New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for clinical trials of an indigenous vaccine for the coronavirus disease.
BBIL is using the virus strain isolated at ICMR’s National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune to develop the vaccine.
The clinical trials will... Read More
By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya
Recently Patanjali, the uber-successful Ayurveda venture of Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna, released a medicine called Coronil to cure coronavirus disease. Promptly, the authorities have asked Patanjali to stop advertising until data can be shown that substantiates such claims.
At the launch, their clinical data, independently verified... Read More
Indian American candidate Suraj Patel, pitted against Rep Carolyn Maloney for the Democratic Party nomination to run for 12th Congressional district has asked a Manhattan court to supervise the counting of votes in a tight race where he is lagging by just 1.6 per cent of the ballots counted so... Read More
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would "settle" for a Covid-19 vaccine that's 70% to 75% effective, but that this incomplete protection, coupled with the fact that many Americans say they won't get a coronavirus vaccine, makes it "unlikely" that the US will achieve sufficient levels of immunity to quell... Read More
Drug maker Gilead has set the price for its coronavirus treatment remdesivir at $390 per vial for the U.S. government and developed countries.
That puts the price of a five-day treatment course at $2,340 per patient for people enrolled in federal health programs like Medicare and Medicaid — but private... Read More