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Govt prepares storages for keeping corona vaccine

The government has made arrangements to keep coroanvirus vaccine as a consignment of two million of the Oxfrod-Astrazeneca vaccine will arrive on Thursday as gift from the Indian government. At the same time, the government also is preparing storages to keep more five million Covishield vaccine purchased from Serum Institute of India which may arrive in the country by January ...

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Study finds metabolism’s possible role in depression

Certain metabolites may be predictive indicators for persons at risk for recurrent major depressive disorder, suggests a recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Dutch scientists. The findings were published in the online issue of Translational Psychiatry.”This is evidence for a mitochondrial nexus at the heart of depression,” said senior author ...

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2m Covid-19 vaccines coming from India on January 20: DGHS

India has decided to gift Bangladesh two million doses of Oxford made Covid-19 vaccine that will come to the country on January 20. High officials from the Bangladesh government confirmed the matter to media on Monday evening. Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam informed this on Monday. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health ...

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Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines

A nurse has received the first vaccine dose of Brazil’s Covid-19 immunisation programme after health regulators gave emergency approval to two jabs. Regulator Anvisa gave the green light to vaccines from Oxford-AstraZeneca and China’s Sinovac, doses of which will be distributed among all 27 states. Brazil’s vaccine programme has started later than many of its regional peers. This is despite ...

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Covid-19: Brazil hospitals ‘run out of oxygen’ for virus patients

Hospitals in the Brazilian city of Manaus have reached breaking point while treating Covid-19 patients, amid reports of severe oxygen shortages and desperate staff. The city, in Amazonas state, has seen a surge of deaths and infections. Health professionals, quoted by local media, warned “many people” could die due to lack of supplies and assistance. Brazil has recorded more than ...

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Norway warns of vaccination risks for sick elderly patients after 23 die

Norway said Covid-19 vaccines may be too risky for the very old and terminally ill, the most cautious statement yet from a European health authority as countries assess the real-world side effects of the first shots to gain approval. Norwegian officials said 23 people had died in the country a short time after receiving their first dose of the vaccine. ...

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Bangladesh to get ‘first’ priority in receiving India’s vaccines: Delhi official

India considers Bangladesh as a priority country among its neighbours to receive Covid-19 vaccine, a government official said on Thursday as India is set to launch its world’s largest massive vaccination drive tomorrow. “In line with India’s First Neighbourhood Policy-2021, the neighbouring countries will receive India’s vaccines on priority basis among the neighbourhoods, Bangladesh will certainly get first priority to ...

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270m doses of Covid-19 vaccine secured by African Union

A provisional 270 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been secured by the African Union (AU) for distribution across the continent. All of the doses will be used this year, promises current AU head South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. This is on top of 600 million doses already promised but is still not enough to vaccinate the whole region. There ...

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J&J one-shot vaccine grants lasting response in early study

Johnson & Johnson’s experimental one-shot Covid-19 vaccine generated a long-lasting immune response in an early safety study, providing a glimpse at how it will perform in the real world as the company inches closer to approaching U.S. regulators for clearance. More than 90% of participants made immune proteins, called neutralizing antibodies, within 29 days after receiving the shot, according to ...

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Bangladesh’s Beximco could start private sales of vaccine next month

Bangladesh’s Beximco Pharmaceuticals will buy up to 3 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Serum Institute of India at about $8 each for sale on the private market, Beximco’s chief operating officer told Reuters. The COO, Rabbur Reza, said that was about twice the price of around $4 that Beximco had agreed for separate supplies of 5 million ...

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