The vaccine is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India , developed by Oxford University and pharma major AstraZeneca , while Bharat Biotech has partnered with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for its Covaxin. The Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, has tied up with AstraZeneca to manufacture Covishield. However, it now appears that the Serum Institute of India is planning to supply the government with 30 crore doses by July, enough for ...
Sinopharm has another candidate, developed by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, which is also in phase III trials. Dr. Anthony Fauci , the nation's leading infectious diseases expert and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told NBC's "Today" Thursday it's "disappointing" that the vaccine numbers aren't where they should be, but hopefully "the gaining of momentum will get us to the point where we want to be".
That's when it came to light that there was a cardiac issue and the hospital has now created a 3 member board with Dr. Saroj Mondal who will perform the procedure. Sourav's illness comes amid a speculation of a renewed attempt by the BJP to rope in him as it's chief ministerial candidate with the Bhoomiputra face for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly Election though he swept away the offer earlier.
Serum Institute of India (SII), Bharat Biotech and Pfizer have applied for emergency use approval in the country. Covishield is expected to get more use in India as it can be stored and transported under normal refrigeration while the Pfizer shot needs ultra low temperatures for storage.
BioNTech is working flat out with partner Pfizer to boost production of their COVID-19 vaccine, its founders said, warning there would be gaps in supply until other vaccines were rolled out. The country has issued an emergency green light to two vaccines, developed by Pfizer and AstraZeneca. While Pfizer's vaccine relies on a molecule called messenger RNA, or mRNA, packaged into greasy bubbles, AstraZeneca's shots are designed around a virus shell that delivers DNA, a cousin of mRNA.
Union Health ministry officials said "the situation is under careful watch" and regular advice is being provided to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to designated government labs. The version of the spike protein used by the vaccines was created to match that of the old virus, not that of the new strain. More than 50 countries have imposed travel restrictions on the UK.