Covid: Dr VK Paul, AIIMS director urge people to trust researchers on vaccine
Urging the people to have faith in India's researchers, scientists, regulatory authorities, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Singh Guleria on Saturday reassured the nation that Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN vaccine is safe.
Dr Guleria along with NITI Aayog member VK Paul were administered the COVID-19 vaccine shot at AIIMS Delhi on the inaugural day of the nationwide roll-out of vaccination on Saturday.
Talking about the experience, he said, "I am humbled to get vaccinated in the first slot and feel so proud.
I hope more and more people come forward when it comes to getting vaccinated so that we can reduce mortality and prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection." Dr VK Paul said that the vaccine is safe and people should trust the scientific process.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on March 02 took first shot of COVID-19 vaccine at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. He was accompanied by his wife. The health minister will take second dose of the vaccine after few weeks. On March 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi. On March 1, the country has began the next phase of Covid-19 vaccination for those above 60 years of age, and those over 45 years of age with specific comorbidities.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on March 2 took the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Hyderabad. Reddy, after taking the vaccination waited in the waiting room. Reddy will take another shot of the vaccination after two weeks. Many ministers and chief ministers are expected to take vaccination in this phase of vaccination drive. On March 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi. On March 1, the country has opened immunization for those above 60 years of age and those over 45 who have co-morbidities.
A man who was diagnosed with a one-in-a-million disease more than 20 years ago received his Covid vaccine from the same “guardian angel” doctor who saved his life when he was younger.Andy Barr, 44, was diagnosed with Goodpasture syndrome – an autoimmune disease in which antibodies attack the kidney and lungs – when he was 21, thanks to a doctor who by chance was doing a rotation at the Gloucester Royal hospital where he was being treated.
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The UK will examine European Union proposals for a vaccine passport in the hope of reviving international travel for the summer holidays.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Britain was working with the EU and countries around the world on the issue.
But England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said there was still "great uncertainty" around holidays on the continent, partly because the EU’s vaccination programmes were behind the UK's.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said plans for a "digital green pass" will be set out this month, which would allow people to prove they have had a jab or show the results of Covid tests. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
India's second phase of the vaccination drive began today, opening registerations for people above 60 years and those aged 45 in the second phase of the inoculation drive. In the second phase, Prime Minister was among the first to take the vaccination. Till now questions had been raised that why has the Prime Minister not taken the vaccine. Not just that he even opted out for the Bharat Biotech's covaxin that led to a barrage of criticism from the opposition for the trials for the vaccine still had not been completed. Ever since the vaccination drive began in the couuntry, the Vaccine politics has been raging in the country. A lot of questions have been raised by the opposition leaders. Even today after PM Modi took the vaccine, he encouraged everyone who is eligible to come forward and take the jab. But the opposition has not spared him. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury drew a link to the Assam, Kerala and Puducherry elections to the PM’s gesture. Chowdhury said that had PM Modi carried Rishi Aurobindo’s photo and Geetanjali with him, all five poll-bound states would have been covered. Well after he Prime Minister wore a gamosa from Assam, while nurses from Kerala and Puducherry administered the Covaxin shot, many couldn't overlook the connection to the elections. Watch this episode of News Audit.
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Phase 2 of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched in high-profile manner on March 1 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming one of the first beneficiaries. The second phase of the programme involves inoculation of those aged 60 and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. The process for registration involves entry of mobile number and identity card details on the government's dedicated Co-win platform. India currently has 2 vaccines in use - Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife took the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin in Delhi. The health minister was administered the vaccine dose at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. India opened up the Covid-19 vaccination drive from March 1, 2021. Those over 60 years and within 45-59 years with specified co-morbidities are being vaccinated. The minister's wife Nutan Goel first took the jab after which Vardhan received the vaccine shot.
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Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on March 02 took first shot of COVID-19 vaccine at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. After taking the vaccine, he urged people, who are above 60 years of age to take the shot of the vaccine and also requested those who can afford should pay the price of vaccine at a private hospital. "We've been administered Covaxin. This vaccine will work as 'Sanjeevani'. Hanuman Ji crossed India to get it, but this 'Sanjeevani' is available at your nearby pvt and govt facility. We've paid Rs 250 for it, those who can afford it should pay for it," he said.
NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul during a press conference on the weekly update of COVID-19 on February 23 informed that so far 187 individuals detected with UK strain, 6 people with South African strain and one with Brazilian strain till date. VK Paul said, "There is a very significant, comprehensive tracking of viral strains for such mutants and other mutants. This effort has gathered pace and we have sequenced that 3,500 viruses since then. Today we have 187 individuals detected with UK strain, 6 people with South African variant and one with Brazilian strain till date."
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on NITI Aayog governing council meeting held on February 21said that several issues including electricity were raised, we have asked for a common rate for electricity across country. "In yesterday's NITI Aayog governing council meeting, we raised questions about several things including electricity. If everyone pays (rate of electricity supplied by Centre to states) the same for electricity across the country, it would be good. As of now, we pay more than others," said CM Nitish Kumar
Researchers carried out regular tests on staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, and found that as well as slowing transmission of Covid-19, the jab also prevented people from getting seriously..
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After Prime Minister Narendra Modi was administered Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that the controversy comparing one vaccine to other has also been laid to rest. He..