bets big on mRNA vaccines, to buy Translate Bio for $3.2 bn

Aug 03, 2021

The firm said it would acquire all outstanding shares of Translate Bio for $38.00 per share in cash, representing a total equity value of about $3.2 billion

The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21

COVID-19 vaccine: Over 3.29 cr unused doses still available with states, UTs, says Centre

Jul 25, 2021

Over 45.37 crore vaccine doses have been provided to the states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 11,79,010 doses are in the pipeline, Health Ministry said

Three states namely Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have administered more than 1 crore cumulative doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the age group 18-44 years

Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India exceed 43 crore

Jul 25, 2021

The 22,80,435 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 2,72,190 vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years on July 24

The new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21

COVID-19 vaccine: Over 2.98 cr unused doses still available with states, private hospitals, says Centre

Jul 24, 2021

Over 44.53 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 85,58,360 doses are in the pipeline, the Union Health Ministry said

Wipro chairman Rishad Premji noted that making vaccination mandatory for employees was not an option as it was an individual choice

Over 55% of Wipro employees vaccinated against COVID-19

Jul 15, 2021

Wipro chairman Rishad Premji said the company has on its own inoculated around 35,000 employees and their families since June when it purchased one lakh COVID-19 vaccines for the purpose of vaccinating staff across its campuses

Covaxin to soon receive nod for EUL from WHO

Bharat Biotech says WHO nod to Covaxin for emergency use listing soon

Jul 13, 2021

"The review process has now commenced with the expectation that we will receive EUL from WHO at the earliest," said Chairman Krishna Ella

Last week, India's drug controller had granted approval to the import of Moderna's mRNA COVID-19 vaccine through Cipla

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: India offers legal indemnity, but with riders

Jul 10, 2021

The proposal, which has been further sent to Moderna, will be taken up by its board of directors and once granted approval, will enable immediate import by India of around seven million doses of the company's vaccine

Based on recent data on the Delta infections, the B.1.167.2 Delta variant appeared to be more transmissible than the B.1.1.7 in the UK

Delta COVID-19 variant up to eight times more resistant to vaccine antibodies

Jul 06, 2021

Delta Plus has an extra mutation called K417N in the spike protein that enhances the attachment of the virus to infected cells. This mutation increases chances of the virus to escape immunisation and can influence vaccine effectiveness

The Delta variant of the coronavirus was first uncovered in Maharashtra late last year

Vaccines maybe 8 times less effective against Delta Covid-19 variant: Study

Jul 05, 2021

The study also claimed the Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, is less sensitive to neutralising antibodies that are found in the bodies of recovered COVID-19 patients

What is a vaccine passport and how can you get one for yourself?

Jul 05, 2021

The pace of vaccination has helped in easing the freeze on passenger movement across international borders. But, how will a vaccine passport work? And why should it be a concern for India?