Chinese drug maker CNBG seeks approval to launch COVID-19 vaccine for public use: Report Arvind Kejriwal asks experts to audit COVID-19 death cases, suggest measures to reduce fatalities in Delhi Supreme Court issues notices to Centre on petition to cap prices of COVID-19 tests … [Read more...] about Coronavirus second wave: BMC may restrict New Year’s Eve celebrations in Mumbai if COVID-19 cases surge
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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 Supreme Court issues notices to Centre on petition to cap prices of COVID-19 tests
Though some countries may require a negative COVID-19 test or proof of a vaccine to travel there, Kahn doesn’t anticipate that happening for domestic flights in the U.S. There aren’t going to be enough vaccines for everyone to be immunized right away, he notes, and there are people who are hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine because of the speed at which it was developed and the novelty of the science. And there’s little economic incentive for the airlines right now: Without a COVID-19 vaccine yet available, people are flying anyway—on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, more than 1 million travelers passed through TSA checkpoints. … [Read more...] about Will you need a COVID-19 vaccine to fly?
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A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Hamstrung by labour shortage and logistical woes, agri supply network struggling for survival