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[Live] Follow Live Reporting of SII & Ors vs Yohan Tengra & Ors, 100 Crore Defamation Suit

Bombay HC will resume the hearing of @adarpoonawalla 100 Cr defamation case on @ytengra and @AmbarKoiri shortly!

#Covishield #Genocide #MassMurderer #Defamation
Hearing before the bench of Justice Riyaz Chagla has begun with Adv Nilesh Ojha resuming his arguments.

#BombayHC #Covishield #SerumInstitute
Adv Ojha points out First false statement by Plaintiff that it is not proved that death of Dr. Snehal Lunawat was due to side effects of vaccines and therefore the allegations by defendants are false and the defendants are guilty of defaming plaintiff.
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"Had a productive Virtual Summit with #Cambodian PM #HunSen. We reviewed our bilateral cooperation and also discussed global and regional issues. I congratulated Cambodia for assuming the Chairmanship of #ASEAN and assured India’s full support for its success," tweets PM Modi
#PMModi held a virtual meeting today with Cambodian PM Hun Sen. The leaders held discussions bilateral issues, including cooperation in the fields of trade & investment, human resource development, defence and security, post-pandemic economic recovery & people-to-people ties: MEA
PM Modi highlighted the historical & civilizational links between two countries and expressed his happiness at India’s involvement in restoration of Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temples in #Cambodia, which depict the cultural and linguistic connect between the two countries: MEA
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1/2> Never knew this #COVISHIELD 16 Jun (Batch no. 41212081) & 2nd dose 09 Sep 21 (Batch no. 4121AA009M) will make fatal blow to my life that destroyed Vit D3 production & absorption capability in my body. While I remain under sun for life & a pure N Veg. D3 lack impossible 🙏
2/2> Finally today started remedial measured to recover the horror symptoms of D3 deficiency. What you say @MoHFW_INDIA @WHO @drharshvardhan @SerumInstIndia ? Pls respond. I am not a sick man. Lost health after 2nd dose. WHAT YOU GAVE ME? China water?
#COVID #VitaminD3 🇮🇳🇮🇳
Oris this 2nd dose specially designed to Assam to make ppl sick for rest of life? Majority farmers facing this issue. Sad Govt of India, too shocking.
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#SupremeCourt is hearing a plea seeking a declaration that mandating vaccination for COVID-19, in any manner whatsoever, even by way of making it a pre-condition for accessing any benefits or services, is a violation of rights of citizens and unconstitutional
Adv Prashant Bhushan: There were phase 3 trials of these vaccines at all. In absence of informed consent the mandate of such vaccines is unconstitutional @pbhushan1 #VaccineMandate
Bhushan: increase in hospitalisation is rampant in countries where vaccination has been there. vaccine is a a matter of individual decision and it is I who will be ill due to this virus. whether i take medication or not is my absolute right

@pbhushan1 #VaccineMandate
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#Booster 💉| The country on Monday began administering the third ‘precautionary dose’ to priority groups — health care and frontline workers and those aged over 60 years with comorbidities.
#Booster 💉| According to the Centre’s directions, the third dose will be of the same vaccine as the first two jabs and will be given to those who were vaccinated nine months ago.
A senior citizen received a dose of #covishield at Dakuria Amri hospital in Kolkata. Express photo by Partha Paul

All updates related to the pandemic:
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VE vs omicron
"Among those who had
received 2 doses of AstraZeneca, there was no effect against #Omicron (against symptomatic disease) from 20 weeks after the second dose."

That's among those who have completed their 2nd #COVISHIELD (AZ) dose before Aug 22nd of 2021.
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#HCWs were vaccinated earliest in India, with majority completing their second dose of AZ as early as April 2021. (That's >35 weeks since 2nd dose)

They currently face greatest exposure risk as noted in many large outbreaks in hospitals and affect delivery of healthcare.
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At-risk population were vaccinated next in India, and so were the elderly. Vaccine efficacy has shown to have more profound immune waning in elderly individuals.

These populations are an urgent priority, to prevent severe disease & death (The 2x dose still does that well).
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1. Lancet study on Covishield effectiveness: Vaccine effectiveness in moderate to severe disease is 81% . #COVISHIELD #COVID19
2.Lancet study on Covishield effectiveness: vaccine remained effective against moderate-to-severe COVID-19, even during a surge that was dominated by the highly transmissible delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.
3. Lancet study on Covishield effectiveness: Oveall effectiveness in fully vaccinated individuals is 63%
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Temos reiterado a recomendação ao Ministério da Saúde que adote proatividade no desenvolvimento de estudos para subsidiar o uso de vacinas em idades pediátricas.

Não podemos ser expectantes, adotando postura passiva, esperando o "fabricante apresentar documentos".
É praticamente um consenso na comunidade científica que plataformas de vírus inativado sejam seguras e que podem ter preferência para idades pediátricas. A #coronavac de produção 🇧🇷, vacina segura e eficaz, já é utilizada em crianças em diversos países.
#coronavac 🇧🇷: 10,30 USD.
Novo contrato da #pfizer 🇺🇸: 15 USD.

A passividade só serve para alimentar narrativa política no contexto da polarização.

A proatividade serve a política pública de saúde, protege o #SUS, a ciência e salvará nossas crianças do #SARSCoV2.
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A gentleman & his lady several years after returning home to England from The Colonies, invited an old domestic to their stately home.
The elderly chap who had since evidently moved up in life, drove a spanking new car with the wheels crunching on the winding gravel driveway.
Overlooking their own new fortunes they said
~You have done well for yourself ~ with a smile not quite reaching their eyes.

~ Come! Come in!~
Invited the lady offering him tea but looking on in some trepidation as the guest held the wafer fine cup in his big hands.
Meanwhile the gentleman stayed out for only a minute longer to key the shining car.

It had been a while since he had his eye on this model.
To think the domestic had had the temerity to come & visit them flaunting it.

So no, he didn’t feel the least guilty as he ran the key
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A study by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (non-peer reviewed) in Delhi to evaluate the effectiveness of #covishield #vaccine found that its single-shot offered almost no protection against symptomatic #COVID19 infection.
The incidence of symptomatic infection in study subjects after 21 days of receiving the first dose was 12.3%, as compared to 13.9% in the unvaccinated group.
@SerumInstIndia @AmbarishSatwik
However, vaccine effectiveness for 2 doses given at a median interval of 30 days increased to 28% for symptomatic infections, 67% for moderate to severe disease, 76% for supplemental-oxygen-therapy & 97% for deaths.
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The new #MayoClinic study finds Vaccine Effectiveness (VE) of #Pfizer shot dropped to 42% against #Delta #SARSCoV2 infection (not against hospitalization & deaths). 1/… Image
Earlier unpublished reports from #Israel also indicated the same 2/ ImageImage
Few other recent studies have also placed the #VE of Pfizer mRNA vaccine between 40-60% against #SARSCoV2 infection/symptomatic disease but not against severe disease & deaths. Table by @EricTopol 3/ Image
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Media briefing on the actions taken, preparedness and updates on #COVID19, today

Live from ⏰ 4 PM

📡Live Now📡

There is a slightly reduced rate of decline witnessed in #COVID19 cases during last 2-3 weeks which is a matter of concern


Health Ministry's Media briefing on the actions taken, preparedness and updates on #COVID19

JS, @MoHFW_INDIA shares details about area of concern in #COVID19 cases ; says 22 districts are reporting increasing trend in daily new #COVID cases during last 4 weeks

Includes Solapur and Beed districts in Maharashtra


@Info_Solapur @InfoBeed
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Central Government files its affidavit before the Supreme Court in the Suo Motu Covid matter headed by Justice Chandrachud. Supreme Court had given 2 weeks for Center to file its affidavit.

Read about May 31 hearing -
Approximately, 55 per cent of the population of the country seeks and gets medical care / health services from private
hospitals and 45 per cent gets health care services from government hospitals.
This year till 31st July 2021, a total of 51.6 crore doses will be purchased

#Covaxin #Covaxin #SputnikV
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देशातील #COVID19 परिस्थितीसंदर्भात माहिती देण्याविषयी @MoHFW_INDIA ची पत्रकारपरिषद

वेळ-4.00 वाजता

पाहा पीआयबी युट्यूबवर:


देशभरातील रुग्णसंख्येत सातत्याने घट होत आहे.

25 जून रोजी नोंदवलेली आकडेवारी- 51,667 रुग्णांची नोंद

07 मे रोजी नोंदवलेल्या सर्वोच्च रुग्णसंख्येच्या तुलनेत सध्या रुग्णसंख्येत 88% ने घट : JS, @MoHFW_INDIA
मे महिन्याच्या पहिल्या आठवड्यात नोंदवलेल्या रुग्णसंख्येच्या तुलनेत 19-25 जून दरम्यान नोंदवलेल्या रुग्णसंख्येत -23.8% नी घट.

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Mumbai Police has launched an investigation into a fake COVID-19 vaccination racket, where people are suspected to have been injected with distilled water instead of the vaccine. A special investigation team led by DCP Vishal Thakur will head the case.…
Reportedly, 390 residents of the Hiranandani Heritage Club in Kandivali (West) were administered what they believed were COVID-19 vaccines on May 30. However, they were actually injected with distilled water. This does not harm people. The beneficiaries also paid Rs. 4.56 lakh.
Further, only 120 beneficiaries received vaccination certificates and they had the names of different hospitals on their certificates. An inquiry into these hospitals revealed that there was no agreement with them to conduct a vaccination drive. That's how the scam was unearthed.
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Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections in an eastern state of India: A preliminary report | Research Square…
Out of 274 samples with breakthrough infection, 35 (12.8%) individuals received Covaxin and 239 (87.2%) individuals received Covishield. Image
The median age for breakthrough infection among referred cases was 47.0 years (IQR: 28.0) with a signicantly older age group among Covishield recipients (Table 1).
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India administered over 8 million #COVID19 vaccine doses yesterday,the 1st day of central gvmnt taking over vaccination from states.
It was the highest in a day yet.
Vaccination drive in India under PM Narendra Modi has been unprecedented.
Funfact Thread 1/
India administered almost entire Switzerland yesterday with vaccine dose
On average India administers around 5 million vaccine dose every day which is equal to entire population of NZ,who has administered only 10%of its population yet with 1st dose.
49million+ Indians r fully vaccinated with 2 dose, which is double than the entire population of Australia,while Aus has only vaccinated 3% of population yet.
280 Million single dose vaccines administered in India,while Aus has only 6million.
Reason?Not able to secure stock
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A 3rd wave of covid infections in India is unavoidable and may hit the country within 8 weeks, AIIMS chief Dr. Randeep Guleria said. The vitality of the new wave however, would depend upon vaccination coverage and level of adherence to COVID-19 protocols.…
Dr. Guleria added, "As we have started unlocking, there is again a lack of COVID-appropriate behavior. We don't seem to have learned from what happened between the 1st and the 2nd wave." He further said, "It all depends on how we go ahead in terms of COVID-appropriate behavior."
So will this wave affect children more? A recent seroprevalence study was done by #WHO and AIIMS on 10,000 samples. Citing that, the Indian govt asserted that the level of antibodies was similar in both adults and children. So, the new wave might affect every age group equally.
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Apollo Hospital's Pan India study of #Breakthrough infections over 31,621 Healthcare workers showed that only 4.28% (1,335) subjects got infected post-vaccination. @RajeevJayadevan
The finding also showed only 90 cases (0.28%) required hospitalization, while merely 3 (0.009%) suffered severe complications and progressed to ICU admission. @DrLahariya @satya_yadav
The most important finding of the study was that there were no deaths in case of COVID infection after vaccination. Many other studies of breakthrough infections have also noted no deaths post-vaccination. @docanoopmisra
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भारताच्या लसीकरणविषयक राष्ट्रीय तांत्रिक सल्लागार गटाच्या (NTAGI) #COVID19 कार्यगटाचे अध्यक्ष डॉ. एन के अरोरा @DDNewslive वर भारताच्या कोविड-19 लसीकरण मोहिमेविषयी सांगत आहेत, लाईव्ह अपडेट्स साठी पाहात राहा

भारताकडे सध्या 2 लसी आहेत- कोविशील्ड आणि कोवॅक्सिन. कोवॅक्सिनच्या 2मात्रातील अंतर 4 आठवड्याचे आहे आणि हे अंतर योग्य असल्याचे सातत्यपूर्ण अध्ययनात आढळले आहेः डॉ. अरोरा,अध्यक्ष, एनटीएजीआय यांचे कोविशील्डच्या 2 मात्रांमधील अंतर 12-16 आठवड्यापर्यंत वाढवण्याच्या निर्णयाबाबत
#COVISHIELD वरील सुरुवातीच्या अध्ययनात खूप जास्त प्रकारचे वेगवेगळे निष्कर्ष होते. युके सारख्या काही देशांनी सुरुवातीला ही लस देताना 2 मात्रांमध्ये 12 आठवड्यांचे अंतर ठेवले.
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Dr. N K Arora, Chairman of India's #COVID19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) speaks to @DDNewslive on India's COVID-19 Vaccination Drive, stay tuned for LIVE updates (1/n)🧵
India has currently 2 vaccines-COVISHIELD & COVAXIN. The interval between 2 doses of COVAXIN is 4 wks & consistent studies have shown that this is the right interval: Dr. Arora, Chairman, NTAGI explains why we decided to expand gap between 2 #COVISHIELD doses to 12-16 wks
Initial studies on #COVISHIELD were very heterogeneous. Some countries like UK went for 12 wks dose interval when they introduced the vaccine.While we were privy to this data, when we decided our interval, we went for 4 wks interval based on our bridging trial data:Dr Arora
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#BREAKING Madhukar Rainbow chain of Children Hospital to become second vaccination centre in Delhi where #SputnikV will arrive for mass #COVID19 vaccination drive, which is expected to start by June 20.
However, other hospitals of this chain will receive #Sputnik by tomorrow.
The Russian vaccine will dispatch from Dr Reddy's at 13 hospitals of Madhukar Rainbow group based in Southern Indian states will receive the vaccine tomorrow and from there, a consignment for Delhi will be sent to Delhi. It is expected to arrive by June 19. #Sputnikvaccine
"We will start administering Russian Covid-19 #vaccine Sputnik V tentatively by 20 June to the eligible people. The appointment slots can be booked via the Cowin portal," said Dinesh Vashist
VP- North India of Madhukar Rainbow.
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Bharat Biotech attacking reports and papers by other researchers is bad form and dangerous for its own good name. They should focus on the integrity of their own research efforts and leave it to independent scientists to critique both their own and others' research.
@BharatBiotech is not in competition with other vaccines. #Covaxin does need to to produce more antibodies than #Covishield to be a successful product. Covaxin needs merely to produce enough of an immune response to be protective against SARS-Cov2.
@BharatBiotech would do better to focus on publishing their much delayed Phase-3 trial data - now promised for July - with genome-sequenced evidence in respect of delta variant. This is not a zero sum game.
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94 crore people need to be immunized in India as of now. So that's 188 crore doses of #CovidVaccine needed. 28 crore doses already made. Around 160 crore doses needed. 25% of this to Private sector is 40 crore. Assume 3/4th of this 25% get #COVISHIELD and 1/4th get #Covaxin
At ₹600 per dose that's a cool ₹18,000 crore for @SerumInstIndia and at 1200 per dose, ₹12000 crore for @BharatBiotech . Pvt.hospitals get to make approx. ₹6000 crore as service charge.Overall cost to public ₹36,000 crore. @adarpoonawalla has said Covishield got him a small
profit at ₹150/dose and Krishna Ella said one dose of Covaxin wd be cheaper than a bottle of mineral water. Taking them at their word had Govt fixed the price of vaccine even at ₹300 per dose,procured them directly and distributed to Pvt sector the 25% doses they said they wd,
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