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Vaccine disparities raise alarm as Covid variants multiply
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Vaccine disparities raise alarm as Covid variants multiply

Global gaps in access to Covid-19 vaccines are raising concerns that the continued spread of the coronavirus will breed more dangerous versions of the pathogen, weakening medical weapons and further crippling economies. In a race to catch up with emerging coronavirus variants, wealthy countries are already benefiting from potent vaccines. While the U.S., Britain and European Union have given citizens about 24 million doses so far — more than half of the shots administered globally — vast numbers of countries have yet to begin their campaigns. Disparities in immunity pose a threat to both have and have-not states. Giving the coronavirus an opportunity to advance and generate new mutants would have significant economic and public-health consequences, adding to the pain as the...
UP Hospital Worker Dies Day After Jab, Official Says Unrelated To Vaccine
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UP Hospital Worker Dies Day After Jab, Official Says Unrelated To Vaccine

Ward Boy Mahipal Singh died after complaining of chest congestion and breathlessness.Lucknow: A 46-year-old government hospital employee in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad died on Sunday evening, 24 hours after receiving a Covid vaccine shot. The district's Chief Medical Officer has said the death is unrelated to vaccination.Ward Boy Mahipal Singh died after complaining of chest congestion and breathlessness. According to his family, he had been unwell before the jab."He was vaccinated on Saturday around noon. On Sunday he felt breathless and complained of chest congestion. We are inquiring into the reasons of the death. We will get a post mortem done. It does not seem to be a reaction to vaccination. He did night duty on Saturday too and there were no problems," MC Garg, Moradabad's chief me...
Video | Delhi Schools Reopen Today For Classes 10, 12
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Video | Delhi Schools Reopen Today For Classes 10, 12

Schools in Delhi will reopen today for Classes 10,12 after a gap of more than nine months. The Delhi government took this decision to allow the CBSE board exam candidates to prepare for the upcoming practical exams and complete internal assignments. The schools have been allowed to reopen with the COVID-19 protocols. The government has also mandated for Classes 10 and 12 students to carry a written permission from the parents allowing them to attend the schools. Source link
See COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule Of All States, Union Territories
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See COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule Of All States, Union Territories

Some states have publicised their weekly vaccination days.New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Sunday released details of COVID-19 vaccination schedule in all states. It said all big states have been asked to conduct vaccinations on any four days every week, while smaller states like Goa will hold vaccination session on any two days since their population is lesser. However, Uttar Pradesh will inoculate only two days every week.The Health Ministry in a presentation shared with the media said states and Union Territories were asked to hold COVID-19 vaccination session four days a week to minimise disruption in routine health services. Some states have already publicised their weekly vaccination days. Source link
Video | Over 17,000 Vaccinated On Day 2, Adverse Reactions Minor: Health Ministry
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Video | Over 17,000 Vaccinated On Day 2, Adverse Reactions Minor: Health Ministry

Over 17,000 people were vaccinated across six states on Day 2 of India's coronavirus vaccination drive, the Health Ministry said Sunday evening, adding that the number of people who had received at least one shot was around 2.24 lakh. On Saturday (Day 1) 1.91 lakh people were vaccinated at 3,006 sites across the country, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the drive. Source link
Over 17,000 Vaccinated On Day 2, Adverse Reactions Minor: Health Ministry
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Over 17,000 Vaccinated On Day 2, Adverse Reactions Minor: Health Ministry

The total number of people vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, so far, is around 2.24 lakh (File)New Delhi: Over 17,000 people were vaccinated across six states on Day 2 of India's coronavirus vaccination drive, the Health Ministry said Sunday evening, adding that the number of people who had received at least one shot was around 2.24 lakh. On Saturday (Day 1) around 1.9 lakh were vaccinated at some 3,000 sites, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the nationwide drive.The Health Ministry said the drop in the number of states carrying out vaccinations today was part of a "usual strategy" to avoid clashes with immunisation schedules for other illnesses."The usual strategy is to avoid days on which there is a holiday or routine immunisation for other diseases. Most states are...
Moeen Ali back in England bubble after clearing COVID test
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Moeen Ali back in England bubble after clearing COVID test

England all-rounder Moeen Ali on Saturday entered the team’s bio-secure bubble here after clearing two COVID-19 tests, thus joining his mates after spending 13 days in quarantine. Ali, 33, tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms upon arrival in Sri Lanka and was isolated from the rest of the touring party. He was originally expected to be in quarantine for 10 days, which was later extended by three days following the Sri Lankan government’s reservations over the new UK strain of the deadly virus. “It’s great to have Mo (Ali) back,” said Sam Curran after stumps on Day 3 of the ongoing opening Test. “When we walked into the changing room (at tea) we saw Mo and there were smiles on everyone’s faces. He’s obviously had a really tough couple of weeks and no one wants to ...
Consent form for Covaxin assures compensation in case of adverse events | India News – Times of India
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Consent form for Covaxin assures compensation in case of adverse events | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Health workers who got their first shots of Covaxin at AIIMS on Saturday were made to sign a consent form that promised compensation in case of a "severe adverse event" related to the vaccine. Covaxin has demonstrated the ability to produce antibodies against Covid-19 in phase one and phase two trials. "However, the clinical efficacy is yet to be established and it is still being studied in phase 3 clinical trial," the form read. Hence, it is important to appreciate that receiving the vaccine does not mean that other precautions related to Covid-19 need not be followed, it said. Authorities said in case of any adverse event, the affected person will be provided medically-recognised standard of care in the government-designated hospitals. "The compensation for a serious advers...
Video | “Humbled And Proud”: Frontline Workers On Getting First Covid Vaccines
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Video | “Humbled And Proud”: Frontline Workers On Getting First Covid Vaccines

As India began the colossal vaccination drive to inoculate crores of people against the coronavirus pandemic, turning on the light at the end of a 12-month tunnel that upended lives everywhere, an overwhelming sense of gratitude rang out among people first in line to get the vaccines. The vaccination programme aims to inoculate 3 crore health and other frontline workers first and then to persons above 50 years of age, followed by persons younger than 50 years of age with associated comorbidities. Source link
Video | Telangana Minister Decides Against Taking First Covid Shot After PM Warning
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Video | Telangana Minister Decides Against Taking First Covid Shot After PM Warning

Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender, who had declared he would take the first vaccine shot, did not do so today citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "strict instruction" that health workers should be first in line. "It is important to follow the Prime Minister's instructions. I am a minister and it is my duty to follow the PM's instructions and prioritise health workers,'' Mr Rajender said. Source link
Video | Maharashtra Stops Vaccinations Till Monday Over Issues With Centre’s App
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Video | Maharashtra Stops Vaccinations Till Monday Over Issues With Centre’s App

Maharashtra has suspended COVID-19 vaccinations till Monday because of technical issues with the centre's software platform for managing the programme, news agency ANI reported on Saturday. The CoWIN application, being used to tally beneficiaries, had thrown up glitches through the day, slowing the inoculation process in places, officials said at the end of the first day of India's colossal vaccination drive on Saturday. Source link
Video | Tamil Nadu Launches Vaccination Drive, Doctors First In Line
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Video | Tamil Nadu Launches Vaccination Drive, Doctors First In Line

Tamil Nadu launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive today with ten top doctors of the state among the first ones to get the shots. Dr Prathap C Reddy, who was the first to receive the Covishield dose in Apollo hospital's vaccine drive, talked about the relief that vaccination brought for him as well as the safety of the second vaccine, Covaxin, which is still under stage 3 clinical trials. Tamil Nadu aims to vaccinate around 6 lakh frontline health workers in the first phase. Source link
PM Modi gets emotional while speaking about sacrifices by frontline workers during fight against Covid-19 | India News – Times of India
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PM Modi gets emotional while speaking about sacrifices by frontline workers during fight against Covid-19 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday got emotional while talking about the hardships faced by healthcare and frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic. "This disease kept people away from their families. The mothers cried for their children and had to stay away. People could not meet their elderly admitted at hospitals. We could not bid adieu to those with proper rituals who died due to corona," said PM Modi, while speaking at the launch of the nationwide vaccination drive for the novel coronavirus via video conferencing. "The more we think about that time, we get sad. In that moment of despair, there were some who were endangering their lives. Our doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, ambulance driver, ASHA workers, sanitation worker, police personnel and other fro...
Video | “Tremendous Relief”: Health Minister On Day 1 Of Covid Vaccination Drive
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Video | “Tremendous Relief”: Health Minister On Day 1 Of Covid Vaccination Drive

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan expressed "tremendous relief" Saturday evening after the first day of India's nationwide Covid vaccination drive, which began a little after 11 am with a sanitation worker at Delhi's AIIMS the first person in the country to receive a shot. "It has been a day of tremendous relief," Dr Vardhan told reporters at a press briefing. Source link
Video | “In Case Of Adverse Events…”: What Covaxin Consent Form Says
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Video | “In Case Of Adverse Events…”: What Covaxin Consent Form Says

As India's vaccination drive began today with Covid shots to health workers, those receiving Bharat Biotech's Covaxin were asked to sign consent forms that assured compensation if any adverse effect was found linked to the vaccine. Only recipients of Covaxin have to sign a consent form before being vaccinated because its use has been allowed by the government in "clinical trial mode". Among those who received the shot after signing the form were AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria, vaccine committee chief and NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul and his wife Dr Shashi Paul, a scientist. Source link
Take both shots with 1-month gap, don’t forget Covid protocol: PM Modi
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Take both shots with 1-month gap, don’t forget Covid protocol: PM Modi

Launching India’s massive coronavirus vaccination drive Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the importance of taking both doses of the vaccine, with a month-long gap between the two. He also urged people to strictly observe coronavirus protocol even after receiving the vaccine. “I want to remind people of the country that two doses of the Corona vaccine are very important. Experts have said that there should be a gap of one month between both vaccinations,” PM Modi said in a virtual address. Around three crore healthcare and frontline workers are first in line to be vaccinated against the deadly disease in the first phase of the nationwide inoculation drive. On Day 1, around 100 beneficiaries each will be given the first shots of the two indigenous Covid-19 v...
Saurabh Chaudhary scores better than NR, WR score in 10m air pistol trial | More sports News – Times of India
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Saurabh Chaudhary scores better than NR, WR score in 10m air pistol trial | More sports News – Times of India

PUNE: It seems the coronavirus-forced one-year break has done good to pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary. This was evident as the multiple World Cup gold medallist Saurabh shot national record in the 10m air pistol qualification and final rounds of the selection trial at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi on Friday. This was the first event Saurabh had participated in since action stopped due to the coronavirus outbreak. The last event that the Meerut boy played were the trials held in February last year. On Friday, Saurabh, 19, shot 590 in the qualification round to break his own national record of 587 set in 2018. His score of 246.9 was 0.5 more than the previous Finals record, again set by Saurabh in 2019. However, the scores will not be recorded as NRs as scores shot in any nation...