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COVID-19 Vaccine

Top Doctors Say Not So Fast To Biden's Boosters-For-All Plan

Sep 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A key government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected Biden's plan to give COVID-19 booster shots across the board and instead recommended the extra vaccine dose only for those who are age 65 or older or who run a high risk of severe disease.

China Reports 62 New Cases, 1 Billion Vaccinated

Sep 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

All but one of the cases was detected over the previous 24 hours in the eastern coastal province of Fujian in China's latest outbreak of the delta variant, the National Health Commission said on Friday.


Brazil President's Reluctance To Get COVID-19 Vaccine Might Keep Him Out Of UN Premises

To prevent Covid-19 spread, the city of New York has mandated vaccination certificates for delegates in the UN building for an upcoming annual debate. What will happen to the unvaccinated Brazil President, Jair Bolsonaro?

Union Health Minister Calls For Expediting Covid Vaccination Drive On PM Modi's Birthday

Sep 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

'Tomorrow is the birthday of our beloved prime minister, lets do #VaccineSeva by helping all unvaccinated people including their loved ones, family members and all sections of the society by getting them vaccinated.', said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya


India's Cumulative Count Of Administered Covid Vaccine Doses Surpasses 76 Crore: Health

According to the ministry data, 57,80,94,804 beneficiaries were vaccinated for first dose and 18,68,41,354 beneficiaries received the second dose of vaccine, according to the 7 pm provisional report.

15 September, 2021

Africa To Receive 200 Million More COVID Vaccine Doses From EU By Middle Of 2022

Associated Press (AP)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the new donation to be fully delivered by the middle of next year comes on top of 250 million already pledged and underscores the EU resolve to boost the challenge low-income nations are facing.


13 September, 2021

WHO Likely To Give Approval For Covaxin This Month

Outlook Web Desk

The WHO has so far approved Covid vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, US pharma majors Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, China's Sinopharm and Oxford-AstraZeneca for emergency use.


13 September, 2021

India Crosses 75 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses, Says Health Minister Mandavia

Outlook Web Desk

India took 85 days to touch the 10-crore vaccination mark, 45 more days to cross the 20-crore mark and 29 more days to reach 30 crores, Mansukh Mandaviya said while announcing the landmark achievement.


12 September, 2021

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

Kameswari Chebrolu

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates


12 September, 2021

Finance Minister Calls Vaccination The Only Medicine To Boost Economy

Outlook Web Desk

On Sunday, the health ministry in Tamil Nadu eyeing to inoculate 20 lakh people is holding a 'Mega Vaccination Camp' through 40,000 camps being conducted across the State.


12 September, 2021

It Is Unknown Why Vaccines Trigger Unusual Immune Reaction, Cause Blood Clotting: Noted UK Doctor

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

In an interview with Outlook, Dr Roopen Arya says that it is not clear what is triggering the post-vaccination immune response which activates the blood clotting system and results in blood clots as well as consumption of the platelets.


12 September, 2021

Covid-19: India Logs 28,591 New Coronavirus Cases, 338 Fresh Fatalities

Outlook Web Desk

The number of active cases declined by 6,595 in a span of 24 hours to stand at 3,84,921, constituting 1.16 per cent of the total infections, while the COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.51 per cent, the health ministry said.


11 September, 2021

Amid Talk Of Boosters, Global Vaccine Disparity Gets Sharper

Associated Press (AP)

The dramatic contrast highlights the vast disparity around the world. In the developing world, supply is limited and uncertain.Just over 3 per cent of people across Africa have been fully vaccinated, and health officials and citizens often have little idea what will be available from one day to the next.


11 September, 2021

In A Mass Wedding, 21 Differently-Abled Couples Urge People ‘To Get Vaccinated’ And ‘Say No To Dowry’

Tabeenah Anjum

While In the wedding abiding by the norms of social distancing, 21 newly wedded differently-abled and underprivileged couples urged people ‘To get Vaccinated‘ during their wedding ceremony.


11 September, 2021

Unions Split On Vaccine Mandates, Complicating Biden Push

Associated Press (AP)

Dissent in Biden's own coalition may make it especially hard for him to implement new vaccination requirements. The divide complicates matters for Biden as he tries to get the delta variant under control.


11 September, 2021

Covid-19: India Logs 33,376 New Coronavirus Cases, 308 Fatalities

Outlook Web Desk

The number of active cases have increased to 3,91,516, comprising 1.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.49 per cent, the health ministry said.


10 September, 2021

CoWIN's New API Enables KYC, Makes Verification Of Client's Vaccination Status Possible

Outlook Web Desk

There may be instances where an entity does not need to see the certificate in full and would just need to know whether an individual has been vaccinated or not and


10 September, 2021

India Logs 34,973 New Covid-19 Cases, 260 Fresh Fatalities Reported

Outlook Web Desk

A reduction of 2,968 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.


Photo Gallery

President Ram Nath Kovind accords warm send off at Annadale helipad after his four day visit of Shimla. Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar (L) and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur (C) also present.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel offers prayers inside the Gurudwara in Ahmedabad.

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Beneficiaries leave after receiving Covid-19 vaccine at state government-run SKM Hall during massive vaccination drive against coronavirus, in Patna.

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with AAP Uttarakhand in-charge Dinesh Mohaniya speaks during a press conference, ahead of the 2022 Uttarakhand Assembly Election, at Haldwani in Nainital district.

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Congress leader Salman Khurshid with party activists during Congress Manifesto Dialogue programme in Varanasi.

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