COVID-19 vaccine Current Affairs - 2020

Russia to sell COVID-19 vaccines to India

On September 16, 2020, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund agreed to supply 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik-V to an Indian drug company Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. The deal has been finalized after the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) reached agreements with the Indian manufacturer to produce 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to India. What Read More…

Oxford vaccine to resume trial in the UK

The clinical trials of AstraZeneca vaccine were halted recently due to some safety reasons in the United Kingdom when one of the volunteers reported unexplained illness in his body after taking the vaccine. After the safety review, the Oxford and his partner drug company said in a separate statement that the clinical trial will resume. Read More…

WHO: Healthcare workers to get COVID-19 vaccine after senior citizens

On August 25, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the health care workers are to receive COVID-19 vaccine after senior citizens. Highlights According to Amnesty International, around 3,000 healthcare workers have died of COVID-19. It is 196 in India according to Indian Medical Association. With this data, the international organization is providing importance to Read More…

COVAX Facility of WHO renews its invitation

The COVAX Facility of the World Health Organization recently renewed its invitation to countries to join its COVID-19 vaccine facility. The COVAX facility is a mechanism designed to guarantee fair, rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. CAVAX is COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access facility. The facility is backed by Bill Gate Foundation. The foundation is Read More…

CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation Compendium

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on 23rd July 2020 launched a compilation of useful information about CSIR technologies for COVID-19 mitigation. He expressed his strong viewpoints on technological advancements and innovations undertaken by CSIR against COVID-19 and talked about how the country’s scientists and experts have contributed to the fight against the novel coronavirus. Read More…