Novavax expects COVID vaccine targeting Omicron in fourth quarter – ET HealthWorld

US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) Novavax Inc said on Friday it expects to provide a COVID-19 vaccine targeting Omicron in the fourth quarter as it accelerates development of shots to protect against the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. The U.S. FDA on Thursday recommended COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers change the design of their booster shots beginning this fall to include components tailored to combat the currently dominant Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. Novavax expects additional preclinical data on shots tailored against the fast-spreading Omicron subvariants in late summer or fall. The…

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India registers 17,070 new COVID-19 infections, active cases stand at 1,07,189 – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 197.74 (1,97,74,71,041) crore. This has been achieved through 2,57,61,312 sessions. So far, more than 3.67 (3,67,58,383) crore adolescents have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 14,413 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 4,28,36,906. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.55 per cent. 17,070 new cases and 23 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. India’s active caseload currently stands at 1,07,189. Active cases now constitute 0.25…

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Pfizer signs new $3.2 bln COVID vaccine deal with U.S. government – ET HealthWorld

Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech SE said on Wednesday they signed a $3.2 billion deal with the U.S. government for 105 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine, which could be delivered as soon as later this summer. The deal includes supplies of a retooled Omicron-adapted vaccine, pending regulatory clearance, according to Pfizer. Drugmakers have been developing vaccines to target the Omicron variant that became dominant last winter. The average price per dose in the new deal is over $30, a more than 50% increase from the $19.50 per dose the…

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India registers 18,819 new COVID-19 cases, active cases rise to 1,04,555 – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 197.61 (1,97,61,91,554) crore. This has been achieved through 2,57,19,005 sessions. So far, more than 3.66 (3,66,66,548) crore adolescents have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 13,827 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 4,28,22,493. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.55 per cent. 18,819 new cases and 39 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. India’s active caseload currently stands at 1,04,555. Active cases now constitute 0.24…

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India registers 14,506 COVID-19 cases, active cases stand at 99,602 – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 197.46 Cr (1,97,46,57,138) crore. This has been achieved through 2,56,78,429 sessions. So far, more than 3.65 (3,65,66,839) crore adolescents have been administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 11,574 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 4,28,08,666. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.56 per cent. 14,506 new cases and 30 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. India’s Active caseload currently stands at 99,602. Active cases now constitute…

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India reports 11,793 new COVID-19 cases, active cases rise to 96,700 – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 197.31 (1,97,31,43,196) crore. This has been achieved through 2,56,30,111 sessions. So far, more than 3.64 (3,64,58,204) crore adolescents have been administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 9,486 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 4,27,97,092. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.57 per cent. 11,793 new cases and 27 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. India’s Active caseload currently stands at 96,700. Active cases now constitute 0.22…

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India registers 17,073 new COVID-19 infections, 21 deaths, active cases rise to 94,420 – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 197.11 (1,97,11,91,329) crore. This has been achieved through 2,56,08,118 sessions. So far, more than 3.63 (3,63,25,473) crore adolescents have been administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 15,208 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 4,27,87,606. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.57 per cent. 17,073 new cases and 21 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. India’s active caseload currently stands at 94,420. Active cases now constitute 0.22…

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Sanofi, GSK variant-specific COVID shot found effective against Omicron – ET HealthWorld

By Natalie Grover Paris/London: Late-stage data on an experimental COVID-19 vaccine from Sanofi and GSK has showed the shot confers protection against the Omicron variant of the virus, the companies said on Friday. The so-called bivalent vaccine targets the Beta variant – first identified in South Africa – as well as the original Wuhan strain of the virus. In a trial involving 13,000 adults, the vaccine demonstrated an efficacy rate of 64.7% against symptomatic COVID, and 72% efficacy against infections specifically caused by the Omicron variant. When used in people…

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Masks no longer compulsory as S Africa removes all Covid-19 restrictions – ET HealthWorld

By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg: South Africans heaved a sigh of relief as Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced that they will no longer be compelled to wear masks or have limitations on public gatherings as the government has lifted all remaining restrictions imposed more than two years due to the Covid-29 pandemic. Proof of vaccination at all ports of entry will also no longer be required. “Having monitored the positive direction for more than three weeks, we came to the conclusion that the peak infection, which we concluded was a limited…

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India registers 17,336 new COVID-19 infections, 13 deaths – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 196.77 (1,96,77,33,217) crore. This has been achieved through 2,54,91,739 sessions. So far, more than 3.61 (3,61,10,152) crore adolescents have been administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 13,029 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients is now at 4,27,49,056. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.59 per cent. 17,336 new cases and 13 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. India’s active caseload currently stands at 88,284. Active cases now constitute 0.20…

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