COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 : Science and the quest towards a universal SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Immunologist Satyajit Rath and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha discuss the scientific concepts pertaining to viral infections and the mechanisms of vaccines against them

The vaccine must be a common good for humanity

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha discuss the prevailing vaccine apartheid and try to understand how it is against the common good of the people of the world

COVID-19 pandemic led to increase in extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, reports ECLAC

According to ECLAC’s annual report, extreme poverty rate in the region rose from 13.1% in 2020 to 13.8% in 2021, a setback of 27 years

Vaccine covid 19 Reactions to COVID vaccines: Majority maybe a nocebo effect

A new study published in the JAMA network involving 45,000 patients indicates that the adverse reactions people experienced after being administered the vaccines are due to the nocebo effect

‘Omicron’ explosion and the beginning of an overwhelmed healthcare system?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the Omicron variant, which seems to have displaced Delta in India and could infect more people than its predecessor

Super immunity against coronavirus wanes with time, suggests new research

The research was conducted before the emergence of the Omicron variant and has raised concern about how capable double immunity would be against Omicron

The Omicron variant: Spread, lethality and prevention

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the Omicron variant and answers questions of spread, lethality and prevention, as well as the question of vaccine inequity

Venezuela vaccinates 67% of its population against COVID-19

Despite the US blockade against Venezuela, the socialist government led by President Nicolás Maduro has been carrying out a successful mass vaccination drive against COVID-19

241 million vaccine doses to go to waste if not redistributed immediately

G7 countries will have 1.2 billion vaccines available for donation by the end of 2021 even after maintaining booster shot campaigns for all adults

76th session of the UN General Assembly begins in New York; focus on climate change and vaccine equity 

Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked rich countries to deliver on their promise to provide USD 100 billion annually to help developing countries in their fight against climate change

Can poor countries succeed in vaccinating their population?

Public outcry in South Africa helped force Johnson & Johnson to retain the vaccines produced in the country for domestic use instead of being shipped to Europe. The Indian civil society has initiated a similar effort as the Global South looks for alternatives

Ahead of India’s second wave, did warnings go unheeded?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkaystha talks about the recent New York Times report which examines the Indian scientific establishment’s approach ahead of the second wave of the COVID-19. The report suggests that health preparations suffered due to politics

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