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Trial of Covaxin on human subjects begins in India

ICMR picked AIIMS-Delhi among 12 centres to conduct the first two phases of the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of Covaxin

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COVID cases cross 13-lakh mark, daily more than 750

India now ranks sixth worldwide in the number of infections. It recorded the third-highest daily rise (730 deaths on average in the last week) behind Brazil (1,056) and the US (849)

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‘Oxford vaccine’ taking optimism to an unprecedented high

How long would the Oxford vaccine offer protection against the coronavirus? Will the protection be limited? Will it work with older people?

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Health ministry issues caveats about N95 masks

In April, the Health Ministry had issued an advisory on the use of homemade protective cover for face and mouth, asking people to wear it

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Serological survey of Delhi: 23% exposed to coronavirus

Experts in serological studies say antibody tests are not diagnostic but check for antibodies that may form after the individual is infected

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COVAXIN to prevent COVID: Largest trial begins

Covaxin, an ‘inactivated’ vaccine made of strains ‘killed’ to prevent infections in new hosts, creates antibodies to fight coronavirus

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Mortality rate in India’s COVID cases ‘progressively falling’, among lowest

Government efforts on efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases ensured the mortality rate has fallen below 2.5%: Health ministry

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First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US shows promising results

Volunteers who got two doses of the vaccine had high levels of virus-killing antibodies that exceeded the average levels seen in people who had recovered from COVID-19

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Russia first nation to finish human trials for COVID vaccine

The university was conducting trials on the vaccine candidate produced by Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Russia

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CCMB differs with ICMR: Vaccine impossible before another 6-8 months

CCMB Director Rakesh K Mishra said thousands are administered the vaccine during clinical trials, data from which takes months to make sense