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US to buy 500 mn Pfizer Covid vax doses to donate to 100 countries

Washington, June 10 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's administration plans to buy 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and donate them among about 100 countries over the next year, according to media reports on Thursday, citing people...

Fauci warns of new Covid variant spreading rapidly in UK

Washington, June 10 (IANS) US top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has warned of the risks of a new Covid-19 variant, first identified in India, which is now spreading widely in the UK. The Delta variant, known by the scientific...

Fauci’s emails ‘verify’ Wuhan lab leak claims: Chinese biologist

Beijing, Jun 5 (IANS): Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan, who was among the first to suggest Covid-19 leaked from a Wuhan lab, has said that US' top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci's emails prove she was right all along. Yan was one...

25mn doses: Who all get US vaccines and how much?

By Nikhila Natarajan, June 4 (IANS) Riding on strong vaccination numbers at home where more than 63 per cent of American adults have received at least one dose, US President Joe Biden announced on Thursday the US will donate 75...

Biden announces India to receive Covid vaccines from US stockpile

By Arul Louis , Jun 3 (IANS): As US President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that India will receive Covid-19 vaccines directly from its stockpile, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the distribution, according to...

US researchers start testing mix-and-match Covid vaccine boosters

Washington, June 3 (IANS) US researchers have started a clinical trial to test what happens when adults who have been fully vaccinated with one type of Covid-19 vaccine receive booster doses of a different Covid-19 vaccine. The trial aims to...

Jaishankar meets Blinken, affirms strong US ties

By Arul Louis (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging India and the rising global tensions, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has capped two days of whirlwind diplomacy in Washington by meeting Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary...

Over 40% of US population fully vaccinated against Covid

Washington, May 29 (IANS): Over 40 per cent of the American population have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 till date, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 133 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, while over...

Facebook to no longer remove claims that Covid-19 was lab made

San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Facebook will no longer remove claims posted on its platforms that Covid-19 is either man-made or lab manufactured, as US President Joe Biden has called upon intelligence agencies to probe the so-called "lab-leak hypothesis". The...

Jaishankar offers backing for Guterres re-election, discusses Covid vaccines, terrorism

By Arul Louis (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has offered India's support to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for his re-election during a meeting in New York at which they discussed a range of issues from Covid-19 vaccine to...

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India’s Covid vax policy leading to avertable deaths: Experts

London, Jun 10 (IANS): The Indian government's Covid-19 vaccination approach has inappropriately prioritised people and is thus causing huge numbers...