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No proof MMR vaccination offers protection against Covid-19, says Serum Institute
PUNE: Pune-based vaccine major Serum Institute of India (SII) said there is no direct evidence to prove that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine offers protection against Covid-19.
,The SII is one of the key manufacturers of the MMR vaccine in the country.
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After over six months of novel coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 12 million people and killed over 500,000 all over the world, the clinical trials of the purportedly world's first coronavirus vaccine have been successfully completed. ,The clinical trials of the world's first coronavirus vaccine on volunteers at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University has been successfully completed, Vadim Tarasov, the director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, according to Russian news agency Sputnik, adding that the first group of volunteers would be discharged on 15 July and the second on 20 July.
India is considering importing certain active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and intermediaries from alternative sources such as the United States, Italy, Singapore and Hong Kong, leading to ramping up domestic capacity in a bid to reduce dependence on China, two officials aware of development said.
The team of STARS-2, Crime Branch has arrested one doctor Gajender Kumar Nayyar and his associate Mukesh Sangwan for their involvement in issuing fake medical certificates to accused, convicts. They were also involved in issuing the fake medical documents to family members of accused and convicts for extraneous consideration to facilitate them in obtaining favorable orders of bail, interim bail and suspension of sentence. Accused Mukesh Sangwan used to provide clients to the doctor.
After Russia became the first country to successfully conclude human trials for the world's premier coronavirus vaccine, India is set to begin the human clinical trials for vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19). For the purpose of the trials, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna has selected 18 volunteers on whom the vaccine trails will be conducted. ,According to sources, the hospital authority is set to begin the human trials of the vaccine from today (i.e. July 13, Monday). ,Till now, only the Bharat Biotech International Ltd and the Zydus Cadila pharmaceutical companies' indigenously developed vaccine prototypes have got an approval for the human trials from the Drugs Controller General of India.