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Emergency Use Listing nod to Covaxin expands availability of Covid vaccines: WHO official

The Emergency Use Listing nod to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, which was found to have 78% efficacy against severe cases, expands the availability of vaccines – the most effective medical tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic, a top World Health Organization … Continue reading

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Country by country, scientists eye beginning of an end to the COVID-19 pandemic

As the devastating Delta variant surge eases in many regions of the world, scientists are charting when, and where, COVID-19 will transition to an endemic disease in 2022 and beyond, according to Reuters interviews with over a dozen leading disease … Continue reading

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COVID-19 pandemic could lead to HIV surge in West & Central Africa, says UNAIDS chief

West and Central Africa could see a rise in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in a few years due to disruptions in health services because of the coronavirus pandemic, the executive director of the U.N. AIDS agency said. Although human … Continue reading

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Covid vaccinated people with prior infection may have more antibodies, says new study

Antibody levels against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, stay more durable in people who were infected by the disease and then received two doses of vaccine compared with those who only got immunised, according to a study. The research, … Continue reading

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SpiceJet ratings withdrawn by CRISIL; company placed under ‘non-cooperative’ category

Crisil Ratings has withdrawn its ‘CRISIL D’ credit ratings the low-cost carrier SpiceJet after the company did not provide information essential to take a forward-looking view on the credit quality of the company, the rating agency said in a press … Continue reading

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PM Modi meets Nepal PM in Glasgow; discusses bilateral ties, COVID-19, climate change

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba for the first time after he became the premier of the Himalayan nation in July and discussed ways to further strengthen the close bilateral ties and combat … Continue reading

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Active COVID-19 cases lowest in 248 days

With 12,514 people testing positive for coronavirus in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,42,85,814, while the active cases declined to 1,58,817, the lowest in 248 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on … Continue reading

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Kia India reports 22% dip in wholesales in October

Automaker Kia India on Monday said its wholesales declined by 22 per cent to 16,331 units last month as compared to 21,021 units in October 2020. The company dispatched 10,488 units of Seltos, 5,443 units of Sonet, and 400 units … Continue reading

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Cipla expects sales of branded generics to cross $1 billion this fiscal

Cipla said it expects the company’s domestic branded generics, or prescription business to cross sales of $1 billion this fiscal year, led by strong traction across core therapies such as respiratory and urology, and improving market share in anti-infectives and … Continue reading

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Nipah virus: could it cause the next pandemic?

By Ian Jones, University of Reading The severe and devastating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic were undoubtedly made worse by a substantial lack of pandemic preparedness, with the exception of East and South East Asia, which had built up defences … Continue reading

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