Indian companies prepare to buy vaccines for employees

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Several Indian companies are making plans to buy COVID-19 vaccines for their employees, just days after the country’s government began one of the world’s largest vaccination drives with healthcare and other frontline workers. India started world’s largest vaccination drives with healthcare and other frontline workers More...

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By Manisha Sen On Monday, January 18th, 2021
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‘Not right’ to vaccinate young before old: WHO

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization says it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in rich countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer countries. A doctor More...

By Manisha Sen On Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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Researchers find how cancer can be killed by body’s own immune system

Washington [US], January 17 (ANI): A new way to help the body’s immune system get past that deception and destroy cancer, has been found by a University of Missouri researcher. Immunotherapies are cancer drugs More...

By Manisha Sen On Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive hits bump due to app glitch

SATARA/BHUBANESWAR (Reuters) – India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive hit a bump on the first day due to glitches in an app called Co-Win that is being used to coordinate the campaign, according to several officials More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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Sanitation worker in AIIMS first person in Delhi to get COVID-19 vaccination

New Delhi, Jan 16 (PTI) Manish Kumar, a sanitation worker, became the first person in the Indian capital to be administered a COVID-19 vaccine during the launch of the nationwide vaccination programme at the All More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, January 16th, 2021
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India’s Modi kicks off vaccination campaign, among world’s largest

Healthcare workers watch Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing them through video conferencing to launch one of the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaigns at a government-run hospital in Kolkata, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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India’s new COVID-19 cases per million population in last 7 days among lowest in the world: Health ministry

New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) India recorded 87 new COVID-19 cases per million population in the last seven days which is one of the lowest in the world when compared with countries like the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, January 14th, 2021
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Three lakh healthcare workers to get vaccine shots on first day of virus inoculation drive

New Delhi, Jan 14 (PTI) Around 3 lakh healthcare workers will be inoculated at 2,934 sites across the country on the first day of the massive nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive which is set to begin from January More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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Coronavirus vaccine Covishield FAQ: What you need to know

New Delhi [India], January 13 (ANI): Prior to the beginning of the nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19 in India on January 16, the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has issued a fact-sheet to answer More...

By Manisha Sen On Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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India gears up for ‘world’s biggest vaccination drive’

New Delhi/Bengaluru (Reuters) – Indian carrier Spicejet carried a large consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from the city of Pune to the capital New Delhi on Tuesday in preparation for what it called the world’s More...