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Avifavir® is effective against various variants of coronavirus, including Delta and Omicron, as it affects the highly conservative and mutation-resistant replication systems of RNA virus (RdRp). The virus is incapable of developing resistance to favipiravir even with long-term exposure on infected cells, as has been confirmed

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On Monday, Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said its COVID-19 vaccine which generated a strong immune response in children aged six to 11 years and that it plans to submit the data to global regulators soon. Moderna said its two-dose vaccine generated virus-neutralizing antibodies in children and

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Vaccines for kids between the ages of 5 and 11 will likely be available in the first half of November, top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Sunday, predicting a timetable that could see many kids getting fully vaccinated before the end of

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On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the COVID-19 vaccine boosters for recipients of the Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) shots, and said Americans can choose a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster. CDC director

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Asserting that India is on track to vaccinate its entire adult population by December, top officials sources on Monday said a blueprint is in place to ensure a total supply of 187.2 crore doses by the year-end that would be enough for the country’s 94

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that it has approved China’s second COVID-19 vaccine ‘Sinovac’ for emergency use listing. “WHO today validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards for

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Vaccine, being a biological product, takes time for harvesting and quality testing and this cannot be done overnight to ensure a safe product, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said Government of India, through the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19

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The government is examining Pfizer’s request for indemnity and will take a decision in the larger interest of people and on merit, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said on Thursday. At a press conference, Paul said, “Yes we are engaged with Pfizer and they

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