Joe Biden took oath as 46th President of the United States with Kamala Harris as vice-president. Wishes poured him from world leaders congratulating the new administration. Prime Minister also congratulated the duo and said that he is committed to working with the new government to take India-US ties forward. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron were among some leaders who sent their best wishes to the new President of the United States. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson stressed there are still “tough weeks to come” inthe pandemic. From Downing Street, he told the media: “We’re going absolutelyas fast as we can and it is literally a race against time, a race to protectthe elderly and the vulnerable in the context of what is still a very, verytough pandemic. “There are still tough weeks to come.”
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Boris Johnson said the inauguration of Joe Biden was a “step forward” for theUS after a “bumpy period”. Mr Johnson, who had a close but sometimes difficultrelationship with Donald Trump, said it was a “big moment” for the UK-USrelationship.
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Union Health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan reiterated the two vaccines which have been granted approval for use in India are safe and effective. He added that some people are playing politics over the issue resulting in vaccine hesitancy among a section of the people. Harsh Vardhan said that the vaccines will be the last nail in the coffin of Covid. He also said that mild fever, pain and swelling are common after vaccination and added that very few people have shown these side-effects too. Questions have been raised about the safety of Covaxin which has not yet published any data from phase three clinical trials. Additionally, the government has also said that people will not get to choose a vaccine in the first phase. Watch the full video for all the details.
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International organisations are calling any breaks between the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses not to be extended beyond 21 days. Both Pfizer and Moderna also do not support the delay strategy touted by UK authorities.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that adverse events by COVID-19 vaccine are common and vaccination will be the last nail in coffin of COVID-19. "The message is clear that vaccine is completely safe and effective. The adverse events or side effects surfacing are common and it can be seen after any vaccination," said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan."The vaccination will be the last nail in the coffin of COVID-19. It is unfortunate that some people are spreading misinformation about the vaccination for political reasons. This has developed vaccine hesitancy in a small group of people," he added.