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Forged COVID vaccine certificates surface in Germany

Image Source : FILE/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Forged vaccine certificates surface in Germany.   Forged Covid-19 vaccination certificates are appearing in Germany, with the numbers expected to grow, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) said on Saturday. According to local police authorities, in Bavaria alone there have been “a number of cases in the low double-digits”, dpa […]

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UK approves Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID vaccine

Image Source : FILE/ REPRESENTATIONAL. UK approves Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson single-dose Covid-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said on Friday. This is the fourth Covid-19 vaccine to be authorised by the UK’s independent regulator and is the first […]

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HDFC Bank to set up medical infrastructure for COVID relief

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. HDFC Bank to set up medical infrastructure for Covid relief.   HDFC Bank, under Parivartan, announced on Friday a slew of measures to set up and enhance medical infrastructure across the country to assist the fight against the pandemic. The measures comprise setting up permanent medical infrastructure such as Oxygen […]

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Will COVID eventually become like seasonal flu?

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Will COVID eventually become like seasonal flu?   The novel coronavirus responsible for Covid-19 could become little more than a nuisance, causing no more than common cold-like coughs and sniffles within the next decade, say researchers. The team, including Fred Adler from the University of Utah, said this possible future […]

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COVID herd immunity may be unrealistic: South African experts

Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. COVID herd immunity may be unrealistic: South African experts.   Achieving herd immunity against the COVID-19 may be unrealistic due to the mutations of the virus that causes it, South African experts have said, as they called for long-term vaccination strategies amid uncertainty about current vaccine efficacy. “Many governments are […]

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COVID: Cipla launches ‘ViraGen’ RT-PCR test

Image Source : FILE/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Cipla launches ‘ViraGen’ RT-PCR test. Cipla Limited on Thursday announced the commercialisation of a polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test kit ‘ViraGen for COVID-19 in India, in partnership with Ubio Biotechnology Systems Pvt. Ltd. ViraGen is Cipla’s third offering in the Covid-19 testing segment. Cipla already has partnerships for antibody detection […]

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COVID-19 surge in India heartbreaking, US determined to help the country: VP Kamala Harris

Image Source : AP/ REPRESENTATIONAL. COVID surge in India heartbreaking, US determined to help the country: Kamala Harris.   Describing the surge of COVID-19 infections and deaths in India as “nothing short of heartbreaking”, Vice President Kamala Harris said on Friday that the country’s welfare is critically important to the United States. Pledging that the […]