Under-40s in the UK will be offered an alternative coronavirus vaccine to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said there is an "extremely small risk" of people suffering blood clots after having the jab.
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Union External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar attended a virtual conversation, called 'Global Dialogue Series' on May 05. He said, "Our vaccine production situation was different from many other countries. On what basis Covishield was being made in India? It's Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, you can say it's British-designed product. It was made in India as the vaccine owner saw India as an efficient production venue. Along with that the ability and approval to make in India, came an obligation to supply it to a large part of the world. So, people have to understand, it was not that vaccine production started in India, it was invented by an Indian, owned by an Indian, produced by an Indian." He further said, "It was a truly international collaboration. When there is an international collaboration, if somebody gave you a vaccine to make in India, then you have to do your part, otherwise, it doesn't work. It also came with support from the Covax initiative. So, there was an obligation to support the Covax initiative to give vaccines at a low cost to a number of nations."
President Joe Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, bowing to mounting pressure from Democratic lawmakers and more than 100 other countries, but angering pharmaceutical companies. Jonah Green has more.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years by early next week, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing federal officials familiar with the agency's plans. Gloria Tso reports.
European Union leaders have cranked up their criticism of the US call to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents, arguing on Saturday that the move would bring no short or mid-term relief.Instead, they urged Washington to lift export restrictions if it wants to have a global impact on the pandemic.
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Maharashtra Congress Chief chief Nana Patole has responded to SII chief Adar Poonawalla’s allegation that he is being threatened. Addressing the media, Patole said that Congress is worried over Poonawalla’s allegations and said that the Congress would take the responsibility of ensuring his security. He further urged Poonawalla to name those politicians who had threatened him over vaccine production. Poonawalla, who flew to London last week, is chief executive officer of the Serum Institute, which is the local maker of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the risks for the “vast majority” of people after cases of blood clots were detected in an “extremely small” number of people, Dr June Raine, chief executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson says people should follow the advice of the MHRA, and continue to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid jab.
There has been concerns regarding use of the vaccine in younger people due to reports of rare blood clots. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Covid Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi says the government stands ready to take the advice of the MHRA on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
The UK's medicines regulatory body is considering restricting the use of the vaccine in younger people amidst concerns about rare blood clots. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon says she is feeling "extremely happy and extremely confident" that the SNP is on track for a fourth consecutive election victory. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among 12 countries and territories people in England can visit from May 17 without self-isolating on their return. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told a Downing Street press conference that the removal of international travel restrictions was "necessarily cautious", adding: "We must make sure the countries we reconnect with are safe." The green list also consists of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland and the Faroe Islands and the Falkland Islands. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Speaking after retaining her Glasgow Southside seat in the Holyrood election, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said: "At this stage I am extremely happy that the SNP appears to be on course for a fourth consecutive election victory and to be on course to have the privilege of forming a government again." Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath inspected Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) built COVID-19 hospital at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) premises on May 09. The DRDO is setting up a 750-beddded makeshift COVID hospital at BHU premises. UP recorded 26,847 new cases, 34,721 recoveries and 298 deaths on May 08.
Bigg Boss 13 contestant and Youtuber Hindustani Bhau was arrested by the Mumbai police at Shivaji Park on Saturday for leading a protest there to cancel the 12th board exams in Maharashtra. According to reports, Hindustani Bhau had used an ambulance to travel to the park to stage the protest in order to deceive the police since the vehicle is not stopped at any checkpoint.
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