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Coronavirus vaccine: Can COVID-19 vaccines lead to ‘vaccine shedding’? Could your side-effects be contagious?  | The Times of India
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Coronavirus vaccine: Can COVID-19 vaccines lead to ‘vaccine shedding’? Could your side-effects be contagious? | The Times of India

Virus shedding refers to the process when a person is infected by a virus that transmits it onto others, causing infection. Simply said, it is one of the ways COVID-19 predominantly spreads when an infected and contagious person transmits whole viral particles, or parts of the virus onto others.With respect to vaccines, since some types of vaccines are made using a form of live virus, or contains fragments of the virus, it is believed that a person who has just been vaccinated, or administered the vaccine dose recently is at high risk of spreading the virus onto others. The concerns have been raised in several parts of the world, with many establishments closing doors or imposing restrictions on vaccinated people.Again, while most of the vaccine shedding beliefs have emerged from hesita...
Video | How Long Does It Take To Develop Immunity After Vaccination?
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Video | How Long Does It Take To Develop Immunity After Vaccination?

On Vaccinate India in partnership with Google, experts answer all your queries about the vaccination process. Dr Arvinder Soin, lead investigator, Indian RCT on TCZ in COVID-19, explains the process of acquiring immunity after vaccinations and whether you'll have a positive antibody test if you've taken the jab. Source link
Fully Vaccinated Travellers From All Countries Will Soon Be Able To Travel To Canada Freely
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Fully Vaccinated Travellers From All Countries Will Soon Be Able To Travel To Canada Freely

New Delhi: Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday that fully vaccinated Americans could be allowed entrance as early as mid-August for non-essential travel. By early September, Canada should be able to welcome fully vaccinated passengers from all nations, he said.Trudeau spoke with provincial leaders, and his office shared a transcript of the call. He stated that the border might be opened if Canada's existing positive immunisation rate and public health conditions remain.ALSO READ | Pulitzer Prize Winning Indian Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui Killed During Clashes In Kandahar“Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from all countries by early September,” the readout said. “He noted the ongoing discussions with the U...
‘In Early Stages Of Third Wave’: WHO Chief On COVID Crisis As Delta Variant Gains Dominance
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‘In Early Stages Of Third Wave’: WHO Chief On COVID Crisis As Delta Variant Gains Dominance

Geneva: Amid rising cases of COVID's Delta variant, World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world is now in the early stages of a third wave of the pandemic.Speaking at the 8th meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Wednesday, the WHO chief said that the spread of the Delta variant, along with increased social mobility and the inconsistent use of proven public health measures, is driving an increase in both case numbers and deaths.ALSO READ | EXPLAINED: What Is 'R' Factor Of Covid-19? Know All About It As Centre Alerts States, UTs"And after 10 weeks of declines, deaths are increasing again. The virus continues to evolve, resulting in more transmissible variants. Unfortunately, we are now ...
Video | Serum Institute To Produce Sputnik V From September, Says Russian Maker
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Video | Serum Institute To Produce Sputnik V From September, Says Russian Maker

Russian vaccine Sputnik V will be produced at the units of Pune-based Serum Institute of India from September. The Russian manufacturer RDIF (Russian Direct Investment Fund) said they intend "intend to produce over 300 million doses in India per year". Technology transfer has already started and the first batch of vaccines is expected in September 2021. Source link
‘Public discussion could have saved poor from suffering in pandemic. India needed more democracy than was allowed’: Amartya Sen
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‘Public discussion could have saved poor from suffering in pandemic. India needed more democracy than was allowed’: Amartya Sen

Sen talks about the “contrast” between Constitution’s idea of justice and what’s happening now, elaborates on the “tragic choice” between holding and not holding polls in the pandemic, and believes South Asian nations can still fight Covid together. The session was moderated by National Opinion Editor Vandita Mishra. VANDITA MISHRA: How has the pandemic affected you and your teaching? It has had an impact… I prefer to teach face-to-face, but in the Covid period I have taught courses through Zoom. I don’t like it so much because I like to be able to see my students and interact more directly with them. I am looking forward very much to the next session beginning in September when I hope things will not be virtual… Virtual teaching was the biggest change. The other change has...
Coronavirus: COVID-19 vaccine side-effects vs. the risk of infection  | The Times of India
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Coronavirus: COVID-19 vaccine side-effects vs. the risk of infection | The Times of India

While most vaccination side-effects tend to be on the milder side, some people can experience unusual, serious reactions, including anaphylaxis, which has also been linked to some deaths.A risk of blood clotting disorder, a potentially serious threat, has also been associated with vaccines like the Oxford-Astrazeneca and Jannsen vaccine. Newer studies have indicated that some mRNA vaccines could also cause myocarditis or heart inflammation in younger men.In comparison to these, the risks of serious complications and side-effects after contracting a COVID-19 infection could be much more severe, and lingering in nature. Long COVID, post-COVID-complications such as new diabetes, heart inflammation, permanent lung damage, psychiatric issues, fertility issues can be much higher with a COVID ...
COVID-19 Can Reach Endemic Stage, People May Have To Take Vaccine Annually: ICMR Official
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COVID-19 Can Reach Endemic Stage, People May Have To Take Vaccine Annually: ICMR Official

Mumbai: According to experts, the COVID-19 spread, like Influenza, will subsequently reach its endemic stage which means it will always be present in a certain population or region.Dr. Samiran Panda, head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Division in the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) said, "The COVID-19 virus will reach its endemic stage like Influenza after a while and then vulnerable population may have to take the vaccine shot annually."ALSO READ | Zika Virus Prevention: Karnataka Beefs Up Surveillance As Virus Breaks Out In Neighbouring Kerala"Influenza, commonly known as flu, was a pandemic 100 years ago but today it is endemic. Similarly, in the case of COVID-19, we expect that it will gradually become endemic from its current state of bein...
Sanofi – GSK Get DCGI Nod For Conducting Phase 3 Trial Of Their COVID Vaccine In India; Details
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Sanofi – GSK Get DCGI Nod For Conducting Phase 3 Trial Of Their COVID Vaccine In India; Details

Mumbai: Sanofi and Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) received the necessary approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for conducting Phase-3 clinical study of its recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccine candidate in India.The global, randomised, double-blind Phase-3 study will involve more than 35,000 volunteers aged 18 and above across sites in the US, Asia, Africa, and Latin America as well as from India. The trials will determine the safety, efficacy and immunogenicity of the adjuvanted recombinant-protein COVID-19 vaccine candidate.ALSO READ | Delhi Riots Case: SC Dismisses Facebook India VP’s Plea Challenging Summons By Assembly CommitteeSanofi and Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) on Thursday released a statement informing about the DCGI approval."India is participat...
My COVID Story: My father was the only patient out of 9 to survive after being put on ventilator in the hospital – Times of India
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My COVID Story: My father was the only patient out of 9 to survive after being put on ventilator in the hospital – Times of India

Karan Nagpal had a terrible encounter with COVID during the first wave but the second wave impacted his father and he was admitted in ICU. He fought hard and long but finally managed to fight the virus. Here is his story I am Karan Nagpal and I am sharing the story of my father Pradeep Kumar Nagpal. I shared my story with TOI that I too touched death in November when in the first wave I was hospitalized due to falling oxygen nos, and I was shifted to ICU to stabilize my condition. After 10 days of hospitalization and 1 month of rest, I was back to work I thought it's the last time I am hearing COVID in my life, but I was wrong. In the month of April when I planned to visit my parents on my birthday, everything was fine but one day, my father Pradeep Nagpal who had taken both doses of...
Vaccine allowed during pregnancy: women may make ‘informed choice’
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Vaccine allowed during pregnancy: women may make ‘informed choice’

Five-and-a-half months into the immunisation programme against Covid-19, India on Friday allowed vaccination for pregnant women, paving the way for the entire adult population of the country to be vaccinated. The Union Health Ministry accepted the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) to allow pregnant women to make an “informed choice” on taking the vaccine. The decision followed national-level consultations “to build consensus on Covid vaccination of pregnant women”, the Ministry said. The Ministry had said on May 19 that vaccination was recommended for lactating women. Whether pregnant women could be vaccinated was under deliberation by NTAGI, it had said at the time. On Friday, the Ministry said: “The consultation unanimously we...
Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects: How side-effects differ in younger people and older people, as per studies
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Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects: How side-effects differ in younger people and older people, as per studies

Our immunity is at its peak when we are young- in a way, it also makes younger people, i.e. those below the age of 50 less vulnerable to illnesses and frail health. However, as with a vaccine, a 'healthy' and prime functioning immune system may expose them to more intense side-effects, which could take a beating and tire them out more often than it does to someone who is 65 and older. It has also been seen that younger people who do get the vaccine are likely to experience harsher side-effects, including fatigue, low-to-moderate grade fever, chills, joint pain, back ache etc. Younger people, more commonly women, are also likely to experience some 'unusual' symptoms post vaccination, that include nausea, abdominal pain, cramps, and temporary changes to the menstrual cycle. Flu-like sympt...
Union Health Minister Slams Rahul Gandhi For Tweet On COVID Vaccine Supply
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Union Health Minister Slams Rahul Gandhi For Tweet On COVID Vaccine Supply

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has criticised former Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his latest tweet pertaining to COVID vaccines in India.Earlier today, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and wrote: "July is here, the vaccines have not arrived", using the hashtag 'WhereAreVaccines'.Reacting to this, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan replied: "Just yesterday, I put out facts on vaccine availability for the month of July. What is Rahul Gandhi Ji’s problem? Does he not read? Does he not understand? There is no vaccine for the virus of arrogance and ignorance!! INC must think of a leadership overhaul!". The salvo comes a day after the Union Minister wrote about "seeing irresponsible statements from various leaders regarding Largest Vaccine Drive...
Sputnik Light: No Need For Phase 3 Trial In India, Dr Reddy’s Can Submit Russian Safety Data
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Sputnik Light: No Need For Phase 3 Trial In India, Dr Reddy’s Can Submit Russian Safety Data

New Delhi: Dr. Reddy’s on Thursday revealed that the government panel has told the pharma firm that it doesn’t need to conduct Phase 3 trials and only requires to submit Russian safety data for approval in India.This update comes after reports quoted sources as saying that the Central government's Subject Expert Committee (SEC) had denied permission to Dr. Reddy's Laboratories for conducting Phase 3 trials of Sputnik Light in India.ALSO READ | ALERT! WHO Warns Against Taking Painkillers Before Getting COVID-19 VaccineHowever, as per the new inputs, the SEC of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has told Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories that it doesn’t need to do a separate Phase 3 trial of Sputnik Light in India. It only required to submit the Russian Pha...
Does Delta Plus Variant Affect Vaccine Efficacy? Know What COVID Task Force Chief Said
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Does Delta Plus Variant Affect Vaccine Efficacy? Know What COVID Task Force Chief Said

New Delhi: India's COVID Task Force chief Dr VK Paul has stated that it will be unfair to put a date for any COVID wave as the virus is unpredictable. He added that a disciplined and effective pandemic response can enable India to prevent a significant outbreak.About the Delta Plus variant, NITI Aayog Member Dr VK Paul stated that there is no scientific data so far to establish that the new variant is highly transmissible or reduces vaccine efficacy.ALSO READ | AstraZeneca Begins Trial For Booster Vaccine Against COVID-19 Beta VariantIn an interview to news agency PTI, Dr Paul informed that a future COVID wave of any magnitude would be dependent on several factors such as overall discipline in terms of COVID-appropriate behaviour, testing and containment strategies, ...
Coronavirus LIVE: Delhi Gyms, Hotels Reopen As Unlock 5 Begins In National Capital
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Coronavirus LIVE: Delhi Gyms, Hotels Reopen As Unlock 5 Begins In National Capital

Coronavirus LIVE, Monday, June 28: Union health ministry has called upon the Tamil Nadu government to take steps to immediately contain the Delta plus variant of Covid-19, as according to research reports, the variant is more transmissible and deadly.Union health secretary, Rajesh Bhushan in a letter to Tamil Nadu chief secretary, V. Irai Anbu on Sunday called upon the state government to take immediate measures including preventing crowds and intermingling of people, increased and widespread testing, prompt tracing, and increasing vaccination coverage.The communique from the union health secretary is following the detection of Delta plus variants in nine samples taken from districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram, and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu.  The national capital on Sunday re...
Brazil Govt Faces Probe For Choosing Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin Over ‘Cheaper’ Pfizer Vaccine
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Brazil Govt Faces Probe For Choosing Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin Over ‘Cheaper’ Pfizer Vaccine

New Delhi: Congressman Luis Miranda and his brother Luis Ricardo Miranda, who raised suspicions about Brazil's vaccine deal with India's Bharat Biotech, arrived at a Senate commission inquiry on Friday wearing a bullet-proof vest for safety.They are key witnesses in the hearing over alleged wrongdoing in a vaccine contract signed by Brazil's government to procure Covaxin doses in a deal costing1.6 billion reais (USD 323 million).The parliamentary inquiry is looking into the allegations that the Brazilian government deliberately delayed securing Covid vaccines besides the probe on its handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than half a million people in the country.ALSO READ | US Confirms Wuhan Coronavirus Sequences Removed From Database At Request O...
Coronavirus LIVE: Mumbai To Remain Under ‘Level 3’ Curbs, Delta Covid Cases In UK Up By 46%
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Coronavirus LIVE: Mumbai To Remain Under ‘Level 3’ Curbs, Delta Covid Cases In UK Up By 46%

Coronavirus LIVE, Saturday, June 26: The Department of Health and Family Welfare (DoH) of the Union Ministry of Health on Friday asked Gujarat Chief Secretary (CS) Anil Mukim to adopt immediate containment measures in Surat district, where the new variant of the Delta variant -- the Delta Plus -- has been found.After the Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus was found in two victims in Gujarat on Friday, Rajesh Bhushan (IAS), from the DOH, has written to Mukim to take immediate containment measures in Surat and other places where clusters of Delta variant have been found.Besides, one of the infected was found to be from Surat, but according to the information available, even the Maharashtra administration found that out of the total 20 persons identified in Maharashtra to be infe...