Vaccine: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

October 24: World Polio Day

Published: October 25, 2020

Every year, World Polio Day is celebrated on October 24. The day is celebrated to highlight the global efforts towards polio-free world. Also, the day encourages the use of polio vaccines. Highlights According to WHO, the polio cases have decreased by 99% since 1988. In 1988, there were 350,000 reported cases. This has reduced to ..

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Russia: First Country in the world to complete COVID-19 human trials

Published: July 13, 2020

The Sechenov University of Russia has successfully completed the human trials of COVID-19 vaccine. Thereby, Russia has become the first country in the world to complete COVID-19 trials. Highlights The first phase of Russian clinical trials included testing 18 volunteers. During the second stage, a group of 20 volunteers were vaccinated. However, the WHO lists ..

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COVAXIN: India’s first COVID-19 Vaccine trials

Published: July 1, 2020

The Central Drugs and Standard Control Organization has granted its approval to conduct human trials of COVAXIN vaccine. The vaccine was developed by Bharat Biotech India. The trials are to begin in July 2020. Highlights The trials of the vaccine are scheduled to begin by July, 2020. The vaccine was developed in collaboration with Indian ..

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WHO adopts “Human Challenge Trial” to develop new vaccine

Published: May 25, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced eight candidates to enter human trials. Several people step forward to participate in human challenge trial as the race to develop new vaccine for the virus is increasing. What is Human Challenge Trial? The trial involves infecting volunteers intentionally with COVID-19 virus. This is done to speed up ..

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ICMR to develop COVID-19 Vaccine

Published: May 11, 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research has tied up with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop indigenous vaccine. The vaccine is to be developed using virus strains that have been isolated from COVD-19 patients at National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. Significance The Vaccines are important as they play a major role in preventing ..

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