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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Polish Scientists Find Gene that Doubles Risk of Serious Covid, Present in 27% Indians

Polish Scientists Find Gene that Doubles Risk of Serious Covid, Present in 27% Indians

Medical staff members treat patients inside the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward at the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in Warsaw, Poland. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Other studies have also shown the importance of genetic factors in how seriously Covid-19 develops. Reuters WARSAW Last Updated:January 14, 2022, 15:59 IST FOLLOW US ON: Polish […]

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Brazil Coach Tite Omits Defender Renan Lodi for Not Being Fully Vaccinated

Renan Lodi plays for Atletico Madrid in Spain (Twitter) Tite said he did not agree with those who are reluctant to take the vaccine in the midst of the pandemic. Reuters Last Updated:January 14, 2022, 00:21 IST FOLLOW US ON: Brazil coach Tite has left out Renan Lodi for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against […]

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New Data Finds AstraZeneca Booster Generates Higher Antibodies Against Omicron as Booster Dose

New Data Finds AstraZeneca Booster Generates Higher Antibodies Against Omicron as Booster Dose

AstraZeneca said on Thursday preliminary data from a trial it conducted on its COVID-19 shot, Vaxzevria, showed it generated a higher antibody response against the Omicron variant and others, including Beta, Delta, Alpha and Gamma, when given as a third booster dose. The increased response was seen in people who were previously vaccinated with either […]

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'Encouraging!': Thousands Rush to Book Jab Slots Day After Canada's Quebec Announces Unvaccinated Tax

‘Encouraging!’: Thousands Rush to Book Jab Slots Day After Canada’s Quebec Announces Unvaccinated Tax

A day after Canada’s Quebec province decided to levy tax on the unvaccinated, the province’s health minister on Wednesday said that appointments for vaccination have shot up drastically. The Minister took to Twitter to share the “encouraging” news. “It’s encouraging! (SIC),” Christian Dube wrote in his tweet, revealing that booking of slots for vaccination rose […]

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Dharmendra Posts Video of Him Taking Precaution Dose, Daughter Esha Deol Comments 'Love You Papa'

Dharmendra Posts Video of Him Taking Precaution Dose, Daughter Esha Deol Comments ‘Love You Papa’

Dharmendra, famously known as the He-Man of Bollywood, continues to win the hearts of his admirers with his amusing social media posts. All set to make his acting comeback with Karan Johar’s next film, the 86-year-old actor stays in touch with his fans via social media even when he is away from showbiz. His fans […]

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New Rule: Canadian Province To Impose Health Tax On The Unvaccinated

New Rule: Canadian Province To Impose Health Tax On The Unvaccinated

The Canadian province of Quebec, struggling to control the Omicron variant, will impose a new health tax in the coming weeks on those who are not vaccinated against Covid-19. “We are working on a health contribution for all the adults who are refusing to get vaccinated” because they represent a “financial burden for all Quebecois,” […]

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PV Sindhu Among Sports Stars That Call on World Leaders to Ensure Equitable Access to Covid Vaccines

Olympians and Paralympians from across the world, including India’s two-time Olympic medallist shuttler PV Sindhu, have called on the world leaders to ensure equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines. In a video produced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), athletes called on world leaders and decision-makers to ensure free and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines. The […]

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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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PM Modi Northeast Bound in Election Season, to Launch Infra Projects Worth Crores in Manipur & Tripura

Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates in Five Poll-bound States Won’t Have PM Modi’s Photo

Covid vaccination certificates issued in the five poll-bound states will not have Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photo since the model code of conduct has come into force there, official sources said on Sunday. The Union Health Ministry has applied necessary filters on the Co-WIN platform to exclude Modi’s photo from the vaccine certificate, a source […]

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