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Pfizer vaccine can neutralize coronavirus variants first reported in UK, SA: Study

The COVID-19 vaccine co-developed by the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the German biotechnology company BioNTech can neutralise variants of the novel coronavirus that were first reported in the UK and South Africa, a new […]

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Indian American NYC Health Commissioner tests COVID positive

NEW YORK (TIP): Dave Chokshi, the Indian American Health Commissioner of New York City, said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and warned that the disease “continues to circulate in our communities, […]

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Global Covid-19 cases top 102mn

The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 102 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.20 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Saturday morning, the […]

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One year into Covid-19: India at 4th spot on global toll, Mexico third

On January 30 last year, India reported its first-ever case of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) after an Indian student of the Wuhan University in China was detected positive in the state of Kerala, according to […]

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Germany sees positive trend in Covid-19 infections

Berlin: The number of new Covid-19 infections in Germany remained below the previous week’s levels, with another 14,022 cases reported within one day, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said. So far, more than 2.19 million […]

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India fastest in world to reach 3 million vaccinations

India took only 13 days to complete the vaccination of three million (30 lakh) people, fastest in the world, the health ministry has said. This rate of vaccination puts India ahead of the United States […]

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J&J puts America on cusp of vaccine number 3

New York (TIP): America is on the cusp of vaccine number three with Johnson & Johnson’s long-awaited single shot vaccine candidate which has shown 66 per cent effectiveness against Covid-19. This number is less than […]

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Global Covid-19 cases top 82.6mn: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 82.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.80 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update, the University’s Center for […]

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Canada continues to record soaring Covid-19 cases

Covid-19 cases continued to rise in Canada as 486, 393 new infections and 13, 865 deaths were recorded on Thursday, the media reported. Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, reported 2, 432 new cases of Covid-19 […]

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Rich countries have bought too many COVID-19 vaccines: Amnesty

Rich countries have secured enough coronavirus vaccines to protect their populations nearly three times over by the end of 2021, Amnesty International and other groups said on Wednesday, possibly depriving billions of people in poorer […]

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US pandemic death toll mounts as danger season approaches

US deaths from the coronavirus pandemic have surged past 2,000 for two days in a row as the most dangerous season of the year approached, taxing an overwhelmed healthcare system with US political leadership in […]

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S’pore to contribute $5mn to help other nations get Covid-19 vaccines

Singapore on Friday announced its decision to contribute $5 million to support low- and lower-middle-income countries procure Covid-19 vaccines. The announcement was made in a joint statement by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health, […]

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Moderna to make up to 125mn Covid-19 vaccine doses available globally

US-based drugmaker Moderna has said that it expects to have between 100 million and 125 million doses of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine available globally in the first quarter of 2021. Out of these, about 85-100 […]

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‘Singh Thattha’ to protect bearded doctors on COVID duty

A UK research team’s innovative beard covering technique, dubbed as the ‘Singh Thattha’, which enables bearded medics to wear a well-fitting respirator mask while on frontline COVID-19 duties without the need for shaving has proved […]

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Someone in Europe is dying every 17 seconds from covid-19, WHO says

Europe’s painful second coronavirus wave may be starting to ease, a top World Health Organization official said Thursday, though its toll continues to be staggering, with someone on the continent dying every 17 seconds from […]

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Global Covid-19 cases surpass 57mn mark: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 57 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.36 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Saturday, […]

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Pfizer asks for emergency use of its coronavirus vaccine

US drugmaker Pfizer Inc, which has developed a 95% effective vaccine against coronavirus, is now seeking the emergency use tag from the US government for its dosage. Pfizer has said the emergency use tag could […]

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Russia says its Sputnik V COVID vaccine is 92% effective

Russia‘s Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results, the country’s sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday, as Moscow rushes to keep pace with Western drugmakers in […]

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India relaxes visa norms; except for tourism, all categories of foreigners allowed to enter India

NEW DELHI / NEW YORK (TIP): India  on Thursday, October 22,  relaxed visa restrictions to allow all categories of foreign nationals to enter India through air or sea for any purpose except for tourism. In […]

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Indian American co-founded company and University of Houston partner for COVID-19 vaccine

HOUSTON (TIP): The University of Houston (UH) has joined hands with an Indian American co-founded biotech company, AuraVax Therapeutics, to develop a ‘differentiated-approach’ vaccine against aggressive respiratory diseases, such as COVID-19. AuraVax, however, has the option to exclusively license […]

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Trump says he supports larger coronavirus relief package

WASHINGTON (TIP): U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, Oct 15  he was willing to support a comprehensive COVID-19 coronavirus relief package larger than $1.8 trillion to make a deal with Democrats and get a […]

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India fares poorly in hunger index

Country has the highest prevalence of ‘wasted children’; even Bangladesh and Pakistan score better NEW YORK (TIP): India has the highest prevalence of wasted children under five years in the world, which reflects acute undernutrition, […]

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Beware of the consequences of disregarding recommendations of health experts

Politicians all over the world, by and large, are guided by similar lust for power. For them, all is fair in love and war. Their standards of morality are grounded deep in immorality. Of course, […]