Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, participated in the inaugural session of the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. He discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and the development of vaccines with R. Sukumar, editor-in-chief, Hindustan Times. Dr Guleria said that because of Covid fatigue, we’re seeing a lot of people not following general precautions. He said it would be very sad for someone to lose an individual now, when the vaccine is just around the corner. Watch the full video for more.
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The opening session of the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit saw an enlightening discussion on the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Ashish K. Jha, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health, and Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences spoke on the race for a vaccine, which witnessed breakthroughs recently. The two medical experts also commented on what we have decoded, and what's still left, about the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the Covid disease. Watch the full discussion with R. Sukumar, editor-in-chief, Hindustan Times.
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AIIMS Director (Delhi) Dr Randeep Guleria reacted on the availability of the Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines in India and availability of their doses in the country. He said that the data released by the company is very encouraging but it should be looked very carefully. "Whatever vaccines they are making have potential of giving immunogenicity and protection as far as COVID-19 is concern," he said. "The challenge with the vaccines is that, how long the immunity lasts and how much protective value that it gives as far as individuals are concerns," Dr Guleria added. "He said that other challenge with the Pfizer vaccine is that the vaccine should be kept at a very low temperature which is not practical for rural parts of the country and tough to maintain the cold chain," he further said.
Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior farmers decided to march towards Delhi to join the ongoing protest. Farmers have intensified protests near national capital against Centre's farm laws. Government held third round of talks with the farmer unions. The fourth round of discussion will be held on December 03.
A heated argument reportedly broke out between protesting farmers and Congress workers in Delhi. Cadre of the main Opposition party had set up tents at the Nirankari Samagam ground in Delhi's Burari to serve food to farmers. However, the protestors reportedly objected to posters of political parties being put up at the site. Congress claimed that those who objected to the posters were actually Aam Aadmi Party workers, as per reports. Farmers from multiple states have travelled to Delhi to protest against 3 recent agri-reform laws. While some are demonstrating at the government-designated Burari ground, others have camped at various points along the Delhi border to pressurise the government. Watch the full video for more.
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Police detained Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Dadi in Delhi on December 01. She reached at Singhu Border (Delhi-Haryana border) to join farmers' protest. Farmers continued their protests against the farm laws today.