6 minutes ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden plans to vaccinate more than 100 million Americans for COVID-19 in his first hundred days in office (Photo Credit: AP / PTI)

  • Governors of Texas and Mississipi plan to lift COVID-19 restrictions in their state
  • Biden called the decision a "big mistake"
  • Biden has prioritised dealing with the pandemic since he took office

20 hours ago.Nashville, TN, USA
Dolly Parton sang a parody version of 1973 hit 'Jolene'. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@DollyParton)

  • The Country music legend received her first shot of Moderna's vaccine on Tuesday
  • She posted a video of herself receiving the jab, administered by her friend Dr Naji Abumrad
  • Last year, Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University to help find a cure for the virus 

23 hours ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden seems to be in an overdrive. (AFP Photo)

  • The J&J vaccine is the third to receive US regulatory approval for emergency use
  • Merck will dedicate two facilities in the United States to the J&J vaccine build-out
  • J&J has said it aims to deliver 20 million doses by the end of March

1 day ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Microsoft had said in November, 2020 that it had identified cyber attacks towards vaccine makers in India, South Korea, US among others. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Cyber intelligence company Cyfirma said that Chinese group ATP10 was behind the probable attacks
  • India produces more than 60% of all vaccines sold globally
  • The supply chain and IT softwares of Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India were targeted

1 day ago
Novavax's US request maybe delayed. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The company has no assurance that US authorities will agree to consider the request
  • "The data will hopefully be presented to the British MHRA "by early second quarter 2021," Novavax said in a statement
  • The Novavax vaccine was 95.6% effective against the original COVID-19 strain

2 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Rochelle Walensky previously served as the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Dr. Walensky blamed the emerging variants of the virus for the uncertainity
  • She also called out the states that are easing up on safety protocols
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is set to provide hope 

2 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A vaccination facility has been set up within the Supreme Court complex for inoculation drive. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • The judges can choose between Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and AstraZeneca/Oxforrd University's Covishield vaccines
  • Retired judges are also eligible for the vaccination drive 
  • Judges can choose to be vaccinated at the court complex or any other hospital listed by the government

2 days ago
Anil Vij said on Twitter that he did not need the vaccine. (Photo credit: Twitter/@anilvijminister)

  • Anil Vij said that his antibody count had grown to 300, which 'is a lot'
  • Vij had taken the first jab in November, 2020
  • The second phase of vaccination started in India on Monday

2 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Anthony Fauci is the White House's top pandemic advisor. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Older children could get vaccines against COVID-19 by the fall
  • Meanwhile, younger ones by year-end or early 2022
  • With the mass vaccination, millions of children will be able to return sooner

3 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The vaccination drive began in India earlier this year on January 16. (Representational image: Unsplash)

  • Government health facilities would be prividing the inoculation for free
  • The beneficiaries would be able to get themselves registered through applications such as co-WIN 2.0 and Aarogya Setu
  • Currently, only those over 60 and those between 45 and 59 with co-morbidities will be getting the vaccine