Bharat Biotech awaits feedback from WHO for Covaxin EUL

Rolling data allows the WHO to start its review right away, as information continues to come in, to accelerate the overall review process.

published on : 17th September 2021

WHO approval for Covaxin expected this week, say sources

Bharat Biotech had shared the relevant data from the clinical trials with the world health agency over the past few months.

published on : 13th September 2021

WHO seeks more data from Sputnik V makers for granting Emergency Use Listing status

Sputnik V is currently manufactured in India and being sold by Dr Reddy's Laboratories under Emergency Use Authorisation route.

published on : 11th September 2021

Two coronavirus variants of interest not found in India yet

The WHO added B.1.621 (including B.1.621.1) to the list of VOI on August 30 and gave it the designation “Mu”. It has mutations that indicate potential immune escape properties.

published on : 11th September 2021

Semiconductor shortage hits domestic automobile wholesales in August; dispatches dip 11%

The total wholesales across categories, excluding commercial vehicles, declined to 15,86,873 units last month, compared to 17,90,115 units in August 2020.

published on : 10th September 2021

WHO chief urges rich countries to halt booster shots for rest of the year

'I will not stay silent when companies and countries that control the global supply of vaccines think the world's poor should be satisfied with leftovers,' he said.

published on : 9th September 2021

If WHO okays booster shot for Covid, TN will follow: Ma Subramanian

Minister Subramanian informed the Assembly that if WHO approves booster shot for Covid-19, the State government would follow suit.

published on : 7th September 2021

16,000 Covid samples submitted for genome sequencing in July, August: Centre

The govt said it was done to study the genetic variations in the virus, dismissing concerns that the pace of genomic surveillance had slowed down in the country.

published on : 6th September 2021

Covid vaacination: WHO head opposes 'widespread' use of boosters

Tedros says he’s called for a moratorium on booster shots at least until the end of September “to allow those countries that are furthest behind to catch up.”

published on : 2nd September 2021

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu' which emerged in Colombia

Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a "variant of interest", the global health body said Tuesday in its weekly pandemic bulletin.

published on : 1st September 2021

WHO European head backs third Covid vaccine dose for the vulnerable

Dr. Hans Kluge cited 'deeply worrying' levels of high transmission, saying 33 countries among the 53 in the WHO Europe region have reported an increase in case counts of 10 percent or more

published on : 30th August 2021

Pakistan to deliver WHO medical supplies in Taliban-controlled Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan

The country’s fourth largest city Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, fell to the Taliban on August 14.

published on : 30th August 2021

WHO fears 236,000 more Covid deaths in Europe by December 1

High virus transmission rates across the continent were "deeply worrying, particularly in the light of low vaccination uptake in priority populations in a number of countries."

published on : 30th August 2021

As WHO probe on COVID origins stalls, China accuses US of politicising research

Fu Cong, a Foreign Ministry director general, said at a briefing for foreign journalists on Wednesday that 'scapegoating China cannot whitewash the US.'

published on : 26th August 2021

Covid in India may be entering some kind of stage of endemicity: WHO's Soumya Swaminathan

On the use of drugs like Remdesivir, HCQ or Ivermectin for Covid treatment, she said as of now, there is no evidence that HCQ or Ivermectin have any role to play in reducing mortality or morbidity.

published on : 24th August 2021
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