COVID-19 vaccination for older people saves most lives, years of life: Study

New Delhi [India], February 26 (ANI): A recent study by Joshua R. Goldstein, Thomas Cassidy, and Kenneth W. Wachter states that vaccinating the oldest against COVID-19 saves both the most lives and the most years of life. Margaret Keenan, 90, is applauded by staff as she returns to her ward after becoming the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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India’s health workers balk at taking homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is struggling to convince its health and front-line workers to take a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine controversially approved without late-stage efficacy data, government data showed More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe: FDA staff

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff said in documents published on Wednesday, paving the way More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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All above 60 years of age, 45-plus with other illnesses to get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1

New Delhi [India], February 24 (ANI): The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination in India will begin from March 1, in which people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with comorbidities will be vaccinated, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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India says new virus variants not behind rise in cases in Maharashtra and Kerala

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India said on Tuesday mutated versions of coronavirus were not responsible for an upsurge in cases in Maharashtra and Kerala, a potential relief for a country where mask-wearing and social More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, February 20th, 2021
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Lockdown unnecessary; double masking, micro-containment zones needed: expert

Mumbai, Feb 20 (PTI) A senior member of the Maharashtra government’s COVID-19 task force on Saturday said that lockdown is a draconian measure and has limited efficacy in countering the spread of the virus. Wearing More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, February 19th, 2021
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Over 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India: Govt

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) Over one crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country till now with the highest single-day vaccinations of more than 6 lakh jabs given on Thursday, the Union Health More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, February 19th, 2021
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Clinical trials indicate India’s vaccines will be effective against COVID-19 variants, says ICMR

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], February 19 (ANI): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday said interim results of the ongoing clinical trials indicated that the indigenous COVID-19 vaccines More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe?

How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe? Scientists look for safety issues during the testing phase and continue their monitoring as shots roll out around the world. So far, the only serious warning to emerge More...

By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, February 18th, 2021
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Heart damage in more than half of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital

Washington [US], February 18 (ANI): Around 50 per cent of patients who have been hospitalised with severe COVID-19 and who show raised levels of a protein called troponin cause damage to their hearts. FILE PHOTO: More...