$37 per dose, the Pfizer vaccine is much more expensive compared to $3 per dose for the Covishield.
Covishield, a vaccine developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.
Russian vaccine Sputnik V is cheaper than Pfizer at $10 per dose.
Indigenous vaccines from Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila are expected to be in the range of $3-$6 per dose.
The cost of cold-chain infrastructure to maintain the stringent temperature requirement for the Pfizer vaccine would add to the overall expenditure.
Dr. Reddy’s seeks approval from Health Canada for Favipiravir. Dr. Reddy’s is working closely with Health Canada for an expedited review of the drug application, says Vinod Ramachandran, Vice President and General Manager, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Canada Inc.
Recently #Covid_19+ve cases in India is showing declining trend. Rise in cases in last the last 24 hrs is 19556. Total cases today is 10075422; recovery so far is 9636487 (95.65%) fatalities-146111 (1.45%);& active cases- 292518 (2.90%).
India records less that 20,000 new cases after nearly six months.India’s covid recovery rate is 95.46%. It appears from stastics that India has handled covid better in comparison to other countries.
Centre should make it clear that it would provide #COVID-19 Vaccine free of cost to everyone in country: #Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot @India
India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,00,75,116 with 19,556 new infections being reported in a day.
The number of daily new coronavirus infections reported in the country was recorded below 20,000 after nearly six months while the COVID-19 active caseload fell below 3 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on December 22.The government is alert. There is no need to panic: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on the discovery of the new strain of coronavirus in UK.
India crossed the 10 million mark in terms of cumulative Covid cases since early this year, many media suggested that this was the second highest total in the world.
Russia will jointly produce Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 with New Delhi and it will be manufactured by Indian pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories: Russian envoy to India Nikolay Kudashev.
Coronil, a herbal remedy from India, was found on sale in shops in predominantly Asian areas across the capital. Manufacturers Patanjali Ayurved claim the pills protect against “respiratory tract infections”. #Covid19 #India
One media reports origin of the Coronavirus was engineered in a lab and weaponized. It has now been revealed through emails obtained via public records requests that the “natural origin of Coronavirus” was an orchestrated myth.
Emails obtained by U.S. Right to Know show that a statement in The Lancet authored by 27 prominent public health scientists condemning “conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin” was organized by employees of EcoHealth Alliance, a non-profit group that received millions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer funding genetically manipulate coronaviruses with scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The emails show that EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak drafted the Lancet statement, and that he intended it to “not be identifiable as coming from any one organization or person” but rather to be seen as “simply a letter from leading scientists”. Daszak wrote that he wanted “to avoid the appearance of a political statement”.
China has started using AIDS drugs for Coronavirus treatment. China is using AbbVie Inc’s HIV drugs as an ad-hoc treatment for pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus while the global search for a cure continues.
Pfizer and Moderna are testing their coronavirus vaccines to see if they work against the new mutated version of the virus that’s recently been found in the United Kingdom and other countries.