PM Modi to speak with three teams in the process of developing a COVID-19 vaccine on November 30 Delhi records less than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases for second day on trot; 68 more die Will Rajinikanth contest upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly polls? Monday's meeting to decide next course of action … [Read more...] about Bengaluru airport well-equipped to handle storage of COVID-19 vaccines, says BIAL
The Centre and the states have been working on a mechanism for quick and effective distribution of vaccine as soon as they are available for usage. As many as five vaccine COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in advanced stages of development in India, out of which four are in phase-2/3 and one is in phase-1/2 clinical trials. … [Read more...] about PM Modi likely to discuss COVID-19 vaccination strategy, resurgence in cases with CMs today
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 in Delhi: Authorities mark micro-containment zones to control surging cases
If Democrats sweep: An enormous stimulus bill would likely pass in late January, just following Inauguration Day (January 20). If Democrats know they can provide the large-scale aid bill they want in January, it would make little sense for them to compromise heavily in November or December to push a bill through the Republican-controlled Senate. If Republicans keep control of the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds the power here. Both sides would be under extreme public pressure to pass a stimulus bill during the lame duck period, which may or may not happen. If McConnell seems to be marshaling his troops soon after the election, then it will happen. If not, then negotiations will continue into the new administration. (McConnell, for his part, said in an interview on Friday that he expects a package “right at the beginning of the year,” CNBC reported.) It’s mid-November, and no stimulus bill has appeared: Given that all sides generally agree on another … [Read more...] about Second stimulus checks, extra unemployment update: How soon after the election could a deal happen?
Earlier in October, a letter hinted that his electoral politics entry may be delayed. He had said doctors have cautioned him over campaigning during the pandemic, as the actor has a kidney condition and that he might be vulnerable to the coronavirus. … [Read more...] about Will Rajinikanth contest upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly polls? Monday’s meeting to decide next course of action