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India’s Covaxin led to tolerable safety outcomes and enhanced immune responses: Lancet

India’s indigenous vaccine against Covid-19, Covaxin led to tolerable safety outcomes and enhanced immune responses, British medical journal, the Lancet has said. The data generated underlines impressive safety and immunogenicity profile.According to the Lancet, all adverse events were mild and moderate and were more frequent after the first dose. It said that one adverse event was reported but was unrelated to the vaccine. .... read more

Mycobacterium indicus pranii

Vaccination via the nasal route with Mycobacterium indicus pranii (MIP) has been reported to confer superior protection in animal models of TB. Join us at 7:00 PM on MEDtalks with Dr KKa as he is in conversation with Prof Pran Talwar, the discoverer of Mycobacterium indicus pranii.Just click on or


CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster: Vaccine short-term safety

With input from Dr Monica Vasudev1322: What is known about the vaccines’ short-term safety?NEJM Excerpts: 1.Rare events will be reported, which will escalate the attention and worry that will be disproportionate to the actual risk. It will be important to put these rare events into perspective, highlighting the fact that these risks are considerably lower than the risk of getting sick with COVID-19. 2.Both the mRNA vaccines are classified as reactogenic. This means that there will be some side effects in most people who will be vaccinated, which represents the quick immune response generated by these vaccines. These vaccines should be put in the same side-effect category as the recombinant shingles vaccine (Shingrix). .... read more

World COVID Meter 21st January 2021: Acute manageable immunogenic thrombogenic inflammatory contagious viral disease pandemic

Cases: 1M April 2, 2M April 15, 3M April 27, 4M May 8, 5M May 20, 6M May 30, 7M June 7, 8M June 15, 9M June 22, 10M June 29th, 11M July 4, 12M July 8, 13M July 13, 14M July 17, 15M July 23, 16M July 25, 17M July 29, 18M August 1, 19M August 6, 20M August 10, 21M August 16, 22M August 19, 23M August 21, 24M August 27, 25M August 30, 26M September 3, 27M September 7, 28M September 10, 29M September 14, 30M September 18, 31M September 21, 32M September 23, 33M September 28, 34M October 1, 35M October 4, 36M October 8, 37M October 11, 38M October 14, 39M October 17, 40M October 19, 41M October 22, 42M October 24, 43M October 26, 44M October 28, 45M October 30, 46M November 2, 47M November 4, 48M November 6, 49M November 7, 50M November 8, 51M November 10, 52M November 12, 53M November 14, 54M November 15, 55M November 17, 56M November 19, 57M November 20, 58M November 22, 59M November 24, 60M November 25, 61M November 27, 62M November 29, 63M December 1, 64M December 2, 65M December 4, 66M December 6, 67M December 7, 68M December 9, 69M December 10, 70M December 12, 71M December 13, 72M December 14, 73M December 15, 74M December 17, 75M December 19, 76M December 20, 77M December 22, 78M December 23, 79M December 26, 80M December 27, 81M December 29, 82M December 30, 83M December 31, 84M January 2, 85M January 4, 86M January 6, 87M January 7, 88M January 8, 89M January 9, 90M January 10, 91M January 12, 92M January 14, 93M January 15, 94M January 17, 95M January 18, 96M January 20 Ground Zero: Wuhan - in live animal market or cafeteria for animal pathogens: 10th January; Total cases are based on RT PCR, 67% sensitivity Coronavirus Cases: 97,279,743.... read more

Spiritual Prescription: Yoga, the Greatest Healer

The Sanskrit word for ‘healthy’ is ‘Svastha’ – Sav-Stha – means being established in one’s own true self. This is only possible when the body is in union with the mind and the consciousness. The Bhagavad Gita (Ch. IV shloka 36), says Api chedasi papebhya sarvebhya pap kritama or in other words “even if thou are the sinner of all sinners, you shall cross over all sin by the raft of knowledge”. Here sin can be equated with physical or mental sickness. .... read more

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Airlines expect steady stream of vaccine cargo revenue after March-April

NEW DELHI : The aviation industry, which will play a key role in transporting billions of doses of covid-19 vaccine aboard hundreds of flights in the months ahead, expects vaccine cargo load to pick up earliest by March-April, when new vaccines hit the market and after enough vaccines are available for mass inoculation, industry officials told Mint. So far, major airlines like IndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara, GoAir and Air India have carried out a limited number of flights for transporting vaccines meant for frontline health workers and others, which havent significantly added to their cargo revenue. However, this is likely to change in the future.

CDSCO’s expert panel recommends approval for phase 1 trial of Bharat Biotech’s nasal vaccine for COVID-19

CDSCO’s expert panel recommended granting permission for conducting phase 1 clinical trial of an intranasal vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Bharat Biotech, official sources said. A top government official said that if this vaccine works it can be a game changer in the fight against COVID-19. Bharat Biotech had applied to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking permission for conducting phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trials of the intranasal vaccine following which the subject expert committee of the CDSCO deliberated on the application and recommended granting permission for phase 1 trial.

Pfizer reassures Europe over coronavirus vaccines as pandemic surges

PARIS: Pharma giant Pfizer tried to ease concerns in Europe about deliveries of its coronavirus vaccine as nations across the world doubled down on restrictions to fight the rampaging pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down, with infections surging past 94 million and more than two million deaths, and Europe among the hardest-hit parts of the world.

Samples of dead cranes in Delhi zoo test negative for bid flu: Officials

All 12 samples of dead cranes in the Delhi zoo have tested negative for bird flu, authorities said on Friday, a week after the first case of avian influenza was detected in its premises. “Four cranes were found dead in the Delhi zoo a few days ago. Twelve samples were collected on Monday and sent to National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research for testing, Bhopal,” Dr. Rakesh Singh, the director of the animal husbandry unit of the Delhi government, said.

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