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COVID-19 Vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccines: US CDC Panel Recommends Pfizer, Moderna Over J&J Shot

Dec 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Observing that there have been nine confirmed deaths in the US after Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine shots, the US' Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended Pfizer and Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shots instead of J&J.

Ashamed Of PM? Kerala HC Asks Petitioner Who Sought Removal Of PM’s Photo From Vaccine Certificate

Dec 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

PM's photo on vaccine certificate: When the petitioner's counsel told the court that in other countries there was no such practice, the judge orally remarked, 'They may not be proud of their PMs, we are proud of our PM.'

Puducherry LG Mandates Covid-19 Vaccination, Punishment For Those Who Refuse

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan said, 'No stone was left unturned to reach the goal and vaccination was aimed at protecting the people against the pandemic.' as she mandated Covid-19 vaccination in the Union Territory.

EU Drug Regulator Backs Covid-19 Vaccine Mixture

Dec 07, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

EU (European Union) drug regulator said in a statement that using different types of vaccines together, known as heterologous vaccination, can provide protection against Covid-19.

Study Reveals Youth Population To Be Less Susceptible To Rare Side Effects Of Covid Vaccine

Myocarditis is a rare but serious condition that causes inflammation of the heart muscle. It can weaken the heart and affect the heart’s electrical system, which keeps the heart pumping regularly.

05 December, 2021

Himachal Pradesh Becomes First State To Achieve 100% Vaccination

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal 100 % vaccination: Union Minister for Health Mansukh Manadaviya said the Himachal model will be replicated in other states in the country.

04 December, 2021

Covid-19: 24 Hours To Go For Himachal Pradesh To Become First Fully Vaccinated State In India

Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh achieved success in 100 per cent vaccination milestone beating all the challenges including tough terrains and varied geographical and climatic conditions.

04 December, 2021

Covid-19: India Logs 8,603 New Coronavirus Infections, Active Cases Below 1 Lakh

Outlook Web Desk

The 8 am data of Union Health Ministry suggested that the death toll however have gone up to 4,70,530 with 415 fatalities reported on Saturday.

30 November, 2021

Minister Of State For Health Says "Most Of The Current COVID-19 Vaccines Are Disease-Modifying In Nature"

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Pawar said the Health Ministry and ICMR have developed an India COVID-19 vaccination tracker which depicts the overall as well as age disaggregated information on numbers of COVID-19 deaths in unvaccinated individuals compared with numbers of deaths in partially and fully vaccinated individuals.

29 November, 2021

'Speed Up Vaccination In View Of Omicron': Top Virologist Shahid Jameel Advises India

Preetha Nair

Eminent virologist Shahid Jameel speaks to Outlook about the new Covid variant Omicron and its implications.

28 November, 2021

Omicron: New Strain Of Coronavirus Escalates Need For Global Vaccine Sharing

Seema Guha

'Despite the repeated warnings of health leaders, our failure to put vaccines into the arms of people in the developing world is now coming back to haunt us', wrote former British PM Gordon Brown.


24 November, 2021

Germany Faces Grim Covid Milestone With Leadership In Flux

Associated Press (AP)

Doctors are bracing for an influx of coronavirus patients as confirmed cases hit fresh daily highs that experts say is also being fuelLed by vaccine skeptics.

23 November, 2021

A News Report Reveals That Most Indians Believe Covid Vax Campaign Not Equitable

Outlook Web Desk

Nearly 90 per cent also believed that the government must ensure that marginalised groups such as street dwellers, migrant workers, immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers are given access to vaccination without having to furnish documentation.

22 November, 2021

Children Must Be Vaccinated If Supplies Are Sufficient, Says Expert

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Dr. Reddy, who is President, InOrder, South Asia, a non-profit institute working to strengthen systems to secure health, pointed out that governments across the world are adopting a policy of giving priority to people at risk for higher rates of hospitalization and death in the face of vaccine supplies not commensurate to the needs.

20 November, 2021

Australian Open Tennis: Novak Djokovic’s Bid For 21st Grand Slam In Jeopardy After Vaccination Rules Revealed

Associated Press (AP)

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley confirmed on Saturday that every person will need to be fully vaccinated while in the tournament.

17 November, 2021

Number Of People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Surpasses Those Partially Vaccinated

Outlook Web Desk

The number of fully vaccinated individuals against COVID-19 has surpassed the partially vaccinated eligible population for the first time in the country.

16 November, 2021

India Reports 8,865 New Covid Cases, Lowest In 287 Days​

Outlook Web Desk

India registered 8,865 new Covid-19 cases, marking the lowest single-day infection spike in the last 287 days.


10 November, 2021

Maharashtra District Makes Covid-19 Vaccine Mandatory For Getting Ration, Petrol

Outlook Web Desk

Authorities in Aurangabad in Maharashtra have asked ration shops, gas agencies and petrol pumps to supply groceries and fuel only to those with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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