EU’s vaccine travel pass is highly discriminatory towards low-income countries

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Implications of Green Pass scheme Synopsis: Green Pass scheme is discriminatory towards low income countries. Issues involved and way forward. Background In a recent guideline, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended its member states not to seek proof of Covid-19 vaccination or recovery as a mandatory condition for entry to… Continue reading EU’s vaccine travel pass is highly discriminatory towards low-income countries

China Surpasses India in Vaccine Delivery

Synopsis: China has surpassed India in vaccine delivery to other countries. India had an opportunity to make diplomatic gains, however, it lost that to fulfil its domestic needs.  Introduction  China has surpassed India in delivering more covid-19 shots worldwide. It is despite the fact that India is the world’s top vaccine producer.  As per UNICEF, China has donated a… Continue reading China Surpasses India in Vaccine Delivery

Russia announces world’s first COVID-19 vaccine “Sputnik V”

News: Russian has launched the world’s first coronavirus vaccine named ‘Sputnik V’. Facts: Sputnik V: The vaccine has been developed by Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian defence ministry. How does it work? The vaccine is based on the DNA of a SARS-CoV-2 type adenovirus, a common cold virus.The vaccine uses the weakened virus to… Continue reading Russia announces world’s first COVID-19 vaccine “Sputnik V”

Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response

News: The human trial of COVID-19 vaccine named ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and backed by AstraZeneca Plc has shown a positive result. Facts: How was the vaccine produced? The vaccine was made from a genetically engineered virus(adenovirus) that causes the common cold in chimpanzees. However, the virus was heavily modified… Continue reading Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response