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Recommended gap between 2 doses of #covishield increased to 12 to 16 weeks.

📌 A look at the trial data behind this and practice followed by other countries.

✅ Key finding from AstraZeneca (Covishield) studies that showed an efficacy of 76% for 90 days after single dose.

✅ No significant reduction in protection seen from days 22 to 90 after a single dose - implying that even a single dose can offer significant protection for upto 3 months.
✅ In this case, it was only prudent to spread out the doses so that more could get atleast 1 dose.

✅ Additional data that showed increased efficacy (for symptomatic cases) when the gap between 2 doses was > 12 weeks. Efficacy of 81% noted with a > 12 week interval.
✅ These 2 factors have lead most countries administering Covishield to recommend a gap of 8 to 12 weeks.

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@RahulGandhi We are in receipt of your letter and appreciate that you expect a reply from @narendramodi . Dont you think your mom is seeking attn to trouble @PMOIndia to reply to your ill thought. Never mind let us take half an hour to reply.
1. #CoronaVaccine @PMOIndia is doing
Best to procure #Spuntik sans Chinese medicine as this is causing lot of post health issue but before that Did Gandy Vadra took medicine? #Covishield #Cowaxin #DRDO MEDICINE will reach target of 10 Cr PM wef Sep 2021. Then we can export also
2. #CoronaVaccination drive is on
3. You need to learn to expect a reply on Point No 3
4. @RahulGandhi please update your mom that @narendramodi has enough budget and they are buying medicine. Perhaps she need Signing Authority to transfer funds to RGF
5. #CentralVistaProject you need to study eco to expect reply
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Karnataka HC will shortly hear a case registered suo motu after the Court received two letters on Covid-19 Management in the state.

Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar will hear the matter.

Bench: Yesterday, a staff of the HC died of COVID. His sample collected on May 10.

He has not received any intimation on whether he was positive. This is how the system works....

This is an eye opener. What action are you going to take, what remedial measures

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Many of you would have got your Vaccination done .. Many must have got 2 doses!!
How many of us have even bothered to know the TIMELINE???
Did it happen overnight???
This thread will walk you through some crucial meetings which made it possible... Do Read ...
A task force was constituted in April 2020, which immediately set upon the task of providing the support/framework to any poosible vaccine rollouts in future....
REMEMBER- THIS WAS ONE YEAR BACK . Read the quoted tweet and you will know what was happening behind the scenes ...
Almost one year back!!

May 5 2020 - meeting of an already constituted task force on coronavirus vaccine ...

Hurdles that vaccine manufacturers faced were already cleared...

Deliberations, discussions with different countries, organizations were already on ...
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Today, in a high-level meeting held with Karnataka COVID task force officials, we have approved to procure additional supply of necessary medicines, RAT kits & RTPCR kits.

A global tender of short term period of just 7 days will be issued for procuring 2 Cr #vaccines.

The 2 crore COVID vaccines procured through tendering will augment vaccination for the 18-44 years age group.

In addition to this, an order has been placed for 3 crore vaccines, including 1 crore #Covaxin & 2 crores of #Covishield.

Further, we have taken following decisions -

*️⃣ 1 lakh pulse oximeters will be procured and distributed to all the districts and taluks.

*️⃣ 10 lakhs additional #Ivermectin is procured, and the supply will begin on May 14.

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Is there any role of large-scale vaccination in containing the ongoing surge in #India? The current estimate of herd immunity threshold is around 60%-70% based on the estimate with old variant #D614G. 1/
With the advent of new, more transmissible #variants, the estimate for a herd immunity threshold may further go up. The pace of inoculation is very sluggish, inoculated a meagre 2.0 % of our population with 2 doses! May take few years to reach anywhere near the threshold 2/
We are currently on the ascending limb of an outbreak propelled by a highly transmissible virus with a high reproduction number (Ro). Further, there is confusion over what it means to reach herd immunity 3/
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#MadrasHighCourt hears suo motu case concerning COVID-19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Matter before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy.

Track thread for live updates.

Is the State govt represented?: CJ

Govt Adv Suresh says he is representing

Do you have instructions?: CJ

Addl status report has been filed: Suresh

On 30th we took up matter. Because of change in govt, naturally.... we were wondering if state is adequately represented..: CJ
ASG says he has filed a typeset. 1 lakh 35k vials of #Remdesivir allocated for TN for period between April 21-May 9

CJ: Mr Sankaranarayanan, no point doing anything unless the State govt is represented.
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கரோனா வைரஸ் மற்றும் தடுப்பூசி பற்றி சில சந்தேகங்களும் பதில்களும்.

1) கரோனா வைரஸ் எதனால் ஆபத்தான வைரஸ்?
கரோனா வைரஸ் ஒரு வைரஸ். வைரசுக்கு பொதுவா மருந்து கிடையாது. பேக்டீரியாவுக்கு உண்டு. வைரஸை அழிக்க நம் உடம்பு தயாராக வேண்டும். சண்டை போட வேண்டும். #COVID19 #Covishield #Covaxin 1/n
குளிர் காலத்தில் வரும் சளி, காய்ச்சல் வைரஸ்களால் வரலாம். ஆனா அவை பெரும்பாலும் ஆபத்தானவை அல்ல. பெரிய பாதிப்பு வரும் முன்பு நம் உடம்பு சண்டையிட்டு அழித்து விடும். ஆனா கரோனா வைரஸ் மிக வேகமாக நம் உடம்புக்குள் பரவுவதோடு, நம் நுரையீரலை பாதிக்கும். #COVID19 #Covishield #Covaxin 2/n
உடம்புக்கு தேவையான ஆக்சிஜன் கிடைக்காது. மூளை முதல் உள்ளங்கால் வரை உறுப்புகள் பாதிக்கப்படலாம். அதனால்தான் கரோனாவில் இருந்து மீண்டு வர அதிக காலம் ஆகும். ஆனா அதிர்ஷ்டவசமாக பலருக்கு நம் உடம்பு நோய் எதிர்ப்பு சக்தியை உற்பத்தி செய்து காப்பாற்றி விடும். #COVID19 #Covishield #Covaxin 3/n
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Gündem Özel:
Bu gün iki önemli haber var #coronavirus cephesinde;
1- Hindistan varyantı (B.1.617 çift mutantı (L452R, E484Q) İstanbul'da görüldü;
2- Aşı tedariki güçleşiyor, anlaşılan bu konuda ciddi bir darboğazdayız, 2. #BioNTech aşısı 6-8 hafta sonra yapılacak açıklaması var👇
İlk önemli gelişme;
Hindistan varyantı (B.1.617 çift mutantı (L452R ve E484Q) Ekim ayın bulundu, 6 ay içerisinde Hindistan'ın İngiltere'de olduğu gibi sağlık sisteminin neredeyse çökmesine neden oldu. İngiltere varyantı gibi hızlı yayıldığı ve gençleri etkilediği biliniyor.👇
Ülkemizde ortaya çıkacağın bekliyordum, İngiltere varyantının ilk ortaya çıktığı günlerde özellikle TV röportajlarımda 1 ay içerisinde baskın türe dönüşeceğini söylemiştim ve gerçekten 1 ay sonra @drfahrettinkoca vakaların %80'inin İngiliz varyantı olduğunu ilan etti.👇
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The Delhi government on Monday announced that it would provide free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone above the age of 18. Earlier, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, among other states had announced free vaccination. #ArvindKejriwal #DelhiFightsCorona…
"Today, we have given the approval for the purchase of 1.34 crore vaccine doses. We will make an effort to ensure that it is purchased soon and administered to people at the earliest,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced in a video conference. #DelhiCovid #vaccine
"This is not the time to earn profits,” he added, while talking about the prices of the vaccines. To note, SII will sell doses to state governments at Rs. 400 each, while Bharat Biotech will sell doses at Rs. 600 each. #Covishield #Covaxin #CoronavirusPandemic #vaccinated #Delhi
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Thread-Vacine drama
Why US banned raw material export to India 1st?
Why now suddenly they agreed to help?
Man behind it- #NarendraModi, a leader who knows how to,Silently. The one who perform best under pressure&is master of diplomacy.
Since start of India's #VaccinationDrive ,India was emerging a global leader in #VaccineDiplomacy .
India under its Vaccine Maitri campaign started shipping its Made in India #CovishieldVaccine to world.
Till now India has provided its vaccine to more than 90 countries.
B4 Covid-19 vaccines were developed,India supplied some 100 countries with hydroxychloroquine& paracetamol,and sent pharmaceuticals,test kits&other equipment to around 90 countries.India was emerging as global pharmaceutical powerhouse&#Modiji as powerfull leader.
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Press briefing on the actions taken, preparedness and updates on #COVID19 to start shortly (4 PM)

LIVE link

@ddsahyadrinews @airnews_mumbai @airnews_pune @airnews_arngbad @airnews_nagpur
There are more than 21.57 lakh active #COVID19 cases in the country. This figure is double of the maximum no. of active cases we had last year. Almost all the states are facing a second wave now. GOI and States/UTs are trying their best to come out of the #pandemic: @MoHFW_INDIA
146 districts having a positivity rate of above 15% are a cause of worry for both the State Govts and the Centre. @MoHFW_INDIA has done extensive consultation with the concerned State Govts so that specific actions can be initiated, many of which have started: Health Secretary
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Are you in a doubt? There is news all over the media that Covishield is causing blood clot and the same is resulting in heart issues.


Clear your doubt, 1st it's a paid agenda of a vaccine manufacturer against a vaccine manufacturer.
2nd, if you have a doubt in your mind about the blood clot story, talk to a "real doctor". Do not believe in the so called doctors graduated from WhatsApp and Google University.

They will share all the possible journal and paper to justify the claims.

Don't we know how easy it is now a days to get a paper published. Every "dhapli" wala from JNU also gets a paper published for their doctorate.

Not every published paper is a fact. A paper which gets published is a thought process of an individuals mind, not the verified fact.
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Mr. Maunmohan, Where were you?

Where were you Mr Maunmohan when your colleagues did Character Assassination of entire Scientific Community?

Where were you when medical professionals were essentially being called frauds by your party and its extended ecosystem?
India approved
two vaccines in early January 2021. It should have been a moment of celebration because one vaccine #Covaxin was completely indegenously developed and manufactured while the other vaccine #Covishield was also locally manufactured. What followed though was one of the most
shameful chapters in modern Indian political discourse.
No Patriot will forget the campaign done by top Congress leaders who went on to shame Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in front of the world.

Where were you Mr Maunmohan at that time when your friendly media discredited Covaxin
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OPINION: “I would bet on #Novovax,” a doctor’s take on how to make the #COVID19 vaccine jabs more effective…

By Dr. Vipin Vashishtha Image
The relentless march of #COVIDSecondWave in India continues. The daily case count has gone beyond 200,000 cases per day. Everybody, including the Health Ministry, seems clueless on how to tackle and contain this monstrous surge.

#Novovax #COVID19
The nervousness of the current establishment reflects in their somewhat knee-jerk reaction to give a go-ahead signal to all foreign-produced #COVID19 vaccines that have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in other countries.

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Got my second shot of #Covishield today. So much controversy around it and I wish to clarify some points .
1.all vaccines even those we routinely use on children all these years can cause serious side effects in few as some humans react different from majority of population
2. Every hospital or phc has equipment, drugs and trained persons ready to handle any immediate side effects
3.regarding the formation of blood clots with #CovishieldVaccine; the chance it occurs is very very very minimal compared to the no.of people vaccinated.
The chance of getting blood clots with vaccine (based on data so far) is 4 in 10 lakhs that is 0.0004%
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Chimpanzee Poop Is Helping Prevent #COVID19 Among Humans! Here's How…
The #OxfordAstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, a version of which is also being used in India, is made from an adenovirus isolated from chimpanzee poop, which has been genetically changed so that it is impossible for it to grow in humans.

Now known as #COVID19 Vaccine #AstraZeneca, it was formerly called AZD1222.

AZD1222 was co-invented by the University of Oxford and its spin-out company, Vaccitech.
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Covid-19 treatment protocol of the Government of West Bengal, India

Hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin in 1st line.

WHO's recommendations put on ignore.…
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Getting the father his covid19 vaccine 1/n
Arrived at Belle Vue clinic, Kolkata at 7:45 am. Appointment at 8 am via CoWin but we heard it's first come first served irrespective. About 10-15 people ahead of us. So far so good...HEY NO CUTSIES! Blue shirt's dad, armed with Aadhar.
Vibe's full on 90's advance movie ticket booking queue on opening day.
Some aunties in their Sunday best! The few millennials mostly in sweats and tshirts lol. 3/n
Forgot the 2/n in my prev tweet and now I feel like @SrBachchan misnumbering his tweets.
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#Covishield vs #Covaxin: Your vaccine guide to list of possible ‘side-effects‘. #AstraZeneca
Oeps side-effect=#death…
"The COVID-19 vaccination drive was kicked off on January 16 in India. Since then, at least 19 health workers have died post-vaccination. Doctors and public health experts write to the health ministry, demanding an investigation into the deaths."
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By Jan 24, 2021, 1.6 million Indian health workers or, about 1 in 1,000 Indians, had received the 1st dose of the #COVID19#vaccine, data from the govt show. The UK has vaccinated 95/1,000 and the US 56/1,000. Follow this thread to know more:
India vaccinated more people (207,229) on Jan 16, 2021, the 1st day of the #COVID19 vaccination drive, compared to France, UK & the US, the govt said. How this compared:
India: 0.15/1,000
US: 0.24/1,000
UK: 0.29/1,000
France: 0.001/1,000
The Indian government began vaccinating a priority group of 300 million people with two #COVID19 #vaccines--@SerumInstIndia’s #COVISHIELD & @BharatBiotech’s #COVAXIN--on January 16, 2021 Image
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Inside the world's biggest vaccine manufacturer: @AFP visits the Serum Institute of India where technicians are hard at work, making sure developing countries have access to #Covid19 vaccines #video @SerumInstIndia @adarpoonawalla
Even before the pandemic, the Indian firm @SerumInstIndia was a world leader in vaccines, producing 1.5 billion doses a year and inoculating two out of three children in 170 countries against diseases such as polio, mumps, meningitis and measles.… @AFP
Its journey kicked off on a stud farm, where the firm's owners, the Poonawalla family, began breeding horses in 1946, before a conversation with a vet sparked the realisation that anti-toxin serum extracted from the animals could be used to make vaccines.…
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#CovishieldVaccine Dose 1 done. At Salem, Kumarasamipatti Urban PHC.

All #healthcareworkers in #TamilNadu are eligible to get vaccinated in this phase. Go to the nearest vaccination centre with a hospital ID & a govt ID: DL/PAN/Voter ID. Aadhaar not encouraged.
Got a follow-up call from Salem corporation asking if I was fine and had any side-effects after yesterday's vaccination.
I'm more than a little troubled by news of low attendance at vaccination centres all over the country. There are news reports of big hospitals in Delhi where only a handful of #healthcareworkers have turned up for vaccination.
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The government has announced an intent to go ahead with vaccination as of 16th Jan 2021 with both Covishield and Covaxin. There is going to be no choice. You will only be able to receive one of the two, whatever is allotted to you by the govt.
While you have an option of opt-out, it will put potential vaccinees in a tough situation. You have to decide for yourselves based on publicly available (or the lack fo it) information-- on safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy on both vaccines.
If you are allotted Covishield, you will follow the current protocol as described and practiced in the dry runs. Image
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