AstraZeneca partner sticks with two full dose regimen in Covid trials in India

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The British drugmaker has said its Covid-19 vaccine could be up to 90% effective if administered as a half dose followed by a full dose, but some scientists have questioned the robustness of that result because only a few thousand people were given that regimen in late-stage UK trials.

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Published on December 1, 2020 -  02:36
Covid vaccine: 'Never said all Indians to be vaccinated,' says Union govt
The Union government claimed that it never spoke of vaccinating the entire Indian population. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan made the comment while addressing a press briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic. Indian Council of Medical Research Director-General Balram Bhargava elaborated on the statement. He explained that if the government vaccinates a 'critical mass' of people, it may be able to break the chain of transmission. The government's clarification came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited 3 Covid vaccine laboratories to take stock of the progress in clinical trials and production. Watch the full video for more.

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