Sputnik V Covid Vaccine Shows Higher Omicron-specific Antibodies Than Pfizer: Study

Sputnik V Covid Vaccine Shows Higher Omicron-specific Antibodies Than Pfizer: Study

The levels of Omicron-neutralising antibodies of people vaccinated with two doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine did not decline as much as of those who had Pfizer shots, according to a small study. The joint Russian-Italian study — funded by the Russian Direct Investment Fund which markets Sputnik V — compared the blood serum samples […]

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Two Doses of Sputnik Provide Two Times Higher Antibodies Against Omicron Than Pfizer Vaccine: Study

Two Doses of Sputnik Provide Two Times Higher Antibodies Against Omicron Than Pfizer Vaccine: Study

The Sputnik V vaccine has been developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and RDIF. (Reuters) The study was conducted at the Italian Spallanzani Institute on comparable groups of sera from individuals vaccinated with Sputnik V and Pfizer. PTI New Delhi Last Updated:January 20, 2022, 19:22 IST FOLLOW US ON: A […]

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Pfizer expects Omicron vaccine to be ready in March

Pfizer Expects Omicron Vaccine To Be Ready In March

The most prominent mRNA vaccines against Covid-19 being used across countries are the ones manufactured by Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna. (Reuters) A vaccine focused directly on the Omicron variant would also guard against breakthrough infections of a strain that has proven highly contagious. AFP Last Updated:January 11, 2022, 11:20 IST FOLLOW US ON: Pfizer expects a […]

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Pfizer Seeks Conditional EU Authorization for Covid-19 Pill

Pfizer Seeks Conditional EU Authorization for Covid-19 Pill

A 3D printed Pfizer logo is placed near medicines from the same manufacturer in this illustration taken on September 29, 2021. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration) Pfizer’s application to the EMA covers use of the pill to treat mild to moderate COVID 19 in patients aged 12 years and older. Associated Press Netherlands Last Updated:January 10, 2022, 23:38 […]

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50% Of Australia’s New 100,000 Covid-19 Cases Were Logged In Last One Week: Report

50% Of Australia’s New 100,000 Covid-19 Cases Were Logged In Last One Week: Report

Australia, which recorded more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, recorded 50% of those new cases over the last one week, according to a Reuters report. The daily number of new cases dipped marginally on Monday as the country recorded 57,302 new Covid-19 cases and 20 fresh fatalities, according to worldometers.info’s Covid-19 dashboard. Australia […]

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Britain in a New Covid Countdown, While India Can't Count on Much Vaccine Protection against Omicron

Britain in a New Covid Countdown, While India Can’t Count on Much Vaccine Protection against Omicron

The number of reported Covid cases in Britain is likely to drop significantly after January 11, not because the incidence of the virus will necessarily fall but because the UK will begin to test – and count – differently. Most Covid numbers arise at present from lateral flow tests done at home. If the result […]

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Snippets from UK: Covid Spreads like Wildfire in Britain with over 200,000 New Cases Reported in 24 Hours

Snippets from UK: Covid Spreads like Wildfire in Britain with over 200,000 New Cases Reported in 24 Hours

Crunching numbers: The breach of the 200,000 mark for daily reported Covid cases in the UK has set off a new scare about the speed of the transmissibility of Omicron. Not forgetting for a moment that the figure of 218,724 is necessarily only a fraction of the real spread, even if it includes a backlog […]

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Britain Approves Pfizer's Antiviral Covid Pill for Patients Over Age of 18 Yrs With Mild to Moderate Symptoms

Britain Approves Pfizer’s Antiviral Covid Pill for Patients Over Age of 18 Yrs With Mild to Moderate Symptoms

Pfizer this month said Paxlovid showed near 90 per cent efficacy in preventing hospitalisations and deaths in high-risk patients. (File photo/AFP) The approval comes as the country scrambles to build its defences amid a record surge in Covid-19 cases. Reuters Last Updated:December 31, 2021, 18:20 IST FOLLOW US ON: Britain has approved Pfizer’s Covid-19 pill […]

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