Thursday, October 28, 2021


WHO body seeks more clarification to decide on Covaxin EUL

The WHO's Technical Advisory Group in a meeting on Tuesday agreed upon to conduct the final risk assessment after receiving additional data from manufacturer.

Dr Soumya Swaminathan lauds India for achieving 1 crore jabs

Dr Soumya Swaminathan tweeted, "India achieves 50% coverage (at least one dose) of adult population - > 620 million doses administered

A movement to upskill young people during pandemic

The 'Young Warrior' movement was launched in May 2021, and achieved significant scale, with 6.6+ million actions taken, said organisers in a statement.

China forced Covid-19 origins probe to drop lab-leak theory: WHO

Peter Ben Embarek said the Chinese researchers were against the theory that Covid-19 pandemic emerged from a genetically modified virus which leaked from the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology

Pause booster dose till September: WHO to rich countries

Globally, more than 4 billion vaccine doses have, so far, been administered.

WHO says delta variant driving ‘fourth wave’ in Middle East

The Delta variant is becoming the dominant strain of the virus in several of these countries, with infections mostly being reported among people who have yet to be vaccinated.

Editorial: Vaccine inequity

According to the data published by UNICEF, rich nations have cornered the benefits under the WHO programme

Covid disrupted delivery of DTP-1 jab in over 3mn kids in India: WHO

The figure is the highest in the world with DTP-3 coverage falling from 91 per cent to 85 per cent. In 2019, about 1.4 million children had missed their first dose.

Decision on emergency use listing of Covaxin likely in 4-6 weeks: WHO

Speaking at a webinar organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Friday, Swaminathan said the WHO is reviewing Covaxin as its manufacturer Bharat Biotech is now uploading its entire data

Europe expected to be ‘Delta dominant’ by Aug, warns WHO

WHO's Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge warned that new variants, deficit in vaccine uptake and increased social mixing would cause a new wave of excess hospitalisations.

Covid Delta variant detected in 96 countries: WHO

Africa has reported many new outbreaks of the variant as Tunisia, Mozambique, Uganda, Nigeria and Malawi are among the 11 countries targeted by Delta.

One in 100 deaths is by suicide: World Health Organization

In 2019, more than 700,000 people died of suicide, one in 100 deaths, which was more than HIV, malaria, wars or homicide, the world body said in a statement issued on Thursday.

Covaxin Controversy: Bharat Biotech did not submit phase-3 data to WHO

Shortly afer the reports went viral after two major news channels began flashing the news, Bharat Biotech refuted these reports

WHO warns of fresh Indonesia surge fed by virus variants

Indonesia saw its number of confirmed new cases climb to nearly 10,000 a day on Wednesday, an increase blamed on travel during last month's Eid al-Fitr holiday.

NITI Aayog claims nailed, 39,000 doctors on Telangana’s rolls

With a rough population estimate of 3.98 crore in Telangana, the 39,000 physicians in the State are just about enough to meet the WHO norms of doctor to patient ratio

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