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AstraZeneca Chief Investigator Backs India's 12-16 Week Gap Between Covishield Jabs -Karan Thapar Professor Andrew Pollard tells Karan Thapar why India's 12-16 week Covishield gap makes sense, but refutes claim a single dose AstraZeneca vaccine is likely soon. The Chief Investigator of AstraZeneca and the Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group has, in this interview, addressed the present controvery over how long the gap between two doses of Covishield should be, clearly endorsing the Centre’s present policy of a 12-16 week gap. Professor Sir Andrew...

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US vaccine ‘gift’ to India may not be substantial -Suhasini Haidar

-The Hindu Vaccine gifts of 2-3 million doses may have little impact on India: officials The government on Friday welcomed the U.S. decision to lift restrictions under its Defence Production Act on the export of vaccine ingredients to AstraZeneca vaccine manufacturers worldwide, which would help the Serum Institute of India produce more doses. However, Washington’s announcement of gifting India and dozens of other countries with a first tranche of 25 million doses of...

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Indian government did not request vaccines from the US -Sriram Lakshman

-The Hindu U.S. lawmakers and other influential voices have been calling for the U.S. to donate its spare vaccines to countries like India, particularly some of the tens of millions of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. Washington DC: The Biden administration has said that the government of India did not request it for ready-to-use vaccines, as pressure has been mounting on the U.S. to give out vaccines to countries such as India, which...

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How India landed in Covid vaccine mess - GS Mudur

-The Telegraph The Centre had last November announced a Rs 900-crore project but none of this money went to either Covishield or Covaxin India’s shortage of Covid-19 vaccines that precludes immediate inoculation for all adults is rooted in the Narendra Modi government’s lack of funding for key vaccines under development and evaluation, experts have said. The experts, who have tracked global vaccine efforts, said the Indian government’s lack of investments contrasted with the...

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